Bombs, bribes, mud as Nigeria’s Boko Haram refugees go home

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — First, there was the bomb blast that killed eight people. Then, delays as soldiers demanded bribes to escort the survivors on their journey. Finally, the way was blocked by trucks mired in churned-up mud. When the refugees from Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency eventually made it home to a newly liberated town […]
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