Chibok Boy, Ahmadu, survives spinal cord surgery

Chibok Boy, Ahmadu, survives spinal cord surgery

Monday, September 25, 2017 8:10 am

Boko Haram victim, Ali Ahmadu, walking again

In yet another chapter in the miraculous recovery of Boko Haram’s child victim, Ali Ahmadu, he was back on his feet yesterday, few days after he survived corrective surgery after which he was confined in the Intensive Care Unit of the Dubai hospital where the procedure was done for 48 hours.

Doctors had predicted that he will be able to walk after three weeks of recuperation, the little boy without prompting yesterday was on his feet.

The doctors at the hospital  described Ali’s quick recovery as a “miracle.”

“Miracles do happen. For those of you who don’t believe in God, better believe in God now.

“This is Ali Ahmadu who was run over by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014. The boy and his pregnant mother were left under a three for three days. The boy was bleeding from mouth and nose throughout the agonizing days.

“Ali’s spinal cord was damaged and he couldn’t walk again. For three years, help was needed. God made it possible after five to six hours of surgery and 48 hours in intensive care. Little Ali could walk again. This happened today to everyone’s surprise.

“This determined six-year old boy got off his bed and decided to walk despite doctors’ expectations that he would need physiotherapy to learn to walk again at least three weeks after surgery. Today, Ali walked after just seven days.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Igho Sanomi and members of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, who sponsored this surgery, are still at his bed side.

“This made my day and I am so proud of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation for making this surgery possible financially,” Igho Sanomi said in Dubai.

On his part, the  Founder of  Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC) Mr. Nuhu Fulani Kwajafa, who collaborated with the Sanomi Foundation, gave insights into how Ali was picked up before finally landing  in Dubai.

He  said: “After five hours on the 17th of September and almost 48 hours in Intensive Care Unit, Ali Ahmadu had a very successful procedure.

“It has been a divine journey starting far away in Chibok in 2014. It is the story of a little boy left to die, underneath a tree, to where (Dubai) we are today.

“It is about a fighting spirit, a resolute charming soul and spirit beating all odds to survive and walk again.

“It seemed unachievable but thanks to all our efforts. We have cause to rejoice.this is to say a big thank you from Ali’s family and GIPLC. Most especially our best regards goes to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his colleagues who set the ball rolling towards raising funds and awareness for the surgery.

“Our profound gratitude goes specially to Dickens Sanomi Foundation for making it all happen and for being at the hospital with Ali.

During the surgery, doctors described Ali as, “a very strong boy who was determined to live”.

Nuhu Kwajafa, the Founder of the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC), the organization that coordinated young Ali’s surgery, made the following remarks:

“After five hours in surgery, on 17th September 2017, and 48hrs in the intensive care unit, to God’s Glory Ali Ahmadu Chibok had a very successful procedure and is currently stabilizing and recovering.

“It has been a Divine Journey starting from far away Chibok in 2014; a little boy left to dead, underneath a tree, after a vicious Boko Haram attack, to where we are today…

“In young Ali we have a fighting spirit, a resolute and charming soul, beating all odds to survive and to walk again, this reflects so truly the Nigerian Spirit, we are indeed grateful to God”.

Boko Haram victim, Ali Ahmadu after his successful surgery

Ali Ahmadu, a child victim of Boko Haram insurgency has successfully undergone spinal cord surgery at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah in Dubai.

The Dickens Sanomi Foundation, headed  by the Chairman of Taleveras Group, Mr. Igho Sanomi, is funding the medical trip.

Ahmadu, who was on wheelchair for three years, was flown out of the country early September via Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Sanomi Foundation had collaborated with a Non-Governmental Organization, the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care( GIPLC) which drew the boy’s plight to Nigerians.

The GIPLC, headed by Nuhu Kwajafa, had approached eminent Nigerians for assistance culminating in Dickens Sanomi Foundation picking the bill..

It was gathered from Dubai on Sunday, that the little boy ( Ali Ahmadu) was operated upon on September 17 barely seven days after arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) .


“This surgery was made possible by the esteemed Foundation. Thank you once again the Chairman of the Foundation, Igho Sanomi and its Board of Trustees.

“We thank the press( print and electronic). We cannot do it without you.We are grateful. We thank Nigerians for their prayers and well-wishes. God will bless you all immensely. God as done it again.”

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