Nigeria says aid groups exaggerating hunger crisis

women and children queue to enter one of the Unicef nutrition clinics in Muna informal settlement, which now houses more than 16,000 IDPs (internaly displaced people) in the outskirts of Maiduguri the capital of Borno State, northeastern NigeriaNigeria's presidency on Monday accused aid groups of exaggerating the food crisis sparked by the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing them of merely trying to drum up donations. Boko Haram jihadists have laid waste to northeast Nigeria since they took up arms against the government in 2009, displacing millions and disrupting farming and trade in their quest to establish a hardline Islamist state. "One arm of the United Nations screamed that 100,000 people will die due to starvation next year," Shehu said in a statement.

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