VOA’s Boko Haram doc­u­men­tary shows other side of in­sur­gency

Weekly Trust - - Front Page - Ba­mas Vic­to­ria

The Man­ag­ing Edi­tor of Hausa Ser­vice of the Voice of Amer­ica, (VOA), Aliyu Mustapha, has said that the re­cently screened doc­u­men­tary “Boko Haram: Jour­ney from evil” was meant to showcase the emo­tional, so­cial and psy­cho­log­i­cal im­pact of in­sur­gency on peo­ple.

Aliyu made this re­mark yes­ter­day dur­ing a cour­tesy visit to Me­dia Trust Lim­ited head­quar­ters in Abuja.

He said it was not a doc­u­men­tary that gives Boko Haram per­spec­tive be­cause ev­ery­body al­ready knows what it is all about but wanted to cap­ture the im­pact on peo­ple mostly af­fected par­tic­u­larly in the North-east.

Aliyu ex­plained that the doc­u­men­tary which took about two years to make fol­lowed the lives of four women from dif­fer­ent back­grounds to tell the story while show­ing the vi­su­als of the mil­i­tancy.

He added that the in­ter­est­ing as­pect of the story is that a bunch of the materials was ac­quired from the Boko Haram.

Daily Trust gath­ered that the doc­u­men­tary pro­vides a look in­side Boko Haram, con­di­tions that al­lowed it gain foothold in the re­gion and gives a hu­man an­gle by fol­low­ing the story of Bukky Shoni­bare, an ac­tivist fight­ing for the re­turn of the kid­napped Chi­bok girls, Fati Abubakar, a pho­tog­ra­pher who doc­u­ments life in the North-East, Aisha Bakari Gombi, the part time seam­stress who hunts for in­sur­gents, Re­becca Solomon whose daugh­ter is one of the Chi­bok girls.

Be­sides, Aliyu said the doc­u­men­tary por­trays the “the re­silience of Nige­ri­ans as a peo­ple.”

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor VOA Hausa Ser­vice, Aliyu Mustapha, dur­ing his cour­tesy visit to Me­dia Trust head­quar­ters in Abuja yes­ter­day

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.