Don’t Bring Back Our Girls!

Posted: November 27, 2015 in Musings
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Let them rot away in the forest. Marry them off to strangers. Give them no education. No good food. Don’t bring them back. Hadiza is supposed to be in the university studying medicine to help her village back home but she’s carrying the third child of a thug. Keep her there till she dies in a latter birth. We sit back and dwell in our quixotic dreams of a better country, but never pray. We do all but speak good of our country, Nigeria. But what good is there? When we are all myopic-minded and chickenhearted. We shout ‘Up Chelsea’, ‘Up NEPA’, together with gladness…why don’t we jump up and raise the national flag. Raise the name together, as one.

The radicals parade with their placards. Who are they really speaking to? The ones on the couch, eyes glued to TV screen, making sounds of empathy but really waiting for the entertainment news. Or is it just a publicity stunt for a supposed propaganda? Is it political? Goodluck Jonathan is out, the placards are down. Why are we advocating to have them back? Is it better on this side? Are they even still alive? All these questions and more bug my sixteen year old mind.

Which way next Nigeria? What do we really want? When are  we going to regain the lost years and claim our motherland? Until we stop staggering in a blinding haze of chronic myopia and choose to see the light, the right way…don’t bring back our girls, our future.

🙋 I’d love to hear from you in the comment box below👇

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  1. hohyindah says:

    I love this writeup. It should be forwarded to those in power and every Nigerian 😕

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  2. Vulnerable, unexposed, confused maybe even brainwashed is what those girls have become not by their own choices. Become Hadiza’s mother FIRST. Then come back here and talk… Cheers.

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  3. I’m sure I read with profound understanding darling. I never disputed your ownership of your blog but talk is cheap. I implied that I’d like to read your thoughts on the issue of the Chibok girls AFTER you become Hadiza’s mother which is by the way impossible, which means even you from your computer keyboard cannot have profound understanding of their situation. I am sure though, your thoughts will be different. These people are on a different side of the world from you and even those who empathize can never understand their plight, bad as we may feel for them. Let compassion flow in your thoughts hunnie. Compassion. Cheers.

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  4. Please pray for me hunnie. I would honestly like to understand better. Hope God reveals the hidden meaning to me. Cheers.

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