He wandered aimlessly within the wild forest, hungry and fully exhausted. His ego battered and as ripped as his torn campalla.
He was hungry and really offended too… how might they, what effrontery, he puzzled silently.
Would they’ve dared this if he was of fulani extraction? How might they’ve humiliated him this manner, pushed him from his ancestral house, raped his younger spouse and virtually butchered him… If not that the gods watched over the tailess cow, he would have been a decomposing pile of hyena meals by now.
His anger elevated just like the overflow of the Nile river in the course of the wet season. To suppose that they had been mere youngsters, the truth that he might have simply over powered them the place it not for the hearth blazing sub machine weapons they carried instead of the sticks they had been recognized for carrying… the kind of weapons he solely noticed carried by the armed troopers guarding oil installations near his farm.
Speaking about troopers, the place had been these cowardly armed girls in males’s uniform when the ravagers invaded? did not they hear the loud blaring of machine gun hearth or had they grow to be out of the blue deaf on the occasion of the invasion… tufiakpa!!! Okoli cursed silently.
If he ever returned to umnudike, he would personally lead his age group to the obi’s palace requesting their fast elimination. To him, they had been ineffective in that village, only a bunch of armed palm timber… solely the gods knew their complicity within the invasion. At this second, he trusted nobody, solely himself.
***It had all began out as a standard day. Okoli had woken up at 4 a.m. as was standard and walked hazily to the out room to take a leak. He got here again into the room along with his manhood absolutely charged like an influence financial institution. His new bride Ufoma was sleeping peacefully on the bamboo mattress with nothing for canopy besides a skinny linen which barely lined her full bossom.
He stared at her physique within the glare of the palm oil lamp… the veins in his groin tightened and his manhood protruded the extra, he felt a urge, the urge to take her once more. So slowly, taking his time to not startle her, he climbed unto the bamboo mattress and quietly like a caring husband that he was, he calmly slid inside her open legs… she responded with wifely comprehension.
Absolutely glad and brimming with happiness, Okoli parked his farm gear and marched into the forest behind his home, the home that had housed his father and the daddy earlier than him.
He received to his farm and started the times job of weeding, nothing within the forest advised that evil lurked in a nook behind him.
Then from the nook of his eyes he sighted a herd of cattle waltzing lazily into his farm. He knew what injury they may do to his younger crops if he did not act, so he picked up a rotten cassava stem and began waving it on the gluttonous herbivores hoping to show them away from his crops.
Two younger herdsmen appeared from behind the herd, Okoli walked as much as them telling them in what little hausa he knew to get their cattle off his farm.
To his consternation, they merely ignored him and stored crazing their cows. Naturally, Okoli received infuriated and picked a giant stick to which he chased the cattle from his farm. The herdsmen received offended and considered attacking him however his cumbersome body and sharp cutlass gave them second ideas… slowly and with anger they retreated into the thick forests.
Pondering all was settled, Okoli went again to work weeding and tending to his younger crops… farming was the one factor he knew learn how to do, his ancestors had been famend farmers and he was on his solution to turning into a terrific farmer too.
Late within the night, he packed up his instruments and slowly made his method house… to the physique warming contemporary fish pepper soup his spouse all the time made for him.
After dinner, he went in once more to put with Ufoma. He simply could not have sufficient of the younger Ebony skinned Urhobo lady from mid western Nigeria.
Then the dreadful second got here, the second he now detested remembering… the ache, agony and concern was one thing he would not want his worst enemies.
That they had come within the lifeless of the night time when all that might be heard was the chirpy sounds of the night time crickets, laying to waste all that was of their path.
With out warning, they opened hearth on Okoli’s hut. The sound of the resounding weapons jerked him from his pleasure sleep, the entire place was on hearth. Instinctively, he grabbed his bride and rushed her out of the home to security… or so he thought.
The attackers numbering about fifty had surrounded his abode in a commando like fashion… they dragged the lady from him, one in every of them hit him on the top with the butt of a gun, he fell over writhing in ache.
They had been talking an odd language, he could not make sense of what they had been saying however he might inform they had been very offended. He received on his knees pleading for mercy, an assaulter pinned him to the bottom with each knees whereas one other struggled viciously along with his spouse… it was probably the most painful expertise of his life.
They made him watch as they took turns raping her. He was mad with rage, with a last rush of adrenalin, he kicked the one pinning him down within the bowels. He fell to the bottom, Okoli took benefit of that second to sprint into the close by bush, battered and badly injured. He knew by now his spouse would have been lifeless… killed in chilly blood. His physique shook with a mad rush of rage.