#BringBackOurGirls: Have We Been Jonathanned? By Peregrino Brimah
It’s almost two whole months that our precious girls have been living in Sambisa forest with that monster, ‘Shekau’ and his band of ragtag drug addicted, randy, barbaric and satanic hired hooligans. What happened to #BringBackOurGirls? Have we become as disconnected, unfettered, clueless, nonchalant and useless as a Jonathan? Have we the people lost our credibility, our conscience, our humanity like the head of Nigeria; and all but abandoned our girls-ourselves to the more wicked alleys of fate?
Was the coming of the US experts what cooled us down? Then perhaps we did not hear the US in exasperation confess that they were handicapped with the sabotaged and destroyed Jonathanian forces with whom they cannot even share security information. No, the US coming was not the answer to the problem. It never was a solution to our thousands of abducted boys and girls with Boko Haram. Whenever our girls come out if they ever do, they will tell you, ‘which US?’ ‘Where were they when Boko Haram raped and raped us?’ *God forbid.
We presented our options to Jonathan; many of them. What happened since? Why has the world gone silent? Is one mad man able to intimidate and terrorize 6 billion?
We told him that if the Chibok parents so felt and agreed, he could negotiate and exchange ONLY, non combatant, none rape indicted members for their daughters. Two parents have already died, Jonathan is not interested in alleviating the pain.
We wrote him a detailed letter a week after the abduction, demanding executive authorization for the right to bear arms, so over 50,000 Nigerian youth from Borno to Delta, from Adamawa to Calabar and around the world will proceed to swiftly ransack Borno for all terrorists and abductees. He is yet to respond. He doubles down on his throne in the valley of treacherous betrayal at the corner of desertion and abandonment, with the staff of death in his hand.
The hunters asked him to support them with an upgrade of arms and actionable intelligence, so they go into the forests they know better than any and crush Boko Haram, mere mortals as they are, and bring back our girls. He blocked his ears to their request, for which they have gathered and waited for two months plus in Borno, losing their patience. He turned his back on yet another option from the people to sacrifice their lives to free our children and restore peace to peaceful Borno and remove Nigeria from its position as the most terrorized nation. With his back turned, he raised his hands and danced against her gluteus.
So I ask. As a people, does it end there? Does one man make a Jonathan of the rest of us? Does one man render 168 million clueless and useless? Does one man turn 6 billion inept, corrupted and facilitators of terror by their failure to act and to act appropriately? Only a Jonathan will wait for Jonathan to #BringBackOurGirls, so I ask – have we been Jonathanned?
Dr. Peregrino Brimah for http://ENDS.ng [Every Nigerian Do Something]
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