How My Life Was Saved By A Quick Dream Information
Sir Lazarus Ekejiuba (KSJ)
The Aba waterside in what is now known as Abia State of Nigeria, which today is a beehive of activities, was once a solitary place in a thick rubber forest as of 1947. Located therein, was an executive swimming pool, well equipped for the colonial masters. Its isolation made it a possible hide out for the then men of the underworld.
Consequent upon this, the place was guided by two Police Constables around the twenty-four hours of the clock to forestall stealing and pollution. With two Constables’ surveillance, it was not necessary for the night guard’s visit as in the beat duty.
Incidentally, I was posted there one day with one other constable by name, “Ebguna.” Afraid of remaining in the forest at the risk of our dear lives, and confident of having no night rounds, we moved out to the head bridge. The sense of human presence in the moving traffic at the head bridge afforded a sort of relief to our worried situation.
When this movement died off at midnight, we too became weaker and had to look for a corner of resort. In that direction we discovered two persons reposing in a nearby shed but could not identify them due to our weak flash lights. We thought they were lepers who usually occupied that area of the waterside and we ignored their presence. Finding no alternative place and being very weak we spread our raincoats on the sandy surface, lied down, and soon fell asleep.
As we slept, I beheld in my dream (my subconscious memory) the approach of soldier ants towards us, in their usual beats of “wa-a, wa-a,” a sound characteristic of soldier ants invading the bush. In that vein I had a touch of an instinct which alerted me: “Lazarus, do you allow yourself to be overtaken by soldier ants?” instantly I was out of the dream. My eyes opened and on looking round, I saw two persons stealing their match and approaching towards our heads as their creeping footsteps upon the waterside sand produced the same beat as the soldier ants “wa-a, wa-a” beat that I heard in my dream before waking up.
Obviously, the thieves were sneaking upon us, but it was not clear if they wanted to behead us, or to steal our police items and weapons, because I was alerted through my dream before they could do any havoc. If they had succeeded in either of the attempts stated above, they would have either ended our lives or probably gotten us fired from the Police Force. As I jumped up from the ground shouting, “thieves! thieves!” my associate constable woke up and joined me as we gave chase but it was too late as the thieves fled and disappeared into the thick rubber plantation/forest.
As a child is loved and taken care of by its mother or caretaker, so was I led by the hand of God even unto this day, sometimes showing me persons and places of my future through my dreams as if I watched a television.
MAY GOD BE GLORIFIED, AMEN!
2003 Sir Lazarus Mbamara Ekejiuba.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir Lazarus Mbamara Ekejuiba is a Knight of St. John and an elder statesman who served under the Nigerian Police Force in the colonial era. After nine years of excellent service, he resigned from the Nigerian Police Force due to his personal and spiritual beliefs, and became a merchant. He started life as a teacher under the British colonial Nigeria and continues to instill that educator’s discipline in all around him. “Sir
Laz” as he is popularly called, has since retired from business activity and now lives in his villa in Imo State Nigeria where he devotes his time to worshiping God and writing books that explore his religious beliefs and personal experiences in life. He still lives with his wife of almost 50 years (Lady Susana Mbamara
Ekejiuba) and they are blessed with six children including Charles Mbamara, CPA, and Oliver Mbamara, Esq., the Publisher/Editor of www.ExpressionsofSoul.com amongst other online magazines.