Nobel prize winning author, Wole Soyinka, has urged the Federal Government to step-up efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls, he stated this in Lagos on April 14, 2015, the one year anniversary of the girls’ abduction.
Pat Utomi Economist and former presidential aspirant,also emphasized on Soyinka’s call at a forum organised by the President of Women Arise Joe Okei-Odumakin.
Soyinka added also that terrorism is not unique to Nigeria alone.“The survival of humanity and of the nation must remain paramount, we must make sure that such assault on our humanity doesn’t repeat itself again.”
“Hence, Our children are being dehumanized and we must never get used to it. And our duties and responsibilities is to assist the government by becoming vigilant. We must become watch-men, watch-women, policemen and policewomen, vigilante of our communities and society. He also added that we must encourage others to be protective members of their community,”.
“Our conscience for one year have been held hostage. Terror is not something we can tolerate in our society. Anyone whose conscience has not been held hostage is not a human being and does not have a heart. It is something we must scrap out and eradicate completely” said Professor Utomi.
“We are not going to fold our arms or stay in our house and look. We must stand up to those terrorist whose way of life is terror because we are much more and stronger than them. Today is also not just about the song Bring Back Our Girls, but to stick and stay together to fight for what is ours and right,” Utomi included.
Remember the Chibok girls were abducted on April 14, 2014, from their school in Borno State.