Mental health workers are taking their services to the doorstep in areas attacked by insurgents in north-east Nigeria

Cletus Nicholas takes his life in his hands when he gets on his keke marwa motor 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.

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19 March 2019