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Nigerian security forces evacuated a whole city without warning. This is stated in the statement of the office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs on Thursday, April 11, the full text is available on the organization’s page on Twitter.
Reportedly, on the evening of 8 April, soldiers ordered the residents of the city of Jakana in Borno state to immediately evacuate their homes. Residents on buses and trucks and transported to a camp for internally displaced persons near the town of Maiduguri.
In total, without warning, evacuated about 10 thousand civilians. The military explained that Nigerians were moved for security reasons before the planned operations in the area.
UN coordinator for humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria Edward Kallon said that people had very little time to collect things, so some do not even have time to put on shoes or take anything with you. In this regard, he called on the government to provide migrants with housing, clothes and food, give them medical care, and to notify when they will be able to return home.
In the North-East of Nigeria active group terrorist group “West African province of the Islamic state”, formerly called “Boko Haram” (prohibited in Russia). She is known for organizing riots, attacks on Christian churches and police stations, as well as the mass abduction of girls with the aim of establishing Sharia.
The fight against terrorism was one of the points of election campaign of the President of Nigeria Muhammad Buhari, who took his post in 2015. In 2018, his administration announced that they had achieved their goal and defeated the rebels, but their attacks continued. In February 2019, the country held presidential elections in which Buhari was re-elected.
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