The Foreigners View on #BringBackOurGirls

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foreigners at the airport


Spending almost my entire day at the airport isn’t such a bad thing for me today. Now despite the Boko Haram insurgency trailing the nation, especially in the Northeastern part of the country, foreigners are still trooping into the country in their large numbers and from different countries. My 13 hours at the airport was spent on foreigners entering Nigeria for one reason or the other. One thing though seem common amongst them all, they are sad, really sad about the abducted Girls from Chibok community and they pray that the government, with the support of the various foreign aides in the country right now, will help bring back the girls to their parents.

When the plane from Frankfurt landed, as the passengers trooped out from TERMINAL ONE angle of the airport, the eyes of the people, both the ones that are Nigerians and the ones that are not, were really UP. They stood afar to look and be sure of who they are going to meet before they step out in the open. The first person i spoke with, a young man in his mid twenties stated that the Nigerian issue is not really different from what’s going on in other countries like America where he’s from. He said that what the government tried doing in the initial stage, that is, trying to cover the ongoing situation in the country was wrong and that it was as a result of that, that the Islamic group, Boko Haram, got more wings to fly around.

Boko Haram members are devils that needs to be destroyed, a lady in a group of 5 stated to me. She agreed that Nigerian government are awakee today and she’s happy that a more serious move is been taken to see that the abducted girls are brought back home and that the Boko Haram members are captured and tried in a law court. A large percentage of them feel it’s cool for the #BringBackOurGirls initiative and really inspiring on how other nations picked up the banner to help extend the story and gain more solidarity for Nigeria and Nigerians alike.

Thing is, they all have their various opinion and what they feel the government should do to bring back the girls as well as end the insurgency in the North. One thing i found common amongst them all was that they were happy to be in Nigeria and are very much willing to visit Chibok Community where the abduction took place.

These are some of the views of those entering Nigeria for the first time, what is yours?