Smuggled to Nigeria, displaced by conflict, one woman’s journey across three Boko Haram affected countries
By Rania Yousif
Naoumi Edou, a 47 year-old widow is originally from Doba in Logone Orientale a region in the south of Chad.
In August 2013, in order to support her two daughters, Naoumi set out and moved to Baga Kawa, a town in northern Nigeria which borders Chad.
Her relocation from Chad to Nigeria was costly and dangerous. Naoumi sold her house and other belongings to pay smugglers who aided her crossing Lake Chad into Cameroon before finally reaching Baga Kawa.