15-year-old Nigerian girl Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

15-year-old Nigerian girl Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

- Aisha Mustapha, 15, has added her voice in the fight against terrorists in the northeastern part of Nigeria

- Narrating her experience on attack from the group at her hometown, the young girl used powerful graphic novel to preach peace and restore hope

- According to Aisha, she was separated from her family during an attack by the terrorist group and later reunited with her brother and mother

A 15-year-old Nigerian girl, Aisha Mustapha, has sparked a conversation that promotes peace in the northeastern part of Nigeria. Having grown up in northeast Nigeria, Mustapha who was separated from her family after an attack, recounted her story in powerful graphic novel.

Mustapha's words were illustrated by artist Simone Martin-Newberry, who said he wanted to paint a picture that reflected the candid experience of 15-year-old Mustapha, who was faced with hardship at a very young age.

In the illustrations, the young girl revealed how an attack at her home town separated her from her parents and siblings. It wasn't until years later that she reunited with her brother and mother by chance. Her experience thought her to be hopeful that the future will be better than the best.

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15-year-old Nigerian Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

Aisha Mustapha's story is the daily experience of many other young children residing in the northeast (Photo: OkayAfrica)
Source: UGC

15-year-old Nigerian Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

Mustapha was separated from her family at a tender age (Photo: OkayAfrica)
Source: UGC

15-year-old Nigerian Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

Aisha's words were illustrated by artist Simone Martin-Newberry (Photo: OkayAfrica)
Source: UGC

15-year-old Nigerian Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

Mustapha's reunion with her family was a joyous one but one filled with tears (Photo: OkayAfrica)
Source: UGC

15-year-old Nigerian Aisha Mustapha preaches peace in northeast

Mustapha's graphic novel paints the picture of hardship faced by families in the northeast but also demands peace reign (Photo: OkayAfrica)
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Nigeria's president has said that Boko Haram has been substantially defeated in their operations in the northeast.

The president said this during the 2020 Emblem Appeal Launch for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration.

According to President Buhari, the defeat against the terrorists have only caused the insurgents to dare soft targets in the attacks.

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