February 22, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- The day before the 2019 presidential elections, Nigerians gather in large trucks to travel to their villages where they are registered to vote. Often times risking their lives due to Boko Haram attacks in rural villages.
 February 22, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- A man bicycles past presidential posters the night before elections.
 February 20, 2019, Epe, Lagos, Nigeria- A protest takes places to denounce violent elections and government corruption.
 February 25, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria-From left to right, Aisha (13) , Lucas (12), and Muhammed (7) (names changed to protect identity) escaped from Boko Haram in December 2018 after living with them for five years.  Related by the same father, their uncle is a Boko Haram member and took them to the Sambisa Forest, the headquarters known for Boko Haram, to live. Two months ago while ordered to collect food in the forest, Aisha and her little brother, Muhammed, who were kept in a separate camp than Lucas, fled for their lives to Maiduguri eventually being found by soldiers. More often than not, kids were shot if they ran away. Lucas had no idea if his brother and sister were alive. He also was brave enough to runaway while collecting food just two weeks after his siblings. He made it to an abandoned gas station where he met 12 other kids who had escaped. Many malnourished, dehydrated, and sick. After leaving the gas station, Lucas was the only kid alive that didn’t die from hunger or dehydration. Soldiers found him and took him to a hospital for treatment. Their father had been looking for his kids for 5 years, and were soon reunited. The kids sit at their school where they have started intensive therapy and the integration process into a “normal” life. Aisha has barely opened up to her therapist about the traumas she endured, but was brave to share one story of her and her friends being used as human shields when the military attacked Boko Haram. As the insurgency believed the military wouldn’t shoot at kids. Many children lost their lives and had severe injuries, receiving only paracetamol to treat wounds, simple infections became life threatening.
 Abuja, Nigeria, February 16, 2019- Two security guards at the INEC conference. This was to brief the Nigerian public about the reason for the postponement of elections until February 23, 2019.
 February 22, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- The shipment of ballot boxes and ballots were delivered to the INEC headquarters the night before elections.
Nigerian Presidential Elections 2019
Nigerian Presidential Elections 2019
Nigerian Presidential Elections 2019
Nigerian Presidential Elections 2019
 February 26, 2019, Tsanyawa Kano State, Nigeria- A woman weighs her newborn baby. This medical center was built in 1987 and the only one in this remote community. Traveling hours outside of the city center, this medical center has saved many lives for many years but is in need of an additional building due to an influx of patients in the recent years. Follow The Money, an NGO that campaigns for the funds to build new facilities for underdeveloped communities, raised money for a new medical building in this community. However, they often need to travel to make sure the government isn’t using the money for something else. the corrupt government is a day-to-day adversity faced by nigerians everywhere. many hoping that the 2019 presidential elections would change the corruption.
 February 24, 2019, Maiduguri, Nigeria- Aisa Mallam Madu poses for a portrait in her home. This woman tells her story and how Boko Haram has effected her life by killing eight of her family members (5 of them her own children). After Boko Haram took over her village, Baga, they executed her granddaughter's father and then took her mother. Aisa hid her grandchildren to save their lives, lying to Boko Haram members if they came to ask where they were. Many IDP's often escaped at night, Aisa took what remained of her family and trekked 196 km from Baga to Maiduguri on foot. Today she lives in the place where Boko Haram originally operated out of, as the majority of IDP's reside here because of accessibility after escaping. On the outskirts of Maiduguri, this means less access to clean water, food, and education.
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