Nigeria's Maiduguri Struggles Amid Violence

Author:
Mohammed Adow/AlJazeera English
Publisher:
AlJazeera English
Publication Date:
6 January 2013
Tags:
Nigeria, Arms and Military Affairs, Conflict, Peace and Security

It was once a thriving city - a centre of learning and commerce on the old Trans-Sahara trade route. But Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in modern-day Nigeria, is now struggling. Three years of violence between the armed group Boko Haram and the military has left people there desperate.