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Ali Ahmadu

Chibok boy, Ali Ahmadu, paralysed three years ago, following a Boko Haram attack in his town, is now able to walk.

After being in the Intensive Care Unit for 48 hours, Ali survived corrective surgery on his spine, in Dubai, News Agency of Nigeria reports

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Igho Sanomi and members of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation  who sponsored this surgery, are currently with him in DUbai.

Ali was described by the surgeons as, “a very strong boy who was determined to live”.

Nuhu Kwajafa, The Founder of the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC), the organization that planned Ali’s surgery, expressed delight at the young boys recovery.

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“After five hours in surgery, on 17th September 2017, and 48hrs in the intensive care unit, To God’s Glory Ali Ahmadu Chibok had a very successful procedure and is currently stabilizing and recovering. It has been a Divine Journey starting from far away Chibok in 2014; a little boy left to dead, underneath a tree, after a vicious Boko Haram attack, to where we are today…

“In young Ali we have a fighting spirit, a resolute and charming soul, beating all odds to survive and to walk again, this reflects so truly the Nigerian Spirit, we are indeed grateful to God”.


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Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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