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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by openmine(m): 11:17pm On Feb 21
PrudySara:
This suffering is too much for Ife
Thanks for the update Rosemary33

Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by UNCL3(m): 11:47pm On Feb 21
Rosemary33:
grin grin you are welcome sir, thank you so so much
You welcome ma'am
I ll be anticipating more interesting episodes.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by rukidanty: 8:40am On Feb 22
thanks for the update
Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Rosemary33: 8:42am On Feb 22
[quote author=openmine post=75975792][/quote] grin grin grin this face ehn
Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by skubido(m): 9:51am On Feb 22
Hmmmmmm. Pity ife



Tanks for the update

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by cuteguy14911: 10:22am On Feb 22
I've come to the point where pitying won't work again.. I'll just wait here and see how this story would end.

So I'll be waiting for the update then. Thanks Rosy

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by MhizSuccess(f): 8:32pm On Feb 22
Nice story Rose. I really feel sorry for Ife.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by PrudySara(f): 1:20pm On Feb 23
Who call you here??[quote author=openmine post=75975792][/quote]

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by openmine(m): 1:21pm On Feb 23
PrudySara:
Who call you here??
cheesy

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Rosemary33: 8:17am On Feb 25
I am taking my laptop for upgrade, the annoying thing locked me out since Friday I couldn't do anything with it. I am sorry for not updating till now.

I am not used to writing with my phone, I hope to get it back today.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by cuteguy14911: 9:11am On Feb 25
Rosemary33:
I am taking my laptop for upgrade, the annoying thing locked me out since Friday I couldn't do anything with it. I am sorry for not updating till now.

I am not used to writing with my phone, I hope to get it back today.

I was already beginning to fear, maybe the likes of those ministers had told you to stop writing. grin cheesy

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Reflex01(m): 5:00pm On Feb 26
This story is getting more n more interesting

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Rosemary33: 10:15pm On Feb 26
EPISODE 25

“Da yara smaza da aka saki (The boys have been released sir)”

Dakan su? (All of them)?”

Dak sai dai wanda a cikin takaddama (All except the one in solitary confinement sir)”

“Allah bless all of us, come over to the mosque anytime you are in Jos…Allah is pleased with you”

Imam Husayn already knew about the new development, the news was first aired by foreign news agencies before it was aired by NTA;

‘there has been a jail break early hours of today, report reaching us from our correspondent has it that some group of hoodlums broke into Kuje prison in Abuja, releasing about fifteen inmates while the warders in charge has not been found…’

The plan to set his boys free was hatched three days ago and it was not difficult to get his faithful seated in high places to set the ball rolling.

“One more thing officer…you know I have a personal interest in that Mallam on your custody, watch him closely, monitor who visits him, when and their conversations, and report back to me… He is the enemy of Allah and our enemy too”

The voice on the other side of the Phone hesitated a little, as if it was weighing a decision;

“I don’t know if this will help sir but…”

“Hmm”

“A young Man came to visit the mallam two days ago…”

This news got the Imam adjusting his seating position and holding the phone firmly to his ears

“yes…why did he visit and what did they talk about?”

“I didn’t pay attention to what they talked about, but they didn’t end the conversation amicably…the young man stormed out of the prison”

“hmm…and you have no idea who this young man could be?”

“Ehn… no sir but… I head the old man call him ‘Son’ and said he wasn’t expecting him”

Husayn gave a mild chuckle and unconsciously combed his beard with his fingers;

“Hope this is helpful sir…”

“More than helpful Son…”

“Na Gode sir, we are servants of Allah…”

“Allah be praised”

Husayn cut the call and walked back to his room where his new young wife awaits him with trembling. The sixteen years old girl got on her knees abruptly at the sight of the powerful man;

“I will not be needing you this night, I have more important thing to do” Husayn dismissed the girl with a wave of hand

The girl hurried out of the room, she was the third woman he was getting married to, his oldest wife now plays the role of a mother and he couldn’t get himself to look upon her as a wife again nor have her on his bed. He has sent his second wife with the younger children abroad. He would have ignored going for another wife, but the longing for a young and fresh female body on his sheet was so strong that it became necessary he fulfill another obligation to Allah by getting himself this girl whose job was to remain on her knees, with her mouth swollen with his c**ck until his milk fills her mouth and he screams and jerked like he was epileptic.

