Children at risk in Nigeria due to lead poisoning from gold mines

Lead poisoning has killed hundreds of children in Nigeria, with treating them made difficult by violence.

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    Lead used in northwest Nigeria's gold mines is threatening the lives of thousands of children there, according to health officials.

    Hundreds died since the first case was reported nearly a decade ago.

    And a rise in violent attacks by armed gangs and kidnappers is hampering efforts to help them.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Abare in northwest Nigeria.


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