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So, yesterday night,I was in bed listening to my favorite radio progam while waiting for my beautiful sleep, when they broke the news of a 17 year old girl who killed her father the previous day.
To say I was shocked was an understatement, I was literally dumbfounded and astonished that I held my breath for several seconds. This was the most shocking and heartbreaking news I have ever heard since the beginning of the year.
According to the report,the girl's father came to her room without knocking on the door.As soon as he opened the door, he saw his daughter inhaling some substances. On taking a closer look, he found out they were hard drugs.
Maybe if it were another father, he might have had a cardiac arrest and slip into unconsciousness on beholding his lovely daughter in such an act. Some fathers might just burst into tears. But none of these were the case here. This particular father actually overcame his shock immediately and was overwhelmed by a terrible rage. He started beating his daughter mercilessly .
Strangely, this young child didn't react or try to save herself from her father's strikes and pounding. Instead she kept looking at her father with angry and blazing eyes. Her father suddenly picked up the the bottle containing the drug substance and smashed it against the wall.
Then thunder struck, on seeing what her father just did, as if possessed by a malicious spirit, the girl charged at her father like an irate bull, knocking him off balance. As soon as she was on top of him, she picked up a piece of iron that serve to hold door in position during a wind .With this, she delt her father a terrible blow on the head. Even when he was obviously dead,, she continued to strike him with the rod and blood kept pouring out of his head.
Now, when I was in high school, my psychology teacher once said that when you take away the drug from an addict who is in the act, then whatever happens to you, blame yourself. An addict is always ready to do anything or go to any length in order to get his dope. Such a person have already lost the sense of right and wrong, good and evil. Such a person doesn't care about anyone or anything anymore, not even a father, mother, brother or sister. According to that person's thinking, the most important thing that has ever happened to him is the substance of abuse. So, the young girl who killed her father was no longer her father's daughter the day she startred using these drugs. She was no longer the girl her father used to know. She literally transformed into a monster.
When the young girl was arrested, she confessed amidst bitter tears that it was her boyfriend that introduced her to hard drugs. According to her, she was walking home from school one day, when this young man approached her, he started telling her things that made her head spin. As a naive young girl, she fell in love with him, thinking he was also in love with her, not knowing that he was soon going to put her life in jeopardy. They started a brief relationship, and it was during one of their meetings that he introduced her to drugs, and the rest they say is history....
Its very depressing that a lot of young men use hard drugs to lure unsuspecting and innocent young girls. They know that once she's hooked, then she will always crave for it and would be willing to do whatever she's asked to do just to get her shot.
I have heard a real life story of a boy who waylaid a girl in a lonely alley. He didn't rape her as people would think. lnstead he held her down and forcefully injected her with some dangerous substances and left her there. His mission was now successful. The following week, she came to look for him at his apartment, begging him for another shot as the substance have already taken over her system and she apparently couldn't live without it. That was how she became completely at his mercy, to be defiled anyhow and anytime he wanted. This was a girl, who before the unfortunate incident, was the best student in mathematics at her school but later became a hopeless addict and a degenerate.
All this are part of the reasons why I am strongly of the opinion that teenage girls shouldn't be walking home alone. They should always be in the company of a brother, a guardian or atleast, they should be walking in groups of three to five girls in order to reduce the chances of them falling into evil.
Just recently, I was watching a documentary about drug abuse among youths. I was really shocked when it was said that the population of young women abusing drugs in my country is almost double the population of the men. It was really hard for me to believe this. As a matter of fact, when I was a teenager, I had always thought that it was only the male that smoke or abuse drugs. Right now, i am quite sure that this is the general belief among alot of young girls in my society including the ones who later fell into it. They were lured into drugs by their unscrupulous boyfriends at a young age as a result of ignorance and not curiosity which is the major cause of drug abuse among boys
She would lie to her parents that she is going for tutorials, bible fellowship,islamic school or a birthday party of a friend, only to end up at her dealer's room.
This goes on for sometime, until when the boy is now tired of her. By this time, she is no longer looking as attractive as she was before. Her eyes is now always red, her nose is always messy, her mouth is always smelly. Her her skin is always rough and her hair is always unkempt. The drug have already begin to take a toll on her body and she's now looking much more older.
She begins to disgust him. Anytime she comes for a dose, he beats her up and even inflict serous injury on her body. But she wouldn't stop coming because she can't do without her shot. He then finally kicks her out. Now, she has no where else to go as her parents have already disowned her for bringing disgrace to the family when they discovered she was Junkie
She has no option than to become a child of the world. She might end up becoming the only female in a robbery gang. She might later find other young addicts like her self on the streets, where she would be willing to sell her body for less than three dollars just to have enough to buy her regular dose. She might end up with one or two fatherless babies as a result of such precarious lifestyle. Some of them who are homeless die off during the cold season since they have no clothes or shelter, just like the way some animals die off due to starvation or some other harsh conditions.
Personally, I fear Drug abuse more than any other thing in this world. I have seen a lot of young women who are prettier than I am , who are more educated and smarter thani am , more popular and even richer than me but later succumb into the abyss of drugs and substance abuse, thereby making their life miserable . whenever i see the " before and after " photos of girls who are junkies (some of them late) ,I feel so horrified that I am unable to look at them a second time.
The rate at which the menance is spreading among young women in my society is really alarming and all hands should be on deck in order to arrest this unfortunate development. Parents especially mothers should constantly talk to their daughter not as little girls but as their friends. They should tell them about every thing they need to know about drug abuse and how to protect and prevent themselves from falling into the pits of its addiction.
There is also need to build more rehabilitation centers, creation of awareness of this menance by religious leaders, school teachers, state agencies and influencers, in oder to bring drug abuse among youths to a halt or atleast to the bearest minimum.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read.