Thing are going from bad to worse in Nigeria, as the stories we receive keep getting dreadfully worse. This past month alone, we have received news of suicides, plane crashes, people trapped in collapsed buildings, billboards falling on bridges and now this unfortunate story about two room mates, Chioma Onyeagwe and Hope Amadi.
According to reports, Hope Amadi borrowed Chioma’s shirt and refused to return it for many days. When Chioma asked for her shirt back on Tuesday June 5th, Hope allegedly became extremely aggressive and the two girls got into serious argument. Then a fight ensued. Witnesses say Hope Amadi picked up a pair of scissors from their room and stabbed Chioma seven times on the neck and several other places. Chioma was rushed to the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, where doctors reported that Chioma was stabbed on her artery, and that if she hadn’t been rushed to the hospital when she was she would have died.
Hope Amadi has been suspended from school.
I can’t help but wonder what would push a young girl to stab another young girl not once but 7 times, this case is definitely more than a borrowed shirt. We hear hideous stories of the western world where a teenager would wake up and shoot his class mates and so on, Nigeria is gradually going down the same path were you don’t feel safe to allow your children go to an public or private school system; I think home schooling looks like a better alternative these days.
God help us!