Nigeria’s abducted girls: when will the truth be known & when will their suffering be over? – Tola Adenle


Chibok Girls



As the lid has come off the disgraceful announcement of all the girls being rescued with the exception of eight, and with denials from different government agencies, the parents of the girls, NGOs and women activists, led by the former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, have taken to the National Assembly’s gate to protest government’s handling of a matter that has seriously damaged the image of the country even further.

First, the world was told that 92 of 100 girls had been rescued which many Nigerians doubted only to be told that even the girls supposedly “rescued” had escaped on their own or through the assistance of non-government sources.  Worse, there were many more than the hundred announced; there were over two hundred!  The finger-pointing began almost immediately between security agencies.

What has baffled me is how these many girls could be hidden within Nigeria or in neighboring Cameroon as is being speculated without such heavy human movement being noticed.  What is going on in Nigeria? The latest news today – April 30 – from the wire news is that the abducted girls are being “married off for $12.00 each to the extremists” Boko Haram.

As in most things in Nigeria these days, the more you think you know, the less you really do.  Where do we turn to know the truth of this horribly bizarre story?  When do parents of missing girls – no matter where they’ve been taken – get to know what happened to their daughters?

Hopefully, the protests MAY force the government to real action and get this evil in our land exposed for whatever it is.




WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014.  8:32 p.m. [GMT]

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One Comment on “Nigeria’s abducted girls: when will the truth be known & when will their suffering be over? – Tola Adenle”

  1. Fatai Bakare Says:

    Honestly, this is a national disgrace. So a religious terrorist group can be more militarily powerful than the country. In other climes, the head of the government would have resigned. South Korean Prime Minister did so in the country on the boat mishap involving students on holiday.

    Alas, our own President is dancing all about the country and attending birthday parties. A disgrace indeed.



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