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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Mother of woman killed in Bauchi says her daughter was mentally unstable, not a suicide bomber

The woman who was killed by a mob at the Muda Lawal market in Bauchi state on Sunday March 1st following her refusal to be searched by security men stationed at the entrance of the market has been identified as 33 year old Thabita Haruna, a mentally deranged woman (Inset).

Tabitha's mother, Mrs Rahab Haruna, while speaking to journalist at her home at Yelwa-Tsakanni, a suburb of the Bauchi metropolis revealed that her daughter, who is her first child, was not a suicide bomber. She said she had developed a mental illness in 2005 after her fish business crumbled. What she said after the cut...


"It is very surprising that my daughter was referred to as a suicide bomber. How could my daughter have been a suicide bomber? She is innocent. Given her condition, how could anyone say that she was a suicide bomber? She used to sell fish at the Army Barracks but in 2005, her business crumbled and since then, she became mentally ill. If the symptom of her illness kicked in, she could destroy anything close to her. She used to tell me, ‘don’t touch me. Don’t touch me.’ We have been going with her to the hospital for her treatment. She was a well-known person at the Muda Lawal market area. The people knew me as well. She grew up at Bacas, which is close to the market. Nothing can bring my daughter back. Since the case is in the hands of the security, we leave everything to them to handle. If they fail to do anything about it, we will leave everything in the hands of God ” she said amid sobs. Her sister who spoke recently to BBC also stated that Tabitha was mentally unstable. She expressed her sadness over loosing her elder sister in such a manner "I feel very very sad because she is my blood. We sleep in the same bed, we eat at the same plate. That really pains me."she told BBC.
Corroborating the family's claims, the state Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said that investigations so far carried out by the police proved that Tabitha was not a suicide bomber, adding that she was a victim of a paranoid society
“According to her family, Tabitha Haruna, 34, was mentally disturbed. According to the family, she was a wealthy business woman but she became mentally ill when her business suffered a major setback. It is quite unfortunate that this lady was a victim of circumstance. She was a victim of people who took laws into their hands. When we got to the scene, we saw a rampaging crowd there. We successfully dispersed them and our explosive ordinance disposal unit combed the whole area but found no explosives. The command warns members of the public against taking laws into their hands. We will not fold our arms and watch people take laws into their hands. We will arrest and prosecute anyone found wanting,” he said.

88 comments:

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Eya rip to her.lindaobserve

Funmilayo Sokoya said...

Eyah mistaken identity. Rip to the lady

Nathaniel Shok said...

Eyaaaaaa. Poor woman. ... wat dis kids put their mothers through only God knows. May her soul rest in peace

glowy shoe said...

Ehya...may her soul rest in peace...how will they have known..see what insecurity is causing

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Phew! I'm never an advocate of jungle justice.
She's not hear to tell her own side of the story.Its quite a pity.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

igwe Adaobi said...

This is why jungle justice is not advisable
Many innocent people have died like that
Haven't we learnt something from Aluu 4

Bonita Bislam said...

OMG! Speechless

Mercy Kings said...

Oh very sad I hope she finds justice

SANDRA said...

So sad

RareSpecie Z said...

I am touched to tears flow. Where my whiskey at.

Anonymous said...

Chai! Fine girl

General Sniper said...

Eyah

carina jacob said...

Sorry for her loss. RIP to her daughter.

Olumide David said...

Very unfortunate victim of circumstance!

christie benjamin said...

Eya!! The Cry of a mother towards her dead innocent daughter......God is your strength ma


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Shina Shine said...

heartbreaking
so painful





#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

Ayo Ajayi said...

What a Cruel world! Very unfortunate

ASAMPOKOTO said...

I Just knew she couldn't have been mentally stable. What a tragedy

tolu adewunmi said...

Eyaaa,that's really sad.rip

mirian godson said...

Too bad. May her soul RIP

ary said...

