This might make absolutely no sense to you
Why does she write about this, you may wonder
While I worry about this issue becoming one of those “Nigerian issues” that eventually die down
I am hopeful that pressure can be mounted from all quarters to ensure this ends happy
Let us focus on these children for a while,
their parents and loved ones are suffering, I know
as a nation we bleed right now, whether you choose to identify with it or not.
This has gone way past a Nigerian issue and is now or should be a world issue.
But those kids, where are they? what might they be going through right now?
Are they being fed? Are they crying and feeling defeated?
Are they hopeful that there will be a happy ending?
its been over two weeks, I can only imagine how their hopes of being rescued might be fading.
If I could whisper into their hearts right now, here’s what I would say
“we’re thinking of you, we’re praying for you, we’re fighting for you,
we will not allow you to become victims of the famous Nigerian government’s “we condemn this act” speech.
You are the leaders of tomorrow… and we love you.
No matter what you may be going through right now, no matter how difficult it might be,
focus on the love that a few million people, at least, have for you
focus on the love that God has for you… focus on God, He alone is the light that shines bright at the end.
Let us together as a nation and as world citizens cry out to God… And also, very importantly, demand action.
These are 200+ children, 200 people do not simply disappear.
I fear that the Nigerian government might be taking advantage of the fact that Nigerians simply demand for a while and then let go.
This is why we definitely need the world right now, we need pressure to be mounted.
If the Nigerian government cannot act right on its own, then the international community should demand and teach.
The Nigerian president acts like this doesn’t concern him, he has more important things to do, like attend funerals and parties, while citizens are suffering. IT IS NOT FAIR.
Something has to give. Nigeria needs a leader who can be empathetic and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not one.
And what is the “mother of the nation” doing? Shouldn’t she be out there with those grieving women, offering comfort and supporting them? Isn’t she a mother?
It is about time that we invite the International community into Nigerian affairs, let’s let the world watch and witness all the gory details… maybe then the government will care enough to clean up their act.
I really do love my country but at times like this, I wonder if there is a country to actually love.
200+ children; I am praying for you. And I am fighting for you.