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Zannah Mustapha wins Nansen Refugee Award

A teacher who takes in orphans of both Islamist fighters and Nigerian army soldiers has won this year's UN Nansen Refugee Award.

Zannah Mustapha is the founder of a school in Nigeria's troubled north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

The primary school, which has 88 pupils, is one of the few functioning educational institutions in the north-eastern city.

Mr Mustapha also negotiated the release of 82 of the so-called Chibok girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram.

He spoke to the BBC's Newsday programme about his school.

  • 18 Sep 2017