Scar Tissue - NIGERIA

ABUJA, NIGERIA, 27 DECEMBER 2011: Ohazuma Chima Anthony, 32 recovers in Gwagwalada hospital after the Christmas Day bomb attack on St Theresa's Catholic church in Madalla, Abuja which killed more than 37 people. In the past few years violence in the middle belt of Nigeria is increasing at an alarming rate. Ethnic and religious conflict is common in this area, with street violence breaking out at a moments notice and over several days the death toll can be in the hundreds. Nigeria is an overpopulated, oil rich country of 160 million. With high levels of poverty and corruption everyday people are becoming increasingly desperate to survive and extremely frustrated. Over the past two years extremist Muslim group Boko Haram whose name means "Western education is sinful" has staged many deadly attacks establishing a presence across the region and fueling tension between Muslims and Christians. Their goal to Islamize Nigeria has resulted in several deadly suicide bomb attacks on churchs, government institutions have been bombed and western schools are being burnt down in the North. Shoots are are common between Boko Haram members and security forces, and a recent attack bombed two media houses in Abuja and Kaduna, whose reports had offended the sect. Indigenous Christians are fleeing from the far North fearing for their life. People across the middle belt are now living in constant fear and tension, and Nigeria as a nation is concerned that Boko Haram could destabilize the whole country.

AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA
AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA
NIGERIA IN CRISIS
NIGERIA IN CRISIS