Ab­ducted school girls: FG has failed us, Chi­bok elders say

Daily Trust - - VIEWS -

The whole sce­nario is un­for­tu­nate. I feel for the girls and their par­ents. Thank you Daily Trust for keep­ing the is­sue alive by the counts on your news­pa­per’s front page. How­ever, if we can learn from his­tory, when sim­i­lar event hap­pened in Uganda on Oc­to­ber 10, 1996 in Aboke, North­ern Uganda, when 139 fe­male stu­dents from St. Mary’s Col­lege board­ing school were ab­ducted by rebels of the LRA, it was the deputy head­mistress of the col­lege, Sis­ter Rachele Fassera, from Italy, that pur­sued the rebels and ne­go­ti­ated the re­lease of 109 of the girls. I be­lieve in this par­tic­u­lar case, it’s plead­ing and ne­go­ti­a­tion spear­headed by women group that will pro­duce re­sult, not mil­i­tary ac­tion. Please let’s be very care­ful, be­cause haste can be dan­ger­ous. Painful as it is, a good re­sult is what mat­ters.

Dr. B. Adzu

bu­lu­sadzu@ya­hoo.com ************************** The man should just hon­or­ably re­sign; he has failed this na­tion big time, in all it­sram­i­fi­ca­tions!


bash­waziri@gmail.com ************************** We for­get that we are the first se­cu­rity per­son­nel in our fam­i­lies. I still be­lieve the to­tal num­ber of girls miss­ing is not up to what these vil­lagers are quot­ing. The un­for­tu­nate thing is that the press is not ask­ing the right ques­tions; like how many stu­dents reg­is­tered for WAEC from that school; what sub­ject did they take that day; and the sub­ject for the next day. By the time WAEC/NECO gives us their fig­ure, it should be clear the num­ber of stu­dents miss­ing; since only SS3 stu­dents where in the school dur­ing that sad day.


oebems@gmail.com ************************** I re­ally sym­pa­thise with the girls and their fam­i­lies. May Al­lah help the mil­i­tary and any other in­di­vid­ual or group of in­di­vid­u­als di­rectly or in­di­rectly in­volved in the res­cue of these in­no­cent chil­dren.

Has­san Ab­dul­lahi

akawama@ya­hoo.com ************************** Oh Al­lah! res­cue those in­no­cent chil­dren/girls ab­ducted by the in­sur­gents. Their chastity is se­ri­ously threat­ened if not tram­pled upon. This sit­u­a­tion is worse than death. I heard a con­fes­sion on video by one of the ar­rested in­sur­gents where he ad­mit­ted to sub­ject­ing the fe­male ab­ductees to sex­ual abuse and mo­lesta­tion. Govern­ment, please do some­thing now.

Nu­rud­deen Abuhu­raira

deen­bash@ya­hoo.com ************************** It seems the Chi­bok elders are politi­cis­ing the un­for­tu­nate but fun­da­men­tal is­sue of the miss­ing girls. How can they blame the federal govern­ment alone for the yet-to-be found miss­ing girls? What about the state and the lo­cal gov­ern­ments that are closer to the in­ci­dence. Please, let us avoid this pol­i­tics of blame and counter-blame and all hands should be on deck to­wards get­ting the miss­ing girls and quickly, too.


muham­madyusif­muham­mad@ gmail.com ************************** Nige­rian rulers (not lead­ers please!), please, bor­row san­ity from the Korean Prime Min­is­ter. Any se­ri­ous minded and people-ori­ented govern­ment would have solved this mat­ter once and for all or sim­ply re­sign and al­low real lead­ers to lead the coun­try

Ibrahim Yakubu Tudun­wada

iyakuba@ya­hoo.com ************************** The govern­ment and all se­cu­rity agents in this coun­try have failed not only the elders of Chi­bok or the par­ents of those in­no­cent help­less girls but also dis­ap­pointed all Nige­ri­ans. Now we know we do not have any hope of se­cu­rity in our govern­ment. What a shame!



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