[media-credit name=”Screenshot from a video released by the terrorists” align=”aligncenter” width=”640″][/media-credit]We really were hopeful; we’ve held our collective breaths for the past six months and this time, when it was announced that the Chibok girls who were kidnapped on the 14th of April would finally be released as part of a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram, we were afraid to hope. As much as we desperately wanted to hope, we were still skeptical.
Much to our dismay, a video was released by Boko Haram where they said that the girls who were kidnapped from Chibok in April, our ‘Chibok girls’ have been married off. Many people suspected this especially as there have been rumours of instances where young non-Muslim girls are carried off in the North of Nigeria and married off without their parents’ consent. It’s just that since this was done on such a large scale, we hoped that the girls would be kept, if only for bargaining purposes. But if the latest video is to be believed, we no longer have any reason to hope.
[media-credit id=1 align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit]Our hearts go out to every mother and father who has ever lost a child, in particular to those in the North who have had their daughters kidnapped and forced into Muslim marriages. Violence against women and girls is an act of cowardice and no true religious person will perpetrate such. We believe in justice and karma and those who are behind this atrocity will soon get what’s coming to them.
The video also claimed that there had been no ceasefire between the terrorists and the government as announced last week. According to them:
“We did not negotiate with anyone. We did not negotiate with anyone. We did not negotiate with Chad. We did not negotiate with Cameroon. We did not negotiate with Nigeria. We did not negotiate with the Chadian ambassador. We did not negotiate with Africa.”
We commend the Nigerian army for fighting so valiantly. Some of our Naija Housewives have their husbands out on the battle field, fighting for the peace and unity of this country. Our hearts and love go out to them. Nigeria will win this war.