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Conflict in Northeast Nigeria Increasing Insecurity in Sahel

A senior U.N. official said violence and conflict in Northeast Nigeria is increasing insecurity in the Sahel and threatening progress in the region. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Robert Piper said the United Nations is forced to divert funds from humanitarian needs to the protection crisis triggered by the militant group Boko Haram. Piper said the situation in Northeast Nigeria is unraveling rapidly. “It is the issue that keeps me...

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