Alex Ikwechegh Foundation Visits Woman Whose Fingers Were Cut Off By Fulani Herdsmen In Aba, Gives Her Cash, Employment Opportunity (Photos)
A charity organization, Alex Ikwechegh Foundation has visited Miss Esther Nmecha, a lady whose fingers were chopped off by Fulani herdsmen in Aba in March 31, 2019.
ABN TV gathered that the proprietor of the Foundation and a former Aba North Chairman, Alex Ikwechegh during the visit made a cash donation of undisclosed amount and offered an employment opportunity to the victim to take care of her personal needs.
Mr. Ikwechegh who was represented by the Spokesperson of the Foundation, said he was shocked when he heard of the news of Miss Esther Nmecha’s plight.
“We are here because our Chairman, Alex Ikwechegh understands your plight. In fact, he was dejected and devastated when he heard the news and that’s why he sent us to donate this money to you.
“This is not Abia State that we use to know before. We had peace but now with the coming of the Herdsmen, our people now live in fear which ought not to be so.
“We want peace in our state and hopefully, the security agents will act immediately to stop the nefarious activities of the Herdsmen, ” he said.
He also charged the security agencies to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim, Miss Esther Nmecha said trouble started around 4pm on the fateful day when herdsmen encroached on her business premises along Peoples Road, Ogbor Hill, Aba.
She said an appeal to the invaders to leave the premises fell on deaf ears as they threatened to kill her.
“In making real their threat, one of the Fulani herdsmen brought out his machete and targeted to cut my neck.
“It was in an attempt to defend myself that he missed his target and cut off my four fingers.
“I was rushed to the Police Clinic at the Central Police Station, Aba, where they immediately referred me to the Aba General Hospital as a result of the critical nature of my case.”
“I thank Ikwechegh for coming to my aid, may God bless him abundantly “.
ABN TV reports that the woman, Miss Esther Nmecha, needed N60,000 for treatment and had solicited for help from Nigerians.
The Foundation also paid hospital bills of other patients in the hospital.
The patients thanked the Foundation for coming to their aid at this critical time and asked God to bless him.