Just as I begin to think that I have said all that there is to say about the abducted girls, something new happens. The news trending now is that the army wives are not only protesting their husbands deployment to the areas of Boko Haram’s activities, they are physically blocking the deployments. Their reason? They claim their husbands are not adequately armed to confront Boko Haram. We know this all along. The soldiers themselves have made that claim severally. These wives out in arms are adding salt to the injury, as we say in Nigeria.
Should they not be persuading their husbands to leave the force instead, to leave the force en masse as we already know that Nigeria has no Military? Should the president not be relieving some generals of their posts for holding Nigeria at ransom? This should be the chance for the president to begin to take serious actions against those in charge of keeping order, who have instead jettisoned that right. Those still sitting put and looting not only the money for defense, but also allowing Boko Haram to lay hands on the arms meant for the defense of the country.
I know I have talked about this before, and will very likely talk about it again and again. If only the powers that be are listening, if only those to whom this is addressed are paying attention, we will not be repeating ourselves. A word is enough for the wise, they say, but my people are not wise.
(We will continue.)