Too bad, she was a victim of circumstance. A collateral damage in an ugly war against madness.

bunmi said...

Sad

#king KingOfKings #6God said...

R.i.p..That's really bad..People are quick to judge..no explosive found still they went ahead and killed her..Well I don't really blame them cos we are not safe anymore.

Linda Fashion Blog said...

Oh, the pain of a mother who can understand?... Its so unfortunate.

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Dapo iLLy said...

So sad, I pray d gud lord grants d family d fortitude to bear dis gr8t loss..

stephlin onyido said...

May her soul RIP,exactely what happen to the 4 uniport boys.pls don't take d laws into ur hands,leave d police to handle it.

Williams Newton said...

Dis is too bad... 'why do pple take law into dere hands... ? Rip to d poor lady.

Williams Newton said...

Dis is too bad... 'why do pple take law into dere hands... ? Rip to d poor lady.

Williams Newton said...

Dis is too bad... 'why do pple take law into dere hands... ? Rip to d poor lady.

Williams Newton said...

Dis is too bad... 'why do pple take law into dere hands... ? Rip to d poor lady.

E - Rella said...

Sorry mama.. Pray God gives you the fortitude to bear your loss. Pls visit rellaidiovo.blogspot.com

emike marian said...

Eyah.take heart madam....God knows best.

Ogechi@ afakos@yahoo.com said...

What a pity.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Okiie, but I don't believe. I assume I'm still entitled to my own opinions & wot to believe. Linda take note!

dolapo ojietohamen said...

So sad...RIP

Juliet Iwuno said...

Okiie, but I don't believe. I assume I'm still entitled to my own opinions & wot to believe. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Okiie, but I don't believe. I assume I'm still entitled to my own opinions & wot to believe. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Okiie, but I don't believe. I assume I'm still entitled to my own opinions & wot to believe. Linda take note!

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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This is very painfull.... May her soul RIP...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Chiisunshine said...

am so so sorry... but u re already gone.

talk2frankky said...

Nigeria a nation of animals,ruled by animals and for animals.

#myopinioncounts# said...

Such an unfair situation. May she RIP, and may her family be comforted.

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

E ya, sad n pathetic, may we nt fall a victim of circumstance IJN. RIP woman n may God gv r families d fortitude 2 bear d loss

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

E ya, sad n pathetic, may we nt fall a victim of circumstance IJN. RIP woman n may God gv r families d fortitude 2 bear d loss

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

E ya, sad n pathetic, may we nt fall a victim of circumstance IJN. RIP woman n may God gv r families d fortitude 2 bear d loss

Adaora ibezim said...

Eeehyah, may her soul Rip

Ogbodu Kingsley said...

So sad, what an unfortunate death.... may the Almighty God grant her eternal peace.

Rex Aniah said...

Quite a pity. Bt @ ds point, 4 obvious reasons, u can hardly blame it all on anyone! Tk hrt!

swt b said...

chaiii.

ADELOYE AKINTOMIDE said...

No to Jungle justice

Bamidee said...

hmmm!!! GOD Please help us all.

Doris said...

So sad.ppl takin laws into their own hands nd innocents being victims. That could b anyone's child or sister

Bibian Obunse said...

This is very sad, see what the fear of suicide bomber/ boko haram has caused.May her Soul R.I.P...

white Berry said...

You see what those pple involved is making the mother go through. Her first daughter for that matter. May her soul rest in perfect peace

Aigle Okoli said...

Awww what a painful way to die!

anams oluchi said...

Hmmmmmmn all those pple wey enjoy jungle justice make hear word now oh

Jules Louis said...

Smh. With all the horrors they have bn through its just hard blaming them for d jungle justice. May her soul continue to rest in peace.

Crystal said...

Hmm...

Cindy# said...

Dis is y I don't support jungle justice, bcos innocent ppl can jst b victims like d Aluu killings. May her soul RIP.

irabo bobby fera favor said...

Eyaah may her soul rest in peace. Amen

pam eucharia said...

