“Counselling on wheels” for support to survivors of Boko Haram attacks

3735Counsellors on motorbikes put Boko Haram survivors on road to recovery

Source: The Guardian

BY Festus Iyorah in Wulari

Cletus Nicholas takes his life in his hands when he gets on his keke marwamotor tricycle each morning.

For the past five weeks, he has been offering “counselling on wheels” support to survivors of Boko Haram attacks, going into villages around the city of Maiduguri in north-east Nigeria, the birthplace of the Islamist group.

“Even though I am afraid there might be an impending attack whenever I visit, I feel fulfilled and happy to help these survivors get well,” says Nicholas, a counsellor with the Neem Foundation, a group taking mental health services out on to the doorstep.

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