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#BringBackOurGirls – Stella Damasus Asks “How Safe Are We?”



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It’s safe (ironic, right?) to say Nigeria is in a total state of unrest.

It has been 15 days since 200+ schools girls were abducted in Chibok region of Borno, by the Boko Haram sect.

The parents of the children as well as activists have staged protests around the country asking the government to help find these young souls.

The latest update was shocking and totally disappointing. It is being alleged that they have been married off for N 2,000 each to members of the group in Chad and Cameroon.

With the #BringBackOurGirls, social media has been buzzing about the situation. Celebs are also speaking out on the issue.

One of the many is Nollywood actress Stella Damasus. In a series of posts via her Instagram page @stelladamasus, she speaks on the trending topic.

How safe are we? As 2015 elections are approaching so are the dangers that come with politics. Too much hypocrisy going on with this abduction. The people who can really put a stop to this are busy with plans for 2015.

How come we don’t have a “secret extraction unit” who are properly trained. What about the jobless graduates roaming the streets looking for work. The money to be used for creating work and agencies to help the citizens of the country, is being used for parties, unnecessary political psA, giving huge sums of money to heads of industries and departments to increase votes, buying mansions all over the world, private jets, ghost contracts and their grand children’s trust funds.

If they are telling me that this is not political, then why did they not abduct boys in school? How come they are against western education but they are using western video equipment to send their message? How come they are using western ammunition to commit these crimes? How come they know how to make bombs? Trust me these people are more intelligent than most of our graduates. They have been properly trained. So what is the real deal?

Bring back our girls please. #bringbackourgirls”


  1. moitelkel

    April 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    good talk stella

  2. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    April 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I know this is a serious issue but Stella’s face made me laugh. Always so puffy.

    • Noni

      May 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      I thought I was the only one. I felt bad for laughing cos this whole abduction thing actually upsets me.

  3. nameoh

    April 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    She made some good points but I was distracted the entire time. She needs to get rid of that wig! Hideous!

  4. Oluchi VLA

    April 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    All this is heartbreaking – how 200 individuls can be successfully kidnapped and hidden I really wonder. The infrastructure in Nigeria is stupidly limited – good roads leading to only good estates and shopping malls – the government/local gov have not thought it wise to include cctv surveillance into city planning – instead their ghost contracts are based on road construction, nepa or whatever they are called.

    We as citizens need protection – we have no solid fire service, no emergency services, a very inadequate police force and the money is in abundance! we are just held together by Jehovah. We are just existing in a nation where the people are not prioritised! # SAD

    Every rich man builds a fortress for themselves and fly out for medical help, educational needs etc, what a county? I am British Nigerian ans have recently relocated – i am shocked with my nation and it is not an issue of comparisons with the UK but simply highlighting the lack of care for the people – dealing with what makes a nation a successful one

    When will the people become priority?

    • PurpleiciousBabe

      May 4, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      I share your sentiments exactly.
      A question I often ponder.
      Just basic, very basic amenities are lacked.
      How unfair??

  5. nnn

    May 1, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Hmm, there are not many comments on this board. I wonder why. Maybe it is because most of us would rather comment on the latest fashion at a wedding than on a critical issue our nation is facing!

  6. nnn

    May 1, 2014 at 5:28 am

    This situation really saddens a lot of Nigerians living in the US. It is baffling that our leader has hardly lifted a finger to deal with the situation. So yes, Stella, you are right. It is political.

  7. david kalu

    May 1, 2014 at 7:51 am

    They have sold our girls to slavery oo, we can’t keep shouting! Let the gorvernment get rid of the people behind Boko haram, and everything will be calm, “if u cut head, Nose, mouth, ears etc will follow” so let them figure out the root.

  8. Sheri berri

    May 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I take off my hat to you Stella, one public figure who has truly been for the better of the girls in our country. Always speaking out. Keep fighting the good fight.

  9. ochuko Ruky

    May 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Goodluck jonathan is the biggest problem we hv in Nigeria.For once let him stand up to his man hood.He is too week for a man,left alone a president of Nigeria.Goodluck know were those children are.The deal is this?Goodluck step down and those girls wil be released.Parents of this children should hold Goodluck mumu Jonathan responsible cos those children are exchange for his forth coming election.God help us!

  10. ochuko Ruky

    May 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    We are talking about lifes,yet some persons are talking about stella’s face and weavon.Lets try to be serious for once.However Stella looks,is not an issue at the moment

  11. Gaius Baltar

    May 8, 2014 at 3:00 am

    “If they are telling me that this is not political, then why did they not abduct boys in school? ”

    Because instead of abducting boys, they simply slaughter them. A few weeks ago they burned 59 boys alive and simply scolded the girls. Women are oppressed, but men are totally disposed of.

  12. Otegz

    May 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    why this one dey act film for here naa. Shebi she think say she dey nollywood?

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