Fighting Terrorism in Nigeria, Africa: How collaborative effort will deliver

Terrorism, Curbing terrorism, Collaborative effort against terrorism in nigeria and AfricaWe all came to this world with null knowledge of the family, race, religion we will be born into. We entered with virgin state of mind and gradually absorbs life lessons from our environments, thereby steering a new course in life; either good or bad. The Creator of all living creatures is neither a Muslim, a Christian, an Atheist nor a pagan; He is God. God is God. He started our existence from the dust and to the dust we will all return.

No matter our colour or race, we are all human created with no inferiority or superiority complex to none. It is a known fact though; some of us picked one of these qualities along the journey of life. The superiority or inferiority of any race is a media hype which describes only the good part of a nation and tag it as ‘superior’ and also itemize the not so good aspect of a nation and tag it ‘inferior’. The world continues to fight for ‘artificial superiority’ which is leaving our world in chaos. The chaos is by all means striving to dominate the world.

Chaos is on the increase around the world. We all know Nigeria is no exception. People are dying daily due to crisis; lives are wasted daily in Borno, Adamawa, and Yola state; on 27th June , a 13 high-caliber improvised explosive devices were discovered at Sauna-Fafunga in Dakata area of Kano metropolis which could have left scores dead if it exploded. Over 110 casualties of 23rd and 24th of June simultaneous killings in some villages in Sanga local government area of Kaduna State were given mass burial on 26th of June. There were reoccurrence of bomb explosions in Abuja; the ‘car explosion’ at Apapa, Lagos; improvised explosive devices discovered at Winners chapel Owerri, the 1st of July bomb blast in Osun state and Kaduna state etc.

According to Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, Nigeria has the world’s third-highest number of displaced people in the world due to Boko Haram, inter-communal fighting and floods. The war is getting closer to us each day without denial of the fact that Nigeria is no longer at ease. Senseless killings continue with no absolute war declared on the perpetrators of evil in our society but rather the governments continue with the condemnation of terror acts. Our political elites continue to politicize the terror acts in the country by pointing accusing fingers to themselves while the masses continue dying daily due to terror.

All they care about is a do or die politics not minding the safety of the masses. The truth is glaring. For terror to stop in this country, the citizens will have to be involved. Without citizens’ involvement we must allow the perpetrators of evil in our society win the war.  The war against terror can still be won. A trend is already on ground which is gradually pushing the masses to the wall for a total divide

From the look of things, the attacks on the masses have defined aim to further create fear and deepens the sentiment among the regions. But a common ground to fight the looters diverting the treasury of this nation for their personal use is vital to success. From the words of Chief Obafemi Awolowo; …African states are guilty of acts of tyranny and oppression towards the masses of Africans…human deprivation and state of widespread fear and latent instability…

The way forward is to stop playing into the hands of our looters and stop fighting ourselves but rather divert our energy in fighting the looters (the stakeholders of evil in Nigeria) that derives joy in seeing Nigeria in a sorry state

Written by Safriat Yussuf

Safriat Yussuf

Safriat Yussuff is a Construction Technologist by profession, writer and an advocate by passion, she volunteers with Slum to School Africa, a task force member of the Rabat-Conakry commitment, and a Climate Tracker for the adopt a negotiator programme who blogs on foreign policy, politics, and current affairs from her twitter handle(@saymamaa).

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About Safriat Yussuf

Safriat Yussuff is a Construction Technologist by profession, writer and an advocate by passion, she volunteers with Slum to School Africa, a task force member of the Rabat-Conakry commitment, and a Climate Tracker for the adopt a negotiator programme who blogs on foreign policy, politics, and current affairs from her twitter handle(@saymamaa).

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