Cholera Kills 44 in Nigeria From 2300 Suspected Cases, UN Says

Cheryl Sanders
September 19, 2017

"[It] killed 15 people and left 43 others injured", he told AFP news agency.

"It empowers young people, equips them with skills and works to counter exploitation and recruitment by armed groups".

NAN reports that the 2017 Nansen Refugees Award will be presented to Mr. Mustapha on October 2, in Geneva.

Boko Haram, which is trying to create an Islamic state in the Lake Chad region that includes northeast Nigeria, has killed more than 20,000 people and caused over two million to flee their homes since 2009.

"Police EOD and SARS teams were mobilized to the scene, and normalcy restored", the statement said.

Mustapha's work also includes helping to negotiate the release of more than 100 of the 220-odd girls snatched from their school in Chibok in April 2014 in the biggest publicity coup of Boko Haram's insurgency that prompted global outrage and the worldwide campaign #bringbackourgirls.

Although there are conflicting reports as to the number of persons that were massacred during the attack last Sunday night, Abdulkadir said it was "The Chief Imam of Kurmiri village and four other persons" that were slaughtered by suspected members of Boko Haram sect.

"They succeeded at three places".

Mr Mustapha is the founder of one of the few remaining primary schools in Nigeria's troubled city of Maiduguri.

UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Monday that Mustapha was chosen as the victor of the award for his humanitarian work in championing the rights of children. "The recognition of Zannah Mustapha's fearless work highlights the importance of education for the future of Nigeria". The school provides free education, as well as free meals, uniforms and health care, to children affected by violence.

Mustapha said he believes more Chibok schoolgirls will be freed soon.

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