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Nigeria Shuts Down Boko Haram Victim Camps over Rape, Drug Use

The government of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state confirmed on Monday plans to close camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) within Borno after receiving multiple complaints about alleged “rapes among youths,” drug use, and various other crimes committed at the shelters, some of which house victims of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram.

A woman carries wood on her head Yawuri informal camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on March 29, 2021. - The makeshift camp hosts nearly 2,000 people internally displaced by a decade-long jihadist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Borno hosts over 80 percent of the nearly two …