Mercy Johnson Calls On Nigerians To Help Rescue Kidnapped School Girls
Mercy Johnson Calls On Nigerians To Help Rescue Kidnapped Chibok School Girls
Popular Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson, has called on the Nigerian government to assuage the pains in the hearts of the mothers of kidnapped Chibok girls by Boko Haram insurgents.
The actress, in a letter, which has been applauded by many, said: “Sometimes, our realities remind us of the pain of others. My reality as a mother is that I get to see my daughter every day, while the reality of the mothers of the kidnapped 234 Chibok girls is that they don’t even know where their daughters are.
“All well-meaning Nigerians must come together and help these mothers who have been in pains for more than two weeks and make the memory a reality- the reality of seeing their children again. Let us not for once think that the evil-doers who turn the realities of these mothers to memories cannot do the same to us, if they have the opportunities. This is not a war against a select group of people; it is a war against all well-meaning mothers in Nigeria, as injustice to one is injustice to all. Let the mothers rise, the men who love them should stand by their right hand and the children who adore them on their left and do all we can in our spheres of influence to ensure that the children come back home safe, so that the mothers can smile again.”
She also urged Nigerians to intensify their prayers, adding that those who could fast should add more days to their fasting period.
“We need the girls back! They are innocent; they have their future ahead of them; so, please do not cut it short. I dare say some of them will end up being the solution we desire to restore the lost and battered glory of this nation. Please, don’t kill or damage the future all in the name of militancy.
“I appeal to the soldiers and other security operatives not to be demoralized. Do not let this evil people for once think that they can get away with this. If they ever get away with this, let me assure you that we won’t all be able to sleep with our eyes closed.
“I appeal to the political class and those in power not to think that any right-thinking Nigerian will allow this matter to be swept under the carpet. This isn’t one of the matters we will keep mum about. If your child were one of the abducted children, we would probably have heard of the end of the matter. Let’s not fold our arms and let evil reign.”