The University Community Service office has taken up the challenge of canvassing support for two siblings, aged 10 and 12, allegedly left behind two years ago by their biological parents in search of greener pastures.
The parents, witnesses say, travelled to the Central Africa Republic (CAR) to seek a better livelihood and nothing has been heard about them.
Director of Community Service, Mohamadou Dabo, who confirmed the story last week, said, "We collaborate with a group of Women in Wuro Hausa. One of them approached me and told me about two children whose parents left for the Central Africa Republic two years ago. She found the children somewhere in town and took them home, and now, she can no longer cope with the responsibility without any help."
Appealing to members of the AUN community to intervene and support the two boys with donations for their welfare and education, Dabo said: “Please we need help from you, any kind of help, clothes, food, even materials like books, pens, and pencils for them to go to school.”
Information at our disposal revealed that one of the children was nearly lynched for stealing ₦50. Curiosity among some members of the angry mob prompted them to ask the purpose of stealing such a paltry sum only to discover that the money was to be used to mend a torn shirt! He was spared.
The two boys need an education, which will require money, books, uniforms, sandals, writing tools etc.