The picture attached to this write-up is that of my Social Media Manager and it reminds us of our sisters that have long been in the hands of the coward called Boko Haram; one year being too much for this to continue. In his recent statement, the UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon said: “On this day, I reaffirm my support to the governments and peoples of the region in the fight against Boko Haram. I stand in solidarity with the families of all abductees, especially children, their communities and society at large.”
It is disturbing to have an average of 200 girls in the hands of a group, for the past one year. My heart bleeds at the thought of this inhumane act and how much more would this have been for the families of the girls? Dear Lord, hear our outcry and make an end of this group called Boko Haram! (Amen.)
With the massive international cry and the pseudo support from the America Government and some other countries, I think it is high time Mr. President got some “Mojo” to combat this coward and finally finish them. Yes, finish them utterly! Their threats and insurgency have been tolerated enough! Our ego has been so beaten as a Nation! If combating this sect will the last thing you will do to seal his name as one our heroes of all time, it is more than worth it.
Some successes have been recorded by flushing them out of our territory and we recorded a peaceful election with little interference from this terrorists. That is patriotic enough, and we can’t take the shine off Mr. President as the whole world currently celebrates him for conceding to defeat. The phone call he made to the president elect will remain unprecedented in the history of our beloved country.
I remember sharing with friends that I was proud I voted for Mr. President following the way he ‘chose’ to handle the matter. As it stands, one major achievement no one can take away from his administration’s archive is credible elections, guaranteed! However, I still have one more request from Mr. President and that is to capture Abubakar Shekau and bring back our girls alive.
There has been a lot of accusations against Mr. President about politicizing the Boko Haram and the Chibok girls. As someone who grew up in the North, Maiduguri precisely, it is sad how my home is being destroyed. I meet a lot of Northerners who tell me, there is nothing like Boko haram other than Jonathan is behind it; some of them would reiterate, “Jonathan is Boko Haram!”
As disheartening as this is, it was the major reason the international community refused to support the president’s reelection bid, and of course the opposition did leverage on it to kick him out of power.
Be that as it may, you owe those of us who believed in you and voted you into power in the year 2011 and still voted for you in the 2015 presidential election against the popular opinion, to prove your innocence by capturing the most coward creation in human history – Abubakar Shekau! How can anyone be kidnapping women and children; how can anyone send children and women on suicide missions? This is heartbreaking!
If this will be the last thing you will do, it is imperative that you make that happen before the end of your administration. To prove all oppositions wrong, Mr. President has but 1 month before handing over and he can get a time of no distraction to finish this foolish group. Aren’t they fools?
In my opinion, leadership is about deadly sacrifice of a few for the collective good of the multitude. It is important that Mr. President do all he can to get these girls home, for the sake of his own children and his legacy too. These children were kidnapped under your watch and it’s your business to rescue them and not the president elect’s!
General Buhari has even said that he will try his best possible – only try – but did not given any assurance of bringing back our girls. I sigh! And Nigerians can’t blame him for such statement as this did not happen under his administration. He will tag this an inherited problem but I believe he can still do something – something good to bring back our girls!
You really can, particularly now that your image has been ameliorated in the eyes of Nigerians. Kindly write your name – in gold – in the hearts of Nigerians who are known to only appreciate their heroes when they are dead or when they leave power. Do this please, Mr. President elect and I am your fan for life.
To the Chibok girls’ parents and the entire Chibok community I will like to say, “Please keep hope alive and don’t let anyone kill the hope in you. Faith is the principal currency that answers to any impossible case. It is potent enough to see you through this moment and it will not fail in your own time. Remain united and strong in faith as all will be well. May God keep the chibok girls alive and bless Nigeria. Amen.”
Originally posted 2015-04-16 11:04:54.