“Now we have American drones helping us in this forest and even the French have sent in people – shouldn’t they be fixing their own economy? We can solve our own damn problems. I’m sure that there are hunters in that area who know that forest very well. Why haven’t they been used? Why aren’t we depending on them? What we need is a better equipped military, a better trained military. We don’t need Americans to send people in” she said.
However, Chimamanda appreciated the efforts of Michelle Obama and all other international stars in spreading the word about the missing Chibok girls saying it was grassroots social media Nigerian campaign. that made people “paid attention and then the (Nigerian) government had to sit up a little bit.”