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Thousands displaced by Boko Haram languish in Abuja IDP camps

Dire living conditions in Nigeria's capital for thousands who escaped the armed group's violence in the northeast.

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Wariga escaped Boko Haram attacks in his home state of Borno more than three years ago [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]

Abuja, Nigeria – It’s a few minutes past 9am and Sunana Ibrahim Wariga’s daily struggle is just beginning. Wariga, a stocky 56-year old, is one of thousands who call Durumi camp in the capital home.

He escaped the deadly Boko Haram rebellion in his home state of Borno more than three years ago.

“I used to be a farmer in Chinene village. They attacked my village and seized all my harvest. What they could not carry they burned,” the husband of two wives told Al Jazeera, as children in school uniforms played nearby.

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