18 February 2012
By Gillian Parker /
Time Magazine Kaduna
In a small stone, tin-roof building in Regassa in the northern Nigerian city of
, in a room whose walls are decorated with slates inscribed with Koranic verses, Adulai, 15, lies on a mat, feverish with malaria and typhoid. His younger brother, Adamu, tends to him. "He Kaduna 's very sick," says Adamu. Adamu has not eaten since the night before. He says he is hoping for some leftovers from a nearby house, where the family is finishing lunch.