Samuel Abdulraheem ba ya tuna ranar da aka sace shi yana da shekara bakwai daga gidan iyayensa a birnin Kano da ke arewacin Najeriya.
Duk da cewa ya fito ne daga gida mai yawan mutane- mahaifinsa na da yara 17 da mata hudu- an bar Samuel da mai rainonsa su kadai a gida ranar.
An shaida wa ‘yan gidansu ya fita waje ne don ya tuka kekensa.
Ashe ba za su sake ganinsa ba sai bayan shekara shida.
Allura cikin ruwa
“Babu abin da ba mu yi ba don mu gano shi.” in ji yayarsa Firdausi Okezie.
Lokacin tana da shekara 21, ba a bayyana mata ya bace ba.
Dama dai kanin nata na kaunar rugawa ya dauki waya duk lokacin da ta bugo wayar daga jami’a.
Don haka, da ta lura cewa sauran ‘yan gidansu ne ke daukar wayar idan ta bugo, sai jikinta ya bata cewa wani abu ya faru.
Bayan da ta gama darasi wani yammaci, sai Firdausi ta kama hanyar gida. Dole mahaifinta ya bayyana mata abin tashin hankalin da ya faru: Dan uwanta da ta fi so ya bata fiye da tsawon wata guda.
“Da farko, babana ya sa an kama mai rainon amma da aka yi bincike sai aka sake ta,” in ji Firdausi.
Haka kuma, an yi kokarin boye wa mahaifiyar Samuel wacce ba ta tare da mahaifinsa da dadewa. Duk lokacin da ta kira waya daga gida da take aure a wani garin, sai a kirkiri wani abu a gaya mata.
Daga baya sai aka yanke shawarar tura wani kawunsa ya fada mata abin da ya faru.
Baya ga bincike mai zurfi da ‘yan sanda suka yi, an buga hotunansa a jaridu sannan an yi ta nemansa a tituna daban-daban. An duba ramuka ko da mota ce ta bankade shi. Har da malamai aka bi don nemansa.
A hankali, mahaifinsu ya nemi duka mutanen gidan su sa a ransu cewa dan uwansu ya mutu- sun yi dukkan mai yiwuwa.
Firdausi dai ba ta hakura ba. Ta sadaukar da makalarta ta kammala jami’a kan kaninta da ya bace kuma shekara guda da gama jami’a ta koma Legas don neman aiki.
Ta koma addinin Kirista kuma ta fara zuwa cocin Winners Chapel- daya daga cikin manyan coci-coci dake Najeriya.
Ko wane watan Disamba, cocin na taron addu’o’i na kwana biyar.
A lokacin wannan taron wanda aka fi sani da Shiloh, ana bai wa mambobin cocin rumfuna kyauta don baje hajarsu a harabar cocin.
Har a lokacin, Firdausi ba ta samu aiki ba, sai ta nemi a bata rumfa don ta baza zanin kamfala da mahaifiyarta ta yi.
Yayin da take jira kafinta ya kafa mata rumfar, sai ta zauna a kan wata kujera ta dora kanta a kan cinyarta don ta dan huta.
A lokacin ne ta ji wani mai mutum yana bara, a ba shi sulalla.
Mai barar ya dafa hannunsa a kafadar wani yaro ta hagu, kuma yaron na sanye ne cikin riga ruwan kasa da wandon da yayi masa kadan duk sun fatattake.
Firdausi ta yi kara- dan jagoran dai ba wani ba ne illa kaninta ne da ya bata.
Yadda aka sace shi
Samuel, wanda yanzu ya jke da shekaru 30 ya ce ba ya tuna yadda aka sace shi daga gidansu: “Abin kawai da anke tunawa shi ne tafiyar da muka yi a jirgin kasa.”
An kai shi wurin wata mata da ke zaune a wajen Legas a wata unguwa wacce mafi yawa masu nakasa kuma mabarata ke zama a cikinta.
Matar ta rinka bayar da hayansa ga makafi mabarata kan naira 500 kullum.
Samuel ne kawai ya zauna da matar, inda ya rinka kwana a kan tabarma a dakinta da aka yi da katako.
Cikin shekarun da ya yi , ya ce kusan yara maza biyar ne suka zo zama da sauran matan dake kusa su kuma ko wannensu ana bayar da shi haya ga mabarata.
Samuel ya yi tunanin an yi masa wani abu ko kuma an ba shi wani abu ya ci ko kuma ya sha a lokacin saboda ba ya tunanin ‘yan gidansu a lokacin, ko kuma tunanin halin da suke ciki.
