True to the saying that life is a collection of good and bad experiences , It was all smiles for Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, as she showed off her little one to President Buhari. “Some may say this baby is my constant reminder of the horrors i have been through” But in the same way I experienced the horrors which led to the baby’s conception was also the same way i came to experience the true love a mother has for her kids. And am sure all mothers out there can relate to my experience of uncommon love for what I now call a gift from God. I can’t put it all at the back of my head but now have to find solace in my baby and raise a responsible global citizen out of him.”
Amina was rescued by an army-backed vigilante group on Tuesday in the huge Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.
She was one of 219 pupils who went missing since being abducted from a secondary school in the town of Chibok in April 2014.
Mr Buhari said he was delighted Amina was back to the civilized society and he made it clear that despite everything life must go on and it should start with going back to resume her education when she is ready to do so.
“But my spirit is troubled every day and I feel haunted by the thought of what these girls have had to endure.I can’t express enough how deep is my sadness at the thought of horrors the young girl has had to go through at such an early stage in her life,” he said.
“Although we cannot do anything to reverse the horrors of her past,there is more we can do now to restore her spirit. The federal government will do everything possible to ensure that Amina and the baby’s life takes a completely different course.
“Amina will receive the best care that the Nigerian government can afford. We will ensure that she gets the best medical, psychological, emotional and whatever other care she requires to make a full recovery and be reintegrated fully into society.”
Her education “will definitely be a priority of the federal government”, and we won’t stop at anything to make sure she achieves her dreams of attaining a university degree.