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Beast of a report man. You clearly have no word count limits. Looking forward to reading more of these.
I really enjoyed reading this. As others have said, it was like I was with you - so lucidly written. Somehow, I am happy-sad. Happy to get a glimpse into NE Nigeria but sad that this is what MY country has become. Abba, please intervene. Thank You.
I am not one to read long write ups like this without skipping some parts. But I went from the first word to the last. Great piece of writing and glad they didnt take you to "Abuja".
this is the most engaging thing I've read on here in a minute. to think you were wondering where to share it; glad you did so anyway.
Had my mouth in my hand the whole time reading this.
I remember you hinting what you went through in the NE corner but this, this is stranger than fiction.
Super glad you're still here doing all the things you do and will do.
While I read this, I had a range of emotions. I was sad at some point, I laughed, I cried, I felt pity, I laughed again, I had so many questions. What a roller-coaster and such amazing writing.
Felt like you were cruising, then all the cruise suddenly came to a halt when you entered the NE. Amazing piece. Fu'ad seems like one of those people I'd enjoy being friends with.
Solid article. I'm happy you guys lived to tell such a compelling story.
You go know why I dey shed thug tears ba?
What a trip! It's them always reminding you you're not under arrest that gives me the giggles. Good story but I think you may have scrimped on some of the details like, what did they serve at DSS? What is 6'4"'s name and do you think he is now rocking Chris' bling? Did you truly believe the Bama 🧢 bosses would have kept you longer if you didn't get Chris to forget about his chain?
All in all, what an adventure, Fu'ad! Keep documenting our Nigeria, as it helps us all take a look in the mirror.
Very interesting write-up
Please, complete this story.
It's very interesting and portrays the Nigeria of today in a practical sense.
From Nairaland here, I never wanted it to stop, this isn’t complete yet 🥲
OMG! It’s the early hours after the dawn so I’m still feeling sleepy…but I managed to finish this wonderful piece…picturing myself all through the journey like I was part of it! I would doze of while reading and return to the previous paragraph when I open my eyes! Anyways! Thank God for safety! It was truly a lifetime experience!!
Best thing I have read in a long while. Its encouraging to see more civilians catching a glimpse on the war on terror through the military's protection. The war is real that I sometimes wonder how we are able to regulate the peace up south and have to enforce it down here.
finally got to the bottom of this amazing read. thank you for sharing your experience, Fu’ad