Eyaaa fa Rip dear

Sarah Asuquo said...

Oh my! So unfortunate, may her soul rest in peace.

pam eucharia said...

MaY God of All comfort,comfort ur family..Rip

Dammy Grace said...

okay oooo

Nnenne George said...

If u ask me, Na who I go ask? Woman sorry o but u need more prove to convince us but if your claims are true, then it's just so unfortunate dat it happened that way, she might have been at d wrong crowd at d wrong time. God give u strength to bear your loss..

Redote Abah said...

So sad, nothing can bring her back

Subomi said...

I feel very bad for her.

Merena Gabriel said...

so sad.
may her soul rest in peace. see y jungle justice is very bad

lilyswt okafor said...

So unfortunate

Chikata Chidinma said...

Lord Have Mercy.

osaro said...

Rip

osaro said...

So sad

gwomson GWOMSON said...

Stupid police !!! Now una dey speak grammar after they've killed the innocent girl abi ? Wia una dey wen all that was going on ? Wen it comes to collecting #20 on the road that's wen una sharpness dey show abi ?? Now look at this pretty gurl just wasted like that bcos some people in uniform chose to be drinking kunu and brukutu wen they should be working ... God ll judge !!.....#OYEGO!!!..... Linda Return My Ring !...

OSINANL said...

So sad...

Olive Lo said...

This is what boko haram has caused this nation. What a pity.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Really sad and I feel her plight. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Many are victims of a Paranoid society seriously
Many are suspects of the evil of our days
Do we blame pple for being paranoid? No way
Do we blame them for taking laws into their hands? Oh yes!
A man is still a suspect until found guilty
On the other hand,Let's watch and pray that we may not fall into wrong

Femi Otitolaiye said...
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Femi Otitolaiye said...

Dis girl was killed becos she was Christian..believe me christians go tru hell in bauchi,i stay dia 2..it could have been any oda christian..once at d muda lawal market,I saw a guy dat was armed with knives and wen dose searching at d gates of kasuwar waya stopped him an old baba shouted at dem and asked dem 2 let him into d market cos he is a muslim..dis guy was armed o..i mean serious knives..its no jungle justice..ha only offense was christianity.

Anonymous said...

Her people should have not let her go around on her own knowing she is not well. RIP linda you have more people reading you blog then the one's that comment well done.

Etheal Okpa said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

THESE PEOPLE DID THOA ACT PURPOSEFULLY. THEY KNEW HER AS A CHRISTIAN AND CHRISTIANS DONT BOMB. PEOPLE. IT IS MUSLIMS THAT BOMB PEOPLE. UNFORTUNATELY THEY KILLED AN INNOCENT CHRISTIAN LADY.

Mr Gandes said...

Sad though, I have never been an advocate for Jungle Justice. But what if she really was a Suicide Bomber? (I still believe she was) Her mental Health would hv made her a Perfect candidate for those Animals who recruit suicide Bombers. They knew she was vunerable and took advantage of her mental health. God will Judge them......RIP to her

Anonymous said...

Smh. If only GEJ tacked BH earlier. He had 5 years but waited till Election and now they have grown in number, strength and confidence.

Someone explain why OBJ increased the savings in our reserves despite average crude oil price of $50 / bbl, he helped us pay our debts with the Paris club and they zeroed it out but GEJ with average 110$/bbl till towards the end of last year didn't only deplete our foreign savings but also increased our debts alarmingly. GEJ DOESNT KNOW THE DEFINITION OF CORRUPTION.

Let's vote a man that knows the definition and can reduce if not end it.

SAI Buhari

mackie hyacinth said...

Chai. .God knows best..tearing up big time. .Rip

FEMSTIC said...

Well nah God go save us sah. http://tinyurl.com/pfgxd4d

dami llionaire said...

Really sad....no to jungle justice pls

Ade Olasengbe said...

people should stop jungle justice....R..I.P

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