There is a deepening concern about the value of the human life in Nigeria. The 10 year-long insurgency in the Lake Chad region, to the country’s Northeast takes its daily toll in the gruesome fatalities, displaced communities, loss of livelihood, hunger and trauma created by it. The rhetoric around this reality has created a wide canvas of motivations for people in government and out of government.
In the Northwest of the country, the swathes of armed, violent militias pillaging communities and highways have created some unattended emergencies for ordinary people. The Southeast of the country, under an extremist push by the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) is racing to join the category of a trademarked insurgency.
Those whose daily experiences include the brutality and gruesomeness of the barrels of the guns trained at them, a rape encounter, a sudden displacement, routine, ravaging hunger, health emergencies without medical attention, life may have lost all its values. The HumAngle Milestone Edition for this month walked through the lives and pains of the victims.
We found this title: Unsafe, Homeless and Hungry reflective of the body of research and fieldwork in this edition. Specifically, it covers the harrowing experiences of victims of terrorist abductions, the use of geospatial lens to track the journey of Boko Haram defectors, how extremist doctrine is shaping Biafra agitation, how sexual violence is provoking migration, flooding and community displacements in Southwest Nigeria, and armed drones making strong entry into the war on insurgency. There are many more. Welcome!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Boko Haram Abducted My Son, Yet Soldiers Detain My Husband…” – 03
- Tales Of Victims’ Encounters With Terrorist Abductors – 05
- The Journey Of Boko Haram Defectors Through Geospatial Lens – 10
- Nigerians No Longer Complain About Basic Amenities, They Just Want To Live – 12
- How An Extremist Doctrine Is Shaping The Biafran Agitation – 14
- Sexual Violence Causing Mass Migration In North-Central Nigeria – 16
- How Floods Displace Residents In Nigeria’s Southwest Communities – 19
- Armed Drones Enter Nigeria’s Anti-Terror War – 22
- Inside The Killings, Destructions By ‘Ipob Militants’ In Southeast Nigeria – 24
- Nigerian Military Battling Peak Ambush Season In Northeast – 30
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