Amina Ali, welcome back, but…
The rescue or finding of Boko Haram abductee, Miss Amina Ali, should have been a triumphant return of sorts after two years in the dungeon of the terrorists, but there are doubts, strong ones at that.
Last Wednesday, the polity took a dramatic hue when it came to light that Ms. Ali, one of the 219 girls being held by Boko Haram has been found with her four month old daughter and ‘husband,’ a former field commander of the terrorist sect.
To make capital gain out of the emergence of Ali from captivity, a presidential plane was deployed to fetch Amina, her baby, ‘husband’ and family and the choreographer of the Chibok saga, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State.
While there are contentions as to ‘who’ Amina really is, there is one thing which no one can take away from the fact of her return is that she is relieved; that a new future beckons to she and her baby.
Also, arguments fly, positions taken, theories propounded, I agree with Auliq Ice who argued that, “In life; there's always someone knowing the secret hidden in your life besides yourself.”
In all of these dramas and as more Chibok girls are ‘found,’ one thing, hopefully, that should come out of this is closure for parents who have had to endure the wait.