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ICC Note: A top U.S. diplomat travelling to the Lake Chad region affected by Boko Haram says tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees are left traumatized and left with nothing. Samantha Power visited refugees in Cameroon, observing that 58,000 of them remain without help or hope, languishing in crowded camps suffering complete lack because of their displacement. She said the crisis has dislodged more than seven million people from their homes. Boko Haram continues to wage a bloody insurgency across northeast Nigeria and the neighboring nations of the Lake Chad basin, subjecting especially Christian populations with murder, abduction, forced conversion, rape, church destruction and the targeting of pastors. While the militant Islamist terror group recently targets Muslims and Christians alike, selecting generally dense populated areas, they have historically ravaged the church and self-consciously sought to kill Christians.

4/24/16 Cameroon (AllAfrica) – Fifty eight thousand Nigerians in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Cameroon are traumatized, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Ms Samantha Power, has said.

Power made the statement on Thursday in Abuja when she led a delegation from the U.S to visit the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.

The envoy was in Nigeria and other West African countries to highlight the growing threat posed by Boko Haram.

“We visited IDPs camp in Cameroon that included 58,000 Nigerians; they are so traumatized; every possession has been taken from them.

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