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 Nigerian children are screened, and sometimes interrogated, tortured and imprisoned, as they flee Boko Haram. Photograph: Boureima Hama/AFP/Getty Images

At least 10,000 people, including many children, have died in military detention during the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, according to A(...)

Aerial view of Gwoza, the town that became the headquarters of Boko Haram’s short-lived caliphate from 2014-2015. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Two girls blew themselves up outside a mosque at the former headquarters of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, in the early hours of Sunday – the lat(...)

Nigeria has been warned it risks a humanitarian disaster if the government goes ahead with its threat to throw aid agencies out of the northeast of th(...)

Soldiers close to offices of humanitarian group, Action Against Hunger in Maiduguri, Nigeria, September 19th. Photograph: Audu Marte/ AFP/Getty

The Nigerian military has forced international non-governmental organisation Action Against Hunger to stop providing aid in northeast Nigeria, accusin(...)

A Nigerian boy in a transit centre in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, shortly after he was released from military detention in 2017. His father remains locked up in Giwa Barracks. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Children are being doubly victimised in northeast Nigeria’s decade-long insurgency, according to a rights group, as they’re vulnerable to abduction by(...)

Electoral commission officials at the state office in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, go over the results of the country’s presidential election on Monday. Photograph: Nyancho NwaNri/Reuters

President Muhammadu Buhari took an early lead on Monday in initial official results from Nigeria’s presidential election but the party of his main cha(...)

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari casts his vote in Nigeria’s presidential election at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s long-awaited presidential election has arrived, amid heavy gunfire, voting technology failures and reports of vote-buying in some areas. So(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown Daura, in Katsina State, on Friday ahead of the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy, where past ballots h(...)

Displaced people collect water in Muna Garage camp for the displaced on the outskirts of Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In the early hours of a Friday morning in August, aid workers staying in a United Nations compound in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, were woken by the (...)

Young girls stand by a fence in Muna camp for displaced people in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It took a few hours for Mustafa to realise they weren’t actually going to his grandmother’s house. The shy seven year old had piled into a car with hi(...)

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