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A Horrible scene that made me weep for days

Life Realities - April 12, 2021

Then they saw the beautiful woman, Sgt Sadiku’s wife with her baby. The leader tried to take her two month old baby from her but Sadiku jumped up and said “That’s my baby.” The leader then pointed gun at his head, warning him to sit down, but before anyone could say anything, a gunshot came from a nearby bush, scattered Sgt Sadiku’s brain. The one who shot from the bush, a member of the kidnap gang looking so wild; “Kill any soldier among them, now,” as he walk towards us wildly. Sgt Bernard rushed at one of the kidnappers holding AK 47 and seized the gun and used the kidnapper as a shield.

I never believed that any human being could exhibit such act of wickedness, but I saw it happen live.

I was traveling from Kaduna to Abuja to see my husband, a Military man. I met two young guys putting on army uniform, so I felt the need to interact with them, seeing they are junior officers to my husband’s rank. One of them had his wife with him and their baby, who cant be more than two months old. We exchange greetings and they accorded me the compliment of being the wife of a senior officer. We continued our journey, but few kilometers away from Kaduna, I saw some men in soldier’s uniform in a seeming check point. I saw a car parked and all occupants asked to sleep on the main road. It is dehumanizing, so I felt like talking to them that this does not portray the military in good light. Our driver slowed down as they pointed their guns at us. One of the soldiers in the vehicle said “Walahi, these people are kidnappers, not soldier,” but I never imagined where that suggestion came from until, I looked well and saw how they dress and the kind of slippers they put on.

I stayed calm, afraid because I heard about them before but could not imagine ever meeting them .  “Come down everybody and raise up your hands,” roared one that looks like their leader who spoke in tattered pidgin English. He has the look of a Fulani man in his early twenties. We obeyed and stepped down. When they sighted the boys in uniform, they become more aggressive, “Who are you?” The first solider introduced himself as Sergeant Bernard and the other too Sergeant Sadiku. They were ordered to move aside and sit down on bare ground. Then they saw the beautiful woman, Sgt Sadiku’s wife with her baby. The leader tried to take her two month old baby from her but Sadiku jumped up and said “That’s my baby.” The leader then pointed gun at his head, warning him to sit down, but before anyone could say anything, a gunshot came from a nearby bush, scattered Sgt Sadiku’s brain. The one who shot from the bush, a member of the kidnap gang looking so wild; “Kill any soldier among them, now,” as he walk towards us wildly. Sgt Bernard rushed at one of the kidnappers holding AK 47 and seized the gun and used the kidnapper as a shield. They angrily shot at both their colleague and Sgt Bernard. I knew what to do at such times. I went flat on the floor to avoid being shot in error. Incidentally, Sgt Bernard fell on me and his blood splashed on me. They dragged away the baby, held Sadiku’s wife and raped her. They later shot her along with every other passenger except two men identified as capable of giving them something. They hurriedly left into the deep forest. After about thirty minutes on the ground, I managed to push the dead soldier off my body and crawled away to the main road. Luckily, I saw a High way patrol van and waived it down. They asked for my identity and hurriedly picked me and drove to a nearby bush base, where another vehicle was arranged for me to continue to Abuja.

Till date, that Journey remained a nightmare!

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My Boy Friend Fell In Love, Married My Best Friend

Life Realities - April 5, 2021

He gave me N25,000 and gave my friend Patience N3,000. I never knew that he squeezed his contact card along with the N3,000 he gave to Patience.

As soon as we got to school, Patience went outside to make a call and said she was going back to town. A roommate of mine saw Patience at the guest House with Banjo but I never believed it.

Tolu Oyetoki

I met Banjo in my undergraduate days at the University of Port Harcourt and we dated for almost three years. Banjo was then a staff with Slumberger Petroleum Prospecting Company and we loved each other so much.

He invited me on a particular day to meet him at the company guest house, Igirita area. As I was going, I decided to go with my best friend, Patience, a Medical student.

As soon as we got to the Slumberger Guest house, Banjo started behaving somehow towards my friend. He didn’t welcome her. I didn’t like what he was doing. We were supposed to sleep over with him that day but he told us that he has some outings, so he gave us money and sent us away.

He gave me N25,000 and gave my friend Patience N3,000. I never knew that he squeezed his contact card along with the N3,000 he gave to Patience.

As soon as we got to school, Patience went outside to make a call and said she was going back to town. A roommate of mine saw Patience at the guest House with Banjo but I never believed it.

Banjo no longer invited me to his place. I called but he never picked it, so one day, I decided to pay him unscheduled visit since I know his routine. Patience told me she was going to see her boy friend in town and left. I also left to see banjo but getting to the guest house, I met Patience right on his lapse in hot romance. “What is the meaning of this?” I asked both of them and in a chorus manner, they replied “what does it look like you are seeing?” Banjo later capped it asking “Who invited you here? If I need you, I would have asked for you. I love your friend more than I love you, please stop coming here, it’s over between us.”

I almost ran mad. Banjo is a very caring friend, we planned getting married, but he ended up marrying Patience. It took me more than five years before I got into another relationship because I turned out to hate men for every reason.

Though, I am now happily married, I did not forget the treacherous act of my best friend and the man I called my fiancée. I am sharing this experience so that ladies that are fond of taking their friends to meet their boyfriends would know the danger in it. The truth is that Patience is more beautiful than I am and she was reading a more lucrative course. I married a man that accept me for who I am but I would have been more in love if I married Banjo.

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