He was not proud of this part of him, he should have overcome the fleshly lust by now, and he felt weak whenever he jerked in front of a little girl. He didn’t remember the first day he had his di*ck sucked, but he had become a slave to that fleshly desire for some time now.

Husayn wiped his face with his palm, pulled his robe and abandoned the garment on the floor before he settled himself in the bathtub. He closed his eyes and allowed the cold water to massage his old skin while so many thoughts ran through his mind

‘Is Umaru alive? Was he the boy he saw some days ago?’

‘Is Yusuf turning against him? Where is he and what is he planning?’

*

Husayn’s young bride heard the new girl screaming again as she was being escorted back to the house from Baba Mamud’s shop. She stood in front of the house where the screaming was coming from for a while; the pains in the voice pierced her heart like a sharp dagger, but the two men that walked beside her feigned ignorant of the scream or pretended not to know what was going on.

They knew who leaved in that house and what he was capable of doing. Issa was the most feared of the sect members who were loyal and answerable to the Imam, even the Imam talks about his gruesomeness sometimes.

She resumed her walk when one of the men tugged her to continue back home, but deep in her heart, she wished she could do something and save the poor girl trapped with that beast without Husayn knowing or putting herself in trouble too.

*

By the next morning she came to clean the girl up, Ife was coiled with her legs crossed and her body bare. One could take her for a deranged woman.

Ife didn’t notice when the young girl entered the room, no when she dropped the bowel of water beside her, but when the girl placed her hand on Ife’s shoulder, Ife jerked and screamed, shaking like she was in another realm and was seeing a ghost.

No matter how long the girl had wanted to calm the fearful Ife, Ife kept muttering incoherent words to herself, pointing at nothing and cringing to the wall.

By the time the girl managed to clean her up and tried to cover Ife with a wrapper, Ife refused being covered for she yanked the wrapper off her body and distanced herself from the girl, looking at her like an enemy;

‘food for the strong
Meat for the powerful.
A Lamb in the darn of lions
A flesh as spoil of war.

Each wound tells a story
Each sore a thousand strokes of the cane
Tearing the flesh they eat their prey alive
With fresh blood oozing out, they positioned their cups

I saw me going into a land, unknown and barren
I felt so invincible with no knowledge of the past
I love this land for it has nothing in it
Just like my mind is turning blank and I don’t want to wake up…’


Ife soliloquized inaudible as she sat on the floor, butt Unclad and rocked herself back and forth. She laughed hysterically and cried at the same time

The girl watched with pity and fear as Ife gradually lost her mind.

*

Yusuf sneaked into the city a week later in the night, he looked at his house from the darkness, making sure he wasn’t seen by anyone. He saw a silver car packed two yards before his house and two men inside while one was leaning on the car smoking;

“Issa” Yusuf muttered

He knew his house was being watched, and somehow his uncle must have known where he went to. It would be very risky trying to go in or contacting his first wife, he must do what he came for fast and leave Jos before anybody even know he was in town.

He went back into the bush and came out to another street. The street was deserted but he walked on until he got to Unguwan Rogo, he located the street and the house, the house was in total Darkness, the woman must be asleep by now.

He hesitated a little before he pulled out his dagga and walked towards the door

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Rosemary33: 10:19pm On Feb 26
Just got my laptop today, i just have to drop this short episode. I am terribly sorry I didn't send updates earlier. thanks you all for your patience

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Ann2012(f): 10:49pm On Feb 26
Rosemary33:
Just got my laptop today, i just have to drop this short episode. I am terribly sorry I didn't send updates earlier. thanks you all for your patience

No problem Rose, the update is something after all

Thanks ma'am

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by rukidanty: 11:13pm On Feb 26
thanks ma'am we appreciates the short update

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by LightQueen(f): 12:11am On Feb 27
Thanks for the update

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by germaphobe(m): 9:05am On Feb 27
thanks for the update and abeg baby update sharp sharp the suspense is becoming intense

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by cuteguy14911: 9:25am On Feb 27
God am terribly held in suspense embarassed. It's killing me already. Please Rosy.. Update! Update!! Update!!!

