Mutai Hona, a father of two girls who were abducted by Islamist militant sect Boko Haram in the Chibok area of Borno state, has died of high blood pressure as a result of the disappearance of his daughters.
Hona, a father of 8 children and two wives, was 56.
In an interview, a man who identified as his brother James Yama told reporters that Hona who was “hale and hearty”, died on Sunday due to psychological trauma when he realized none of his daughters were in the video released by Shekau Abubakar.
“We are suffering in silence, one of my brother Mr. Mutai Hona whose two daughters were among those abducted died last Sunday as a result of heart attack, since the incident, he has not been eating well, before he developed High Blood Pressure.
If we had seen the corpses of our girls, we would have forgotten about them. They have turned the whole episode into hide and seek game with the authorities not letting us know really what is happening, it is unfortunate.” he said to Vanguard
Mutai Hona was buried on Monday according to religious rites.