A combination of some of the best photos of the week.
This week, Nigerians marked the second anniversary of the abduction of more than 100 girls from Dapchi, a village in Yobe state. Although most of the girls have been returned, Leah Sharibu, now 16-years-old, still remains in the grip of the insurgents who carried out the operation.
Also, the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, a virus that first emanated from Wuhan, China, and the Nigerian government is taking measures to protect the country.
Here are images from these stories and others that caught our eyes this week.
A health worker directs incoming travelers to a check-up section during a supervision process to prevent the spread of Corona Virus at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
Health workers to scan for the corona virus on standy while a traveler approaches the entrance of Nnamdi Azkiwe International Airport, Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
Health workers supervising the scan to check the spread of Corona Virus in Nigeria on standby at the entrance of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; Minister for Aviation, Hadi Sirika; Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora; and Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport to supervise the process and screening of passengers coming into the country in order to prevent Coronavirus spread. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
A bus carrying passengers who disembarked from the Diamond Princess cruise ship (back) in quarantine due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, leaves the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 19, 2020. – Relieved passengers began leaving a coronavirus-wracked cruise ship in Japan on February 19 after testing negative for the disease that has now claimed more than 2,000 lives in China. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)
Daudu, a survivor of Boko Haram attack in Borno, displays his wounds at an event in Abuja to mark the 2nd year anniversary of Leah Sharibu in captivity of Boko Haram. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
People look at a documentary of Leah Sharibu during her 2nd year in captivity remembrance in Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
Relatives of Leah Sharibu react during her 2nd year in captivity remembrance in Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
President Muhammadu Buhari at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state for the Passing Out Parade ceremony of the Detective Inspector Course of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The passing out parade highlights months of intensive military training and grooming of the cadets, in preparation for a challenging and exciting career as EFCC operatives. PHOTO: Bayo Omoboriowo
Officials jubilate at the Passing Out Parade ceremony of the Detective Inspector Course of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The passing out parade highlights months of intensive military training and grooming of the cadets, in preparation for a challenging and exciting career as EFCC operatives. PHOTO: Bayo Omoboriowo
During the week, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, visited the Emir of Kano, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II. It a tweet, she said a wide-ranging discussion on Islamic family law and women’s rights and DFID Nigeria support in Kano was held. Photo credit: @CatrionaLaing/Twitter
APC Supporters Protesting in Abuja, asked Supreme Court To Maintain Judgement On Imo Election PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
APC Supporters display placards during a protest in Abuja, while also asking Supreme Court To Maintain Judgement On Imo Election. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun
Supporters of Togo’s major opposition candidate of the National Alliance for Change (ANC) party Jean-Pierre Fabre ride with a dog on a motorcycle during the last election rally of the campaign in Lome on February 20, 2020. – Opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre has intensified campaign ahead of February 22 election to defeat incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe whose family has been ruling Togo since over five decades, yet is seeking re-election for the fourth term despite widespread protests by the opposition calling for the end of his family’s decades-long grip on power. PHOTO: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
A student demonstrates his karate skills during the annual sports meeting at Shahzada Nand College ground in Amritsar on February 19, 2020. (Photo by NARINDER NANU / AFP)
Austria’s Nina Ortlieb competes in the Women’s downhill race during the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Crans-Montana on February 21, 2020. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP)
Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on February 18, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)