Eunice Adi is a little girl of 2 years old, who was happily growing with her mother in their village of Kigam in Kizikoro district of Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
On 13th November, 2016. Which happens to coincide with IDOP, Kizikoro district (99% Christians) was invaded by the Fulani herdsmen, killing 47 people, over 100 houses were burnt down and two churches were also destroyed.
Eunice Village Kigam was one of the seven villages that were attacked, but they suffered the highest tortured from these heartless extremists who claim they are fighting for Allah. On this faithful day Eunice who was already walking meet her greatest challenge, her mother was shot by the extremists, then she was place on her mother’s corpse and they powered gun powder on her body. The internal reaction of this action has made the life of this little innocent girl who know nothing about the situations under great torment, she since then stop walking again, living with her grandmother who also lost her husband on the day of the incident, Eunice continually cry day and night, she is restless and the poor grandmother was too poor to carry her to the hospital to get the necessary medications, not until the VCM Nigeria team visited the District, found out about this girl’s situation and have decided to move her to a Christian hospital for her to receive proper medical attention. We have also adopted her as a family of Martyrs, she will receive free education at Stephens Children Home.
At the hospital, after the doctor has examine her, he exclaimed why the parent have not brought her since, but the thank God for the action taken by VCM Nigeria if not the girl should have lost her life in less than a month the doctor added. During the examination, Eunice was discovered to weigh less than 7kg, she has suffered great from malnutrition, also having abducted abdomen, the situation has also weaken her immune system that has made her suffer different kinds of sickness (fever, cough, cold and catarrh, malaria, rashes e. t. c) the Doctor after all these discovery, advised that Eunice has to be placed on admission in the hospital, she will also be on special diet under the watch of the hospital, several lab. test and x-ray has been done , in order to give the medical team a full knowledge of what exactly and far the effect of the gun powder is on her body.
Body of some of the people killed in Kigam
Mass grave where they were buried
Little Eunice suffering from burns from gun powder poured on her body
Eunice now at the Christian Hospital receiving treatment
Eunice still cry seriously, restless and cannot explain to anyone what exactly she is passing through. We pray, as you celebrate the season, you will pray and remember Eunice Adi and many innocent children affected in this heartless situation.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.