The family of Dalep Dachiya, a 200 level student of the University of Maiduguri, who was recently killed by members of the Boko Haram sect, has urged the Federal Government to fish out the killers of their son.
Dalep was on his way to school on January 9th when he was abducted by the sect members. A video of his gruesome murder was later released yesterday January 22nd.
Pa David Dachiya who is the head of the family and an uncle of the deceased, held a press conference in Jos, Plateau state today, where he said that although the family has accepted their fate and surrendered everything to God, fishing out and punishing the killers of their son would bring succour to the bereaved family and others involved.
“As a family we just want to thank God for everything; we believe that what happened, happened for good. But we want to strongly call on the government to fish out the killers of our son. He was just an innocent boy who was killed for no reason. We equally urge the government to intensify efforts in fighting insurgency and all forms of insecurity in the country” he said
He urged the Federal government to intensify its efforts to stop the continuous attacks in Plateau state.
” This morning, we appeal to the government for action because the statement that was made in the video is quite touching. If an eight years old child can tell the whole world that they are revenging what Plateau had done to their forefathers in Borno which I don’t know apart from hearing from him, I have never heard of it.
An eight years old boy cannot say that, some elderly people have incited him to do it. We are in the last days. We are not provocating anybody but our prayer as a family is that God should touch our leaders otherwise all our people from Plateau will not be able to travel to Maiduguri or Borno in general because that statement has made it known that anybody who is going there would be killed if they know that you are from Plateau.
Our appeal as a family is that the government should do something to stabilize what is happening, we pray that God will see us through.” he said