Not Just Numbers!
"The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government." - Section 14(2)(b), Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
However, the following lives have been lost to violence (Boko Haram attacks, etc) in Nigeria. Each time, government's response is at best a scripted statement that uses a string of words that have now become very familiar. But we know, for a fact, that each life lost is not just a number. Of the 1,585 faces (representing number of lives lost from May 29, 2011, to date) shown below, very few have been identified. But each life matters. Each face represents a family's loss; a hope dashed. Each face has a story. Click each picture to find out more.
When will the Nigerian government start fulfilling its primary purpose?