VOA’s Boko Haram documentary shows other side of insurgency
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