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Missmossy(f): 10:52am On Feb 27
This is really captivating, nice story Rose. Keep it coming.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Smith06: 12:15pm On Feb 27
Story ever attractive.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by queenitee(f): 1:38pm On Feb 27
Eh eh eh. Let's continue this exciting ride. Btw, you have to teach me Hausa, I need someone to teach me Igbo too

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by skubido(m): 1:47pm On Feb 27
Tanks for the update

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by UNCL3(m): 5:02pm On Feb 27
Rosemary33:
Just got my laptop today, i just have to drop this short episode. I am terribly sorry I didn't send updates earlier. thanks you all for your patience
Thanks for the update, we hope to see more interesting episodes.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Reflex01(m): 7:47pm On Feb 27
Roxy tanx for update. Pls #Giveusmore

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Rosemary33: 8:31pm On Feb 27
CHAPTER 26

Ife was lost in her own isolated world when Issa came in later that same night, with a half-finished stick of cigarette popped out from his mouth and the smoke from the cigarette blurring his face, he banged the door and lean on it.

He staggered further inside the room but couldn't control his steps, he fell on the only wooden chair in the house with a slouch, belching loudly, he looked at the Unclad girl seated by the window, from his drowsy eyes.

The girl took little or no notice of him, she didn't even move when he banged the door. Looking at her now she looked smaller than he had ever seen her and yet her face was old and wrinkled.

He had lost interest in her, especially now that she looked more like a ‘zombie’ from the movie ‘the living dead’. Her hair was standing like spikes in a forest, and her eyes looked so blank like death itself, one could see the road to ‘forever land’ in her eyes.

Issa picked an empty bottle of ‘Big Stout’ and hurl it on the wall, aiming at the window where the girl sat close to. The bottle shattered and the splinters scattered on the floor around the girl.

She jerked with the sound closed to her, looked from the shatters to the man that was once her husband though it was difficult for her to hold memories, she wondered how, when and how he got into the house,

She slowly moved her legs, stood up and carefully walked from the spot to another spot. Both the girl and the Man looked at each other for a long while; he secretly dared her to react, to charge at him with anger, yet she sat there like a sampled mutton, she on the other hand tried to recall who he was and why he starred at her that way.

Then he chuckled, his chuckling gave way to a mocking laugh and his laughter sent ripples of fear and confusion to her, it sounded like a wicked shrill of a wizard, she became hysteric, with her palms closing her ears and her eyes shut tightly, she shook her head vigorously while moaning like an Animal.

‘this would do’ he thought

He wouldn't mind f*cking her for the last time before relieving her from life and granting her what she wished for ‘Death’, she was of no use to anyone now, not to him and not to herself, but first he wanted to get her in the mood.

So he taunted her, dared her to get more hysteric and Angry, and Laughed more when she ran from one corner to the other, screaming at the shadows that followed his mocking laughter.

He was so drunk and consumed by his own lust that he didn't see when she picked a huge piece of the broken beer bottle and charged towards him, his eyes were still closed as he imagined the nasty things he would do to her that night, when she gave her first strike.

His eyes opened in shock, she was standing over him while he sat heavily on the chair, too drunk to get himself off the chair and save himself.

She pulled the weapon out of his belly, held it high and aimed again, this time she buried the weapon in his heart, he had no time to scream as every effort to scream brought thick blood from his mouth down his body, the girl was fascinated by the gore, she loved the color Red as a child and had not seen much of it lately.

Issa struggled to stand on his feet but he legs gave way and he crumbled on the floor at the feet of the girl, with his last energy he pulled himself to a seating position, he held the girl by the hand, she squatted down to look at him in the eyes, he coughed and splattered blood all over Ife’s face.

She looked too dark like a witch with the blood on her faces, yet so innocent like a child who wasn't aware of what she was doing. She wanted him to say something, to tell her those things he used to tell her before burying his Rod inside her, it was a game they have played many times, it wasn't new to them, but this time, she was the one with the objects, and he was the one on his knees

He wanted to call her by her name, then he realized he didn't even know her name, he had always called her ‘O Girl’ he was getting weaker and his vision was getting blurring, with his weak sight, he saw her pull the weapon again, the pain ran like a spasm all over his body, before she could bring her hand down, he gave in to the beckoning of death.

