A 10-year-old girl from Borno State, Fatima Ibrahim, said yesterday that she always finds life traumatic whenever she remembers how the Boko Haram insurgents brutalized and thereafter killed her father, brother and her uncle in her presence at their house in Maiduguri. Continue reading ‘How B/Haram killed my father, brother, uncle in my presence’
In a region where social bonds have been fractured by Boko Haram insurgency, the Future Prowess school is an unlikely model of cohesion
When Boko Haram militants stormed his home in northeast Nigeria three years ago, 13-year-old Grema Mohammed was forced to watch as they killed his father.
Now, sitting in a classroom where the pupils are practising their greetings in English, Mohammed quietly works alongside children of the jihadist group which shot dead his father.
By Zannah Mustapha, founder of Future Prowess – OSLO Humanitarian Confrerence on Nigeria And the Lake Chad region 24/2/17
By Zannah Mustapha, founder of Future Prowess
Today, a conference is being held to look at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. I live this crisis every day. I have seen a thousand orphans who have lost both their mothers and fathers to the conflict fought every day between soldiers and Boko Haram Islamists. The children and victims of the religious crises are suffering in silence, victims of post traumatic stress, with many having watched their parents bring killed just because they were taught in a western school.
Children sit on May 23, 2014 in a classroom of the Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. The city, which is Boko Haram’s spiritual birthplace, AFP PHOTO / AMINU ABUBAKAR Aisha Abubakar was...