What Pegman Saw
This week, Pegman takes us to Nigeria. A country which, although fighting with some really strong evil forces, is all set to change its situation all around. The whole world is looking at Nigeria as it is gradually making its place in the list of emerging and rapidly growing nations.
Bako was feeling nostalgic. Being here, in Lagos, was bringing back so many memories. Like, how he used to race around these streets with his friends. But the memory which was as clear as yesterday was the day they had to leave. His father had some trouble with some local leader of an extremist group. That day, his uncle came and hand over the papers which helped them to leave the country without people knowing. He wasn’t even allowed to say goodbye to his best friend, Adedayo.
Now, as he stands in front of Adedayo’s house, he doesn’t know if he should go inside. He wanted to meet him but a lot has changed.
What do you say to your childhood friend, whom you’re going to meet after 12 years and who is now a part of the same extremist organisation that made you leave?