"Samson lost his father in 2009, at the age of seven years. In January 2011, his mother woke up one morning and disappeared. She abandoned her children with her old mother-in-law in the village, Vwang district under Jos South Local Government Area. All attempts to establish contact with her has been abortive. . Samson’s father’s cousin who is the only relation and a student of a Polytechnic used to visit the child and his siblings to provide food for them. "
"At the SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary School Jos, Samson’s teachers observed his outstanding intelligence. Samson’s teachers commented that he always does his class work with little assistance compared to other children who are in his category. Samson was working below the standard expected when he started school, said his teacher. “We thought he will be difficult to cope with considering his age and the level he was, but surprisingly he was improving daily and coping better than we could imagine”, he added. Based on his excellent class performance assessment, Samson was recommended for promotion to the next class."
"when he came to the village was a little emotional as he was very quiet and at the same time looked lost. He later settled in the village and was playing only with his siblings - probably because they were members of his family. His attitude has been encouraging in all areas as regards to a child coming out of trauma. His SOS mother recorded that sometimes he will become sad for no known reasons, but probably remembering his biological mother or being homesick."