Nigerian man, Kunle Adeyanju, on the course of his charity ride from London to Lagos has reached Nouadhibou in Mauritania. He claims to have heard voices in the Sahara Desert.
Kunle Adeyanju is an adventurer and entrepreneur. He embarked on his charity ride on the 19th of April, 2022, from London and intends to reach Nigeria in 25 days of nonstop riding. Kunle set out on his motorbike in an attempt to raise N20 million for the fight against Polio in Africa, as well as provide sanitation and clean water for the inhabitants.
The adventurer took to his Twitter page to share tales of his successful arrival in Mauritania, marking the 12th day of his journey. Kunle reportedly traveled over 1000km in 24 hours from Laayoune to Nouadhibou in Mauritania.
Adeyanju said he came upon Soldiers in the Sahara Desert who thought him crazy for driving a bike through the Sahara. He stopped to make a video and in these few minutes, he could hear voices. However, these were not spirit voices, as previous tales by Libya returnees claimed.
The statement on the Twitter page of the man who traveled from London to Lagos read :
“Today, I and eagle achieved our longest ride ever on a single day, and it was exciting as much as tough, challenging, and stressful. I am in Nouadhibou in Mauritania, and we got here 2 days ahead of schedule, ….. so did it happen?”
“Yesterday before going to bed, I read a book on the limitations humans set on themselves, so I decided to test my breaking point today, and see if there is one, and if there is what does it feel like? I usually set off about 9 am, but today I set out at 6 am…”
“…The entire stretch of the ride today was on the Sahara, I have seen several movies on the Sahara, but nothing compares to seeing and experiencing it in real life. The Sahara, doesn’t cooperate with you, it is a tough, desolate, lonely and scary place to be, inspite all, it is beautiful. I stopped at a point in the Sahara to feel the sand and make a video…”
“… this is the Sahara! And It is true the Sahara is not your friend and it doesn’t forgive nor understand mistakes or ignorance, it just kills you!When I stopped to do the video, I kept turning round because I started hearing different voices, and I recall having heard”
“…some of the returnee Libya migrants’ share stories on social media that they were hearing and seeing spirits in the Sahara. It may sound funny but its true that you hear voices, and you will hear them clearly, but they are not spirit voices and neither are the voices you are…”
” hearing coming from around you. Because of the strong winds on the Sahara and the relatively flat and bare surfaces, sound waves tend to travel farther, so voices of people from several kilometers away can come out clearly to you.”
Kunkle also made known his intentions of reaching Nouakchott the capital of Mauritania, which is just about 480KM to Dakar Senegal.