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.

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.