Top photographer Ty Bello was in Maiduguri, Borno state recently where she met with soldiers defending the country against the terrorist group Boko Haram.
She also photographed victims of the violence and shared some of their devastating stories. There were stories from families who lost members while they fled the marauders, women who lost heir husbands, children who lost parents, care workers who saw more than they cared to.
Meanwhile, there were stories of hope as the Nigerian troops are facing down and conquering the menace and restoring sanity to a community that has long prayed for it.
Check out some of the stories below culled from Ty Bello’s Instagram page: