Nigerians are currently reacting to this photo of a little boy in Damaturu, Yobe state who was pictured drawing a gun on the wall.
Yobe is one of the most popular states being attacked by insurgent in NorthEast, Nigeria over the years.
A Kano-based lawyer, Bulama Bukarti, who shared the photo online, says that the photo describes what an average child is facing in the Northeast.
”My NCE teacher, Lawan Cheri, saw this boy drawing this on the wall of a neighbour in Damaturu. This tells you everything about the experiences of the children in the northeast. To stop transgenerational trauma, survivors must be properly treated and community healing promoted.”
My NCE teacher, Lawan Cheri, saw this boy drawing this on the wall of a neighbour in Damaturu.
This tells you everything about the experiences of the children in the northeast.
To stop transgenerational trauma, survivors must be properly treated and community healing promoted. pic.twitter.com/7371RnHB2e
— Bulama Bukarti (@bulamabukarti) November 24, 2020
See some of the reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.
The north is safe, even the acclaimed insecurity in the north is to discredit Buhari's government. Let's all be guide please. Meanwhile, let's pray that Allah in his infinite mercy help Arewa.
— Duke of Manchester (Old Trafford) (@victorking0819) November 24, 2020
I remember how even a ten years old children in my hometown can distinguish between a military gunshots and that of Boko Haram, a grenade and IED. Boko Haram has left us with so much bad experience
— Ahmad Abdulkadir (@earhmerd) November 24, 2020
The sad truth is, we have millions of such children out of school and roaming the streets with zerobcare from parents. Any complaints about these will will draw us back into the religious and "we vs them talk" This is a sign of serious danger.
— Manasseh Allen (@salakwa1) November 24, 2020
So sad that all that the child’s mind can visualize is guns 🤦🏾♂️
— Abdul Rauf Zanya (@AbdulRZanya) November 24, 2020