Terrorism in Nigeria

This is the second time I’ll be writing about terrorism in Nigeria. I don’t even know what to say anymore. There’s a point when things become too much or something has gone on for too long. Nigeria passed that point a long time ago.

I was reading Stella Dimoko Korkus and she said something that mirrored what I was thinking. The terrorists are attention seeking through the most devastating methods. We have talked about them enough. The Government needs to take a harder line of action.

They have abducted a large number of girls in Chibok, Bornu State, which has become the subject of protests around the world and a media campaign: #BringBackOurGirls. The reason for the abduction may be seen as two-fold: First, the girls chose to get an education which the terrorist group is against. That does not make sense but apparently what does make sense is announcing how the girls will be sold. A complete defiance of logic. Yesterday, I was told there was a video released by the terrorists. I’m not entirely sure what the video contained as I could not bring myself to watch it but I was told that a girl was stoned to death. How a grown human being can do such is beyond me. I did read that it may be a video made in Somalia in 2008. Whatever the case may be, it is disgusting that a helpless being would be subjected to such.

Secondly, it has been reported that the terrorists are willing to release the abducted girls if prisoners are let go. Without a doubt, the Government’s main aim is to get the girls released but how is it going to solve such a dilemma?

They have bombed the bus station at-Nyanya twice within a week causing death and disaster. I can’t look at the pictures. It’s too devastating.

There is no negotiating with “people” like this. As Goodluck Jonathan, the President of Nigeria, says you cannot negotiate with faceless people. It’s not only because they are faceless but because from what we have seen and what we know, they are heartless beings that would do anything just to get what they want and at the expense of their fellow human heings. Ones heart must be very dark to do what they have done.

I think and believe that extreme measures have to be taken to wipe them out. They should not be shown any mercy whatsoever.



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