Photos: Airtel’s Director of Comm, Visits Boy in Zaria Whose Eyes Were Plucked out

Published 3 years ago by: jaynettee williams ofem
at 03:22 PM, 24/02/2016 (3 years ago)

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On the 27th of January 2016, 4-year-old Sadiq Usman and his sister were kidnapped by unknown persons suspected to be ritualists while on their way to the mosque close to their home in Zaria, Kaduna State. His sister was later found, unhurt, but Sadiq was found much later with empty bloody eye-sockets, and his eyes gone.
Airtel’s Director of Communication, Emeka Oparah recently visited Sadiq. Below is what he said during his visit:

”Even the strongest of men with the strangest of hearts will sober up on meeting Sadiq Usman, the 4-year-old angel, whose eyes were plucked by suspected ritualists in Zaria last month.

 Well, that was my situation as I arrived the rusty village of Bula area of Jushi in the outskirts of Zaria, Kaduna State, where little Sadiq lives with his parents, a younger sister and an older brother, who I’m told, had refused leave the hospital insisting the doctors took one of his eyes to replace his brother’s. Touching.

 Even before I met him face to face, my courage failed me and tears, anger, sadness, name it, overwhelmed me. He’s been home for two weeks since his discharge from ABU Teaching Hospital, Zaria. Now, I wish I was able to meet Mrs. Ibru, his nurse at the hospital, who kept giving me update on his progress during those frightful early days of his ordeal. Such a very gracious woman!

 My brother and friend, Mallam Bello Moh’d Abdullahi Nasarawa (I call him Mallam Abdullahi), who first brought Sadiq’s plight to public attention, was obviously stronger than me, may be because he’s visited Sadiq while he was in hospital. A man of steel, though, with a warm and genial disposition.

 Sadiq Usman 3 Anyway, it took a while, but eventually Sadiq warmed up to me with the help of his father, Usman Isah Bebeji, who’s become a sort of security guard for the justifiably frightened kid, since his horrible experience.

 Playful, cheerful, gentle, funny-even with his eyes still bandaged-Sadiq is a sweet boy. He loved my beard, and kept rubbing it. He didn’t like the crowd that gathered around us and so clung to me…and I clung to him, soaked in my own tears. Chai! I kept imagining what I would have done, if it was my only son, Tito, who was so brutally dealt with. God forbid, but I doubt that I would have survived it.

 Well, what else can I say. I’m so glad I made it to Zaria to see my boy. I’m glad I met him the way I met him:happy, hopeful and adapting to his new condition. I, however, couldn’t stop cursing his attackers under my breathe that almighty God deal them a bad hand. They may have succeeded in stealing his eyes, but they can’t take away Sadiq Abubakar’s dreams and vision. And that was the essence of my visit.......

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zezprincess at 03:47 AM, 25/02/2016 (3 years ago)
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God bless you sir for your kind gesture.
nonsovin at 08:50 AM, 3/03/2016 (3 years ago)
(3039 | Gistmaniac) (m)

We need more of these!!!
ujmaria at 05:00 PM, 3/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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God bless you sir, may dose ritualist die a slow and painful death
charisVEC at 01:03 AM, 4/03/2016 (3 years ago)
(2639 | Gistmaniac) (m)

God,wat a lyf.all is well
Vectorcy at 09:27 AM, 5/07/2016 (3 years ago)
(8469 | Hero) (m)

Pls, why yawa dey everywhere I go. Na serious yawa make yawa no cry again, e do. Na so we take c am yawa goes on,
yawa don gas


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