“Ba na jin ina da tausayi a loacin,” a cewarsa. “Kawai dai kamar fatalwa nake sai dai in je in yi aikin dan jagora. In samo kudi, in ci abinci in yi bacci, gobe ma haka.
Mabarata daban-daban sun rinka hayarsa tsawon lokaci kama daga sati guda zuwa wata guda.
Idan dare ya yi kullum, sai Samuel da mabaracin su yi bacci tare da sauran mabarata a gefen tituna.
Idan mabaracin ya ji dadin aiki da shi, sai ya sake yin hayarsa tsawon wani lokacin.
“Na zama kamar bawa, ” ya ce. “Ban isa in ce zan je wani wuri ba ko kuma zan yi wani abu ba. Dole in zama ina kusa a ko da yaushe.
Da yake kullum a tafe yake, sai Samuel ya yi ‘yan abokai inda wani lokaci ya kan yi wasa da ‘ya’yan wasu mabaratan da yamma.
Wani lokaci mutane kan basu abinci idan suka yi bara. A wasu lokutan kuwa sai su tsaya a gaban gidajen abinci su ci ragowar na mutane ko su diba a bola.
“Kullum ina cikin yunwa. Da rana idan una aiki, da wuya in samu damar zama in ci abinci.” ya ce.
“Ina ganin mabaratan ba mutanen banza bane. Suna tashi daga bacci, su yi bara yadda mutane ke tashi da safe su tafi aiki.”
Kullum Samuel na takawa daga wani yankin na Legas zuwa wani a matsayin dan jagora.
Wani lokaci su kan taka zuwa wasu jihohin dake makwaftaka ko kuma su tsallaka Jamhuriyar Benin. Idan mabaratan suka samu labarin wasu masu karziki za su yi taro a wani waje, sai su gaya wa Samuel ya kai su wajen da motar Bas.
“Akwai lokutan da na ke gajiya sai in ki tsayawa don mu yi bara amma makafi na da saurin gano abu- jinsu na da kaifi. Wani lokaci sai su karkatar da kafadata su ce ‘Akwai wani a nan. Me ya sa ka wuce shi?’
Abin al’ajabi ya faru
A watan Disambar 2000, wani mabaraci da yake yi wa dan jagora ya ji labarin taron da ake yi a cocin Winners Chapel inda suka gamu da yayarsa.
Da farko, Firdausi ta kidime ta kasa mika hannu ta taba kaninta- wanda har yanzu bai manta ihun da ta yi ba.
“Sai na fadi a kasa,” ta ce.
Samuel ya rame, kafadarsa ta dama ta karkace kuma ya yi dif kamar kurma, ba ya cewa uffan. Ganin haka Firdausi ta fashe da kuka.
“Na dan jima ban gane ta ba, duk da na ga alamar sanayya- alamar cewa wannan ‘yar uwata ce,” in ji Samuel.
Nan da nan aka taru kuma ma’aikatan cocin ma suka iso. Suka yi kokarin fahimtar abin da Firdausi ke cewa.
Suka ja Samuel gefe suka yi masa wanka. Aka ba shi wankakkun kaya ya sa sannan aka dora shi da yayarsa kan dandamalin coci kuma aka bai wa Firdausi lasifika.
Cikin kuka ta bayyana yadda ta gano kaninta wanda ya kwashe tsawon shekaru shida a bace.
Taron ‘yan cocin suka rika jinjina tare da godiya ga Allah.
A wannan daren sun kwana a harabar cocin a cikin mota, saboda hanyar inda Firdausi take zama da nisa.
Ta rinka tashi cikin dare tana taba kaninta don tabbatar da cewa shi din ne.
Samuel ya bayyana cewa daf da zai gamu da yayarsa, an kai wani sabon yaro gidan matar.
Da farko, yaron ya yi ta kuka ba kakkautawa kuma ya ki cin abinci. Nan da nan, sai ya daina kukan kuma haka ya sa Samuel zargin cewa an yi masa wani abu ne don a karkatar da hankalinsa daga tunanin gida.
“A kasar da ta ci gaba sai ka je ka gaya wa ‘yan sanda. Amma a nan, ‘yan sanda za su ce ka ba su kudin man mota da sauransu kuma a lokacin ma ni bana aiki,” in ji Firdausi.
Kuma baya ga haka ma, gyara rayuwar kaninta wanda ya ke da shekara 13 a lokacin shi ya fi ba ta wahala. Bai koma wajen mahaifinsu ba sai ya ci gaba da zama da ita tana kula da shi.
Duk jikinsa kuraje ne masu tsananin wari.
