Daniel Chuwang

RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS, FULANI HERDSMEN AND BOKO HARAM MASSACRE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA

Young Daniel, an indigene of Dogo-nahawa, a remote village between Barikin-Ladi and Jos South L.G.A in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, was one of the victims and remnants one of the worst massacre of human lives and properties, whose father was not as lucky, as he was slaughtered in the massacre that took the lives of Three Hundred and Fifty-four (354) persons on March 7th, 2010 among the slain were men, women both pregnant, nursing mothers and children.

In the early hours of the ill-fated day, while the innocent good people of Dogo-nahawa community were asleep, the Fulani herdsmen, now Boko Haram, invaded the community with knives (machetes), guns, axes, and other dangerous weapons, killing and maiming members of the community for several hours without any form of interruption or resistance by government security agencies, leaving not less than 354 persons hacked down in cold blood while others including Daniel were brutally macheted and some with their limbs cut off and many were forcefully made widows and widowers as you can see in the pictures below:

The picture above shows AHF president with Daniel on some of his visits to Dogonahawa community

The above pictures show scars left from machete cuts on Daniel’s head and body after being treated by AHF medical department.

Daniel developed a post traumatic syndrome (PTSD) as a result of the terrifying and painful experience which makes him pass out constantly and could hardly sleep in the day or night due to constant nightmares whenever he closes his eyes.

His situation was reported to AHF president on one of his visits by his widow mother, a beneficiary of AHF widows intervention, who could not bear the pain of losing her husband and watch the trauma which her son go through on daily basis. The AHF president was moved with compassion and immediately took Daniel out of the environment and came back with him to Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the southern part of Nigeria where he was taken to Sophia clinic at No. 27 Old Aba road, Port Harcourt, a hospital retained by AHF where the less privileged who are beneficiaries of AHF free medical scheme, are sent for treatment and their bills paid by the foundation. Daniel was admitted and properly treated by Professor (Dr.) Ndubuisi Eke.

On full recovery, Daniel was awarded a scholarship by the foundation in Nazareth International School and lives with the AHF president in Port Harcourt from where he attends school since then.

The above picture shows Daniel on his way to school

The above picture shows Daniel in the classroom