Situation in northern Nigeria "dramatic" says UN special envoy

Leila Zerrougui, the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. UN Photo/Violaine Martin

The situation in the north of Nigeria has been described as "dramatic" by a senior UN official as the country struggles to contain increasing levels of violence.

The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui made the comment as she toured Nigeria's Yola town in Adamawa State where she assessed how violence is impacting children.

The UN estimates that 900,000 people, the majority women and children, have fled their homes.

Meanwhile, hundreds of children have been killed, injured or abducted from their homes and schools.

Speaking to Jean-Pierre Ramazani, the Special Envoy shared in detail what she saw there.

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