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Letters to the Chibok girls

Last Tuesday made it a year since over 200 school girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok by members of the Boko Haram sect. If they had not been abducted, quite a number of them would have been rounding off their first year in tertiary institutions across the country. The situation is a tragic, despite this, the world has not lost hope that they will be found.

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The pain and shame of Chibok

Everything about this agrarian community hurts. The pain that flows from the abduction of the innocent school girls coupled with the inability of the security agencies to locate and secure their release almost two months after they were seized by malevolent gunmen, torments the parents of the affected Chibok girls like a timeless mirage.

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Chibok abduction: Exposure to toxic stress has serious implications – Expert

The cheery news of the release of US prisoner of war, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, who was for five years in captivity in Afghanistan, was partially punctured when his father announced that Bowe has trouble speaking English. The older Bergdahl attributed his son’s inability to speak coherent English to the long period of incarceration in the hands of the Taliban warlords.

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