Nigerian Umar Suleiman from Nasarawa State on Thursday, November 19, marked four years since his daughter was abducted by strangers.
Speaking to Facebook, he wrote a heartbreaking article about Khadija and how life has been for him and his family since her kidnapping.
He described the past four years as a year filled with pain and anguish, adding that he had never celebrated his son’s birthday as he was born a day after Khadija’s kidnapping.
“Today, November 19, four years have passed since a beautiful piece of jewelry was taken from me (taken away). Since your abduction four years ago, life has never been the same”, he writes.
“My world is at a standstill. Every day I wear a happy face, but within me there is pain, anguish and a sea of midnight tears. The pain of a kidnapped child is much greater than that of a dead person ”.
“Khadija, the day your mom was kidnapped, your mom was in shock and the next day your brother was delivered by cesarean section. For four years, I have never celebrated his birthday, because the pain of November 19 is greater than the joy of the 20th.
“As I remember you today, my lovely daughter, I pray to Allah to guide and protect you wherever you are.”