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Atrocities Reported in N.E. Nigeria

Thousands of people have fled northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks amid reports of atrocities against civilians. The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, says it is increasingly alarmed at the rising level of violence. Nigeria declared a state of emergency in the northeast a year ago due to attacks by the militant group Boko Haram. UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said the latest attacks began in mid-February. “Over the past four weeks, we’ve seen an additional 2,000 people fleeing this...

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