Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says.
It described it as a “diversion of relief materials”, which correspondents say is a euphemism for theft.
A statement from the acting president’s office added that security was being beefed up to protect the deliveries.
As a result of Boko Haram violence some 8.5 million Nigerians in the north-east need life-saving aid, officials say.
Poor rains have exacerbated a problem caused by fighting with Boko Haram Islamist militants, which has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.
People in north-east Nigeria are also facing a possible famine, the UN said in March.
In the latest suspected Boko Haram attack on Sunday, 12 people were killed by five suicide bombers in a village near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno…
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