Please help me thank God for how my friend was rescued from kidnappers den last week here in Abuja. Guys you have to be very careful especially moving about at Night.
This is what happened:
All of a sudden I felt a hand from behind grab my neck. It was strong and fast. But I was fast too. My survival tendencies quickly went to work. I was praying out loud in tongues and screaming Jesus! Jesus! And pleading the blood. Meanwhile the driver was hitting me continuously on my face and asking me to shut up. I ignored but was still screaming the name Jesus while trying the fight off the hand on my neck. At some point I couldn’t speak anymore, the grip on my neck had become too tight for air or sound. It was gruesome. I thought I was ending my life’s journey this way.
But while still on it, the driver who has been hitting my face took a detour off our rout making to go up the flyover that leads to National Hospital from Area 1, he drove on for a while and stopped. Either him or the guy behind brought out a knife and showed me and asked, “wetin be this?” ‘we go kill you here now if you no cooperate with us.’
I had taken the taxi from Area 1 under bridge going to Jabi, in Abuja. This was at about 9pm on Tuesday Last week. If it were a drop I would have searched the vehicle. But since it wasn’t, I couldn’t. While we were on our way after the big roundabout, the driver who was making some imaginary call asked me to wind up cos he needed to hear, I did but not completely. I also noticed he took the right lane as if to go take the turn when one is going to Lugbe. He was still telling me to wind up when I felt the hand from behind grab my neck.
They searched my bag when they finally stopped, took the little money I had there. They asked for my phone, but I had forgotten my phone in a friend’s car earlier in the day. I told them I lost it. They made to search me for a certain 100k, which they kept asking me where I kept it. I simply told them I didn’t have any more money.
They eventually let me go. Without pushing me out or carrying out their threat to kill me if I didn’t have more money. I am fast recovering from the bruises and the aches. I’m eternally grateful to God.
I wanted to let you guys know that another plan of the devil got aborted. This is also a call to be extra careful, wherever your location. These guys are desperate.
All praise to my Jesus!