Well, we all thought this day would never come, many of us didn’t even imagine it because it was simply too difficult to do so while some parents even said it would be cruelty to suggest that we would all wait this long.
The incidence from memory is still vivid, it was a serious argument in the bus that led to a serious shouting match between two factions, all because someone hinted that it’s possible one year may not be enough to resolve the issue. The quarrel was so intense that people alighted before their bus stops to avoid being injured in case a full blown physical aggression ensued.
There were other countless debates as to the reality of the incidence, some of which actually lead to physical conflicts where tempers flared uncontrollably.
Not a joke or something to wave aside, it is a big deal commanding the attention of the international community, many of whom initially accused Nigeria of not taking prompt action to arrest the situation. April 14tg in the history of Nigeria will continue to stand out as a day the nation woke up to a rude shock.
For those who still doubt the gravity of the situation, it’s no longer a Nigerian thing, it’s now a mark in world history, here is what I culled from Wikipedia where an entire page on the Chibok Girls exist since 15th April 2014 a day after the abduction;
[The night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State , Nigeria.
Responsibility for the kidnappings was
claimed by Boko Haram , an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria.]
For now we still have hope and prayers are still being made for their safe return.
Part of the implication of all this is since Nigeria is a Parent to its citizens, does this make Nigeria less of a Parent in view of her dead and the missing children?