Mr. Marcus is from Libere village around Gefe in Kallah ward of Kajuru Local Government, Kaduna State. He decided to go into trading and went to Maro town, the same Kajuru local government to open a small provision shop.
He had the shop running for some few months when on Wednesday, February 20, 2020, a part of Maro was attacked. Some gunmen drove toward the market that had ended and opened fire at people milling around. Eight were killed and five injured. Marcus was among the injured. A bullet went through his leg – above the ankle, broke the bone and left a big hole.
Since February till today (about 4 months) he has been on admission at St Gerard’s Hospital in Kaduna town, where they are trying to fix the leg. He heard about the insecurity around Libere, his village while in the hospital.
And while helping him out with something, he told us that he can’t wait to leave the hospital.
“Where are you going, Maro or Libere,” I asked. He shrugged his shoulder, looked into the sky for a long time and said he doesn’t know yet.
Written By Reuben Buhari