I would rather my daugh­ter was dead - Par­ent


“I can’t quan­tify what I am feel­ing now! Worse still, my mind would have been more com­fort­able if I had seen the body of my daugh­ter,” a fa­ther of one of the ab­ducted girls said yes­ter­day.

He said the ab­ducted girls are more than 300.

“In fact all those SS 3 stu­dents writ­ing their fi­nal year ex­am­i­na­tion of WAEC have been ab­ducted. Only a few of them jumped out of the cars and es­caped,” he said on the BBC Hausa ra­dio.

“As they dropped out of the ve­hi­cles they ran into the bush and man­aged to es­cape. But all the rest have been ab­ducted.

“I fol­lowed the route of the ab­duc­tors and came across two girls that es­caped.

‘Even this morn­ing (yes­ter­day) around 9am, I reached one vil­lage along the way, where they warned me not to pro­ceed, be­cause they told me thye Boko Haram mem­bers were just nearby.

“I stopped but later con­tin­ued, and soon af­ter to 10 I found three burnt cars on the way.

“I de­cided to re­turn home af­ter I spent the whole night in the for­est.

“I found my wife in a coma, up to now she could not speak. I don’t know which hospi­tal to take her now, be­cause we are all ter­ri­fied.”


Pan­ick set in af­ter two bombs ex­ploded, killing scores of people in Maiduguri, Borno State on March 4. Photo: File

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