Who did this to us in Nigeria?
Nigeria is in a very alarming and critical state. Nigeria is bleeding, but it is some of us that are responsible for it. There are killings here and there by Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, herdsmen and secessionists, among others. People are being kidnapped daily on our highways. Higher institutions are no longer safe for our children. Recently, the students of Greenfield University in Kaduna State were kidnapped. Unfortunately, we heard that some of the students were killed by their abductors. And even in Katsina State, a mosque was attacked, with 40 worshippers kidnapped. Fulani herdsmen are chasing away our people from their lands. All these are really threatening our peace as a country.
We can no longer sleep with our two eyes closed. The security agents are helpless. This is the time for people of goodwill who have the love of this country at heart to lend their voices against these abnormalities that are gradually becoming normal.
It is very unfortunate that this present government, voted into power with the hope that they would find solution to this country’s problems are so helpless. One can even say without mincing words that there is higher rate of insecurity in this government than the previous administrations.
Some people are of the opinion that perhaps, this present government is allowing what is happening in order for the military to take over.
According to General Sani Abacha, “If insurgency lasts for more than 24 hours, the government has a hand in it.” And if the military eventually takes over, the country will go back to square one. God forbid.
The Southwest governors came together with the idea of “Amotekun.” If “Amotekun” will be a way forward in order for our country to be at peace as she used to be, the government should back them up and other regions.
We cannot continue to live in fear every day. The government should come out with a good strategy that will curb this insecurity in our land. A wise government would call people to the roundtable to share ideas. A call for roundtable discussion is part of the solution to insecurity in the nation.
For Pre-synod 2021 of Ijesa North (Anglican Diocese) on State of the nation By The Rt. Rev Dr. Isaac I. Oluyamo, JP.
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