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This photos will make you think twice about Borno

Since talks about Boko Haram began in Nigeria circa 2002, the whole of Borno State in the northern part of Nigeria has been wrongfully labelled by many as a warzone by many.

True, a lot of pain, sorrow, grief and death have occurred in the state, but there are still happy people there too. Some residents of the state have taken it upon themselves to show the bright side of things in the northeastern state.
Leading the pack of those telling stories of the bright side is 30-year-old photographer Fati Abubakar.

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She documents the lives people of the state with the determination to show the world that life continues despite years of violence in the state.

using hashtags like #UntoldStoriesOfTheNorthEast #CampaignAgainstViolentExtremism and others like that, hundreds of photos have been shared that would keep hope alive in the state.

See some of the photos below.

Two young boys pull a net as they fish at river Ngadda bul. Maiduguri.

Two young boys pull a net as they fish at river Ngadda bul. Maiduguri./ Photo Jibrin Maikinta

An upper view of Damboa road area at sunset, Maiduguri.

An upper view of Damboa road area at sunset, Maiduguri. / Photo : Muhammed Bukar Umara

More Muhammed sells fish in baga road alongside his friend helping him,Borno State.

Muhammed sells fish in baga road alongside his friend helping him,Borno State./ Photo: Abubakar Jarawa

Groundnut sellers watching TV during their break time after hawking at Tashan Bama area Maiduguri.

Groundnut sellers watching TV during their break time after hawking at Tashan Bama area Maiduguri. / Photo: Musa Gwary

Yan Nono, they sell the popular ‘Fura da Nono’ in bulumkuttu along Maiduguri

Yan Nono, they sell the popular ‘Fura da Nono’ in bulumkuttu along Maiduguri .

 

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