Of The Muse In You: Abducted

Muse wanted

Welcome to the story which I will write with your help.

How it works: I tell part of the story and you can be a part of this journey by using the poll at the bottom and or in the comments to let me know how you feel the story should proceed….

Thank you all for your input last week  from the story HERE :DEAD END

becoming

The story so far:

I received an email from a stranger called Nya who simply wanted a friend and a sympathetic ear to listen. Wary of internet scams I had google searched the email address before replying. Just I discovered the email belonged to someone from an area where nightmarish abductions occurred thats when I got a delivery notification that the email failed.

The popular opinion was: Go to tagged Facebook post and contact 

I felt goosebumps as I read again the message from the email server:

Message not delivered

I closed the notification and opened the Facebook Post Nya had been tagged in. It was a post from a page formed by a group of people who had come together to pray for the safe return of victims of the terror abductions. According to the page over 1000 girls have been kidnapped by the Boko Haram since 2013 in Nigeria. This includes the 200+ Chibok girls in April 2014 of whom 100 were released and more than a 100 taken in February beginning of the year though most of those were returned a month later countless others remain “missing”.

I was in shock, I thought those abductions had ended ages back had I not read somewhere that they had some form of uneasy ceasefire going. I thought all the kidnapped people had been returned, so many thoughts flashed through my mind. What if they never really stopped, what of the stories that never made the news and what if the person who had reached out to me was a victim. I clicked the message page tab and typed up short message:

Hi I am trying to contact Nya. She sent me an email but I am failing to contact her.

I pressed send and waited for a reply because the page was marked as “typically responds within mintues”. Minutes grew into hours and longer still, then into days until I even I almost forgot what I was waiting for, almost. The one day months later *Ping* Facebook messenger notification

It was a message from the page admin.

Good day Sir. 

Thank you for getting in touch

It’s highly unlikely that Nya could contact you, as it would be next to impossible for her to get email access. She is one of the girls who were not released when the others kidnapped with them were returned, the ones we fear either are still in captivity or might have died. Those who would not renounce their Christian faith. Today marks 200 days of their captivity if you will join us in a prayer vigil for their safe return RSVP and join the FB Group in the link below……..

I read the message again as I tried to understand……. so who had sent me the email I wondered.

What should I do next

  1. Nothing: The End
  2. Join The Facebook Group see what happens
  3. Find a computer guy to trace the original email
  4. Contact the police
  5. Contact one of those who returned

~B

Day 6 of My Blog Every Day Challenge themed Africa: Stories From Home

#MyAfricaMyWords

 

13 Comments

  1. In my opinion I would say its not your problem. Let the others deal with it. This is girl is millions of miles away. If she ever wants to get in touch she will, if not then let her be.
    Don’t lose sleep over things that are not your atmosphere of influence. There I times I would say get involved, but today is not one of those times.

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  2. It is a tough one, I would lose sleep thinking what if someone really does need my help. I will have so many questions which will lead me to join the facebook group and see what happens. Maybe nothing will happen, but knowing you tried may ease your conscience.

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    1. just to see how it all ends…… and how dangerous could a facebook group get? this isnt a liam neeson movie right, this is real….. wait its not ha!!!! anything can happen lets join the group and see
      ~B

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    1. Its definitely becoming a thriller!!!!
      round and round it goes
      Into the rabbit hole we go,
      where will we end up,
      nobody knows……
      Thanks for dropping by
      ~B

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  3. I dont see any harm in joining the group and pray for the safe return of the girls. i am a bit worried tho how did the girl got ur email adress and access to an emailing device?

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    1. Joining an FB group seems harmless enough lets do this hahahaha
      Yes and is the person who emailed even who they say they are….it could be a scam wrapped up in a bit of truth
      ~B

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  4. I’m going to watch for how this turns out. Interesting activity. I vote call the police because they could advise you about next move – perhaps any of the three other options. Then you would have back up help. 😀

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    1. Well calling the police seems like a logical move, but where is the adventure in that hahahhaha but having a back plan is always a good I think its rule number of an adventure have an exit plan yes?
      ~B

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      1. Story too short if you call the police? Probably so! So go for the adventure. Go meet the thugs. Stand up to them! Sic ’em, Beaton! Now you see why I don’t write novels. 😀

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