The extremist organization “Boko Holy Land” has been in trouble in the northeastern part of Nigeria for more than ten years. In addition to the massive death of the people, the humanitarian organization estimates that there are still 22,000 people missing, and most of them are underage when they disappear. I don’t know. Whether the child is alive is the biggest nightmare of the parents.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a report today that Boko Haram has caused conflict in the past 10 years, and that about 22,000 people are still missing, most of them minors.

The Boko Haram was founded in Nigeria in the early 2000s and is close to another extremist organization, the Islamic State (IS). The Boko Haram was originally active in northeastern Nigeria, but in recent years the attack has gradually expanded to Chad, Niger and other places.

Le Figaro quoted the report as saying that Nigeria has a population of about 190 million, the country with the largest number of people missing in the world, and about 60% of them are still underage when they are missing.

ICRC President Peter Maurer held a press conference in Lagos, a large city in Nigeria, saying: “Thousands of parents don’t know if their children are still alive. This is the biggest nightmare for parents. .”

The report mentioned that family separation is a common occurrence when Boko Haram launches attacks or military counterattacks. It is difficult to find missing persons due to the lack of citizen document records and communication tools. In addition, many areas in northeastern Nigeria are humanitarian workers. It is completely impossible to reach, and it also increases the difficulty of finding missing people.

The United Nations estimates that nearly 2 million people have been displaced by the conflict caused by Boko Haram and have not been able to return home yet; but Nigerian general Tukur Buratai has said that the “terrorists” of Boko Haram have been expelled from Nigeria. No territory has been controlled in Nigeria.

However, in the past 10 years, Boko Haram has caused chaos and military repression. More than 27,000 people have been killed in northeastern Nigeria. On September 9 this year, several Nigerian soldiers were killed in an attack against military bases. A branch of the Holy Land declared to launch the attack.

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