I am in pains, I  never thought I would bury my child, says father of slain Greenfield varsity student 


The Father of Dorothy Yohanna, one of the Greenfield University students killed by kidnappers, Mr Yohanna Meck,  said he was bidding his daughter farewell in pains because he never thought of burying his child.

In his tribute during  a funeral service held for Dorothy on Wednesday at the ECWA Goodnews Church, Narayi High Course, Kaduna, Meck said, “I had a deal with my daughter. We did not conclude it because some people interrupted us and God, who knows the end from the beginning, approved the interruption so that Tirnom can go to His place.”

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According to him, his temperament did not allow him speak with the kidnappers who spoke with his wife while their daughter was in captivity because he was scared his temperament might anger the bandits to hurt his daughter.


He added, “They spoke with her (Tirnom mother) and asked for N800m but she told them we couldn’t raise such money. Then, they told her that we should go and tell Governor El-Rufai and the school management to give us the money.”

Dorothy’s mother said, “My greatest joy is that I spoke with you when you were in the hands of your captors. I told you to hold on to your God, not knowing that we will not see or talk again in this life.”