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Crippled Boko Haram victim walks, wants to be a police man

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-Boko Haram victim, Ali Ahamdu thrills well wishers as he walks majestically at the airport.

-Foundation in charge of Ali’s treatment spent $48,000 on his medical trip

Boko Haram victim says he wants to be a police man, after successful surgery on legs.

After being confined to a wheelchair for four years, a child victim of Boko Haram attacks, Ali Ahmadu, has returned to Nigeria hale, hearty and able to walk.

Ali after three months outside the country, returned home on Monday, from a Dubai hospital, after a successful surgery on his legs.

There was joy at the arrival terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday as family members and well-wishers gathered to receive Ali Ahmadu, a six-year-old boy

Alighting from an Ethiopian Airline plane at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, at 12:22 p.m. unaided, Ali was received by his family and well wishers.

Excited about his return home, Ali thrilled the large crowd with brisk walks at the Abuja airport.

When asked in Hausa about his experience in Dubai, he said “lafiya lao” (Fine, thank you).

Naija News recalls that Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity organisation based in Abuja,was in charge of the boys trip. The foundation paid $48,000 for Ahmadu’s medical treatment, after the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care organised a fund raiser for the child’s corrective surgery.

Speaking on behalf of the GIPLC, Mr. Nuhu Kwajafah, said, “Ahmadu was immobile and fast deteriorating, physically and mentally, from 2014 till the first quarter of this year when the GIPLC made contact with him. The organisation facilitated the relevant examination and laboratory tests for assessment and proper medical attention.

“The results revealed that he couldn’t access the quality care required to realign him towards a better quality of life, hence the decision to make prerequisite arrangements to take him abroad.”

 


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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_