October 22, 2013

The November 2013 issue of National Geographic features a story written by James Verini with photographs by Ed Kashi (VII) illuminating the ethno-religious conflict that plagues Northern Nigeria today.

Photo©2013_Ed Kashi/VII

Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is plagued by ethno-religious violence, inciting intense fear amongst the population. Boko Haram is a terrorist group and extremist Islamization movement responsible for over 4,700 deaths in Nigeria since 2009. Bombings and and slaughters of Christian Nigerians or “traitor” Muslim Nigerians, have left locals on edge constantly in fear, trusting no one.

Photo©2013_Ed Kashi/VII

Read the full story on National Geographic, explaining the tense journey through conflict-torn Nigeria. You can also view the Photo Gallery and Instagram Gallery of Ed Kashi’s images from the story.

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