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    AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA

    KADUNA, NIGERIA: Muslim women observe the damage caused by a Boko Haram suicide bomb attack during easter which killed more than 38 people, a large number of the casualties were muslim youth trading on the street.Nigeria The Giant of Africa is the most populous country in Africa. With an abundance of oil reserves, high levels of corruption and poor governance most of the people live in poverty. The conflict in Northern Nigeria is a complicated mix of ethnic, political and religious divisions and also economic disparity and impunity. All of these elements have created a fertile ground for Islamist insurgents Boko Haram to rise up and try to out work their mission of creating an Islamist state in Nigeria. They are far from achieving that, however relentless attacks on places of worship, security services, schools and civilians in general has destabilized the north east and depleted their economies. Many people are fleeing Borno, and Yobe state, the number of Internally displaced people is on the rise and going

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    JOS, NIGERIA: Youth set gas stations alite in Farin Gada, Jos, The city has become extremely polarized along religous lines. Mixed neighborhoods of Christians and Muslims is becoming rear as people live in fear of eachother. Beyond the smoke is 'Muslim' territory and from the smoke forward is basically 'Christian territory.'NIGERIA, The Giant of Africa is the most populous country in Africa. With an abundance of oil reserves, high levels of corruption and poor governance most of the people live in poverty. The conflict in Northern Nigeria is a complicated mix of ethnic, political and religious divisions and also economic disparity and impunity. All of these elements have created a fertile ground for Islamist insurgents Boko Haram to rise up and try to out work their mission of creating an Islamist state in Nigeria. They are far from achieving that, however relentless attacks on places of worship, security services, schools and civilians in general has destabilized the north east and depleted their economies.

  • AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA

    AKWAI WAHALA - NIGERIA

    ABUJA, NIGERIA, 26 DECEMBER 2011: Venture Ochebana, 44 receivews treatment in Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital Abuja. Venture and his son were lifted into the air during the explosion at St Theresa Catholic Church in Abuja on Christmas Day 2011

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    JOS, NIGERIA: A burnt down church after a crisis in southern Jos

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    JOS, NIGERIA: A Service at St Finbarrs Catholic church which was attacked by a Boko Haram suicide bomber a few weeks earlier, damaging the church and killing at least 8 members of the congregation.

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    JOS, NIGERIA: A man attends Friday prayers in the main Mosque in Jos, Nigeria.

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  • NIGERIA IN CRISIS

    NIGERIA IN CRISIS

    JOS, NIGERIA: Colleagues carry the casket at the funeral of Monday Pam, 27 years. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attackNigeria the giant of Africa is the most populous country in Africa. The country has tremendous oil reserves but with high levels of corruption and poor governance most of the population live in poverty. With extreme ethnic pol

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    Young scout boys on security during Friday prayers at the main mosque in Jos, Nigeria. Security is high at mosques and churches due to reoccuring suicide bombings by Boko Haram on places of worship.

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    JOS, NIGERIA: Colleagues carry the casket at the funeral of Monday Pam, 27 years. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack

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    JOS, NIGERIA: Men bury Monday Pam, 27 years. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack

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    JOS, NIGERIA: Men mourn the loss of Monday Pam, 27 years. He was a scout on security as his church, Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack

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    JOS, NIGERIA: Women attend the funeral of Monday Pam 27. He was a scout on security as his church Finbarr Catholic Church in Jos Nigeria when a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside the church. Scouts had turned the suspicious looking car away but 5 were killed after the bomb was detonated including a 9 year old boy. At least 8 members of the church died. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack.

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    Jospeh 22 years, was orphaned by a crisis in Jos back in 2001. He was moved to southern Nigeria to recieve free schooling and care by a Christian organisation.

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    JOS, NIGERIA: Almajiri's begging outside the main mosque in Jos

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    ABUJA, NIGERIA, 27 DECEMBER 2011: A soldier at St Theresa's church Madalla Abuja, which was bombed on Christmas Day killing 37 people

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    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

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    Lawali Abubakar, 17 is looked after in Gwagwalada hospital after the Christmas Day bomb attack on St Theresa's Catholic church in Madalla, Abuja which killed more than 37 people.

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    Men drink during the Christmas season at a local pub in Gada Biu, Jos. On Christmas Eve the previous year Boko Haram targeted these beer parlours and set of a series of bombs killing more than 80 people. The number of people turning to alchohol has steadily increased during the crisis in Jos.

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    JOS, NIGERIA: An Easter play at St Mary Catholic Church

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    Wreckage of an eye clinic across the road from St Theresa's Catholic Church in Abuja, Nigeria.

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  • NIGERIA IN CRISIS

    NIGERIA IN CRISIS

    ABUJA, NIGERIA: People observe the wreckage from the bomb attack on St Theresa's catholic church in Madalla, Abuja on Christmas Day 2011. The bomb killed 37 people and caused major damage to the church and shops and homes accross the road from the church.

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    ABUJA, NIGERIA: The Ochebana family in Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital Abuja. Venture and his son were lifted into the air during the explosion at St Theresa Catholic Church in Abuja

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    Tin mining site in Dogon Nhawa. The village was attacked overnight in March 2010 by Nomadic Fulani herdsmen. Over 500 people were killed and many had their lives spared as they ran and hid in the old trenches from the tin mining.

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    JOS, NIGERIA, 25 DECEMBER 2011: A suspect from the bombing that killed one police man at Mountain of Fire and Miralces Church on Christmas Day.

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