by Oge Okonkwo
A 14-year-old, JSS 2 student of Federal Government College, FGC, Bunu Yadi, Ibrahim Musa Lampo, who survived the horrific Boko Haram massacre on Tuesday which claimed the lives of 43 students, narrated his ordeal and how his school mates were gunned down y the insurgents.
Lampo who was shot in the leg and sustained few injuries in the attack said:
“I was shot on my left leg, while I was sleeping. When I woke up, I could not walk and was later taken to the girls hostel where the insurgents gathered us with the female students. They selected some of the female students and went away with them, while they left some of us groaning in pain from gun shot”.
The insurgents burnt down hostels, classrooms and more than 40 houses during the attack.
Ibrahim who recounted his experience while groaning in pains was receiving treatment for gunshot injuries at the General Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital, Damaturu.
His mother, Hajiya Hauwa Lampo, who was sitting beside him on the hospital bed lamented the inability of government to protect the lives of the innocent students.
The mother passionately appealed to the Federal Government to “provide adequate security for all unity schools in Nigeria, particularly in the north eastern region of the country by constructing a fence that will shield the students from intruders. And if the government can not deploy adequate security personnel, they should despatch sniffer dogs into the schools to patrol every nook and corner and this will go a long way in curbing the insurgency.”
Ibrahim’s father, Mallam Musa Lampo, an immigration officer was still in shock over the incident and simply said: “I have committed everything into the hands of God.”