Kayla Mueller was an Aid worker alleged to have been abducted and raped repeatedly by Abu Ali Baghdadi before she was killed.
She was an American citizen.
I ran and copied this introduction when I was reading about the mode of operation that killed one of the most wanted man on earth by USA on Sunday.
To my surprise,the operation was named after Kayla Mueller.
After reading through,my mind was busy thinking about the level of humanity displayed by American government to preserve the memory of this young lady who was just 26 years old as at the time she lost her life.
This made me to think about my country which has no value and respect for the living not to talk about the dead.
Insurgency has claimed the life’s of many in Nigeria and many people are still dying including soldiers on the field of battle but nothing meaningful has been done to preserve the memory of these people.
Just as Kayla Mueller was an aid worker,there has been news about many aids workers that have been kidnapped and maimed by Boko Haram but no single idea has been put in place to preserve their memory.
This is a confirmation of how low we have gone in giving due respect in terms of dignity to both the living and the dead in a world we call our own.
Kudos to the American government that made it a point of reference by ensuring that the life of a single soul is precious and it must be protected and preserve anywhere in the world as long as such a soul carries the American green card.
Reverse is the case in my country as many occurrences has point to the fact that Nigeria as a nation has no premium for the citizens our leaders are expected to protect and preserve.
This is why we have many Nigerians been treated as a second class citizen both at home and abroad.
It is a pity that we are where we are due to the plague of bad leadership that has been recurrent on the corridor of power in this part of the world.
At 26 years of age, Kayla Mueller died gruesomely in the hand of Abu Al Baghdadi but American government ensured that she didn’t died in vain but she became a national hero by ensuring that the operation that executed her abductor and killer was code-named after her.
What a good way to preserve her memory.
Giving an ordinary citizen of a country such a recognition shows how such a nation believed in the dignity of her citizen which must be preserved and protected no matter how costly it might be.
This is a gesture that other nations of the world should imbibe in going to the extreme in protecting the dignity of humanity without any constraints.
In Nigeria,the thought of Leah Shuaibu,Chibok girls and other victims of Boko Haram insurgency is still fresh in our minds with no possible solution ahead to nip this evil against humanity in the bud.
Life has been unbearable in many parts of Nigeria and even abroad with many Nigerian becoming species of attack and maltreatment across the length and breadth of the entire world.
Humanity must be preserved and protected at all cost by our leaders.
An injustice to one is an injustice to all.
God bless the United States of America.