Unfortunate events though we pray not for them, and certainly do not will them, we sometimes fall in their circles, victims one way or the other, but we strive still to live through them, part of what makes us humans, our resilience and will to fight, the sometimes inevitable.
Sources confirm a recent case of kidnap of an unconfirmed number of persons which took place on Wednesday, 9th September. The victims include a Onyinyechi Mary Judith Eze, a 100 level student of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja. The incident took place at Tunga Maje, Abuja, Nigeria.
Francis Ebeshi, the president of the Nigerian Association of Agriculture Students, UniAbuja Chapter expressed his shock on receiving the news. He said:
"This marks the second case of kidnap of an Agric Student in the University, and speaks of speculations on how the kidnappers have made contact with the students family demanding a random of about 20 million Nigerian naira. While I sympathize heavily with the parents, friends and associates who are heavily laden by this gruesome attack on the student Judith, I wish to admonish that our dear students vis-a-vis Nigerian students at large be more security conscious, most especially in the face of this dreaded global pandemic which has resulted to economic mortgage and a corresponding increase in crime rate among people"
Fada Oluoma, a pastor who formerly pastored St John The Beloved Catholic Church, the church which the student was a member of, posted on his timeline:
"We may not be able to raise 20 million, but I wish I can get millions of heart and mouths crying unto God for her release"
We can never imagine the depth of feelings of the victim's parents and relatives but it can be said that a level of relief will come on Mary's return.
We at Bonychicken implore on readers to help in any way, be it prayers or what is otherwise possible and we shall all see a better day, a better Nigeria, for all of us both old and young and for our children.
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