The family of late medical doctor, Dr. Chinelo Nwando Megafu, who was killed in the deadly Abuja-Kaduna train attack, has paid an emotional tribute to her on her first death anniversary today, March 28.
Exactly a year ago, the Kaduna bound train was attacked by terrorists who killed nine persons and kidnapped 60 others in the Kateri-Rijana area of the state.
The gunmen set off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to blow up a section of the track, then opened fire on the coaches and attacked the passengers.
Sadly, Dr. Chinelo who quit her job a month before the attack and was preparing to relocate abroad, was killed in the attack.
Prior to her death, the 29-year-old dental surgeon took to Twitter to announce that she had been shot in the train and asked for prayers.
“I’m on the train. I have been shot, please pray for me,” she tweeted that night.
However, some Twitter users accused her of lying and spreading false information until a friend revealed that she had died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.
One year after her passing, her father has paid an emotional tribute to her on behalf of the Megafu family.
“Chinelo, on this first anniversary, we remember you affectionately as we did yesterday and shall do tomorrow. We remain ever grateful to God for His Grace on your impactful life”.
“On that fateful evening in your agony as life ebbed away, God’s spirit prompted you to tell the world the real truth as you prayed: ‘I’m on the train. I have been shot, please pray for me,’
“That act of courage immediately changed the narrative, putting paid to the usual vapid, sinful, lie and denial strewn statements that were checkmated. You became the poster face of a beleaguered and slipping nation. A nation you served so much prematurely consumed you. The country failed you and your generation.”
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