(British Red Cross) – On a warm afternoon on a backstreet in the city of Maiduguri, a teenage boy hunches over, polishing a pair of leather shoes. The owner of the shoes seems oblivious to the boy’s toils, instead concentrating on the bright three-wheeled keke-marwas that buzz in and out of the queues of cars. Across the street, school girls in their dark green uniforms chase each other. Boys sell bags of water and papers to drivers that edge impatiently through red lights. Maiduguri was once called ‘the home of peace’ by the locals. It was renowned throughout Nigeria for its openness and hospitality.