*

That same night, Ukwuoma ran in pursuit of a car that has her son Ogugua in it. Someone came in the Middle of the night and snatched him from her, with a dagger on her throat, he hauled the boy from the bed where he lay and made for the door.

She had jumped on him, dragging his leg while pleading with tears in her eyes, but she was not any match for his strength, he had kicked her so heard on the face and left her bleeding from the mouth, yet she fought, she had followed him and had caught his arm while he had the boy between his left arm and his rib, with the boy’s legs kicking aggressively;

“Don Allah, Kada ku riki shi (Please don’t take him away)”

Don Allah ya ne dana (please he is my son)” she said amidst sob, while she tastes her own blood

She heard her neighbors locking their doors and turning off their Kerosene Lamps, none came out to help, none alerted the security. When the car zoomed off, bathing her with dust and sand, she ran as she had never done before, till she lost sight of the car and could no longer command her legs to continue.

She sat in the middle of a street she knew not and wailed like a barren land. Once again life had cheated her, taken her comfort and her hope, leaving her with nothing.

*

The car had gone far before he let out a heavy sigh, there was little need for caution as he was identified as an Army officer with his camouflage.

Once again, the fake uniform had come in handy like always, his sect had used it to pass through every military checkpoints and security huddles while they carried out their mandate.

He looked at the boy beside him, he was still crying but Yusuf cared little, consumed by Anger and vengeance, he knew it was the only thing he would do to get even with Husayn.

It was two twenty-four in the morning and he was feeling sleepy, he knew he could not risk sleeping in the car or lodging in a hotel in Jos, Husayn may have men who would trace him, so he drove on.

His mind drift back to when he used to be a principality in the sect, his uncle had bestowed on him the most powerful rank in the sect, he was formidable, ruthless and unforgiving. His men feared him and he commanded their respects.

They had gotten the Army Uniforms earlier that years to help them blend and carry out attacks without alerting the community members, that was a suggestion given to the Boss by his ally in the Army.

Yusuf deep his hand inside his breast pocket and brought out one Bitter-Kola that was almost dried, he threw it in his mouth, spitting out the brown flimsy stuff that covered the Kola before he chewed.

It was going to be a long Journey back to Abuja and he needed not to sleep, at least he should be able to get out of Jos before he would stop and sleep.

*
It was five am when the loud voice of the ‘muezzin’ called for ‘adhan’ the ‘Salat al-fajr’ Muslim’s call to worship at Dawn. Husayn’s young wife sneaked out after her husband had gone to the mosque, she walked briskly while looking backwards at interval to make sure she wasn't followed.

She was panting heavily when she got to the Issa’s House, she hesitated, not knowing if she would meet Issa in the house, that would spell doom for her, Issa would alert Husayn that she had left the house unguarded.

On the other hand, she concluded that Issa must have gone to the mosque like her husband, so he raised her hand to knock, but the door gave way on it’s own.

She was greeted by the sight of dry blood and the stench of horror. She followed the gore with her eyes until they stopped on Ife seated on the floor, her legs folded and Issa's lifeless body lay like a lavished breakfast before her.

The girl had her palm covering her mouth as the urge to vomit came so strong to her, she was engulfed with fear and chill. The vision before her was nothing she had seen only in horror movies (that was when she was able to watch few scenes from their neighbor’s window as a child)

“Me Kuka yi? (What have you done?)” the girl whispered

Ife has been looking at her since she opened the door indifferently, she had nothing on her, and with the way she shivered, it was obvious she was cold and her lips were dry.

The other girl carefully made her way towards Ife, who turned sharply in readiness to either run or attack. But when the other girl held Ife, both girls started crying.

Both were confused, Husayn’s young bride was in a deep trouble though she knew not.

*

Imam Husayn was worried when he couldn't see Issa during and after ‘Salat al-fajr’. He knew Issa was not yet dedicated in performing his prayers, but the former Officer would always show his face every morning after the morning prayers.

He has equally refused picking his calls and that was unusual, Issa was always at his bet-and-call, especially now that the Imam had fallen out with his nephew.

There had been a secret meeting in his office after prayers and Issa was supposed to be present.

