This is not funny.
Since April 14th 230 Nigerian girls have been missing. TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY.
These are girls taken from their school hostels allegedly by Boko Haram, the terrorist organization said to be operating out of Northern Nigeria.
The latest reports from the BBC state that they are being taken into Cameroon and Chad to be sold, probably to fund the groups activities. This is the same group that is said to be behind the bombing in Abuja, Nigeria which happened on the same day...
This is heartbreaking in so many ways I can't even express how.
Think about it my dear African sisters.
Did you attend boarding school? Do you know someone who did? Do you have sisters and cousins and friends at school right now?
This could have been any of us. ANY OF US.
Imagine being taken by armed men while preparing for the G.C.E, the Baccalaureates, WAEC, JAMB or NECO...while you thought you were safe in your dormitory.
Bells Comprehensive Secondary School
Mea Mater Elizabeth High School
Queen's College, Lagos
Aggrey Memorial A.M.E.
Zion Senior High School
Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School
Tema International School
Wesley Girls' High School
Where did you go?
It could have been you in Henderson dorm, or maybe Reddig.
It could have been you taken from Immaculata or Rosary.
Alema, Awuletey, Ellen, Halm Addo: Which was your hall?
These could be our dorms... or the refectory.
These could be our parents
Why are we not making our voices heard on this?
These are our sisters.
Most of them were 16-18 years old.
Imagine the horrors they could be living now. The abuse.
WE CANNOT BE SILENT.
WE SHOULD NOT BE SILENT.
We say we have a voice, let's make them heard.
Can we use whatever social media we have to prioritize this issue?
#BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Bloggers...please
They have a Facebook page now and are asking that you change your profile pic. I am changing my profile picture. Will you too?
Will you stand with them?