Kafadarsa ta dama ta dade a karkace, sai da a ka rika kai shi asibiti ana ba shi magunguna kafin ta dawo dai-dai kuma ta daina nuna matsin da ta shiga na damkar da mabarata ke mata.
Mahaifiyarsu ba ta gane dan autanta ba- wanda a yanzu ya lalace, ya kazance.
Sai da ta daga hannunsa ta duba wata tawadar Allah sannan ta amince mutumin da ke gabanta danta ne na cikinta.
Bayan shekara 6 ba ya zuwa makaranta, Samuel bai iya rubutu da karatu ba.
Firdausi ta kai shi makaranta amma sai aka ce ai ya tsufa da makarantar firamare.
Sai ta hadu da wata mata mai makaranta kuma ta maince ta sa shi a makarantarta yayin da Firdausi ta shirya samar masa malamin da zai rika yi masa karatu idan ya taso daga makaranta.
Ya ci duka jarabawarsa sosai kuma a lokacin da ya kai shekara 17 sai ya zana jarabawar shiga jami’a.
Nan ma ya ci fiye da yadda ake tsammani don kuwa shi ya zo na daya a makarantarsu gaba daya kuma ya samu Jami’ar Ahmadu Bello da ke Zaria inda ya karanata fannin Injiniya.
Sai dai kwazonsa da hazakarsa ta jefa shi cikin matsalar da ta kawo karshen karatunsa.
Sauran dalibai na zuwa wajensa don neman taimako a fannin karatu kuma a shekararsa ta hudu a jamai’a aka kama shi yana rubuta wa wani dalibi jarabawa.
Yanzu Samuel na aiki ne a filayen da ake gini a kansu a matsayin mai kula da ayyuka.
“Wata rana idan na samu wadata, ina da burin in ci gaba da karatu na,” ya ce. Ya kara da cewa watakil ya karanci kimiyyar komfuta tunda ya iya sarrafa komfuta da makamantanta.
Samuel ya ce ba ya bakin ciki da halin da ya shiga a baya. Yana ganin cewa rayuwar da yayi ta taimaka masa zama mutum mai kirki.
“Bana taba jin haushin mutane ko in riki wani a zuciyata,” ya ce.
Samuel ya ce yana fatan cewa labarinsa zai karkatar da hankalin mutane kan mabarata da ‘yan jagorarsu.
“Idan suka ga mabaraci da dan jagora, su yi nazari a kan cewa babu mamaki yaron nan na bukatar taimako,” a cewarsa. “Kada kawai ku mika kudi ku tafi.”
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Middle-belt forum backs TY Danjuma-led group, accuses Buhari govt of supporting Fulani herdsmen takeover Southern Nigeria
The forum said the killings are a deliberate plan by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to hand over their lands to marauding Fulani herdsmen, saying, “This plan to subjugate and conquer our people and Southern Nigeria will be vehemently resisted.”
DAILY POST recalls that the NCEF, under the leadership of former Defence Minister, Lt. Gen. T.Y Danjuma (retd); ex-Military Governor of Rivers State, General Zamani Lekwot (retd); and Chief Solomon Asemota, SAN, had dragged Buhari to the United Kingdom, UK, Parliament, over alleged move to Islamise Nigeria.
Alleging that the Nigerian leader was pursuing a jihad or Islamisation agenda, they told the UK parliament that Buhari was not serious about tackling insecurity arising from Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen-farmers crises in the country.
In a latest development, the MBF National President, Dr Bitrus Pogu, in a statement, said, “The Forum wishes to align itself completely with the position of the NCEF over the ceaseless bloodshed that is deliberately founded on the orchestrated plans by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to annihilate and disposses the peoples of the Middle Belt and Southern Nigerians of their ancestral lands and hand over same to marauding Fulani herdsmen terrorists. This plan to subjugate and conquer our people and Southern Nigeria will be vehemently resisted.”
The forum said its attention has been drawn to a statement credited to what it called an amorphous group that calls itself the Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG), adding that in its publication, the said group did not hide its desperate intention to rubbish the former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd), former military governor of old Rivers state, Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd), among other notable members of the Nigerian Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF) over their written submission to the United Kingdom Parliament on the ongoing killings across communities of the Middle Belt and other parts of Nigeria.
MBF said Middle Belt Conscience Guard in its press statement that was purportedly signed by its president, bearing the name, Prince Raymond Enejo, chided the NCEF for its publication in which it accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of brazenly pursuing an agenda of ‘Islamisation and Fulanisation’ in the country.
MBF added that in its submission, the so-called group led by Enejo claimed that the NCEF’s statement amounted to a deliberate act of provocation against the country, aimed at encouraging Christians and Middle Belters to rise against the present government.
