Hear directly from Bulus on his experience in school after the first few weeks
January 27, 2015
Bulus Interview with Sam Amaga Foundation
Dr. Sam Amaga: With me here is one young man; Bulus Azi Christopher. He lost his father in the religious crisis in Jos and since then, he has lost the hope of a future. Bulus, Tell us what happened to you.
Bulus: During the Jos crisis that happened in 2010, my father was coming back from work precisely on the 8th of March 2010. On his way back, he stopped to pick up a blind man who happened to be one of our neighbours. From nowhere, he was attacked by armed extremists and was beaten to pulp. They also stabbed him in his chest and stomach. The blind man was not beaten like my father was and after the whole mob action was over, my father was taken to the hospital for medication
where he gave up and died.
At this time, I was writing my Mock exams in SS 3 when I was called from school to meet a crowd in our house.
Dr. Sam Amaga: So you were wondering why all the visitors were at your house?
Bulus: Yes, when they disclosed what had happened and broke the news of my fathers death, I fainted immediately, I lacked the stamina to take that kind of news. I was heart broken, filled with sorrow and devastated when I was revived.
Because my father was my sole sponsor, I knew that my future was uncertain. I felt very depressed and believed that all hope was gone.
My mother was devastated at this sudden news because my father was the bread winner of the family. We have been relying on the support of good spirited neigbours and family friends for livelihood.
Dr. Sam Amaga: Bulus needs your urgent intervention; let us restore hope and help to the life of Bulus once again.