International day of remembrance and tribute to victims of terrorism

Today is International day of remembrance and tribute to victims of terrorism.

August 21  is a day established by the United Nations to honour victims and survivors of terrorism.

In Nigeria, millions of people are paying the price of a decade long insurgency that has seen the North Eastern part of the country devastated.

Many Nigerians have paid the supreme price in the hard-fought and long drawn battle with Boko Haram.

In 2011, Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked UN headquarters in Abuja, killing at least 18 people, and injuring scores.

Nigeria still mourns the death of Saifura Hussaini, Ahmed Khorsa and Hauwa Mohammed Liman, all midwives with ICRC abducted and killed by Boko Haram.

Gallant soldiers like Lt. Colonel Abu Ali have also fallen in the battle field.
Millions have been displaced and now live in camps with very little access to basic amenities.

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