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Monica and 218 other pupils from a school in Chibok, in the Borno-state of Nigeria have been missing – abducted by Boko Haram – since the 14th of April this year.
The blog-editor, by the help of vast international publicity around the case, have tried to grasp something what it is all about when hundreds of women are abducted by militant Islamists in the northern parts of Nigeria, most of them school age girls. Boko Haram have performed similar kind of kidnapping before and after the 14th of April, also very recently the other day.
A few days ago a committee , especially dedicated to the Chibok-case, made an account before the president of Nigeria, of their findings: “..Chairman of the committee, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Sabo while submitting the report, disclosed that during the siege on the school on April 14, 119 students escaped from the school premises, before the insurgents took away their classmates. He added that 276 students were abducted, 57 escaped and had reunited with their families after escaping along the zig-zag transport route taken by the insurgents, or by bolting to safety when the insurgents laid-by for a rest, while 219 students remained unaccounted for. ”
Others, who analyzed these events, encountered with circumstances , that they couldn’t leave unnoticed: “..the government must truly make security and safety of those who live in Nigeria a public policy priority by tackling the root cause of violence and crime, which is extreme poverty and lack of opportunities, and creating greater freedom for people to seek personal development and prosperity ”
A concerned voice says , that: “..The missing girls of Chibok will determine Nigeria’s fate“. The political class he blame for :”..smugness, complacency, and collusion” – – ” ..This is one of the long unexamined consequences of the trauma of the Nigerian civil war in the late 1960s, whose horrors have never been allowed to heal. The nation passed from a war in which over a million people died into normality with no intervening act of healing the wounded national psyche. The political class does not recognise what other nations would immediately take to be gross outrages” – -“..One of its roots could also be said to lie in the endemic poverty, the politics of inequality, the politics of corruption, that have been eating away at the nation’s heart. In a country rich with oil revenues, where billions of pounds vanish from the national coffers with no one held to account, where going into politics is synonymous with acquiring vast and sudden wealth, where slums breed in larger numbers every day, where the national revenue does not improve people’s lives across the whole country, it is not surprising that violent sects grow from such a festering condition. ” – – “The international community, with the leading voice of Michelle Obama and the hashtag (#BringBackOurGirls) movement, drew worldwide attention to the abductions: it took a storm of global protests to alert the Nigerian government to the seriousness of the situation. The international community is now a necessary part of the solution.”
And also: “..Nigeria has 10.5 million out-of-school children, the highest number in the world (followed by Pakistan). About 60 per cent of those children are girls and most of them live in the North of the country. ”
“Boko Haram” is said to mean “Western Education is Sin”. That certainly is a serious question. But Boko Harams terror will not stir up any healthy fear of God.
Need for prayer – thanksgiving – and again prayer CNN