8 NYSC Members Kidnapped In Zamfara, Yet No Public Outrage - Bukarti
Did you know that eight members of the National Youth Service Corps from Akwa Ibom (I'm unsure of their state of origin) were abducted in Zamfara on 17th August while en route to Sokoto? I only found out yesterday, despite closely following these issues.
The matter was reported by several news outlets, but it didn't generate the public outrage on social media that we've seen in the past. This is a grim example of how normalized terrorism and organised crime have become in Nigeria.
Eight fresh graduates kidnapped on their way to a mandatory national assignment, and yet this didn't even spark social media protests. What about ordinary Nigerians, especially those in rural areas? We can't allow mass killings, kidnappings, robbery, and rape to become the norm. If we remain silent, politicians won't take action, and the situation will only deteriorate.