Umar Suleiman and his daughter, Hadiza
A heartbroken father, Umar Suleiman from Nasarawa State on Thursday, November took to Facebook to pen down an emotional note after his daughter was kidnapped four years ago.
He penned a heart-wrenching post about Khadija and how life has been for him and his family since she was taken away.
He described the last four years as one filled with pain and anguish, adding that he has never celebrated his son's birthday as he was born a day after Khadija's abduction.
"Today, 19th Nov. four years has passed, since a beautiful jewel was taken away (abducted) from me. Since ur abduction four years ago, life has never been the same," he wrote.
"My world has been on a standstill. Every day I wear a cheerful face, but right inside me is pain, anguish, and midnight sea of tears. The pain of an abducted child is far greater than a dead one,"
"Khadija, the day of ur abduction ur mummy went in shock and the following day ur brother was delivered through cesarean section. For four years, I have never celebrated his birthday, because the pain of 19th Nov. is greater than the joy of the 20th.
"As I remember u today, my lovely daughter, I pray to Allah to guide and protect you where ever you are."