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Baby Factory

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Anthony rushed home, very early. He went to the bathroom. He did not heat the water on a cooking stove but simply removed his black trousers and T-shirt. The cold bath that evening felt good to him. He cleaned himself with a dirty cloth available in the bathroom and returned to the room. From the bed Queen, his wife asked him whether he wanted any dinner before lying. Anthony said 'No' that he had got a bottle of palm wine at the warehouse, before coming back home. The sick woman had been four months in bed and her beautiful fat body had grown thin. She asked Anthony whether there was a message from the Nigeria central police force, and he placed a chewing stick between his lips and said that they wanted her to come to the station in person for more interrogation.
Queen sighed and said: "How do they expect me to the station?"
"I told them you're very down, you couldn't make it right now, but you know how Nigeria police work."
"What did D.P.O tell you? Have they found our daughter? Do they have any information about the kidnappers?"
He threw the unfinished chew stick through the broken pane in the window and said 'no' ran his palms over his moustache and his temple. Queen sighed and leaned back against the pillow. Anthony sat beside her and took her hand and told her not to worry, that soon their daughter would come back alive. They sat in silence, staring at the white wall, the large photography of missing Chdinma hung outstand. Anthony kissed his wife's forehead and went to the sitting room. His anxiety got the better part of him and he was no longer finding it funny.
The first sight that greeted his eyes when he switched the television was a press release, the news of kidnapped schoolgirl, poor Chidinma was on the screen. As the newsmen displaced the poor girl on the screen, he saw Chidinma's pictures. He swallowed hard. He had quickly recognised her despite the fact that she had been kidnapped for two years now. She had grown thin, dark colour and pregnant. She was kidnapped in her boarding school in southeastern Nigeria and took to riverine lines where the miscreant gangs camped her and other victims for making a baby.
This new trends, baby factory in the country was alarming, schoolgirls got abducted to rural areas where they would get pregnant and keep to born, thereafter the poor babies would be sold to rich government officials or barren women in the oil business. The heartless merchant made fortunate in this business. Each year, hundreds of schoolgirls are lost for a baby factory.

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Adazion Uchenna · ago
Waoow this is wonderful and very interesting writeup, I pray 🙏 for more wisdom and grace to excel, keep it up am proud of you
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
I'm so grateful for your help and support. Adazion Uchenna.
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Stephen Barinaadaa Nadube · ago
A job well done. Keep it up Mr Ben.
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
Thank you, Stephen Barinaadaa Nadube.
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Cyrille Plantet · ago
Well Done ! Keep on
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
Thank you, Cyrille Plantet.
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Samuel Emele · ago
Yes, inspiring , it's a beautiful one, well done.
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
I am grateful, Samuel Emele.
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Mihz Queen · ago
Good write up! Keep on with your talent.
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
Thanks! Mihz Queen.
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John Omoregie · ago
Please accept our thanks for being such a great writer to all of us.
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John Omoregie · ago
Mr. Benard, you are a powerful writer. All your write up are meaningful. I read most of your articles. Thanks for this comprehensive fiction. Don't give up.
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
Thanks! John Omoregie.
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Jon Robson · ago
Thank you for sharing this with the world. That last line carries much weight.
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
Thank you, Jon Robson.
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Ras Slajaa · ago
This story is 100% reality of what is happening in Igbo land especially. There was another report as of last week about children factory in Imo State or in Enugu few years ago.
I personally cannot find any word to disrcibe the level of this kind of evil going on for a long time in Igbo land.

For those who are clueless about how greedy evil looks like, this is a simple example.

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Don Richy · ago
nice one but very touching keep it up
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Nwaokwu CBenard · ago
Thank you for your kind wishes and heartfelt thoughts. They are much appreciated.
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