#BringBackOurGirls family mourns loss of advocate Elvis Iyorngurum
It is with a deep sense of sorrow we announce the passing on of our Movement’s family member Elvis Iyorngurum, yesterday 14 October 2015, afternoon at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi at about 2 pm. (It would be recalled that yesterday was exactly 18 months since the abduction of our Chibok schoolgirls). He died of ill health.
Elvis was one our Movement’s staunchest advocates. He stood for what he believed in. He spoke for the voiceless and defended the defenceless. He fought hard for a better Nigeria. His deep intellect and unique perspectives reinvigorated our advocacy at critical times. He was selfless.
Today Elvis may be no more alive, but he would forever be remembered for all he did for others. He made tremendous difference in the lives of his fellow human beings. The value and worth of life may not necessarily be I longevity but in impact, what difference we make in the lives of our fellow human beings.
We are inspired by his life example. He will be sorely missed, but surely never forgotten as his legacies will continue to speak. This departure challenges us to do even much more to achieve the cause for which he committed his life.
He is survived by both parents, siblings and other family members.
From God we are and to Him we shall return. For every soul must taste death. We are consoled by this life very well lived.
May God give his family and the #BringBackOurGirls family worldwide the enablement to bear this loss.
For and on behalf of