Grieving father of slain Greenfield University, student, Yohanna Meck, said he was bidding his daughter, Dorothy, farewell in pains because he never thought of burying his child or his younger ones.
Meck stated this in his tribute to Dorathy after she was killed by bandits alongside other students on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the school located along the Kaduna – Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
In a tribute during the funeral service held at the ECWA Goodnews Church, Narayi High Cost, Meck said bandits interrupted a deal he had with his daughter.
He, however, noted that his consolation was in the fact that, late Dorothy did not disappoint him as she almost fulfilled her own part of the bargain before her death.
An emotion-laden father added that up and until the moment his
daughter was killed, he “never believed the kidnappers would kill any of them.”
He added that he could imagine how his daughter would have pleaded with the bandits to spare her life and eventually how they went ahead to still gun her down.
“I had a deal with my daughter. We did not conclude it because some people interrupted us and God who knows the end from the beginning, approved the interruption so that Tirnom can go to His place.
“I have no objection to that my daughter but my consolation is that you did not disappoint me. You almost fulfilled your own part of the bargain but God in His wisdom did what is right and you have gone to rest.
“How I wish, however, that you come and show me what happened and how it happened.
“I can only imagine how you were pleading with the gunmen when they were to hit you with the bullet(s) and how they refused to hear your plea and still gunned you down. I could feel the pains in my veins; I could imagine the trauma!!
“But I take solace in the word of the Lord, to give thanks to God in all situation. My dear lovely daughter, rest in the Lord. I am bidding you goodbye in pains because I had not thought of burying my child or my younger ones. May we be comforted; rest well my Daughter.”
According to him, his temperament did not allow him to speak with the kidnappers who spoke with his wife while their daughter was in captivity because he was scared his temperament might anger the bandits to hurt his daughter.