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Attacks on Aid Workers in Northeastern Nigeria

Expand Smoldering ashes and charred items are seen on the ground in Badu near Maiduguri, Nigeria, on July 28, 2019, after a suspected attack by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral. © 2019 Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images Worrying reports of gruesome attacks and killings by insurgents in Nigeria’s restive northeast region appear to show an escalation of attacks on aid workers and other civilians over the past several weeks. On January 21, Boko Haram insurgents executed Rev. Lawan Andimi, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State, after refusing a ransom offered for his release.…

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