The Imam walked briskly from the mosque towards his car;

“When last did you see Issa?” he asked his Mumuni, one of the faithful. A graduate of Medical science from the University of Jos, Mumuni has been converted into Islam just last month and was going through tutelage under the Imam, he would be introduced into the sect once the
Imam is convinced that he was ready and he would not betray the group

“I saw him yesterday evening” the boy said increasing his pace to meet up with the Imam

“Do you think he left his house this morning?”

With Yusuf gone without a trace, the Imam feared the worst thing that could happen, he couldn’t bear Issa leaving unannounced like Yusuf. He has never been taken of guard, few times he had sensed his sect members trying to leave or planning against him, he had invited them for a banquet and had poisoned the four of them. Yusuf had played him when he wasn’t looking and he was not ready to make that mistake again, not that he had let Yusuf off the hook.

“I don’t know, none of the boys at watch last night reported seeing him leave, we all saw him entered his house.

The Imam nodded and sat inside his car, he would send some of his men to go to Issa’s house to make sure nothing was going wrong.

*

Husayn’s young wife heard footsteps outside the house, she knew it woun’t be long before her husband would either send someone to come look for her or found out why Issa want at the mosque, the Imam held his secret group so tight.

She gasped and looked over her shoulder, she could do two things now, either walk away leaving the men to bundle Ife back to the Imam who would see to her death, or she would protect her, but the question was how?

How far would they go before they would be caught, Husayn wasn’t a man to toil with, any threat on any member of the sect posed a threat on him and he would do anything to close that threat.

Without thinking, she pulled a cloth and helped Ife into it, voices and footsteps were getting closer, the girl pulled Ife towards the back door, forced the door open and pushed Ife out into the cold Morning

Tafi…gudu! (Go…Run!)” she commanded Ife, giving Ife a little push, Ife bolted off blindly, and the girl prayed Ife would be far off before anyone would thing of going after her

She standing close to the bed, gazing at the dead man when the men pushed the door open and came in. the would drag her back to the Imam who would condemn her to isolation until the Sharia court would decide her fate.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by UNCL3(m): 8:53pm On Feb 27
Rose thanks for this update m sure this will make my night
Lemme go ahead n read.

Rosemary33:
CHAPTER 26

Ife was lost in her own isolated world when Issa came in later that same night, with a half-finished stick of cigarette popped out from his mouth and the smoke from the cigarette blurring his face, he banged the door and lean on it.

He staggered further inside the room but couldn't control his steps, he fell on the only wooden chair in the house with a slouch, belching loudly, he looked at the Unclad girl seated by the window, from his drowsy eyes.

The girl took little or no notice of him, she didn't even move when he banged the door. Looking at her now she looked smaller than he had ever seen her and yet her face was old and wrinkled.

He had lost interest in her, especially now that she looked more like a ‘zombie’ from the movie ‘the living dead’. Her hair was standing like spikes in a forest, and her eyes looked so blank like death itself, one could see the road to ‘forever land’ in her eyes.

Issa picked an empty bottle of ‘Big Stout’ and hurl it on the wall, aiming at the window where the girl sat close to. The bottle shattered and the splinters scattered on the floor around the girl.

She jerked with the sound closed to her, looked from the shatters to the man that was once her husband though it was difficult for her to hold memories, she wondered how, when and how he got into the house,

She slowly moved her legs, stood up and carefully walked from the spot to another spot. Both the girl and the Man looked at each other for a long while; he secretly dared her to react, to charge at him with anger, yet she sat there like a sampled mutton, she on the other hand tried to recall who he was and why he starred at her that way.

Then he chuckled, his chuckling gave way to a mocking laugh and his laughter sent ripples of fear and confusion to her, it sounded like a wicked shrill of a wizard, she became hysteric, with her palms closing her ears and her eyes shut tightly, she shook her head vigorously while moaning like an Animal.

‘this would do’ he thought

He wouldn't mind f*cking her for the last time before relieving her from life and granting her what she wished for ‘Death’, she was of no use to anyone now, not to him and not to herself, but first he wanted to get her in the mood.

So he taunted her, dared her to get more hysteric and Angry, and Laughed more when she ran from one corner to the other, screaming at the shadows that followed his mocking laughter.

He was so drunk and consumed by his own lust that he didn't see when she picked a huge piece of the broken beer bottle and charged towards him, his eyes were still closed as he imagined the nasty things he would do to her that night, when she gave her first strike.

