Today is International day of remembrance and tribute to victims of terrorism established by the United Nations to honor victims and survivors of terrorism.
Many Nigerians have paid the supreme price in the hard-fought and long drawn battle with Boko Haram.
In 2011, Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked UN headquarters in Abuja, killing at least 18 people, and injuring scores. Nigeria still mourns the death of Saifura Hussaini, Ahmed Khorsa and Hauwa Mohammed Liman, all midwives with ICRC abducted and killed by Boko Haram.
Millions have been displaced and now live in camps with very little access to basic amenities.