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Nigeria: People displaced by Maiduguri violence start to return, but violence resumes

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 12 August 2011
Cite as UN News Service, Nigeria: People displaced by Maiduguri violence start to return, but violence resumes , 12 August 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e4a1d472.html [accessed 30 September 2014]
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Following bomb attacks by the Boko Haram group in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri in mid-July, Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency established four centres for people displaced, and reported on 31 July that it had been supporting around 1,300 IDPs.

By 23 July, those displaced had started going back to Maiduguri and the situation appeared to be returning to normal. However sporadic bombing and killing has since resumed, and the violent response of the security forces, which caused 23 deaths at the end of July, has led Amnesty International to denounce the armed forces as well as Boko Haram.

The federal government has established a committee to hear the grievances of concerned parties and propose solutions.

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