Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria, says Nigeria requires a “Black Panther” to rescue the over 90 schoolgirls abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, Atiku said this in his review of the movie after seeing it on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
In an article published on medium, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar lamented that though Wakanda, as an African nation, was portrayed as a technological giant, there were “institutional weaknesses” that enabled a young man from America to come in and, within days, destroy the long-standing institutions, even when he seemed to be trying to help Black people all over the world.
Relating the themes to the Nigerian situation, Atiku bemoans the mentioning of Sambisa Forest, saying it was a sad reminder of the abductions of Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls — a situation he describes as “negative reference for Nigeria.”
I just published “Black Panther — A good film with many lessons for Nigeria” https://t.co/l5QA7PKNW6
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 5, 2018
In his review of the film, Atiku noted that there are lessons which the country can learn from it. According to him, “Seeing another African country come play ‘Big Brother’ to Nigeria made me very sad. We must return to a place of respect.
“We may argue that the film is a work of fiction, but there are many truths in the story one of them being that young girls are being abducted by terrorists across the northeast of Nigeria, and they need to be rescued.”
He added that, “Only recently, a band of terrorists stormed another girls’ school in Dapchi, Yobe State. After days of confusing information, it is now confirmed that 110 girls are missing.
“Nigeria has once again been thrown into sorrow with many of us wishing that there was indeed a ‘Black Panther’ to help rescue the girls.”