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We Are Obsessed With Peace

In Yola, the capital of Adamawa State in North-East Nigeria, the stranger first came to the market for two days, passing out naira to the poor children who beg there. On the third day, he threw the money in the air then blew himself up – killing 32. Boko Haram had struck again.

Aid for hundreds of thousands of displaced Nigerians is running out

“Raise your hands if you spent the night here,” Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza said to the thousands of Ni­ger­ian women packed into St. Theresa’s Cathedral waiting for food to be distributed. All but a few raised their hands. Neither the women nor the thousands of listless children in their arms had eaten in more than 24 hours. Their faces were etched with hunger and despair.

Road to Reconstruction

With more displaced people expressing willingness to return to their liberated communities which were once under the grip of Boko Haram militants, American University of Nigeria, through its Adamawa Peace Initiative, is mobilising support for the reconstruction of these communities. Adeola Akinremi writes

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