Amina and Udoka are caught in the religious riot that engulfs the city of Maiduguri. Their home and many others are destroyed, leaving a trail of tragedies. With the assistance of a kind stranger, Udoka relocates to his homestead in the East. Back home at Ubo, he must adhere to the traditional practices of his people or face the wrath of the community. This brings about friction at which point they are cut off from interacting with their extended family members as penalty for disobedience. When the unexpected happens and Amina becomes the central figure of opposition against the forces of tradition, a vicious battle erupts. Human willpower is locked in deadly confrontation with a deeply conservative society.