What do you do when you find yourself constantly thinking about something; especially a situation you are not in position to positively influence? What do you do when you think about someone often, wondering about what they might be doing or how they are faring; especially when this person is not directly related to you.
This is the feeling I get on the case of the kidnapped Chibok school girls. Sometimes I wondered at myself on why the issue has taken a place in my heart. Maybe it’s because I have a daughter too. I take her to school everyday and can’t imagine after dropping her off one morning and coming back to pick her later and she’s not there! What will I do? I can’t even imagine because we don’t naturally know what we are capable of until we are faced with the situation or maybe just the worries of a mother; knowing that her daughter is alive yet not better than being dead. She can’t reach her daughter, talk to her or even know how she’s faring. She’s wakes up each morning hoping that the day would bring the miracle of her having her daughter in her arms yet that miracle has not happened for the past 70days since her daughter left. All she’s left with is hope. Hope that the government can intervene yet the seeming powerful President is equally helpless!
Hope rose again when external intervention showed up, yet the girls are still with their captors with no idea of what might be happening to them.
Nearly everyday, I am looking into the news just to get an update of the issue. As much as I am happy for the families of those girls who escaped and those released on failing health I am worried about how they can be able to live normally having being through such trauma.
But then I see many people as victims, ‘Chibok captives’ walking as free men. As sad as this analogue is even to me, there are many individuals who would rather run away from a challenge, a ‘Chibok case’ instead of facing it head-on. With the passage of time, the issue will gradually seem to die down as if it has been solved but would show up again in another form when we least expect it.
What’s your own Chibok case? Don’t take a bow and walk away hoping to wake up and see it taken care of itself. Do something! Don’t let its fear turn you to a slave. Don’t let the fear of what will happen make you retrieve when you have not even tried. FEAR
Look at it this way, “I tried but I didn’t succeed THIS TIME. I will try again. That’s the attitude I wear everyday and it helps me get through any challenge to become a better person.
What’s your take?
I still believe that the actual Chibok girls would be rescued alive.
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