Student of school that exploded in lagos narrates what happened
This was the conversation between a mother and a student of Bethlehem
Her daughter is a student in the school.
Favour: mummy, how come you haven’t asked me how it all happened?
Me: Because you are really hurting and I can see it. Besides, you are writing JAMB tomorrow and we need to focus! And why are you not closing your eyes to sleep?
Favour: mummy, did any student die?
Me: There is no news yet. (Well I turned off all gadets)
Favour: I am worried about sister Henrietta.
Me: hmmm! We are all worried.
Favour: so, can I tell you how it all happened?
Me: will it make you feel better. (She gave a node) Ok
Favour: So, the Rev Father finished the Gospel reading and it was just at the time for Homely. We started seeing white smoke, some of us panicked. But Sister Henrietta got up and she said calmly but loud enough for many of us to hear. “Everybody move to the back!”. Students were already standing up and it was becoming noisy. I guess she sensed we would stampede, so, she screamed “wait!” She took her phone and rushed out of the hall. She was visibly worried, then the white smoke became heavy, she was outside with another sister. I guess she was calling fire service! I don’t know. Immediately, Sister rushed in and said everybody move to the convent area. We all rushed out. I got worried about her because she was staying back! I turned, she was almost in tears and she was rushing towards all of us as if to make sure she shields us all. The smoke became very huge, I was almost shouting at her to run close to us, she was looking everywhere, like there were some people still behind, then I heard the bang and my ears and my eyes went blank! I saw fire, I looked again, I am not sure, but I think sister was on the floor, I am not sure. At that point we were only hearing the voices of the sisters, aunt Joy, everyone urging us to run! (These tears!!)
Me: let it out sweetheart! Just cry!
(God give me everything I need to shield this child from seeing again this avoidable pain I saw in her eyes right now! Ahhh! Nigeria is a failed nation. Nigeria failed these innocent angels! Nigeria failed sister Henrietta Alokha!
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