To where , no one seems to know. A couple of days later I got a whiff of information from the National Concord newspaper reporter in Maiduguri that he may have been taken to the Borno State capital and from there driven to Gashua.
The journey from Maiduguri to Gashua on a good day was five hours.
I ran to Fawehinmi’s house and briefed Ganiat. She immediately decided she must be on her way to Gushua. I told her without hesitating that I will be on that trip with her. All I needed do is inform my editor and get permission and resources to move. That itself was not a problem. Gani was a good copy everyday for an editor any day and all of us in the newsroom were sympathetic to his cause if we are not his collaborators.
The following day I , Ganiat and a lawyer from the chambers faced the airport. It was a tough time. A period when the family was closely monitored and harassed by security men. Ganiat did a bit of a disguise covering her head and face with a scarf so as not to be recognized by eagle eyed security men at the airport. We boarded a flight to Maiduguri without being discovered.