IDP says drug addiction helped him deal with memory of slaughtered parents

The activities of the Islamic insurgents have rendered many persons homeless, with thousands of death recorded through frequent attacks on civilians.

Boko Haram

Mala, who is one of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri, the capital of Bornu.

According to him, he was not always addicted to drugs. Before the attack on his community by Boko Haram, he owned a prospering business.

“I was not a drug addict before; I had a flourishing business in Gamboru where I make good money to carter for my parents.”

“Unfortunately, everything was taken away from me, including all my family.”

“What do you expect me to be doing; how do you think I can forget this memories; to me, life means nothing.”

“I need to forget the memory of the sad event and that is only possible through the taking of drugs.”

“I love to be like this (drug addict) because it makes me forget all those madness”.

Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have caused the death of many and rendered thousands homeless in the north eastern part of Nigeria.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

'That video has ruined me' -Liverpool's €100m forward under the storm again

'That video has ruined me' -Liverpool's €100m forward under the storm again

Ex-Super Eagles and Barcelona star Amunike makes Iheanacho his first signing in Zambia

Ex-Super Eagles and Barcelona star Amunike makes Iheanacho his first signing in Zambia

Fashion Police: Chike's black skirt at the BBN live eviction show caught our attention

Fashion Police: Chike's black skirt at the BBN live eviction show caught our attention

Reactions trail Nigerian Professor’s comment about 'dying' Queen Elizabeth

Reactions trail Nigerian Professor’s comment about 'dying' Queen Elizabeth

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly edging closer to buying second football club

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly edging closer to buying second football club

BBNaija 7: Now that I'm out I will... - Allysyn shares plans for romance with Hermes

BBNaija 7: Now that I'm out I will... - Allysyn shares plans for romance with Hermes

17 PDP governorship candidates beg Wike to forgive Atiku

17 PDP governorship candidates beg Wike to forgive Atiku

Fans call for ex-Real Madrid forward to stop taking penalties

Fans call for ex-Real Madrid forward to stop taking penalties

What happens now that Queen Elizabeth is dead?

What happens now that Queen Elizabeth is dead?