A trip down memory lane –
- The worlds deadliest terror group exactly 2 years ago today Kidnapped a whooping 276 girls from their school dormitory in the Chibok town of Nigeria’s Borno state.
- In 2015, the Nigerian military said it had freed hundreds of women and girls held captive by Boko Haram, yet none of them were girls from Chibok.
- In Some cases, Boko Haram has reported issued a secret ransom demand of $50million
- Also reported issues of talks of some Prisoners Exchange
- It has been claimed that some were sold into slavery; others had been forcibly married to militant.
- The Last seen of them was in a video which was posted in May 2014
- 57 escaped with 219 still missing despite a global campaign #bringbackourgirls involving celebrities and even the first lady of U.S. Michelle Obama.
From protesters marching in Nigerian cities to social media users in distant countries, the story pierced the heart of all, probably except the Boko Haram Terrorists
Well earlier today, a video obtained exclusively by U.S. network CNN which they term PROOF OF LIFE entailed about 15 of the Kidnapped girls answering to questions being asked by another personality whose voice could only be heard. Some of the questions being asked include
- What is your Name?
- Is that the name your parents recognise?
- Where were you taken from?
- When where you taken?
The Video which is reported to have been released in December last year was shown to three mothers of the girls in NorthEastern Nigeria, Rifkatu Ayuba,Yana Galang and Mary Ishaya of which 2 mothers (Rifkatu and Mary) recognized their daughters, Saratu and Hauwa, in the video while a third mother, Yana Galang, identified five of the missing girls even though worried the video did not show her daughter. A classmate of the missing girls also identified several of the teens in the footage.
First we offer our sincere apologies to the Families of these girls for the Failure of Humanity in Bringing Back Our Girls.
What hurts the most is the analysis made by certain individuals and media networks as to how the girls are faring and it truly saddens the heart.
- “The girls were looking very, very well,” Galang said in a telephone interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation after a screening of the video in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria.
- Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information, confirmed to CNN that the government has a copy of the “proof of life” video, But he said he was unable to confirm or reject the authenticity of the footage, citing concerns that the girls did not appear to have changed appearance sufficiently, given that two years have elapsed since their disappearance.
This keeps us wondering as to which eye is being used to view the video, from the video it is soo clear to us the girls aren’t living well like we are made to believe. Probably these are the “healthiest ones“. If the true aim of the video is to prove the girls are doing well, why then showcase just 15 out of the remaining 219 girls.
If one looks carefully, you realize the girls are trying to send us a message of not being happy, a message of loosing hope, a message of dreams fading away, a message of the forgotten.
“THE MAIN AIM FOR BOKO HARAM KIDNAPPING THOSE GIRLS ISN’T TO SELL THEM OFF INTO MARRIAGE LIKE THEY THREATEN TO, WE BELIEVE THE MAIN MOTIVE IS TO CONTINUE THE LINEAGE OF BOKO HARAM. THE NATURAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS WHERE THESE GIRLS GET IMPREGNATED BY MEMBERS OF BOKO HARAM. THIS MAKES THE BRAINWASHING PROCESS EASIER AS CHILDREN REMAIN ATTACHED TO WHAT THEY ARE THOUGHT AND EXPOSED TO IN THE EARLY STAGES.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MAIN MOTIVE OF BOKO HARAM SHOWING THE VIDEO?…