I came to a library to get onto the internet to blog about my stay in Podunksville, Georgia, where my sister works as an emergency medical technician, and where I came to get away from the world to get some writing done for a couple of days.
But when I opened my email, I had a message about the death of Ahmed S. Nuhu. Inna lillahi wa inna Ilaihi raji'iun. Allah Ya jikasa. Allah Ya Rahamma masa. Allah Ya sa ya huta.
Ahmed is pictured here with his wife Hafsat, who is an actress in Hausa film industry. Ahmed, who is originally from Jos, was one of the biggest film stars in the Hausa film industry. I did not know him terribly well, but I chatted with him several times. He was extremely nice. I liked him a lot. I'm also, of course, a fan of his many films.
He was killed in a car accident on January 1 on the road to Azare in Bauchi state. I'm a little too sick to my stomach to write anything else. Oh God, how can we continue to bear all of this death? It keeps coming and coming and coming, and each time it punches the air out of us. How long? How long? When will it end?
Photo credit: Hausamovies.com http://www.hausamovies.com/Hausa-Movie-Stars/images/1-1%20(13)_JPG.jpg
See also this article in Hausa from VOA