Charity warns of a new landmine crisis in north-east Nigeria as casualty rate rises

Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows.

Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and wounded 277 more, according to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a landmine clearance charity.

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