I Was Raped At 14, Kidnapped By Herdsmen

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Skit maker, Stephanie Naya Isuma, better known as Calabar Chic, has opened up about being sexually assaulted at the age of 14 and how it negatively affected her relationship with God.

The skit maker, during a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, revealed that the incident happened when she was returning from church, adding that she stopped attending church for 17 years.

Calabar Chic said comedy became a form of healing and escape away from her problems.

She said: “I had a really tough time growing up, and I have been running away from my problems my whole life.

So comedy was just an escape. At some point, it became a form of healing. I do these things to make people laugh, but I do it for myself. When I make people laugh, it makes me happy. 

“Growing up as a 14-year-old, I was sexually assaulted, brutalised, beaten, and the guy had his way with me. I was just a teenager, and I was returning from church the evening this happened.

“My relationship with God just went down, and I did not attend church for seventeen years.”

The skitmaker also revealed that she was once kidnapped and asked to pay the sum of N50 million to save her life.

She added: “I was kidnapped in 2018 by a Fulani Herdsman. I was driving with a friend, and when we got to Benin Bypass, these guys just blocked the road and started shooting in the air.

“They took us into the bush and left us till the next day. Then they told us they were kidnappers and we had to pay N50 million ransom or they would kill us. They had us for five days.

“The guy that I travelled with, they slashed him with a dagger. I prayed to God that if he got me out of there, I would go back to church, they freed us after we paid the ransom.”

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