Female photographer gives voice to Nigeria’s Boko Haram victims – with Instagram

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Armed with nothing more than a camera and a notepad, 30-year-old Fati Abubakar wanders around Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, Boko Haram’s former stronghold, snapping portraits of people whose lives have been affected by the Islamist militants. “I was unhappy that no one was documenting the everyday life of Nigerians – I wanted to show that people were still thriving despite the Boko Haram insurgency,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

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