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Woman with 40 Day Old Baby Embarks on Trek from Minna to Abuja for Buhari




Alice Daniel, a mother of 5, has embarked on a trek from Minna to Abuja in honour of president-elect Muhammadu Buhari. She has taken her youngest child, a 40-day-old baby, along for the journey.

Daniel, 35, reportedly told Newsline that her desire to trek for Buhari started when her husband, Abdulwasiu, said he had a dream that President Goodluck Jonathan was going to lose the presidential election to Buhari.

She said she told her husband that it would not be possible for an incumbent president to lose the election to an opposition candidate, adding that even if he won, he would not be declared winner as was the case in the 2007 and 2011. At the time, she said, she was heavily pregnant and due for the labour ward.

She stated that before the elections, the issue was discussed again with her husband and three other people present, where she promised that if Buhari won the election and was declared winner she would trek from Minna to Abuja to personally congratulate him for the victory.

According to her, she gave birth to her last child on April 2, 2015, and remained determined to fulfill her promise when Buhari won.

Her family tried to stop her from embarking on the journey, but she didn’t listen to their pleas, as she was determined to fulfill her promise.

She subsequently embarked on her journey around 6 a.m on Sunday at from Chanchaga bridge in Niger State. She walks between 6:00am to 5:00pm daily and rests at intervals.

As of Monday, Daniel was already around Baidna Village, near Kwakuti, along Minna-Suleja Road.
According the report, “When asked of the health hazard of her mission on her and her newly born baby girl, considering the fact that she gave birth just barely 40 days ago, she expressed optimism that nothing would happen to her and her child and that the only thing she looked forward to was for her to accomplish her mission.”
She also stated that once she gets to Abuja she will head straight to Buhari’s campaign office where she hopes to be led to the president-elect.
Photo Credit: Newsline


  1. habibi

    May 13, 2015 at 7:27 am

    crazy people!!!

    • someone SHOULD stop this!

      May 19, 2015 at 8:01 am

      40 day old baby … and in that heat???????! == VERY IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR!!!!

      Selfish woman*

  2. Ada Nnewi

    May 13, 2015 at 7:29 am

    40 day old baby?! Beht why? Is that safe?

  3. OMG

    May 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Sorry to say…..this Woman looks like someone who is broke*Runs away*

  4. Stephen

    May 13, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Now everyone is trekking because they made promises to trek if Buhari won? How come it was to trek they all promised?? This woman better go home with her baby and fulfill her maternal obligations first.

  5. gurl_wendy

    May 13, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Someone has to put an end to this madness.

  6. stephanie

    May 13, 2015 at 8:06 am

    We are what is wrong with this country. I know all these ‘walkers’ don’t expect to get there and here ‘thank you’. How much money do you think he has to be giving?! He’s not even in power yet they want to bleed him dry. Like joke like joke, these people have turned this man to Maiguard. don’t you think he should be doing something better than waiting at the gate to greet you??

  7. ms_bretee

    May 13, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Where is child services? ? arrant nonsense

    • Young and Confused

      May 13, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Child services?! Latibo?! In Nigeria?! We need Adult services sef…

  8. Tosin

    May 13, 2015 at 8:20 am

    is hessercise.

  9. Babym

    May 13, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Meanwhile i think its time for buhari to announce that he will lock up anybody that treks for him! The things is getting soooo annoying!!!

  10. libby

    May 13, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Stupidity at it’s finest….kmt

  11. BIVIC

    May 13, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Taaa! Make she shift. Broke ass!!! Its time I make d headlines…in a gud way I.e

  12. ACE

    May 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Seriously this thing is getting too much, this woman is just seeking for unneccesary attention endangering the life of that child.

  13. bruno

    May 13, 2015 at 8:58 am

    CHILD ABUSE.somebody pls take that 40 day old child away from her.

    trekkers=beggars. looking to make a quick penny from naija politicians.naija politicians stop giving this trekkers money, start giving them only a hand shake and u will see how quickly this trekking trend will stop.

  14. chelle

    May 13, 2015 at 9:27 am

    God punish poverty

  15. Noms

    May 13, 2015 at 9:28 am

    This trekking won’t stop until “gbomogbomo”catch some trekkers.
    Madam,so you left your four other children and husband to trek to see GMB whose children are somewhere chilling.
    The ones when dey go Othuoke don reach?
    If the trek was for something like Power Supply(I didn’t say constant sef) and other BASIC amenities, I guess I would have joined, but until then, Goodluck.

  16. Haddy

    May 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I think there’s something wrong with this woman in particular. Why subject a 40-day old baby to such risks? I think she should be apprehended, at least for the sake of that baby.

  17. myssmyss

    May 13, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Lmao @ all the comments!!!! The woman is broke, jobless and without a man that can be referred to as a REAL man! Why on earth would my wife take my 40 days old child for this nonesense trek!!!!! Is she smoking weed? Anyway, let the madness continue for these jobeless people! I wish them buhari!

