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Introduction to TAP

Like every other Nigerian, we have watched with great fear and deep concern the deterioration of law and order and the mass killings currently ongoing in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa over the past few years. But perhaps just as worrying as the violence is our collective helplessness. The media has focussed mostly on the political ramifications, rather than the human impact, of the violence in the northeast. This has affected Nigerians’ reactions by fostering fatigue and not the expected sympathy and anger. We believe the current state of affairs to be insidious, and recognize the need for increased awareness of the human impact of the violence, as well as for a platform through which Nigerians can speak directly to each other and use as a springboard for further, more people-focused activism.

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