Six-year-old Ali Ahmadu, a victim of the Boko Haram Insurgency who was confined to a wheelchair in the last three years, has returned to Nigeria from Dubai after undergoing a corrective surgery.
Ali who haiils from Chibok Local Government Area in Borno state suffered excruciating pain and a horrific spinal cord injury when attempting to escape from the terrorists with his mother back in 2014.
Before he travellled for treatment, hos condition was deteriorating physically and mentally from that period till the first quarter of 2017 when an NGO, Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care, contacted him.
Thereafter, the young Ali was flown to the United Arab Emirates on September 10, 2017. After about six hours of extremely delicate surgery and a week in intensive care, followed by a month in recovery, he was able to walk again, unaided.