25 March 2019

Nigeria: What Will I Tell My Baby When I Give Birth? Victim of Election Violence Laments

Yenagoa — A 22-year-old pregnant widow and victim of the presidential and National Assembly election violence in Bayelsa State, Koromiaware Kenneth, has lamented her ordeals following the killing of her husband, Kenneth Adebor, by hired hoodlums at Nembe-Bassambiri, Nembe Local Government Area, a day before the election.

Mrs. Kenneth, who is four-month-old pregnant, said her husband was killed by political thugs. She urged security agencies to fish out his killers. She spoke when the state leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor, Timipre Sylva, visited at the weekend to commiserate with the family.

With tears, she said life had been difficult since the death of her husband and wondered how she would cope losing her husband to violence at her young age of 22.

"What will I tell my baby when I give birth? How will I cope? On that day, my husband told me to cook for him. After that I went to my friend's place. I later spoke to him and he told me he was at home. I later heard that he was dead. I still feel bad because I am pregnant for him. Since his death, life has not been easy," she said.

In his remarks, Sylva said he was highly disturbed at the violence. He sympathized with the widow and and said the party was with her in her time of grief, adding that he and other APC leaders would continue to support her.

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