Kidnapping of school girls pathetic – Sika Osei

The mass abduction of over 200 Nigerian school girls and their

continuous detention has received

disapproval across the world with 'Africa's Sweetheart' Sika Osei

calling for a more intense condemnation of the incident until the

captives are freed.

Sika, host of Studio 53 Extra on DSTV 151, in

adding her voice to the global call for the

immediate release of the innocent school girls,

said prayers should not be left out.

"We must all continue to condemn it and pray

for their release. It is so pathetic that people

have no regard for human life and find it okay

to play with the lives of innocent little girls for

their own political gratification…Even the

circumstances around their abduction is

suspicious. Surely Boko Haram has links in

higher places even to be able to move over 200

girls across the border in a place where a state

of emergency has been declared," Sika told


On April 14, armed Boko Haram militants

fighting for an Islamist state in Nigeria invaded a

girls' secondary school in the north-eastern part

of the country and stole away some 276 girls

who were writing exams. Some managed to

escape leaving behind well over 200 girls.

Reuters on Monday said a leader of Boko

Haram, Abubakar Shekau, had offered to return

the abducted girls in exchange for prisoners,

according to a video seen on YouTube.

It said the 17-minute video showed the girls

wearing veils and praying at a yet to be

identified location. In a portion on the video,

Abubakar Shekau was seen holding an AK-47 and

laughing while he gave clear orders in a very confident tone.

"All I am saying is that if you want us to release

the girls that we have kidnapped, those who

have not accepted Islam will be treated as the

Prophet (Mohammed) treated infidels and they

will stay with us," he said, according to a

translation of his words originally spoken in


Sika, obviously heartbroken by the development

and continuous detention of the innocent girls

said the world should not continue to be passive

observers of the ongoing crime against humanity

but rather make a concerted effort at getting

the girls freed and alive.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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