Displaced boko haram victims- sorrows & pleas.

Displaced, terrified, starved, separated from loves ones, orphaned – these are words that describe the many residents of Bama, the 2nd largest town in Borno state, Nigeria.

It was a usual Monday morning in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and as part of our daily routine, we headed out to our school, which was in close proximity with the ‘Bama town’ motor park. But instead of the usual population we used to witness, we saw hundreds of people of all age groups mostly small children, young and middle aged men and women all spread out on the road side, aimlessly wandering and seeking for shelter. It was then that we received the dreaded story.

Boko haram- the terrorist sect of the north east, that have killed thousands and counting have invaded the town, after sending air strikes attacking their barrack (soldiers headquaters), Killied and captured all the males (children alike) they could lay their hands on, and finally rendering the town under their ownership. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.

These terrified residents ran for safety into Maiduguri, some in commercial cars but many many on foot in different small groups; a girl who carried her younger brother all the way by foot, a woman whose husband was killed, and other young displaced men. All thanks to Allah, Al-Hafeez, Who spared their lives to see the sun rise again, despite they been displaced.

What next is going to happen to them? What will be their next meal? Will they ever see their lost/captured family members? Will they ever regain their lost houses, cars and money? Will boko haram be prevented from entering their safe haven, Maiduguri, which is their main target? They don’t know, and we don’t know. We only pray and hope in the decision of the Most Wise and Merciful, day and night, relentlessly.

This is the condition of the muslim- populated Borno state. Our plea is for you all to make daily duas for the displaced and for the return of safety and security to Borno state, and the whole muslim ummah at large, and secondly to donate generously, with either money and clothes so that at least they can be provided with the basics: food, clothing and shelter.

May Allah (swt), the dishonourer and The Abaser, do what He deems right to these zalimoon, and protect us all from their harm, ameen ya Rabbi.

Donation details
1. Money:
Account name: Salamatu Tata
Account number: 0127009141
Guarantee trust bank, Nigeria, Uk.

2. Clothes: Indimi mosque, along damboa road, Maiduguri, Borno state.

The prophet (saw)’s words were: “The Muslim Ummah is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the whole body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the whole body is in pain”

* the victims are now lodged in Maiduguri NYSC camp and a government school hostel.

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