Nigeria forcibly resettles refugees

2016-02-24 22:55


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Maiduguri - Nigeria's government is forcibly resettling hundreds of people who lost their homes to Boko Haram's carnage even though UN officers have urged it to consider the security fears of the already traumatized people.

People wailed that they were being sent to their deaths at a recently attacked refugee camp as they were ordered onto trucks as armed soldiers stood by Monday in northeastern Maiduguri, a city of 1 million overrun by more than 1 million refugees.

Officials say they are moving refugees away from schools so that classes can resume after nearly two years.

Security forces were brought in after attempts failed last week to move the people voluntarily. Some refugees were manhandled and camp gates were locked to prevent them moving elsewhere in the city.

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