  18. jaay

    May 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Enough of this madness!

  19. dobs

    May 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    its the husband dat allowed her leave with his baby dat i blame! mtcheewwww

  20. ssah

    May 13, 2015 at 10:50 am

    40 day old baby?haaaaa! oga o. she expects us to say “awwwwww” abi? Madam go back home, let your husband do the walk for you if someone must walk.

  21. Lanre

    May 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I don’t like to say this but is she out of her mind? What on earth is her husband thinking? The government they are trekking for should please find a way to end this nonsense. Its getting annoying!

  22. Anon

    May 13, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Na collapse she go just collapse for road

  23. Girly

    May 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Now this is the height of stupidity, everyone knows a 40 days old child is still fragile and prone to infections, what is wrong with her brain, she must be sick if she really intends doing this and with her child who has no choice or say in this, she’s just a wicked mother. that has not even completed the necessary immunisation to be ready for this kind of exposure . Nawa oo!

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      May 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Not so sure about your theory about 40 day old children being fragile. I know plenty Nigerian women who fly to the States for the sole purpose of having their children there and then flying back with two week old babies. Always been very surprised that the mothers would put a child at that age through the stress of inter-continental flights (cabin pressure, et al) but a friend of mine tells me that the children are well certified by the hospital and airlines for flying.

      Taking it two or more centuries back in time, I doubt if maternity leave kicked in too much for our foremothers who worked on farms and often “backed” their new babies to continue the usual daily errands after giving birth. I’m not saying that one should bounce them off walls or leave them out in the scorching sun without proper protection but infants are more resilient than you think.

    • someone SHOULD stop this!

      May 19, 2015 at 8:05 am


  24. Nwaliweaku

    May 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Abia, o mee

  25. Lomo

    May 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Poverty na bastard

  26. adizzy

    May 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    people and there follow follow attitude.. soon a pastor will come out and say ” Thus says the lord, trek far and wide for your blessing”… lol…Poverty bad I swear… Everybody reject it in Jesus name.. can i hear an Amen!!!

  27. Ray

    May 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    She’s lying. She just wants to lose all the baby weight 😐

  28. Aadey

    May 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    She’s jst lookin for a way to loose the baby fat!… Keep trekking people, after all our fore fathers trekked from Lagos to Ghana… #sillypeople# must we over flog things. Its lost its essence, siddon ur house and think of how to make things better for u and ur family…

  29. Tony

    May 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Yeye people seeking attention and for all those claiming it’s an adventure I call on you all to zip it. This lady should be charged for attempted murder. Subjecting a baby to dangers that even adults can not bare. Follow Follow Nigerians. Only you waka go. So you all could not trek to Chibok or Sambisa. Na only Abuja deh world map.

  30. Linc

    May 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm


  31. Dj Run Things

    May 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Through the heat, dust and malaria?This is child abuse. Simple and plain.

  32. harrison

    May 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    But u guys supported the first trekker who suddenly appeared in Niger State from Lagos, why not this too, please encourage her i beg ur pardon.

    • Opsy

      May 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Stop being silly and insensitive…
      She’s carrying a 40-day old baby for crying out loud!!!

  33. maria

    May 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    very soon, there will be no road to drive on because there will be too many people walking to see the president Rubbish jobless people. i feel jobless for reading this

  34. gurl_wendy

    May 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    A 40 day old baby issss fragile, the baby hasn’t been immunized or developed immunity to the diseases that normally affect adults, shes exposing her baby to sun, heat and mosquitos etc, in the wards in the hospital where i work visitors aren’t allowed to carry babies anyhow because of this reason, even our traditional mothers in thier manifold wisdom then didn’t come out immediately with their babies after giving birth, some had a 40 day waiting period.

  35. concerned

    May 13, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Is trekking now the most important thing? Na wa oooo. This is what joblessness is causing, sure if this people had good jobs they won’t even consider all these. Buhari its really time to put a stop to this biko!

  36. Idomagirl

    May 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I’m sorry, but this is just idiocy.

  37. folasade

    May 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Is that woman out of her mind?a new born baby for that matter,what if she just felt so weak and dizzy in the middle of no where?that is why men want their wife to work,if she had a work she wouldn’t have been risking her baby’s life like that

  38. Adeyinka Adigun

    May 17, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    This trek of thing they should put stop

  39. Jane

    May 18, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    This is arrant nonsense. What kind of a mother is this? Buhari should end this stupidity. Infact, police should start arresting anybody that embarks on this worthless journey. 40 day old baby! This is the height of the madness. The baby needs to be taken from her because I think she is insane.

  40. yetunde

    May 19, 2015 at 8:26 am

    When a nation refuses to boost its economy by engaging energised people productively, what you end. Up having is idolatry of stupidity. I wonder if this woman was to be the CEO of even an SME and needs to do delivery every 3 days, will she have time for this craze? Smh for our leaders because they have perpetuated the heart of the citizenry with poverty. Except for an iconic fee who have better mindset.

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