The Nigerian soldiers who have died and those who continue to serve the nation at the risk of losing their lives, often do not get celebrated enough.
Many of their wives become widows with fatherless children all in the cause of duty towards the nation.
This, perhaps, was the inspiration behind the artistic work of an anonymous artist who beamed a light on the emotions faced by soldiers and their families.
The photos which were shared by a Facebook user, Aliyu Ibrahim, depicts the story of a soldier who is called to the battleground and has to leave a young wife and children back home.
In the series, it appears the wife gets the message of her husband’s death and is left with the kids to mourn their tragic loss.
Ibrahim shared the photos with the caption: “Live of a soldier…His going out is known, his coming back is not sure…May God forgive the sins of the fallen and accept their soul and condole the families they left behind.”
Although the work is beautifully and artistically done, the tragic undertone is quite heavy to ignore.
View the Facebook post below:
Live of a soldier…His going out is known, his coming back is not sure….May God forgive the sins of the fallen and accept there soul and condole the families they left behind.Posted by Aliyu Ibrahim on Thursday, March 7, 2019