'It's Like Being Blind and Deaf': We Spoke to Some of the Nigerians Displaced by Boko Haram

January 16, 2015 11:54 AM

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Alagimodu has one date imprinted on his memory: August 5, 2014. That's the day that he ran from his village, rushing under foliage and through bush, abandoning his wife and children on the way. "I don't know where they are now," he told VICE News. "There is not any communication, not any information."

He made his way to Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, northern Nigeria, where he found refuge in a government camp for internally displaced people. Along with 15,000 others currently residing in the camp, he lives a precarious existence, where battles for medicine, detergent, and even food are neve...

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