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AWARD WINNING WRITER CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE EXPRESSES RESERVATIONS ON FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR THE CHIBOK GIRLS SEARCH

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ChimamandaAward winning Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie expressed her reservations on the foreign assistance Nigeria is receiving on the missing chibok school girls while speaking at the 2014 Hay Festival for Literature and Arts in Wales, England.
Adichie thought the foreign government ought to focus on solving their immediate issues and let Nigeria do the same.

“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.”

 

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