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I have being in these villages more than 5 times because it’s important i go there to see that the whole thing turns to a success story with songs of praise. So that night wasn’t my first time of going to the village.
I have promised never to sleep elsewere but my home through-out my service year. Thats obviously not my fault. But what can you do in such a state that has an history of cooking and eating human flesh for supper than to just make your home your safe haven.
I waited by the road side to see if i will be lucky to find any car going to Aba at that time. Perhaps someone returning to his family and home too.
I quickly consoled myself that since its just the two of us, no cause for allarm. So i sat back to enjoy the late trip as everything seems normal.
So we entered into the bus again and continue the mysterious journey until we reached a comparatively big village.
Nevertheless, when the driver returned from where he went to ease himself, i noticed there was a complete change in the atmosphere as all the men and the driver no longer speak in the common ‘pigin english’ they have beeing speaking from inception. They started speaking in Igbo language.
Am a Yoruba man, i don’t understand igbo language save the small translation of “go” and “come”, and nothing more at that time. That lit a big fire of fear in me. And i transcend into another realm completely overwhelm with fear.
When we got to this big village along the road, i suddenly came up with a plan that probably saved my life. I just shouted in the midst of my strange company;
… “STOP…. STOP the bus!!! Am no longer going!!”
As the bus stopped, I quickly dashed to the front of the bus, straight to the plate number and began to type the number on the plate to my phone and saying aloud as i type…
It may look simple or perhaps funny, but trust me, i nearly wet my pants in the midst of it all.
But Thanks be to God for at the end, i was able to sing the success song over the Nysc personal CDS project that almost claimed my life. I eventually got an award for it.