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Fear Of Boko Haram: Children Die Of Hunger In Borno



Some children, whose parents fled from Boko Haram attacks on their communities to hideouts on the mountains and caves in the Gowza Local Government Area in Borno State, have died as a result of hunger and malnutrition.

Boko Haram insurgents have surrounded mountains and caves where hundreds of fleeing villagers are hiding following persistent attacks on border communities such as Gavva, Agapalagu, Chikide, Dushwale, Ngoshe and Ashigashiya, all in Gwoza Local Government Area in Borno State

Other villages affected by the Boko Haram onslaught include Attagara, Aganjara, Agapalawa, Amudo, Chinene, Pulka, Allahaw, Arboko, and Asgashiga. The villagers, according to the former Vice-Chairman, Gwoza Local Government Area, Mr. Francis Nduka, are now trapped in caves of Gathahure, Gjigga, Kunde, Hwa’a, Hrazah and Hembe hill settlements.

The stranded villagers have had to depend on wild fruits and roots with small food supply from nearby Pogu village; but right now there is no food left in the village.

Boko Haram terrorist group was facing serious food shortage in its camps and this had led to increased attacks on villages in the North-Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe stealing food items and other domestic needs.


The violent group was forced to step up the looting of villages, markets and food stores due to the pressure to feed many insurgents and the over 200 schoolgirls abducted on April 14 in Chibok, Borno State.

The violent group also stole foodstuffs during an attack on villages in Borno on Wednesday.

The villagers, who attempted to descend from the hills, to look for food and bury their dead were shot by Boko Haram insurgents.

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