BY FEMI FANI-KAYODE
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has told us that 90 per cent of the girls that were abducted at Chibok were christians. The President himself alluded to this yesterday during his media chat when he said that ”the majority” of girls that were abducted were christians.
It has also been brought to my attention that the majority of the girls that either ”escaped” or were released by their abductors were muslims.
It has also been brought to my attention that the Governor of Borno state refused to accept the counsel and abide by the directives of WAEC that the exams should not take place in Chibok due to the precarious security situation and instead he insisted that the exams should take place there and that he would guarantee the security of the children.
It has also been brought to my attention that the soldiers that were guarding the school in Chibok were redeployed at the last minute just before Boko Haram launched their attack and abducted the children.
These facts are all relevant and the picture of what really happened at Chibok is getting clearer by the day. Ordinarily whether the children are christian or muslim really should not matter because, regardless of their faith, we want them all back.
However the fact that 90 per cent of them are christian adds a sinister and frightening dimension to the whole horrific episode and is glaring evidence of the fact that christian girls are now being targetted by the islamists and that those girls are being turned into sex slaves.