*To enjoy educational scholarship to University
*Wants to be a policeman when he grows up
Ali Ahmadu Chibok, a Boko Haram child’s victim, returned to Nigeria on Monday after a successful surgery that lasted for three months in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
He was welcomed by excited crowd at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Recall that Ahmadu had been on wheelchair in the past four months but can now walk after the surgery bankrolled by Dickens Sanomi Foundation.
The boy, who was visibly happy and full of life moved about freely at the airport on arrival with his aunt, Hannatu Madu, the Coordinator of Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC), Nuhu Kwajafa and representatives of Dickens Sanomi Foundation.
“I am fine,” Ahmadu told well wishers, saying he would like to be a policeman so as “to save people from harm.”
Meanwhile, Taleveras Foundation has announced that he will enjoy scholarship from primary school up to the university level.
The Chairman of Dickens Sanomi Foundation, Mr. Igho Sanomi (who is also the owner of Taleveras Group, had this to say:
“About three months ago, we all witnessed at the same airport Ali Ahmadu been taken away on a wheel chair, today to the Glory of God we are here to receive Ali Ahmadu, walking handsomely into our arms.
“What started as a painful journey for little Ali after his Boko Haram attack in Chibok, four years ago that confined him to a wheel chair, has transformed into a journey of hope, love and care.
“Dickens Sanomi Foundation, is backed by the principle of love and care, one that was practiced and preached by late Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Mr Dickens Sanomi. Today, we demonstrate these principles by being our neighbours keepers and teaching love by showing it.
“Dickens Sanomi foundation will be working with Ali’s Family through GIPLC and will be supporting Ali’s post surgery life as we help him settle into Abuja, to grow as a child with love and care.
“I am authorised to announce that an educational scholarship will be provided for Ali, until he gets to University by the Taleveras Foundation. May God bless you all.”
Also speaking, the Coordinator of GIPLC, Mr. Nuhu Kwajafa, said: “About four years ago, in a small village at Chibok local government area of Borno state, a toddler named Ali Ahmadu Chibok fell victim to one of Boko Harams murderous invasions.
“That fateful night, he suffered excruciating pains all over his body, brought upon him by the senseless marauders. They crushed everything/everyone in their path, severely damaging his still forming vertebral column in the process but the hand of God preserved Ali, so we may give glory to His name.
“Since that incident, the little boy never accessed any form of orthodox medication. He was at the mercy of traditionalist, in highly unpredictable and perilous times. Obviously, during this period, access to education, nutrition, psychosocial tuning, water, sanitation or hygiene, was very limited, if not non-existent.
“He was immobile and fast deteriorating, physically and mentally, from that period till the 1st quarter of this year 2017, when GIPLC (Global Initiative for peace, love and care) made contact with him. The organization facilitated the relevant examinations and digital/lab tests, for assessment and proper medical attention.
“The results revealed that he couldn’t access the quality care required, to literally realigned him towards a better quality of life, hence the decision to make prerequisite travel arrangements, to travel abroad.
” After duly assessing the various options open to us, from all over the world, we resolved to take him to the UAE. After almost 6 hours of extremely delicate surgery, about a week in ICU and a month in recovery, Ali took his first steps into a brighter future.
“He has been in the UAE, being monitored, as he recuperates and to God’s Glory, Ali who left this airport on a wheel chair couple of months ago, is back before you today on his two feet, looking handsome and ready to start his new life.
“GIPLC is committed to Ali’s post-surgery well being and have received confirmation from Dickens Sanomi Foundation to support his settling in the society and will provide him an educational scholarship as he settles in Abuja.
“Thank you to all Nigerians and to everyone who has supported this journey.”