Thousands of Nigerian refugees still fear Boko Haram violence

Around Maiduguri, 'temporary' refugee camps are becoming a permanent fixture.

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    They were out on the streets of Maiduguri, hungry and exposed to the elements seeking temporary shelter before moving to displaced people’s camps. Six years after Shettima Baba-Kura Alkali made room on his property for a group of people fleeing attacks, the refugees still cannot return home.

    In the Lake Chad region of Nigeria, hundreds of thousands of people have been left displaced by fighting.

    And a recent increase in attacks by Boko Haram fighters means they may be forced to wait even longer to return home.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from the city of Maiduguri.


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