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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Flashback To Day 20 Of #BringBackOurGirls

I wrote the post below on my Facebook wall on the 20th day after the #BringBackOurGirls situation occurred. We marched in Lagos to create awareness and make the government at that time take the the situation seriously. Their nonchalant attitude from the onset of the kidnap helped the terrorists get away with TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR GIRLS, without interference.

It's a crying shame that over two years later, all of the girls still haven't been found nor returned home.

Day 20 #BringBackOurGirls

After several days of campaigning online for our lackadaisical government to #BringBackOurGirls I hit the streets of Lagos early this morning. Concerned citizens converged as agreed at CMS bus stop but we accosted by some irate policemen. One of them was so irrationally temperamental despite our claims that we came in peace to appeal for the release of the 234 girls that were abducted on the 16th of April by the cowardly BokoHaram terrorists.

All we were armed with were our banners, placards and strong wills. Those poor dears have been gone for too long, their plights unimaginable in the hands of those monsters. How long does this irresponsible government expect us to keep mute and act like sheep led to slaughters?

Today we stood an dared them to shoot or join us peacefully. After all their pensions have been looted by this same government officials. The particular pissed off irate policeman threatened to shoot us and in his fury, fired off 5 shots of teargas. I watched as the canisters ricocheted off the bridge, heart in mouth praying no one gets hit or hurt. Thankfully no one did. 

Eventually, they simmered down after we told them what their pension funds had been spent on. Then they escorted us to the Onikan Stadium.

One thing I know is this, united we stand and divided we fall. If we stand for nothing in the face of the blatant corruption going on in our country, we will fall apart absolutely.

You may think the North is still far away and you are safe in your zone now, but I beg to differ. 

Terrorism is like a fast spreading cancer, if it isn't nipped in the bud it will come for us all. 

Buki O. (@Survivor17)

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes,these security agents behave sd if they are not Nigerians.I really pity rhose Chibok girls.The past government was busy looting for election using money meant for security.Its almost too late now.Lets keep praying for them.


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