Tragedy: How My Father, Sister Burnt Alive In Church In Kano – Son Laments
A victim of alleged Boko Haram attack, one John Mbah, has demanded justice from the Federal Government following his brutal ordeal with the insurgents. Mbah, who now resides in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, said he was living in Dadawa, an outskirt of Sabon Gari, Kano State, when the incident occurred on April 30.
The victim lamented how his entire family was burnt to death in his church, Discipleship Ministries, in the area by the dreaded Islamic religious sect. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Mbah said his father, Pastor Kenneth Mbah, and sister, Adaugo Mbah, were both burnt alive in the church.
He said, “On the fateful day, while we were in the church praying, they stormed and ordered us to renounce our Christian faith or be killed. As my father was about to beg them to allow him to be with his faith, they set him ablaze with the fuel they were carrying, and when my sister, Adaugo Kenneth, rushed to him to stop the inferno, they poured fuel on her, too.
“Because their attention was on the fire, my elder brother, Nnamdi Kenneth and I sneaked into the inner apartment, and as they were ordering us to come out, we knew it was our turn to be killed, so we escaped through the window,” he said.
He also told NTA that, “As we were running in different directions, I heard my father and sister crying in pain, but I had no option than to save my life first. I have not set my eyes on my elder brother, Nnamdi Kenneth, who, I have gathered, ran to Florida, US, for safety, while I am here in Okpoko, Anambra State, doing menial jobs to help myself as the sect vowed to kill us if they ever see us again. I am calling on the FG to please, come to my aid,” Mbah pleaded.