Evil thrives in a society where the rule of law and justice is prevented from taking its course.We’ve been witnessing serious insurgency in the North East Nigeria. Lives are being wasted daily and some of us are being insouciance with what is bedeviling our fellow Nigerians in the North East since we think our region is immune from terrorism. If the most populous city in U.S.A. could be attacked on september 9, 2001 withall the security measures on ground, who says anyone or any part of the world is immune from terrorism?
We all pray for divine peace in this nation. But have we ever imagined what life is like for those living in Borno and its environs.The innocents are oppressed into silence through ‘attacks’ and it’s been persistence.We did nothing when we had the chance to do something. We gave room for evil to thrive because of our differences.
Are we thinking of the consequences on the long run?The escalating tendencies of insurgency is ongoing, we must make demands adequate protection from those who swear allegiance to this and become our brothers’ keeper. If nothing is done in the North to combat the uprising, what is the guarantee that the whole nation won’t be in total chaos with time?
Viktor Frankl once said the world is in a bad state, but everything will become worse unless each of us does his best.If those of us not affected by the insurgency right now can’t raise our voices for justice and allow the evil to continue, who will raise their voices on our behalf if injustice is melted against us too?
While the people need to change, the Federal Government of Nigeria must show greater concern by showing it is up to the task.The recent news making round is the federal government is clamping down on media houses and stopping them from nationwide distribution of newspapers. We must ask what is happening to the democracy of this nation bought with the blood of our heroes? The distribution van of The Guardian, Leadership, Thisday, Daily Trust, Sun Pilot, Newswatch, Mirror, Nation newspapers were allegedly intercepted by the army. An editor with Daily Trust newspaper also reported of checkpoints mounted on roads leading to the Paper’s corporate head office. If our ‘mouthpiece and watchdogs’ (print media) can be oppressed in such a manner, what mess are we likely to get into if we remain inactive with the ways this Nigeria project is being administered?
The signs are already boldly written on the wall. The nation is becoming seemingly ungovernable as the day goes by.
Inasmuch as we think we are safe and we do nothing to fight for others, this attitude does nothing for rule of law to take over the nation. Nigerians’ present attitude will only strengthen, give room for other insurgencies to thrive since there is already a pattern on ground that our government is seen as toothless bulldog.
It is obvious Nigerians do not want war, but what is on our hand look like a massive war that needs urgent attention. Only a small group among us realize this. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes—Smeldey Butler. While many precious lives will be lost and gone forever.