A widow, who lost property valued at N5 million during the October 20, 2020 #EndSARS protest in the Iseyin area of Oyo State, Mrs Nwachukwu Victoria, has cried out for help, saying she considers suicide at times.
The mother of six said she lost her husband, a former worker with Sterling Construction Company, about five years ago but had to relocate to the ancient town of Iseyin from Mbaise in Imo State.
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Speaking with Eko Trust on Tuesday, Mrs Nwachukwu who spoke from Imo State, where she had travelled to after the incident, told our correspondent that N5million worth of properties were vandalised during the protest.
She lamented amidst sobbing that items like 300Wax Eleqax power generating set, one Thermacool freezer, two big orthopaedic foams, two gas cookers and cylinders as well as three boxes of her clothes and jewellery worth N800,000 were carted away.
Also among items stolen were electronics and other household items, cash worth N350,000 from her business, that was kept in her apartment, among others.
She however threatened to commit suicide if the Oyo State government and the people fail to assist her in her present condition.
“I lived at Chief Tunde Mustapha’s apartment at Omoloju, in Iseyin; the apartment is beside the office of the Immigration Service and I had travelled for business when I heard of the incident. I rushed back to find all my possessions stolen and the apartment vandalised.
“All my business is gone, my possessions, I am left in the cold, I am now living off my people. Governor Seyi Makinde should please help me.
“People of God should come to our aid, I am depressed and may do anything bad to myself if this continues. I considered suicide many times,” she said.
The EndSARS protest in Iseyin was reported to have been hijacked by hoodlums who attacked all security agencies’ facilities in Iseyin, looting and vandalizing many buildings in the process.