"Hollow Souls” is a photo story that strictly employs portraits to
tell different narratives of various victims of insurgency. Victims,
as narrators of their own stories, talks about sorrow left behind by
members of Boko Haram in lives of children, men and mostly women, many
of whom lost some of their loved ones to insurgency.
As a result of countless surprised attacks by members of Boko Haram,
millions of lives are being psychologically tormented. In different
locations in northeastern Nigeria, many Nigerians are still being
displaced from their ancestral homes—in spite of efforts by the
Nigerian government to resettle displaced persons. Insurgency in
northeastern Nigeria is spread by a religious group, known as Boko
Haram. Some victims interviewed confessed to seeing in government IDP camps some members of Boko Haram, whom attacked the IDPs in theirancestral homes. As a result of this claim, the victims keep away from government IDP camps.
It hurts to see some of the victims try hard to smile at the beginning
of their narratives only to end up in tears before the conclusion of
their stories. Most of these victims seek justice against members of
Boko Haram, contrary to amnesty granted to some claimed repentant
members of the religious extremist group.
Story & images by Immanuel Afolabi
Price - GBP 250