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Aminu Abubakar

Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Northern Nigeria Correspondent
Aminu Abubakar is a journalist based in northern Nigerian city of Kano where he grew up. The 46- year old has worked for local newspapers before joining Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2000 as a freelance correspondent covering northern Nigeria. The Thomson Reuters fellow has extensive knowledge on religious conflicts in the region 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 Boko Haram Islamist violence. He has contributed to several international media outfits including The Guardian, London Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, RFI, France 24, CNN, BBC and Channel 4. He is married with children.