It was the minister of Information, Labaran Maku who once said that gone are the days when it was outright debasing and dehumanising to a person if he or she were to be described as an ethnic or religious bigot, on the contrary these days we breathe ethnicity and breed on religious sentiment.
No wonder insurgents are ravaging our country indiscriminately while
some indulge in blame game rather than speaking out against the callous
act of blood letting.
The Jihadists say they want an Islamic enclave
fully equipped with sharia law, since we are not all Muslims, maybe its
time we begin to consider negotiating Nigeria's unity.
Innocent lives should no longer be sacrificed on the alter of "One Nigeria."
Our founding fathers fought for the unity of this "geographical
expression", but the change in circumstance might warrant that we review
the initial plan.
Every bomb that explodes, every flesh that is ripped apart is like a stab in my heart, how long should we continue like this?.
Are the lives of Nigerians worth nothing?
All the authorities do after every explosion is gather charred bodies,
remove debris, condemn the act and begin a "hocus pocus" investigation
into unravelling the mystery behind the bombings.
Not that I totally
blame them anyway, the rise of global terror which our dear country is
getting its "fair" share is so alien to our law enforcement agencies
that sometimes all they can afford to do is go around in circles.
Where are the Americans?
When the United states government told us that they were sending
assistance to Nigeria's security forces in the quest to rescue over 200
school girls abducted by the Boko Haram Islamists, from a school in
Chibok, the now famous town in Borno state, North East Nigeria, many of
us were over joyed with the move, several weeks down the line, our girls
are still no where to be found.
Time is running out
we await the return of the girls, there are more reports of killings,
abductions and the bombs keep exploding almost on a daily basis, we have
become helpless, the war is no longer centred in states in North East
Nigeria, the middle belt too is not left out, Nigeria's federal capital,
Abuja is also now in the eye of the storm.
That's not all, there
are reports that one or two terror suspects have been identified in mass
arrests in Eastern Nigeria, this thing is getting out of hand, we are
drowning in the blood of innocent Nigerians.
And now 2015
February 14, 2015 is valentines day, but I doubt if we would be taking
our lovers out to the parks on that day because coincidentally,
Nigeria's Presidential election will take place.
On that day, the
twin issue of terrorism and intolerance among the political class will
have to be sorted out if peace is to reign.
How can this be achieved? Can we be certain that there would be a peaceful election?
In the event of a victory for the ruling PDP would post election violence resurface?
There are so many questions begging for answers, but in all, it seems
the best we can do is to be vigilant, hope and pray that the worst will
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