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    Posted May 24, 2014 by
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    Missing Chibok girls, Boko Haram and the war on Christians - See more at: http://www.mannaexpressonline.com/missing-chibok-girls-boko-haram-and-war-on-christians

     
    By Bolaji Odofin

    On April 25, 2012, I returned from the clinic where I was working as a cleaner. My husband asked that I should give him water to bathe before going to minister in the church. On my way to fetch the water at the backyard I saw five men in a tricycle riding towards our house. I stopped to see who was inside the Keke. Four out of the five occupants came down and ordered me to lead them inside the house. On getting to the sitting room, we met my husband praying. He was ordered to stop and all of us in the house, which included me, my husband, and my two daughters were all ordered to lie down. They told my husband that they were in our house to do God’s work. I started begging them because once they say they want to do God’s work, it means they want to kill. They turned their gun from facing my husband and pointed it at me and they threatened to kill me. I started pleading with them, but they won’t listen. At this time, my husband said I should not talk again and concentrate on praying. Suddenly, they started raining bullets on my husband until they ensured that he was dead. I started shouting and crying aloud, not minding that I could get killed as well. One of them used the butt of his gun to hit my right eye, which has remained blind up till now. My two daughters, Bintu, 9, and Baby, 7, started shouting and pleading with the killers not to kill me since they had already killed their father. The men seized the two girls by their clothes and went away. Up till this day, I have not set my eyes on any of the girls, whether dead or alive.

    Right under my very eyes, my husband was shot dead, my two daughters taken away, and three months later, my 17-year-old son was shot dead by the same Boko Haram people…

    We have been living in AYN, Bulukutu, Maiduguri all our lives but since it was obvious that my life and that of my remaining three children were in danger, we ran from our house, forcing us to now live like refugees in our land ...

    - See more at: http://www.mannaexpressonline.com/missing-chibok-girls-boko-haram-and-war-on-christians/#sthash.IjAzXVhj.dpuf

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