Why Are Over 1 Million Displaced Persons in Nigeria Too Scared to Go Home? (By Newsweek)

1. Prior to the insurgency, Borno State was the breadbasket of Nigeria, accounting for around a quarter of the country’s wheat production; the state is now producing no wheat, the director of the Lake Chad Research Institute—an agricultural research group based in Maiduguri, Borno’s capital— told Bloomberg in April.

2. The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, admitted in May that the state was going to miss its goal of returning IDPs to their liberated communities before the start of Ramadan at the end of May.

3. Ya Hawa, a displaced mother of six living in Monguno village in Borno since she was displaced in 2015, told the NRC that her home village had 3,000 cows before Boko Haram attacked.

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