Bridget Omang: Lost in the wilderness

Bridget Omang: Lost in the wilderness

Bridget Azin Omang is just 30, a mother of two. She is a single parent whose plan for a good life saw her pass through the Cross River State College of Agriculture, Obubra, although she could not secure a job before the unforeseen happened.

Bridget fell ill and became a psychiatric case. She ran mad. Real mad and this did not make things easier for her parents who have searched everywhere for a solution.

After a futile search in their state the family decided to go for a spiritual solution. Bridget’s mother, Madam Nkagbor Agbor, told this reporter that she decided to take her daughter to a popular church located in Ikotun, Lagos state.

Madam Nkagbor and her sick daughter arrived Shomolu, Lagos May 29 and on the 30th headed straight for Ikotun. “On getting there, things did not go as smooth as I had thought,”she said, recalling that “we met long queues of people from all over the country and abroad in wait to see Pastor T. B. Joshua.” “We spent two days and two nights waiting, without success,”she recalled sadly.

After an agonising and futile wait, the woman who looks shattered decided to return to Shomolu. With their clothes dirty and in need of a refreshing bath, coupled with the fear of another long and hopeless wait, Bridget’s mother felt a temporary return to Shomolu might do them some good. She decided to take her daughter away and prepare for another day she could return to the church with her.

They left the church. “At Ikotun motor park, the unexpected happened,” I turned round to buy pure water and I thought my daughter was by my side. On buying the water, I turned to give her one sachet of water but she was nowhere to be found.” She has not been seen ever since.

Madam Agbor still got to Shomolu where she raised an alarm. At Shomolu, she heard of a meeting of her clan, the Kakwagom Family meeting in Lagos. Her entrance into the venue interrupted procedings, according to the President of the Kakwagom Family meeting Lagos, Emmanuel Ayim.

“She was shouted down and almost sent out of the meeting, by members who did not either know her or felt she did not follow the rules.”

But Ayim said he pleaded with them to allow her talk and she was able to relate her story. “We took it up and immediately I contacted the senior operations officer at the Kirikiri Police Station,” Ayim recalled.

The Police said they could not act on the information as the girl did not get lost in the church, although anybody who finds her can report to the nearest Police station.

Right now, the search for Bridget continues. Anyone who sees her can contact Emmanuel Ayim, Phone number 08056279145. or the Senior Operations Officer, Kirikiri Police Station, phone number 08024772906 


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