The young girl decided to run for her life when she saw them coming. Everyone dreaded them. They were the notorious Boko Haram Terrorists. As she ran, she suddenly remembered her aging parents and decided to go back to help her parents. From a distance, she watched as her parents were killed. With tears, she ran for her life with no food to eat and nowhere to call home again. Some days later she was captured and that begins another story…
That is not a line from a fiction story, it is the story of a young lady Mary Maliki and according to UNICEF report, there are about 1.2million children like Mary who are internally displaced among the 2.1million internally displaced people in Nigeria. What can you do about this? You can lend a helping hand to the the Internally Displaced People in North East Nigeria. You have ten change of clothes but there is a young girl who have got none and there is nobody to help her but you can do something about this. On Sunday 27th September 2015, some good people who had it in mind to help the internally displaced people of Maiduguri gathered at CHARIS Hall in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos. The Host of the program Femi Owolabi was in Maiduguri recently and saw a need for more relief materials for our own brothers and sisters in the North. It was there that he met Mary Maliki whose story you just read.
In her own words, Mary Maliki shares her experience in the den of Boko Haram. Click the links below to download the audio interview with Mary Maliki.
Call +2348035705442 or +2348087892722 for details on how you can support the internally displaced people of Maiduguri
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