BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA – Father of a final year student of University of Maiduguri, Chukwuma Ogbuji, who was killed by suspected Boko Haram members on January 6, 2012, Mr. Chidi Ogbuji, called on the sect to drop their arms and embrace peace and dialogue for the good and unity of the country.
Chukwuma, the only son of the parents, was shot dead in his residence in the university by suspected Boko Haram members in one of their many devastating attacks on residents of Maiduguri on January 6.
He was said to have finished his final year examination and was trying to tidy up his projects when he was killed.
According to Ogbuji, the bombings and armed attacks by the Islamic sect, which had sent many innocent Nigerians to their early graves, is working against the progress of Nigeria.
Ogbuji, who spoke weekend, after his son was buried in his compound at Umuezeukwu Nsulu in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State, urged the sect members to toe the path of dialogue for peace to reign.
The deceased had rounded off his course of study, defended his project and was prepared to leave for home in less than 24 hours before he met his violent end.
The father stressed the need for Nigerians to continue to live in love, peace and unity. “If all of us living on this planet earth embrace peace and have love for one another, God will be happy with us and will see us through,” Ogbuji appealed.
According to him “with the way things are going today, people should turn back to God in truth and spirit”. He lamented that the death of his son had caused him much grief and sorrow, but said he had left everything to God. He thanked members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses for their invaluable assistance.