Why should we care about the Chibok Girls?

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s been weeks now that the terrorist group, Boko Haram adopted 234 school girls in their sleep while in their dormitory.

Shout-out to the power of social media; especially Twitter in the campaign for the release of the adopted girls as well as calling on Nigerian leaders to act fast.

Even though, the nation’s security agencies claimed to be on top of their game but the same agencies mobilized their personnel for the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja.

Back to the reason you are here in the first place: why should we be concerned about the adopted girls? Check out the video below by Women in Technology in Nigeria.

That’s an interesting short story. And according to Ralph Waldo Emerson in his quote above, helping others sincerely is a way of lending ourselves helping hands.

The adopted girls are some one’s daughter, cousin, sister, niece and granddaughter. And one can only imagine what those girls are going through now.

If you are from other part of the country and think this doesn’t concern you for now, you might want have a rethink – who knows Boko Haram’s next target?

You can check out a recent post a did about the #BringBackOurGirls campaign here – #BringBackOurGirls: A Rescue Mission Riding on Social Media.


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