Posted by News Express | 24 April 2013 | 4,641 times
Three days after his release by kidnappers who took him away on April 15, Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos, South-West Nigeria, Comrade Kehinde Bamigbetan, last night staged a return to Facebook to resume interaction with his legion of friends.
Bamigbetan, a journalist and activist who later delved into politics, is well known fro using the social network to intimate his constituency and other Nigerians about the plans and activities of his administration and to seek advice.
But last night when he returned to Facebook after eight days’ absence, it was to give thanks and praises to God for his release from the kidnappers’ den at a time when some who undergo a similar experience never come out of it alive.
In his first posting made around 9:30 p.m. Nigerian time (20:30 GMT) Bamigbetan burst into a Christian song:
Great is thy faithfulness
great is thy faithfulness
morning by morning
Great mercies I see
All I have needed, thou hast provided
Great is thy faithfulness/ Lord unto me!
Forteen minutes later, he burst into another song of praise, this time in his native Yoruba tongue:
Emi yio gbe Oju mi si ori Oke wonni
Nibo ni iranlowo mi yio ti wa
iranlowo mi yio ti owo Oluwa wa
ti o da Orun ati aye
Ohun ki yio je ki ese mi ki o ye
Eni ti npa Israeli mo ki I togbe
kiyesi, eniti ti npa Israeli mo ki torugbe, beeni ki I sun. Oluwa ni Olupa mo mi
Oluwa ni Ojiji mi
ni owo Otun mi
Oorun ki yio pa mi ni igba Osan
Tabi osupa ni oru
Oluwa yio pa mi mo Kuro ninu Ewu gbogbo. Yio pa okan mi mo. Oluwa yio pa Alo ati abo mi mo
Lati igba yi lo ati titi Laila
Bamigbetan’s friend responded enthusiastically to the postings, with several of them writing to congratulate him on his freedom and joining him in thanking God for ensuring his safe return from the kidnapers’ grip.
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