The War Against Boko Haram

Since 2009, the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in northern Nigeria. Instilling terror through bombings, abductions, and beheadings, Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the most populous country in Africa.

VICE News traveled to Nigeria to embed with the country's army as it ramped up its fight against Boko Haram, whose rise has caused a state of emergency. As the only journalists on the front line in northern Nigeria, we witnessed the beginning of the largest military insurgency to date.

 

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A Boko Haram Child Brides' Story

“You are a Boko Haram wife, don’t come near us!”

At 17, this girl was kidnapped and forced to marry her Boko Haram abductor and bear his child. Now she lives with that stigma in a refugee camp.

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IDP SUPPORT PROJECT - Distribution in Yola, Adamawa State

The IDP Support distributing relief material to Internally Displaced Persons in Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria.

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Nollywood Lending its Voice for IDPs

 

Top Nollywood icons (Bimbo Akintola and Francis Duru) visit some camps in Borno state to meet with IDPs

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Race to help children in Nigeria food crisis

Race to help children in Nigeria food crisis
The United Nations says Nigeria is facing the worst food crisis in the world. It says there are 4.5 million people in the north-eastern state of Borno in need of help - and a quarter of a million children are at particular risk. Arjan de Wagt is Chief of Nutrition for the United Nations children's charity UNICEF.

(Picture - A picture taken on June 30, 2016 shows a young boy suffering from malnutrition at one of the Unicef clinics in the Muna informal settlement in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. Credit: Stefan HeunisAFP/Getty Images)
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