Boko Haram: We cannot be intimidated – Father of slain Nigeria’s Plateau teenager

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from left, father of slain Plateau University of Maiduguri student, with wife during a press briefing on Thursday in Nigeria's Plateau


The father of slain Nigeria’s Plateau teenager, who was shot by Boko Haram in a video currently making the rounds on social media, has said the killing of his son cannot intimidate his family into denouncing Christ but can only make them stronger as Christians.

“If you kill a Christian you only killed the flesh because we shall rejoice again on the day of resurrection: Let us assure Boko Haram that we are stronger and cannot be intimidated”.

Father of the deceased, Mr. David Daciyal, stated this at his residence on Thursday in Jos, the capital city of northcentral Plateau State, while reacting for the first time on the death of his son, Master Daciya Dalep aged 22, who was murdered in cold blood by Boko Haram.

It would be recalled that on Tuesday morning, January 21st 2020, Nigerians woke up to a gory video of the gruesome execution of a Plateau teenager, Master Daciya Dalep.

Dalep, a 200 level Biology/Education student of University of Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria, was abducted on the 9th of January 2020 by Boko Haram insurgents on his way to school from Jos.

Daciya Dalep murdered by Boko Haram

Lamenting his death, his father, Mr. Dacival added that “we are in the last days, our prayer as a family is that God should touch the hearth of our leaders to provide security for our children especially along Maiduguri axis.

“Boko Haram in the video said they are looking out for Plateau people in retaliation for the crisis that hitherto took place in Jos.

“The statement has made it clear that no Plateau man is safe along the axis of northeastern Nigeria”, Dacival said.

Our correspondent reports that the video showing the execution of the Plateau teenager had the voice of his executor saying that the death of Daciya Dalep is in retaliation for the death of their people who died during the several crisis in Plateau.


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