Nigerian midwife abducted while working for ICRC sends out radical messages to her phone contacts
Hauwa Muhammed Liman, one of the midwife staff of the ICRC that was abducted by Boko Haram gunmen two weeks ago has sent out a disturbing message to her WhatsApp contacts.
Her contacts who began to receive her messages about 8.30pm became excited thinking she may have been rescued or regained her freedom. But on reading the wordings of the text message, many of them had to quickly stop the chat.
Her text message was sent in Hausa and it reads thus:
“ya ku en duniya, kuji tsoron Allah, ku daina bin taghootu.
I’dan kuma ba haka ba, Allah zai daura mu Akan ku, kuma zaku kasance tababbu”
Meaning “Oh you people of the world, fear God, and stop following the heathen path.
If not, God will place us above you all. And you all shall become mentally demented people”.
Most of her friends who received the above message either stopped the chat or blocked her from further communication with them, as they said the message couldn’t have been sent by her.
One of her friends who knew the missing midwife by a nickname "Miemielurv" as displayed on her WhatsApp profile page said she doubts if it was a message that came from her.
“She does not communicate in written Hausa with such fluency”, said a close friend who begged that her name should not be mentioned.
“I know Hauwa, and I know that she does not write or speak in that tone of language. Her phone must have been used by someone who has taken it from her”.
Another friend who spoke with Kareem's Pick said her WhatsApp DP (display profile) indicated that she was online till about 10.47pm before it eventually went off line.
“When I saw it too I couldn’t believe my eyes, but when I tried chatting with her, I notice the pattern of communication was odd, I called the attention of my sister who said it could be someone else typing out the message, not her. So I had to quickly delete the messages and blocked the line from further communication with me. They are now using her phone, I guess”.