Education opens the mind to endless possibilities. Education makes you curious. Education makes you want to question everything, and that’s what extremists are scared of. Boko Haram’s abduction of Nigeria’s future leaders is a vicious attack on Islam. It is a pity that spirituality, which is meant to bring peace, is forced to be at loggerheads with a basic human right, that of education. My mother had been deprived of education and to this day, she remains distressed by it. She joins me to condemn this abduction and to pray for the safe return of our girls.