“Nigerian Govt. Need To Do More To Tackle Conflicts” – UN

The UN says it is increasingly concerned about the humanitarian situation in the north-east of Nigeria where communities have been devastated by a decade-long jihadist conflict.

The Nigerian military has managed to regain control of vast swathes of Borno state that had been overrun by Boko Haram militants. But the UN says violence has forced 140,000 people from their homes this year.

Its top humanitarian official, Mark Lowcock, said the Nigerian authorities needed to do more to address the root causes of the conflict, relieve suffering and help develop the north-east of the country.