Something Is Wrong Somewhere

By Desmond Ekwueme

Posted  115 Views updated 3 months ago

Nigerians cannot and do not hate themselves this much...to the point of mindlessly, callously and continuously killing one another. Was this the same Nigeria that voted a Muslim-Muslim ticket in 1993? Never!!!

Was this the same Nigeria and Nigerians that collectively with one voice spoke against and fought against military rule under the Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha dictatorship? Never!!!

When killings were going on in Southern Kaduna, the governor Nasri El-Rufai didn't run to the Presidency for consultation...neither did Abuja query him.

Today, we hear that, Nasarawa Governor Sule visited President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him.on the state of insecurity in his state. The Governor revealed that while the terrorists took over the border between Abuja and his State, it took security operatives to dislodge them.

Those of them who fled regrouped at the border between Nasarawa and Benue State where they presently are. You then ask, how come these terrorists were able to gathered themselves to "pitch tent" in such border without any "security eye" noticing?

While the ultimatum by Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu on the herders is still generating huge debate and tension, Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde is confronted by one Chief of Igangan community in Ayete area of Ibarapa North LGA nicknamed Igboho who has given the herders ultimatum to leave the forest of the entire LGA.

Makinde is trying to avoid a faceoff between the herders and the indigenes...but Igboho is acting based on his claim that people of Ibarapa North who have been at the mercy of the herders beckoned on him for help.

Tension is mounting!!! Add this to the trouble Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum is facing in the hands of the terrorists and you will immediately understand the level of pressure Nigeria and Nigerians are experiencing.

It appears like a coordinated plot to make the states ungovernable or do we say to pull down the country. We keep vigil with prayers as we look upto the federal government for a proactive step following the visit of Nasarawa Governor.

Nigeria must not experience another war. It appears we didn't learn enough lessons after the 1967-1970 civil war. We must avoid this looming danger.

This is not the Nigeria we have known since our days as babies. Indeed, it appears like foreigners or strangers are trying to divide or disunite or disintegrate us.

They are in our midst...dinning and winning with us. They are feasting on the blood of our sons, daughters, sister's, brothers, nephews, nieces, cousins, uncle's, aunties, fathers and mothers. They are vampires brought in to destroy Nigeria...

Let's resist them and pray for God's mercy to defeat these enemies from strange lands.


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