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Are charities wasting funds in Nigeria?

SUFFERING: Victims of Boko Haram

MOST AID groups operating in Nigeria's north-east are wasting funds meant to help victims of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, said Kashim Shettima, the state governor of Borno.

He criticised the UN children's agency (UNICEF) for buying bullet-proof cars, saying he did not use such vehicles.

Only eight of 126 registered agencies in Borno state were there to genuinely help, Shettima added.

Last month, the UN launched a $1bn appeal for those facing hunger and starvation in the region.

Nigeria's President Muhammdu Buhari also accused the UN and aid agencies of deliberately exaggerating the humanitarian crisis and whipping up "a non-existent fear of mass starvation" to get more funds.

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