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Why Is President Goodluck Jonathan So Heartless On the Missing Chibok School Girls?



 Why Is President Goodluck Jonathan So Heartless On the Missing Chibok School Girls?

 Some of the kidnapped Chibok school girls in a clip from a Boko Haram's video.

It is now almost 11 months since Boko Haram terrorists attacked and kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State on the night of 14–15 April 2014. About 57 of them have escaped with the whereabouts of the remaining 219 school girls still unknown. And the Nigerian government has no clue. And 11 of their parents have died.
Four parents died of heart failure from the trauma of their missing daughters.
“One father of two of the girls kidnapped just went into a kind of coma and kept repeating the names of his daughters, until life left him,” said Pogu Bitrus.a Chibok community leader. Then 7 other parents were reported among the 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari in July 2014.
President Goodluck Jonathan never paid condolence visits to their bereaved families.
He was even scared of visiting their school and the community. But, because he now desperately needs the votes of the people in Borno State, he has gone there for his presidential campaign and then visited some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria. He has never visited any of the refugees camps of more than 100, 000 displaced victims of the insurgency who fled to the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that 100,000 refugees are in Niger, 7,300 in Chad and 44,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.

 President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

Only those who have experienced the stigma and trauma of being victims of war and refugees can know the nightmares of these suffering Nigerians without any guaranty of security and welfare. I know their fears and tears, because I have been a victim of war and a refugee child with a poor mother (may her soul rest in peace) who lost three of her children in Biafra during the catastrophic Nigerian civil war. The tragedy of the humanitarian emergency of the war against Boko Haram is the nonchalant attitude of Nigerians in the south who feel that they are safe and far from the horrors. But they don't know that they are also victims of the terrorists, because billions of naira have been lost in the destruction of properties with many banks and other companies no longer operating in the conflict areas causing loss of thousands of jobs and economic returns. And we are all bereaved, because the loss of the precious life of every fellow Nigerian killed in the war is also our own loss. Therefore, this is not the time for celebration, but sober reflection and to hold President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration responsible for the collapse of national security and welfare of millions of fellow Nigerians who deserve a better and safer life.

Can President Goodluck Jonathan tell us the whereabouts of the remaining missing Chibok school girls?



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