A fascinating evening with Raymond Ijabla, Medical Doctor, Human Rights campaigner and Atheist blogger from a Boko Haram Islamic Militant/Terrorist infested Zone in Northern Nigeria. Raymond Ijabla will talk about his upbringing, religious deconversion, and the consequences of becoming an atheist in Northern-Eastern Nigeria, followed by Q&A.
Raymond Ijabla is a passionate campaigner against the adverse effects of religion in Nigeria and other African countries. He lives and works as a medical doctor in Yorkshire, UK.
Raymond Ijabla was born in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in North-Eastern Nigeria to Roman Catholic parents who later became evangelical Christians. His paternal grandparents were Muslims. As a child, Raymond Ijabla spent a lot of time with his paternal grandparents who lived in Madagali area in Adamawa State in Nigeria, an area overrun by Boko Haram (a Nigerian version of ISIS).
Some of Raymond Ijabla’s relatives were internally displaced or killed by Boko Haram Islamic militants. He sadly finds it fair to say that almost everyone in his community has lost someone or knows someone who has lost a family member or members.