The pictures of war-torn northeast Nigeria act as a stark reminder and a warning as to what could happen when the armed forces is neglected, devoid of investment and corrupt ridden.
In the history of social media, there are few campaigns that have attracted as much attention as the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. The effort to aid 270 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in mid-April became an international phenomenon in early May after former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted the phrase.
Her tweet was retweeted more than 11,000 times, according to the BBC. Soon First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Chris Brown, actress Salma Hayek and myriad other celebrities had joined in, multiplying the message across their legions of followers and attracting widespread media attention.