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#尼日利亚的希望

阿布贾—伊斯兰军事组织博科圣地(Boko Haram)绑架尼日利亚博尔诺州(Borno State)奇波克地方政府区(Chibok Local Government Area)一所初中的200多名女生已经一个月了,在此期间,当局一直保持着死一样的静默。这让心急如焚的尼日利亚人民在Twitter上制作了#BringBackOurGirls(让我们的女孩回家)的标签,希望这一简单的要求能够促使政府采取行动。在尼日利亚,人民要想问责官员是很难的,“标签行动”能不能造成实质区别。

尼日利亚政府的应对措施可谓错误百出。首先,军方发表了一份声明,说女生们已经被释放了,发现不实后又收回了这份声明,结果导致民怨沸腾。媒体的声音迅速超过了当局的控制力,迫使它们采取措施降低影响——非洲世界经济论坛正准备在尼日利亚首都阿布贾召开。

尽管政府坚持说它能够自力更生处理博科圣地,但也接受了其他政府的援助,特别是美国政府,美军已派出专家为尼日利亚安全部队提供技术支持。总统古德拉克·乔纳森(Goodluck Jonathan)的夫人宣布将亲自进入令人畏惧的山姆比萨森林(Sambisa Forest),并谴责来自奇波克的示威者为虎作伥。财政部长恩戈齐·奥孔约-伊维拉(Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala)一开始还对被绑架女生表示同情,但在后来的采访中表示自己已经厌恶了被问及这一问题。

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