No more boarding school for my son’ – parents
For Mahmood Mohammed, his experience was not different from that of his classmate as the nine days became hell for them.
“I faced hell. It was not easy. I did not know that I would come back. They didn’t take care of us. I am very happy because God has given me the opportunity to be reunited with my family.
“We are happy to see all the government officials who came out in their numbers to welcome us. This has shown to us the level of concern they have towards us while we were in the wilderness.
“My decision to go back to the school is in the hands of my parents, as well as the level of concern the government might show towards the security of the school, ” he said.
‘No more boarding school for my son’
Some of the parents of the students lamented that government officials did not allow them to speak with their children, adding that they suffered a lot as they never faced this kind of situation. They vowed not to allow their children go back to that school or any other boarding school.
Mrs Elizabeth Jonathan, mother of an SS2 student, Collins Vincent, said she didn’t sleep throughout the days the children were in captivity.
“I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I have seen him and we waved to each other. I thank God that he came out alive. My child won’t go back to that school, and he won’t attend a boarding school again,’’ she said.