His eyes opened in shock, she was standing over him while he sat heavily on the chair, too drunk to get himself off the chair and save himself.

She pulled the weapon out of his belly, held it high and aimed again, this time she buried the weapon in his heart, he had no time to scream as every effort to scream brought thick blood from his mouth down his body, the girl was fascinated by the gore, she loved the color Red as a child and had not seen much of it lately.

Issa struggled to stand on his feet but he legs gave way and he crumbled on the floor at the feet of the girl, with his last energy he pulled himself to a seating position, he held the girl by the hand, she squatted down to look at him in the eyes, he coughed and splattered blood all over Ife’s face.

She looked too dark like a witch with the blood on her faces, yet so innocent like a child who wasn't aware of what she was doing. She wanted him to say something, to tell her those things he used to tell her before burying his Rod inside her, it was a game they have played many times, it wasn't new to them, but this time, she was the one with the objects, and he was the one on his knees

He wanted to call her by her name, then he realized he didn't even know her name, he had always called her ‘O Girl’ he was getting weaker and his vision was getting blurring, with his weak sight, he saw her pull the weapon again, the pain ran like a spasm all over his body, before she could bring her hand down, he gave in to the beckoning of death.

*

That same night, Ukwuoma ran in pursuit of a car that has her son Ogugua in it. Someone came in the Middle of the night and snatched him from her, with a dagger on her throat, he hauled the boy from the bed where he lay and made for the door.

She had jumped on him, dragging his leg while pleading with tears in her eyes, but she was not any match for his strength, he had kicked her so heard on the face and left her bleeding from the mouth, yet she fought, she had followed him and had caught his arm while he had the boy between his left arm and his rib, with the boy’s legs kicking aggressively;

“Don Allah, Kada ku riki shi (Please don’t take him away)”

Don Allah ya ne dana (please he is my son)” she said amidst sob, while she tastes her own blood

She heard her neighbors locking their doors and turning off their Kerosene Lamps, non came out to help, non alerted the security. When the car
Zoomed off, bathing her with dust and sand, she ran as she had never done before, till she lost sight of the car and could no longer command her legs to continue.

She sat in the middle of a street she knew not and wailed like a barren land. Once again life had cheated her, taken her comfort and her hope, leaving her with nothing.

*

The car had gone far before he let out a heavy sigh, there was little need for caution as he was identified as an Army officer with his camouflage.

Once again, the fake uniform had come in handy like always, his sect had used it to pass through every military checkpoint and security huddle while they carried out their mandate.

He looked at the boy beside him, he was still crying but Yusuf cared little, consumed by Anger and vengeance, he knew it was the only thing he would do to get even with Husayn.

It was two twenty-four in the morning and he was feeling sleepy, he knew he could not risk sleeping in the car or lodging in a hotel in Jos, Husayn may have men who would trace him, so he drove on.

His mind drift back to when he used to be a principality in the sect, his uncle had bestowed on him the most powerful rank in the sect, he was formidable, ruthless and unforgiving. His men feared him and he commanded their respects.

They had gotten the Army Uniforms earlier that years to help them blend and carry out attacks without alerting the community members, that was a suggestion given to the Boss by his ally in the Army.

Yusuf deep his hand inside his breast pocket and brought out one Bitter-Kola that was almost dried, he threw it in his mouth, spitting out the brown flimsy stuff that covered the Kola before he chewed.

It was going to be a long Journey back to Abuja and he needed not to sleep, at least he should be able to get out of Jos before he would stop and sleep.

*
It was five am when the loud voice of the ‘muezzin’ called for ‘adhan’ the ‘Salat al-fajr’ Muslim’s call to worship at Dawn. Husayn’s young wife sneaked out after her husband had gone to the mosque, she walked briskly while looking backwards at interval to make sure she wasn't followed.

She was panting heavily when she got to the Issa’s House, she hesitated, not knowing if she would meet Issa in the house, that would spell doom for her, Issa would alert Husayn that she had left the house unguarded.

On the other hand, she concluded that Issa must have gone to the mosque like her husband, so he raised her hand to knock, but the door gave way on it’s own.

