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What Turns Us So?

Tonight having watched a documentary on German /French TV channnel  ARTe about the rescue of some of the Chibok girl students in Nigeria ,l was shocked, annoyed ,confused ,but most of all deeply saddened .The traumatized stories were harrowing and the second BokoHaram documentary was full of horrifying depictions of murder,brutal slaughtering of human bodies,mutilations by human to human beings .What has prompted me to write this article is l was angered and have to voice it in order to find some sleep. I was angry at the show of hypocrisy and the half-baked solutions by the governments.Once again,the Europeans and so called First world America were portrayed as Africa’s rescuers.The girls admission into an American university was a very good example with that big time US rep.My question is this:Nigeria,is a  free ,with highly intelligent,educated people,extremely rich in oil ,a structured ,democratic state .Yet ,l ask ,could they not be able to cater for the needs of its traumatised children ?Did we need to watch this bossy  American UNI man ask these girls to stand up and chant some AUN slogans  “American University Nigeria.” He even did a baboonish dance on stage in front of the parents whose faces showed no understanding with his American accent and with no interpreter to st least translate. This was their kids and family reunion and not some campaign for heavens sake! ?Was that really necessary? Secondly, what were the deciding factors for who receives help and who doesn’t?What about the young lady who was abducted at 14 years ,forcibly married to a BokoHaram, and 4 years later escaped pregnant,with HIV and a malnutritoned sick baby who later died.Even in her impoverished situation she adopted and became a mother out of unconditional love for two young boy-children,now orphaned who had escaped the BokoHarams child soldiers army?She was even disowned by her own villagers who treated as a spy.for her abductors .”She was my hero in this documentary ,a strong lady who deserves a medal.”l wonder, Where is the justice?Where is the equality?l really appreciate the making of the documentary ,but l say BS to the Lady minister and the government for squandering so much money at that expensive restaurant whilst at the burnt regions people were starving and sleeping outside with barely nothing to eat.l am saying, Africa tell your story yourself and get your priorities right.We should not let the world see our shame and unnecessary begging. Nigeria l thought with all your oil ,did you seriously and sincerely need America to save your kids or solve your wars? What was the pay cut?My heart goes out to all the now homeless residents of the burnt houses ,All the refugees, all the doctors and medical staff working endlessly, curing all those molested patients ,the abducted girls,all the young forced boy soldiers and every single parent for the unexplainable,pain and suffering for being unable to protect and provide for your family. In the name of power camouflaged as religion and security many of our innocent children continue to suffer left to fend for themselves .In their ignorance and helplessness many of them are self-declared refugees or being radicalized into terrorist groups. Meanwhile,we adults continue to fight senseless ,competitive ,egoistic and greed inspired wars .Many of our children in Africa have nowhere to turn .l plead with our leaders Please Stop !Unite.Africa is enough!We have enough to care for us if only we could look inside each of us and remember our humanity. One Love.

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