This is a special reporting features magazine on the daily realities of the lives of ordinary people. Their pain and suffering, worsened by COVID-19 suggest the collapse of governance at all levels in the Northeast and Northwest of Nigeria.
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Spike In Terrorism As COVID-19 Worsens Humanitarian Emergencies In Northern Nigeria
Calamities are raining in torrents for the residents. There is a rise in terrorist attacks, abductions and other violent crimes across Northern Nigeria, amid the spread of COVID-19. The already dreadful humanitarian crises are further worsening.
Victims who manage to escape one calamity steadily find themselves down into the rabbit hole of other criminal onslaughts. Under the overwhelming crises, not much help is in sight. For victims of escalating calamities, particularly in Northeast Nigeria, God seems far away.
For aid workers operating in the region, each day’s foray into the communities of the needy and helpless is steadily turning into a reality show on a death sentence.