Abducted Chibok Girls Risk Being Brainwashed – ClarkeLatest News, News Friday, June 20th, 2014
Renowned Legal Practitioner, Robert Clarke had hazard stress on the mentality of the abducted Chibok Secondary school girls, lamenting the girls were likely to be indoctrinated as long as they remain in the camp of Boko Haram.
He expressed the concern in an interview with a private television, Channels’s breakfast programme. Clarke expressed worry, saying that the more they are kept, the more danger they may pose to the society when they return.
“If we allow those girls to stay there for more than six months, they’re going to be indoctrinated. If they are indoctrinated to the extent of six months and they are released, they become time bombs for us in Nigeria. They may even become suicide bombers”, Clarke warned.
He disclosed that the abduction of the girls was a human problem that could only be solved through negotiation with the insurgents.
“What I would suggest is that we should do all that it takes to negotiate for their release. Four weeks ago, did America not trade off 4 or 5 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for just one soldier? Did the Israelis not because of one soldier release over 1,000 prisoners?
“Don’t let us deceive ourselves, these are human beings, and they are relatively young and susceptible to manoeuvring now. We have to negotiate”, the legal Practitioner insisted.
Mr. Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also noted that the involvement of the international community was an indication that the abduction should be handled with more seriousness than the way the war on terror had ever been handled.
“When Nigeria was fighting this Boko Haram war and people were being killed, the international community never showed any interest, because everywhere in the world…” insurgency is abound.
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