Our fifteen most-read feature reports that got published this year cover a wide range of topics, from the Boko Haram insurgency to climate change, substance abuse, sexual violence, the troubles of displacement, and the discrimination of non-binary people in conflict areas
Women abducted during the early years of the Shekau-led Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, northeastern Nigeria, ended up becoming wives of the insurgents. HumAngle spoke to those who recently escaped about an aspect of their abduction that has been under-documented — the sex life of the insurgents.
Over 600 lives have been lost to this year’s floods in Nigeria. We spoke to some of their families in northeastern and north-central Nigeria.
Humanitarian worker Jummai Inuwa survived 18 months in ISWAP captivity, emerging to tell an incredible story of how she was abducted, her life in captivity and her escape. This is the first part of her story, told exclusively to HumAngle.
How climate change and human-driven activities are contributing to growing violence between farming and pastoralist communities.
Many Nigerians who lost family in the Ikeja Military Cantonment Bomb Blasts of Jan. 2002 are still looking to the government for the support promised to them.
Women – sex workers, divorced women, students – in Kano, northwestern Nigeria, talk about the genesis of their drug addictions.
Even though there has been a significant increase in the number of Nigerians migrating to the global West, some Nigerians who have schooled and lived in the US are returning to the country, largely citing economic factors as the reason.
When the drugs began to make him violent and terrifying, and his complexion darkened so much that the nickname Yellow lost meaning, the streets renamed him Terror.
As an intersex person who was a captive of the terror group, Abubakar Sadiq Adam was treated kindly. As one living in Nigeria, he is treated with ridicule.
Between 2014 and 2015 when the Bama Hospital Camp was set up in Borno for people displaced by the insurgency, serious human rights violations, especially sexual abuse, were recorded. Falmata Abubakar is one woman who was continuously victimised by the man who detained her husband.
Two hundred and seventy-six girls were kidnapped. Among them, over 100 are still missing. But, also, well over a hundred either escaped or were released by their captors. How are they faring?
Despite funding for the security agencies responsible for protecting them, IDPs in the region remain unsafe even at official camps. Recently, newborn babies have become the targets of a wave of theft.
What happens when Boko Haram abducts a woman? HumAngle spoke to women who have spent nearly a decade living in the caliphate to get a sense of what it’s like.
There are women within the Boko Haram insurgency who have recently deserted but Nigeria’s deradicalisation programme has no place for them.
The terrorists, who would later align with Boko Haram, use Maigu in the Shiroro area of North-central Nigeria as a route for launching attacks on other settlements, and as a rest point where they collect taxes and rape the community’s women.
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