The suffering etched on the face of Mrs Lahila makes it difficult to decipher her age. She and her husband fled Gombe State in the North East after she got information that he would be killed for marrying her, a mere Christian.

    She narrated: “I’ve been in Lagos State for nine years. My husband and I ran away from Gombe State after he married me. My husband is a Muslim, but after he married me, he became a Christian.

    They planned to kill him so we ran away. We ran to Lagos and we’ve been here for nine years now. Due to my husband’s accident, the burden to provide for our children is now on me. We always don’t have enough food and desperately need help from the government.

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