A friend was super excited, she wrote three halleluyahs before expressing her joy that she just heard all Chibok girls have been rescued – Oh well, that is a wishful thinking that most people with blood running through their veins would have wanted.
It was one of the missing Chibok girls, Amina Ali Nkeki – a 19 year old and her four month old child, good news for all.
Looking at Amina’s photo with the Nigeria army officers, almost emotionless. Hope there’s a process in place for proper counselling and healing schedule – just 19 with a baby born in captive, unfair world.
Just thinking about Amina going through pregnancy in the forest gives me a shiver and opens up some puzzling questions – how many of the remaining girls now with a child? According to Amina, out of the remaining 219 in the forest, 6 were killed. Are all the remaining now with a child, and if significant number of them have given birth, how did they get at least some care during pregnancy and childbirth?
I really do hope right questions are asked to lead to rescue of the remaining others and most importantly so our government could learn a lesson or two – it is all well to think poor people are unlucky but when you take the little that could have educated them away, they remain the most vulnerable ones and the cycle continues.
At least Amina’s family have a closure now, hope she receives love and support she undoubtedly needed.