Obinna Akukwe is a financial, IT and project management consultant from Abuja. He is also a chaplain, columnist, social and human rights activist who has traveled to many towns and villages in the Northern Nigeria on various missions. The Australian Coptic Movement Association has always remembered the plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Nigeria ever since 2010 when we remembered them at our prayer vigil on 19 March 2010.
One of the latest revelation in the ordeal of over 250 abducted Chibok girls and another 250 Christian girls abducted in villages near Chibok was that they are being gang raped and shot for being Christians. This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Born Central Senatorial District According to an interview he granted an online media, the senator said that “.Actually the information I’m getting, some of them are very disturbing. Although I don’t want to mention but they are just raping the girls on camera and even showing them on video, releasing it to the public”.
“Somebody told me that they were shown being raped, and in turn, it is the girl who was raped that came out kneeling down and begging the man to be patient. Do you know the reason why? They said when they rape them they shoot them. Therefore the girl after being raped, she curled down to the man, kneeling down and begging him to please be patient. So disturbing”.
Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna, though a Muslim, was previously accused by former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of being a Boko Haram sponsor who sponsors people outside the country for trainings in terrorism, but since this Chibok abducted started, he has shown great concerns over the fate of the abducted girls even more than the Federal Government and had almost on weekly basis released information that might aid in the release of the girls to the security agents .
Senator Zanna just like Dr Peregrino Brimah , another Muslim, have tried all with their powers to know whether the Federal Government can step up in its fight against Boko Haram and permit the arming of local hunters and vigilante to go after the abductors of the girls The sympathy shown by these Muslim leaders are commendable and if many others had shown the same interest, probably this monster called Boko Haram would not have risen. . I want to insist that all Muslims are not in support of Boko Haram and will never be, however, the infidels raping, videoing and shooting my fellow Christians of the opposite sex are Muslims and they are doing it in the name of Allah.
Initially these girls were abducted to be used as sex slaves because they are Christians and in the name of Allah. Boko Haram avoided all Muslim dominated schools and targeted Chibok to kidnap and rape innocent ‘infidel’ Christians. Later they were married to some old men with syphilis, gonorrhoea and staphylococcus in the name of Allah. A man whose age was past sixty was captured by Civilian JTF in Borno in May and he confessed that he has married two of the girls. Obviously, with his capture, the two girls would be rotated to other sex starved insurgents all in the name of Allah. Later they were forced to convert to Islam and now they are being raped and killed.
The latest news from sources within CAN and others claimed that insurgents who couldn’t share in the Chibok girls wife spoils have convinced the leadership of Boko Haram to bring out the girls for serial raping and execution. Senator Zanna confirmed that one of the girls so raped was begging her rapists to be patient for her to recover from the just concluded rape and surrender willingly for another round for fear of being shot like others. This is the level of atrocities being committed in the name of Allah and yet the Muslim communities in Nigeria have not deemed it fit to fight these murderers and protect the name of Allah from being desecrated. Adherents of this religion of peace have not deemed it fit to enforce the peace in their faith by declaring all out war against these Boko Haram members whose activities are inimical to the peaceful co-existence of Nigeria.
This Chibok issue has brought about the heartlessness of certain sections of adherents of this religion .It has also brought about the powerlessness of moderate and conservative Muslims who have found it difficult to tame these groups of persons dragging the name of Allah to the mud.
Shehu Shagari, Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar,Raji Fashola,Bola Tinubu are all adherents of Allah and during the periods they held sway in government, they did not disgrace the name of Allah. While Buhari was known to have fought corruption, Shagari gave the South East infrastructural boost. Tinubu fought Obasanjo’s hegemony and executive recklessness while Fashola developed Lagos astronomically, and when he illegally deported some Igbo destitutes, he later apologized for his mistakes. Therefore there are many good adherents of Allah but the evil ones like Mallam Shekau had dragged the name of this deity to the mud.
Abducting, serially raping and now mercilessly shooting some forcefully impregnated Christian girls in the name of Allah is a time bomb that will consume both the sponsors of Boko Haram and all the persons who through acts of commission or omission aided the spread of this wickedness
God is warning those playing with the issue of these abducted girls that if the blood of these girls are wasted as we carry on our normal businesses, we are opening doors of unimaginable violence in the nation such that everybody will bear the consequences. The patience of the Christian community in Nigeria should not be taken for granted. The Muslim community in Nigeria should lead the onslaught against their brothers who have gone astray from the tenets of Islam and became rapists and murderers and President Jonathan and his Federal Government should not hesitate to arm the Borno residents who have shown willingness to pursue Mallam Shekau and his band of killers . The earlier we do that and deliver these Chibok Christian girls and others from serial gang-raping and death,the better, before the consequences of this evil falls on the entire nation.