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Tens of thousands forced to flee violent attacks in Nigeria’s Borno State

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In this file photo from 2016, former residents of Damassak in northeastern Nigeria find safety in a refugee camp in Niger after fleeing Boko Haram. © UNHCR/Hélène Caux

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned as up to 65,000 Nigerians are on the move following a series of attacks by armed groups on Damasak town, in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno State. Initial reports indicate that eight people were killed, and a dozen injured.

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