RIP: Father Of 2 Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls Dies Of A Heart Attack

RIP: Father Of 2 Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls Dies Of A Heart Attack

By Vanguard on May 22, 2014
Borno Chibok Boko Haram
A man weeps as he joins parents of the kidnapped girls during a meeting with the Borno state governor in Chibok on Tuesday, April 22. | Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

A father of 8 children and two wives whose two daughters were among the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Mr. Mutai Hona aged 56 died as a result of High Blood Pressure (BP) he sustained during the incident.#bringbackourgirls

The news of the dead of Mr. Hona was announced by his brother, Mr. James Yama.

Yama in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri said, the deceased who was ‘hale and hearty’ died on Sunday this week due to psychological trauma when he realized that none of his two abducted daughters were in the video clip earlier released by the sect leader, Abubakar Shekau. He has since been buried in Chibok on Monday according to Christian rite.

Yama said most of the parents of the abducted girls were not eating neither sleeping  “We are suffering in silence, one of my brother Mr. Mutai Hona whose two daughters were among those abducted died last Sunday as a result of heart attack, since the incident, he has not been eating well, before he developed High Blood Pressure.

“It will interest you to note that on Sunday this week, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in charge of North East Zone were here in Chibok to distribute relief materials to the victims, but none of the parents collected even a soap. They protested to NEMA officials that all  they want is for government to bring back their abducted daughters,  infact, most of those who benefited from the relief materials are people whose daughters were not among the abducted.

“If we had seen the corpses of our girls, we would have forgotten about them. They have turned the whole episode into hide and seek game with the authorities not letting us know really what is happening, it is unfortunate,” he stated.

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