Why did it have to take France to get those five in one room? #BringBackOurGirls, #NoPlaceForTerrorismInAfrica, #Africa

Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin are all members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria. And yet, France had to be the entity to do what should have been a rational move. Well, maybe France should also tell our leader that making pretensions to courage at this late stage would only cost us more lives.

The Nigerian government must do all that is necessary to save those girls; including negotiations. What is the alternative? A “commando” offensive against a bunch of lunatics who have no qualms with self-annihilation? I wonder if such bravado would be convenient if one of their daughters was in captivity. Didn’t they negotiate when the relative of a minister was kidnapped? How did all the prominent people that were kidnapped in the past get rescued? Negotiation is not weakness. It is simply wisdom. You do what you have to do within reason to achieve your objectives. Right now, it should be to #BringBackOurGirls.

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