Vandalized houses in Gahara Mojiri, a village in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state, bear the hallmarks of militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
The houses were destroyed by the militants who raided people’s homes and meted out attacks on residents in early 2015.
Many of those who fled the violence have since returned home since the militants lost most of the territories they took over from the Nigerian army.
Residents are now able to access clean water using solar powered water pumps and street lighting to help improve on security.
“Before the solar, we used to fetch water in the stream but since the solar comes we stop going to the stream because the solar gives us water so much,” said Gahara Mojiri, Jacob Musa
“All the people of this community are benefiting from this borehole. One of the boreholes has stopped functioning properly, but we are hoping it will be fixed in time,” added another Gahara Mojiri resident,” added another Gahara Mojiri resident,” Abraham Bulgumi.
Tapping renewable energy is helping tackle persistent energy shortages in the region as people work to develop themselves.