Random Thoughts on Nigeria et al … Halima


No matter how much we are prepared for life, it always proves to us that we are never prepared well enough. In a twinkle of an eye, I have crossed the Atlantic, seen a red Indian, stayed for weeks and seen the other side of Amerigo’s discovery.

In all of these, I have had my challenges of which might have slowed me down but never stopped on my track. The tornadoes came around but i was too heavy for the devil to lift. It is fun to stand on the Rock, not that sinking sand of evils and sinful thoughts.

For over a month, the Nigerian atmosphere has been filled with 1st the Double Nyanya bombings and 2nd and more wildly spread, the kidnapping of the Chibok girls. Propagated by the twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, the story of the kidnapping of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram is really surprising.

There have been different sides to this Chibok story but many things seem not to add up:
1. Borno state has been under emergency rule for a while now but the Boko Haram situation has grown worse with various attacks on villages and ambushes on the Military.

2. I had thought the Nigerian Military will wipe out the terrorists but I may have been naive. Some reports say the soldiers are ill equipped and poorly motivated.

3. How over 200 girls were transported from their school to the Sambisa forest without any security noticing?

4. This is 1st time that Boko Haram has waited as long as 3weeks to claim responsibility.

There are so many other things that are more than hosting cardboards of #BringBackOurGirls. Why some harbour belief of the girls not being kidnapped, majority are praying for the girls to be gotten back.

So the international committee has their torchlight on Sambisa forest, let’s see how it turns out, especially when America is involved. Whether this is politicised or not, Nigerians are beginning to look beyond what they see. They are exponentially getting closer to their flashpoint.

What have the girls done wrong in seeking education? Why are their dreams on the verge of being dashed?

In line with the happenings in North East Nigeria, I will be posting a friend’s piece titled HALIMA. Watch out for Halima, it will give you a better picture of Western education and Christianity over there.

As for now, pray for Nigeria. Remember God doesn’t hearken unto the prayers of the unrighteous. Change before you pray.

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