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Identity of Victim Killed By 8-Year-Old Boko Haram Member Revealed

  • A Student of University of Maiduguri Borno state
  • A native of Jing, Pankshin LGA of Plateau state
  • A Christian

The hostage and victim has been identified as Daciya Ropvil Dalep, a 200 Level Biology Education student of the University of Maiduguri and a native of Jing in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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In various posts shared on Facebook,his killing was condemned amidst an outpour of emotions and heartfelt condolences.

See some of their posts below…

From Cmr. Friday Bako

With heavy and trembling heart I watched the video of the execution of Mr. Ropvil Daciya Dalep of Jing village Pankshin LGA Plateau State, a 200 Biology Student of UniMaid by a Teenage Boko Haram Member.
So terrible and disheartening.
My heart goes to the good people of Jing Village, Pankshin LGA & Plateau State at large.
Our National security, peace and unity have come under severe threat.
Those saddled with the responsibilities of safeguarding lives, property and enhancing our internal security must up their games and guarantee a safer, peaceful and secured Nation.
My concern also is the Teenage Boko Haram Member who at this tender age has been negatively influenced to be a monstrous killer/terrorist.
May his soul and many others brutally murdered RIP.

From Yusuf Adamu Gagdi

I condemn in the strongest terms, the gruesome “execution“ by Boko Haram insurgents, of Daciya Ropvil Dalep, a native of Jing in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State and a Biology/Education student of University of Maiduguri.
Although the video could not open so that we can pictorially understand the nature he was executed, I am devastated by the excruciating lost of this promising young man, and more pathetically, in a gruesome manner one could not wish for his archenemy.
Daciya was abducted by Boko Haram on his way back to school about two weeks ago, without any information reaching his family as to his whereabouts, only for the video-picture showing his gruesome execution by the insurgents to be seen trending on social media.

This has, once again, brought to fore the nightmarish experience of people living in the insurgency ravaged Northeastern part of Nigeria, and the need for government to redouble her efforts to stamp out the irresponsible activities of this terrorist organization.
It is most despicable that despite the resources sunk in fighting the insurgency, the nefarious activities of the insurgents fester, and more precious lives continue to perish in a wanton manner.
This sad news is coming just when I am exploring both legislative and lobbying mechanisms to get the federal government negotiate the release of Bashir Abdulhamis, a native of Kanam LGA who has been in Boko Haram captivity since 4th December, 2019. Bashir is an adhoc staff of World Health Organization, ambushed by the insurgents in Gambu, while on his way to Maiduguri to take polio specimen for experimentation.
While I condole with the family of Daciya over this tragic lost, I want to assure the public that I shall present their case at the plenary of the National Assembly in order to bring to the notice of the authorities for further action.
I want to strongly advocate for more logistics and moral support to the security operatives fighting insurgency anywhere in Nigeria.
The determination of our security personnel to curb the dastardly activities of the insurgents is manifestly evident in the number of fallen heroes who died on the line of duty, fighting to secure the country.
Our prayers for them is sacrosanct in winning this war, but first and foremost, equipping the Military with adequate weaponry to face the terrorists is of utmost importance.

Jayamma Abanobi
Jayamma Abanobi
Jayamma Abanobi is a youth blogger passionate about writing. He can be reached via email abanobijay@gmail.com

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