MBF maintained, “Ordinarily, our Forum would not have bothered to respond to a publication that is baseless and outrightly mischievous. We are, however, constrained to observe that as an umbrella body for all groups in the Middle Belt Region, we are totally unaware of the existence of this Middle Belt Conscience Guard. Our Forum, being a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural and non-partisan organisation, is obliged to respond and clarified on issues raised by the conscience group that is out to mislead members of the public.
“Though we believe that the NCEF is capable of responding to all accusations raised againt it by the group, we need not be its mouth piece. However, for the mere fact that two illustrious sons of the Middle Belt Region, who are also members of the NCEF were deliberately and mischieviously targeted for attack, this response has become unavoidably necessary.
“The Forum considers the position of the so-called conscience group as a deliberate falsehood that is aimed at misleading the unsuspecting public through foisting diversionary plot to draw the attention of the public away from the heinous genocide being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen terrorists across the Middle Belt and other parts of the country in pursuit of the ‘Fulanisation’ agenda as earlier raised in the NCEF’s submission and observed also by other notable persons and groups.”
MBF stated that considering the inordinate reaction of the group to the position of the NCEF, it is either the conscience group is non-existent or may be just a mercenary group hired by its paymasters who are the real sponsors of the heinous pogrom in our communities and ‘Fulanisation’ agenda in the country.
“As categorically declared by the NCEF, current attempts at implementing the ‘Fulanisation’ agenda enjoys the active support of the Buhari-led government. There are many proofs to back up the NCEF’s assertion that there is a collusion between herdsmen and the Federal Government in advancing this campaign. In the past four years of the Buhari administration, tens of thousands of Nigerians have been decimated, with several thousands killed on account of Fulani herdsmen terrorist invasion of peaceful communitues across the country. Despite the troubling death toll, none of the culprits has been arrested or brought to book.
“While attention of the present government is being focused on combating the dread of Boko Haram in the North-east zone, the present administration has been demonstrating fudging attempts at battling rampaging Fulani terrorists whose bloodthirsty disposition has brought devastation and anguish on our people.
“For avoidance of doubt, we wish to inform Nigerians and the international community that the Middle Belt peoples are now victims of a conspiracy to subjugate them and disinherit them of their ancestral lands. We are calling on men and women of good conscience to spare no efforts in exposing the ongoing heinous crimes against humanity in a bid to unveil the dark spot of human conscience surrounding the massacres of Nigerians and destruction of communities in the Middle Belt Region and other parts of the country.
“The Forum has confidence that history and God is on the side of the just. We remain steadfastly confident that someday, we shall witness an end to these tragedies that have befallen the Middle Belt Region and our nation,” the Middle Belt Forum observed.
Atiku reacts to re-election of CAN president, Ayokule
DAILY POST had reported that Ayokunle got 59 votes to defeat the runner up, Rev. Caleb Solomon-Ahima, President, Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria, TEKAN, who got 44 votes.
Ahima, according to the CAN constitution, becomes the Vice President of the organisation.
Ayokunle was born on Jan. 25, 1957 and hails from Isheke, Oyo State.
Reacting, Atiku on Twitter wrote, ”Congratulations, Rev. (Dr.) Samson Ayokunle on your re-election as President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
“I pray for God’s wisdom & divine direction to you in the running of the affairs of CAN and the interface of the association with the rest of the Nigerian society.”
Kwara PDP kicks as Gov Abdulrazaq sacks 16 LG chairmen
Abdulrazaq took the decision few hours after the state House of Assembly recommended their sack pending completion of investigation against them.
In a statement signed by the party’s state chairman, Engr Kola Shittu, the party demanded its retraction, describing the move by the legislature as illegal and undemocratic.
He said it was wrong for the House to recommend the suspension of the councils bosses on allegation of financial misappropriation when they hadn’t been properly investigated or invited for questioning.
The PDP chairman said” it should be noted that neither the House nor the governor has the power to suspend the council chairmen who were lawfully elected by their people.
“The council chairmen were lawfully elected in 2017 by the people for a three-year tenure, which will expire in 2020.
“Neither the governor nor the state Assembly has the power to suspend or sack them before the expiration of their administration.
“We wish to remind the lawmakers of a subsisting court order barring the state governor or any of his representatives, including the state House of Assembly from suspending or dissolving elected local government chairmen or interfere in their financial activities until the lawful expiration of their tenure in 2020.
“It is also instructive to note that the Supreme Court had also declared as illegal and unconstitutional the dissolution of local government councils by state governors and state Assemblies,” the statement added.
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