"We will see, I think, a famine unlike any we have ever seen anywhere," United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer said in Brussels last week.
Aid workers are entering for the first time areas in Nigeria once held by the terrorist militia, and finding nearly a million people in desperate conditions.
The rescue of 42 women and 38 children was secured after soldiers infiltrated a Boko Haram meeting in Gangere village, in an operation that left more than 40 militants dead.
VICE News visited northeast Nigeria where thousands of children have completely disappeared, with their fates undocumented and their parents uncertain if they'd even accept them back.
Nigeria's Self-Styled Warriors: Meet the Vigilante Army Taking on the World's Deadliest Terror Group
VICE News met a commander of the Civilian JTF, a vigilante group formed in 2013 who have been instrumental in fighting Boko Haram militants and protecting Nigerian civilians from army abuses.
Parents and friends of the 219 missing girls kidnapped from a school in northeast Nigeria two years ago today have reacted with joy to video released today appearing to show some of them alive.
Nearly two years after the militants captured more than 200 girls from a school in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, young girls have become the bomber of choice for the militants, making up 75 percent of the group's assailants under 18.
One of two girls found strapped with explosives in Cameroon on Friday claimed to be one of the schoolgirls from Nigeria kidnapped nearly two years ago, but it now looks increasingly unlikely.
The government issued a directive to increase security in the northern Nigeria camp, with the deadly attack just the latest to rock the country so far this year.
The militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses, and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
This restriction for the period of Eid celebrations came as the Nigerian army claimed to have rescued 241 women and children as it gains territory from the Islamic State-affiliated group.