Maryamu Joshua is a 65-year-old woman from Michika town in Adamawa State of north-east Nigeria and has called it her home her entire life. As a single mother of four children and grandmother of eight grandchildren, she puts her family first and tries to provide a home for them, despite arduous challenges she faces due to the conflict that hit Michika in early September of 2014, when non-state armed groups seized and took over control of the area.
Maryamu, her family, and the people of Michika witnessed civilian casualties, destruction of property, and the loss of livelihoods during the insurgency. They survived bomb blasts that damaged and destroyed buildings and the town’s infrastructure.
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