How Climate Change is Fuelling the Insurgency of Nigeria's Armed Group Boko Haram

  • by Sam Olukoya (mauduguri, borno state, nigeria)
  • Inter Press Service

North East Nigeria used to be peaceful with more than 50 percent of the population making a living from farming, fishing and livestock production. Many people in the region lost their livelihoods following increasing aridity caused by climate change, with scores others becoming vulnerable to being recruited by Boko Haram. In this edition of Voices from the Global South, Sam Olukoya reports from Maiduguri.

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