Bovi hails bullied Nigerian student’s calmness

Actor and comedian, Bovi Ugboma has hailed Namtira Bwala, the female student of Lead British school who was bullied by her classmate.

The viral video of Bwala being assaulted by her fellow students, led by Maryam, attracted diverse reactions on Tuesday, April 23, 2022.

Angry Nigerians called out the school and called for Maryam’s expulsion from the school.

Also, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, visited the school when the video drew the Federal Government’s attention.

The school administrator announced during the minister’s visit that the private school would be shut down for three days.

Bovi expressed delight there are well-raised children who are soft, meek, and civil, hailing Bwala for being calm, even though she could have been afraid but didn’t whimper and beg.

He wrote, “It gives me great joy to know that we still have well-raised children in Nigeria. Children who are soft meek and civil. Children who are under the deadliest provocation still keep their calm. Though the girl in question may have been afraid, she didn’t coil, she didn’t whimper. She didn’t beg. I admire her.

“However, it is left for the authorities to magnify this abuse and deal with it decisively. It should serve as a warning to orders.

“Also of importance is the need for the bullied girl to go through some counseling so that every impending trauma is squashed before it develops. As I’d always say, we can only give what we were given. This is how monsters are created. No child was born violent.

“Lastly, I saw the video of the relative who slapped the bully. She acted in fury, but by the definition of law, she acted in retaliation. While I understand the outrage and her anger, let’s not forget that these are the issues. Slapping somebody across the face is a no. Nothing civil about it. We must start to preach this across board and we must emphasize the criminality of jungle justice”.