The terrorist organization Boko Haram has displaced more than 100,000 citizens throughout Nigeria in 2019 alone, according to United Nations Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock. Nigeria has seen a resurgence in the Islamic terrorist group as they pillage communities, particularly farmers, and harass government and military targets. Focusing on farmers has caused economic and agricultural adversities in the otherwise fruitful region.
Lowcock said Boko Haram has displaced nearly 140,000 people in the northeast Borno State alone. Lowcock also said that while the government has a role to play against Boko Haram, non-government organizations need to be more efficient in screening who they provide with aid. NGOs have inadvertently aided Boko Haram and their associates, leading to this last year’s resurgence.
? Boko Haram is known for their anti-Christian mission vowing to kill every Christian they capture in revenge for fallen Muslims in past religious conflicts. A video of two Christian aid workers being killed was posted to their website last month.