There is an Igbo adage that says “If a King becomes too powerful to be told the truth face to face, the people will cover their face with basket and still tell him the truth”.
The issue of insecurity in Nigeria is one that has cause to give any well meaning Nigerian sleepless nights.
It is with heartbreak that I read about the killing of the CAN chairman, A seminarian (pictured below) and the burning of over 30 people in Adamawa state. All these happening in the space of one month and these are the ones that managed to get to main stream media. We are not even talking about the little pockets of insecurity in other remote parts of the country.
Ordinarily, one will think that such an occurrence in close proximity to each other will spark an outrage/outcry by the citizenry but our youths that are suppose to champion this outcry are busy forming savagery on twitter and posting “I have the video” on facebook.
One will think that by now Nigerians will take to the streets and demand answers from the government. One will think that people whose responsibilities it was to prevent such a disaster from happening would have been sacked or atleast be fidgeting in their various offices by now.
How can we be in such a state of insecurity and still be so relaxed? What is wrong with this country? Who cursed us? Why do we have so many security agencies and still swimming in insecurity? Who are the people carrying out this violence? Is it Boko haram that has been “technically defeated?” Or is it the armed Fulani herdsmen that are not “Nigerians” (according to the Presidency).
So many questions but no and no one to answer.
Lord have mercy!
Chimezie “Maestro” Ikwuka
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