She was greeted by the sight of dry blood and the stench of horror. She followed the gore with her eyes until they stopped on Ife seated on the floor, her legs folded and Issa's lifeless body lay like a lavished breakfast before her.

The girl had her palm covering her mouth as the urge to vomit came so strong to her, she was engulfed with fear and chill. The vision before her was nothing she had seen only in horror movies (that was when she was able to watch few scenes from their neighbor’s window as a child)

“Me Kuka yi? (What have you done?)” the girl whispered

Ife has been looking at her since she opened the door indifferently, she had nothing on her, and with the way she shivered, it was obvious she was cold and her lips were dry.

The other girl carefully made her way towards Ife, who turned sharply in readiness to either run or attack. But when the other girl held Ife, both girls started crying.

Both were confused, Husayn’s young bride was in a deep trouble though she knew not.

*

Imam Husayn was worried when he couldn't see Issa during and after ‘Salat al-fajr’. He knew Issa was not yet dedicated in performing his prayers, but the former Officer would always show his face every morning after the morning prayers.

He has equally refused picking his calls and that was unusual, Issa was always at his bet-and-call, especially now that the Imam had fallen out with his nephew.

There had been a secret meeting in his office after prayers and Issa was supposed to be present.

The Imam walked briskly from the mosque towards his car;

“When last did you see Issa?” he asked his Mumuni, one of the faithful. A graduate of Medical science from the University of Jos, Mumuni has been converted into Islam just last month and was going through tutelage under the Imam, he would be introduced into the sect once the
Imam is convinced that he was ready and he would not betray the group

“I saw him yesterday evening” the boy said increasing his pace to meet up with the Imam

“Do you think he left his house this morning?”

With Yusuf gone without a trace, the Imam feared the worst thing that could happen, he couldn’t bear Issa leaving unannounced like Yusuf. He has never been taken of guard, few times he had sensed his sect members trying to leave or planning against him, he had invited them for a banquet and had poisoned the four of them. Yusuf had played him when he wasn’t looking and he was not ready to make that mistake again, not that he had let Yusuf off the hook.

“I don’t know, none of the boys at watch last night reported seeing him leave, we all saw him entered his house.

The Imam nodded and sat inside his car, he would send some of his men to go to Issa’s house to make sure nothing was going wrong.

*

Husayn’s young wife heard footsteps outside the house, she knew it woun’t be long before her husband would either send someone to come look for her or found out why Issa want at the mosque, the Imam held his secret group so tight.

She gasped and looked over her shoulder, she could do two things now, either walk away leaving the men to bundle Ife back to the Imam who would see to her death, or she would protect her, but the question was how?

How far would they go before they would be caught, Husayn wasn’t a man to toil with, any threat on any member of the sect posed a threat on him and he would do anything to close that threat.

Without thinking, she pulled a cloth and helped Ife into it, voices and footsteps were getting closer, the girl pulled Ife towards the back door, forced the door open and pushed Ife out into the cold Morning

Tafi…gudu! (Go…Run!)” she commanded Ife, giving Ife a little push, Ife bolted off blindly, and the girl prayed Ife would be far off before anyone would thing of going after her

She standing close to the bed, gazing at the dead man when the men pushed the door open and came in. the would drag her back to the Imam who would condemn her to isolation until the Sharia court would decide her fate.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by skubido(m): 9:05pm On Feb 27
Hmmmmm, Good for him, pity ife ooo



Tanks for the update OP

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by sharpwriter(m): 9:37pm On Feb 27
Rosemary33:
Just got my laptop today, i just have to drop this short episode. I am terribly sorry I didn't send updates earlier. thanks you all for your patience

Hey! Please drop your whatsapp number and include it in your profile. You never know when a small job could be given to you smiley You may contact 08060715059 ... maybe the project will still be opened at the time of contact.

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Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by Rosemary33: 9:43pm On Feb 27
sharpwriter:


Hey! Please drop your whatsapp number and include it in your profile. I would like to give yu a small job. smiley
I Just replied your Email, thank you so much
Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by sharpwriter(m): 9:46pm On Feb 27
Rosemary33:
I Just replied your Email, thank you so much

Oh Thanks... i have modified my post above ...see my number there
Re: VICTIMS- Fiction by rukidanty: 11:02pm On Feb 27
skubido:
Tanks for the update
here again

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