Author

 
​Aminu Abubakar

​Aminu Abubakar

Aminu Abubakar is a journalist based in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, where he grew up. He worked for local newspapers before joining Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2000 as a freelance correspondent covering northern Nigeria. He has extensive knowledge of religious conflicts, which he has been covering in his professional capacity. This has enabled him to have deep understanding of the politics and drivers of religious conflicts in the region including the Islamist violence of Boko Haram that the region is grappling with. He is married with children.
    People, politics threaten Kano's ancient walls
    People, politics threaten Kano's ancient walls
    Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria.