A survival of the 2015 Shittes massacre in Kaduna State has shared a touching story of how one of her friend, Hameeda Adam, lost her child during the Nigerian Army brutal clampdown on the Islamic sect.
The Nigerian Army had on the 12th of December clashed with protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) killing 348, with 347 bodies secretly buried by the Army in a mass grave.
The Army claimed it responded to an assassination attempt on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General, Tukur Buratai.
She Shared the story on her twitter handle on the 28th of May 2019, a day set aside to mourn victims of violent killing across the country.
Read her story below…
They forcefully seized the dead body of my son & throw it on their vehicle which was already full of dead bodies.
”When the shootings started, we got a safe place in the house of Malam Haruna Abbas, suddenly comes the military & set the whole house on fire, i had a late pregnancy and at the same time I’m with my two and a half years baby.
Full of agony, we started to throw our children downstairs despite that they are too young and we start to ensue them for the fear of not to be burned or suffocated from the already ablazed house.
My son, Alhassan; was resting on my shoulder, then I suddenly heard him yelled, when I set my eyes on him, I was shocked to saw him been shot twice, one on his thigh and the other on his stomach.
I remained helpless starring at the blood of my beloved son, flowing on the ground. Despite that i was in torment condition, but my priority was to save the life of the Apple of my eyes.
My son asked me weather if I can afford to give him some water, and I gave him. He further asked me to forgive him, & he also forgave me in return. Not long afterward, my dear son departed this life.
On our arrival at the hospital, what the military did to me is obviously what I can never ever forget in my life; they forcefully seized the dead body of my son & throw it on their vehicle which was already full of dead bodies.
That was the last time I saw him; tears of pain rolled on my cheeks. But when I recalled that it was on the path of Allah, i feel at ease and joyful.