The grieving mother of Barakat Bello an 18-year-old student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation in Ibadan raped and murdered unknown assailants at her parents’ home has called on God to fish out the killers’ of her daughter within seven days.
Mrs. Kafayat Bello spoke with BBC Yoruba at her Akinyele, Ibadan, Oyo state capital residence.
“Only God knows how it happened. I was not at home. Some neighbors called me around 6 pm. By the time I got home, I found my daughter in the pool of blood. I was shocked.
“She took her phone to Kara for repair on Sunday and went to retrieve it on Monday around 2 pm. Some people saw her around 5 pm while returning home.
“She later went to fetch water to take a bath. Those killers had stolen some things in our room. They met her on their way out through the backyard and attacked her.
“Her younger one, who had gone to the Arabic class, was the one that alerted the neighbors when he found her in the pool of blood,” she said.
The bereaved mother described her late daughter as a precious child who has promised to uplift the family from poverty.
“She made a lot of promises for me to turn our lives around because we are poor. They (the killers) did not make my daughter fulfill all her promises.
There is nothing people can do for me that would bring her back to life. But one thing I am asking Allah is whoever is involved in the killing of my daughter be exposed before seven days,” she said.