Parents death via the Mano Riot
Their evangelical movement was motivated by the love of God. In Kaduna, they preached the gospel and also meet human needs without discrimination. They understood the risk of practicing and spreading their faith in non-friendly areas. However, one thing was uncertain. Little did they know they would meet their death while playing mediator roles in settling disputes between Christians and Muslims. This is the case of the Kaduna Muslim/Christain Riot which took their lives in the year 2000.
Brief about the Kaduna Riot:
The 2000 Kaduna riots were religious riots in Kaduna involving Christians and Muslims over the introduction of sharia law in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The riot involved heavy fighting between Muslims and Christians that lasted from 21st February until 23 May 2000. Around 5,000 deaths were recorded. Pastor Austin and Josephine Moses were among the early to have died.
How the Year 2000 Kaduna Riot started:
When in February 2000, the governor of Kaduna announced the introduction of sharia to Kaduna State, of which non-Muslims form almost half of the population. The Kaduna branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) organized a public protest against it in Kaduna city. Muslim youths then clashed with them and the situation spiraled out of control, with massive violence and destruction on both sides.
The violence happened in two main waves (sometimes referred to as “Sharia 1” and “Sharia 2”). The first wave was from 21 to 25 February, with further killings in March, followed by a second wave from 22 to 23 May. Victor Moses lost his parents in the first wave.
Escaping Death and becoming a Refugee
The Nigerian winger was 11 when his parents were killed in religious violence. This horrible incident happened in the year 2000, during a Muslim and Christian riot in Kaduna state, Nigeria. Victor’s parents were murdered by Muslim youths who targeted them as leaders of Christian movements in the area.
Fortunately for Victor, he wasn’t at home when the incident happened. He was out to play football with his peers in a faraway town. He was terrified upon hearing what has happened to his parents. Apart from the shock, Victor was also notified that he was to be the next target. There was this urge to wipe out his entire family by these radical Muslims. In response to this threat, Victor’s friends smuggled him to a hiding place in order to calm the situation. This was how he became a refugee.
Becoming an Asylum seeker
It was the British Government’s intervention that calmed the situation at Kaduna. They intervened by accepting only a few refugees from Kaduna. Victor Moses was accepted because his parents were known to have been killed while playing diplomatic functions during the riot. After the traumatic incident, Victor emigrated to the United Kingdom and sought asylum there. He had a Nigerian based uncle who supported.
A family from South London accepted the responsibility to take care of him. He actually arrived in England at the age of 11. According to Victor Moses, “England at a first glance looked like heaven. I felt I could see my parents there. It was a place completely unknown to me. Somewhere so away from Kaduna. Upon my arrival, I knew absolutely no one there”
While in London, his dream to continue football and become a football star was rekindled.
Rising to Fame
Following the departure of Charles N’Zogbia, Moses was bought and became a regular starter for Wigan in the 2011–12 season. He appeared 74 times and scored 8 goals. He was Chelsea’s final attack-minded signing of the summer, following Eden Hazard, Marko Marin, and Oscar. The football governing body, FIFA finally gave the push after ruliAcademyut on several occasions. He was finally cleared to play for Nigeria in November 2011. He made his debut in Nigeria’s 6-1 win over Liberia at Calabar to qualify for the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
Family and Relationship life
The talented footballer is married and blessed with children. The first, Brentley Moses was born in September 2012.
He also has a daughter, Nyah Moses who was born in February 2015.
He considers his kids as a lucky charm for him and always celebrates his happy occasions with them.
Victor Moses likes to keep his relationship profile low and for this reason, he doesn’t like to talk about his personal information. He hasn’t announced that either he is married or not? Victor has also not opened his mouth that either he is dating anyone or not. However, reports indicate this pretty Jamaican girlfriend below is the mother of his children.