Slain Greenfield University Student’s In-Law Pens Message to Buhari’s Aide Tolu Ogunlesi


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A Twitter user, Yamai, whose sister-in-law was among the three slain students of Greenfield University, has penned a heartrending message to presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, bemoaning the state of security in Nigeria.

The civil structural engineer and network administrator shared the letter via Twitter on Friday.

Recall that armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, had announced the shooting to death of three of the victims by their kidnappers on Friday.

The killing of the students sent shock waves across the nation, with many Nigerians calling on the Federal Government to do more to protect Nigerians.

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“Joining in the call, Yamai, who tweets from @ydcoal, wrote, Hi @toluogunlesi, my sister-in-law was among the 3 dead students found today from Greenfield University. We are all trying to unpack our feelings. People’s children have become sports for bandits & kidnappers. I know you get a lot of stick on here.

Yamai - Greenfield University

“And I know you get; people are angry. I’m very angry right now because there’s just so much I don’t understand anymore. What’s the purpose of life as a Nigerian? What’s the sole responsibility of a government for/to the people?

“I’m marginalised as a Christian in my state. I go elsewhere and I’m being stereotyped. Today, my sister is dead. I can not, for the life of me, imagine what she went thru in the hands of these evil men before her untimely death. Can you? How do I comfort my wife?

“How can a mother bury her child? What’s the purpose of thoughts & prayers? Do we deserve to live and die like this in our own country? Do you understand why some of us choose to be “slaves” elsewhere than “kings” at home?

“No jokes here… The pain is unbearable. Everyone deserves the benefit of doubt, but do you think this government still deserves any? I need answers. They still have 20 more kids with some to be killed tomorrow if they don’t get what they’d asked for.

“Where do we go from here Tolu? Do we worry about tomorrow? Do we believe in a fair, just and righteous God? My mother-in-law hasn’t eaten or showered in 3 days since her daughter, whom she saw on Monday, got kidnapped & this death was the answer to her prayers.

“You’re not the president, I know, but please talk to your boss. The evil we do or our negligence surely does come around one way or the other. That’s the circle of life. Do something!! Bless you!!”

Responding, Ogunlesi wrote, “I’m so sorry to hear this Yamai. My deepest condolences!”

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