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6/27/2027 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) — The Durumi IDP camp in Nigeria’s capital has been bulldozed by the government, leaving thousands of people homeless again after being driven out by Islamic extremists more than ten years ago, according to the Associated Press.

“On a breezy morning at the height of the dry season six months ago, Rifkatu Andruwus and her children were chatting in front of their house in a displacement camp in the heart of Nigeria’s capital,” according to the news source. “Suddenly, security forces stormed into the camp, followed closely by bulldozers. The family of seven had just half an hour to pack their belongings and leave before their shanty house and about 200 others were reduced to rubble.”

The camp had been home to hundreds of families that fled Nigeria’s volatile Northeast region in 2009, when Jihadists began their quest to establish Sharia law throughout the country.

“At least 35,000 people have been killed and more than two million displaced due to the violence by the militant Boko Haram group and a breakaway faction backed by the Islamic State,”  according to the Associated Press and U.N. agencies.

Since the demolition of their camp, Andruwus and hundreds of others have been forced onto the streets, with no compensation from the government.

“The Durumi camp was for years a place of shelter and hope for those who fled the extremist violence and were looking to rebuild their lives in Abuja. But the authorities claimed it was a hideout for criminals.”