Day 113! ………………How Did We Get Here? (54)

I believe that what we are experiencing now about the missing girls is a stand off between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government. Boko Haram has used up all their tricks, and they are gradually being wedged in from all sides. The Nigerian government seems to be turning the other way from the atrocities of the Military personnel with captured Boko Haram prisoners. No two wrong can make a right. We know that Boko Haram has shown heartlessness, and callousness in dealing with people, but the Military should not try to match or out do them by committing the same atrocities.

If one of the reasons they capture and kill, is because there are no prison cells for the captured, then they must ensure the captured undergo due process on the spot before condemning and executing them. Cutting off heads and maiming should not be part of this justice. Those are the trade mark of Boko Haram. No matter how hard it is not to pay Boko Haram back, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, the Military must perform differently from them.

Let us hope that the complete silence we are witnessing is a plan to keep the continued search of the girls secret until they are found and released. Let us also hope that behind this silence the freedom of these girls is eminent. This thing has dragged on for too long, and it must come to an end, for the sake of President Jonathan, and even for Boko Haram.

(We will continue.)