Today saw the gathering of engaged citizens coming together to have a conversation on stories of victims who survived the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.
The 2-hour event tagged Conversations on ‘We Survived Boko Haram’ stories was based on the true life accounts of Nigerians who shared their experiences and testimonies of triumph and survival with Eromo Egbejule, the Nigerian journalist who travelled the affected towns and villages.
At the Q&A session of the event, Egbejule said: “So many people in Borno can’t speak Hausa – they speak Kanuri, so I had a Kanuri interpreter; but even if you don’t understand them, you can feel them, feel their stories, feel their pain”.
The reading session was engaging as guests including singer, Waje; Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju; Otto Orondaam; Adebola Williams and more, read out excerpts of the gripping stories.
Also speaking at the event, the Editor-in-chief of YNaija, Chude Jideonwo pointed out the engagement the stories got when published.
The event was organised by The Future Project and Ford Foundation in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com.
Click HERE to download the ‘We Survived Boko Haram’ series.