HEARTBREAKING: How Life Returns To Liberated From Boko Haram Towns (Photos)

All Nigerian communities under the control of Boko Haram have been retaken by the Nigerian troops deployed in the northeast of the country to battle the insurgents and life slowly returns to liberated areas.


Two reporters of Premium Times Emmanuel Ogala and Ibanga Isine, traveled through the communities liberated from the insurgents in Nigeria’s North-East state of Adamawa.

The trip started from Yola, the Adamawa state capital, through the A13 Highway, up to Madagali area, close to Sambisa forest, and later detouring into Mubi, the second biggest Adamawa town which Boko Haram seized and announced its headquarters in 2014.

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced at the end of the year that the Boko Haram has been technically defeated, but that defeat has had a caveat — the Chibok girls are still missing and suicide attacks are still continuing.

However, the authorities advised internally displaced persons whose communities had been reclaimed by the military to exercise restraint in rushing back home.


An elderly man inspecting bags of grains readied for distribution for Boko Haram victims inside St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Michika.


One of the Boko Haram victims received her food aid and carried it out on her head.


Abandoned military Boko Haram tank in one of the liberated ares.

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The vandalized office of the Peoples Democratic Party in Michika.


The catholic church in Bazza, that was destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents.


The residents of Bazza are gathering for the Bishop’s food aid program.


The buildings destroyed by the Boko Haram in Michika.

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Volunteers used bare hands to lift naked power lines to let our bus drive through. File photo.


Bishop Stephen Mamza is addressing to the Boko Haram victims.


Mubi Yola highway.


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