In 2015, Ngarannam, in Borno, was destroyed by Boko Haram. Its surviving community is among the 1.8 million people who have been internally displaced by the terrorist insurgency across the northeast Nigerian state. In recent years, the Borno government decided to close all of its internally displaced persons camps, a move that has caused as much concern (many fear that IDPs will be left to fend for themselves) as it has signalled a transition to a more peaceful time. To fast-track the rebuilding of communities razed by Boko Haram, include the new Ngarannam settlement, the state has collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme for the masterplanning of these resettlements, as well as the organization of social…
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