What has become of our once peaceful nation Nigeria? Is it that the human lives are now less important that they will be wasted for all sorts of vision and reason; with 'cow' being the latest reason for wasting humans created in God's image and likeness.
I mourn with the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and the Governors of Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia States respectively because an injury to one is an injury to all. Also my heart grief with my Igbo parents, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters. May God give us all the fortitude to bear this painful loss – Amen!
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has done very well in seeking the face of... shows he is a Christian who trust in God the creator; and when you trust in God, it means you have faith in Him and we all know that faith without work is DEAD! You are the Governor of Enugu State, and your primary assignment, which you swore an oath to keep, is to protect the lives and property of Enugu people. You cannot sit and wait in a situation whereby non-indigenes of the... - #DoSomething
Imagine a statement released by the Nigerian Police. The police, military, NSCDC and all other security agencies, I am personally tired of the game you play with the lives of the common Nigerians, which to my own opinion is worth more than the lives of every single politicians you guard and secure with tens of your heavily armed men. How can such wickedness be trending in our society, not even at night but in 'korokoro' day time and till tomorrow, nobody has been paraded as a culprit in any Fulani herdsmen attack. Prior to this attack that has prompted me to write, Ogbongefriends and several other online news media reported the kidnap of an Enugu auditor by Fulani herdsmen and theplot by these Fulani herdsmen to invite their colleagues from Nasar... still nothing was done. On the part of the abducted Enugu auditor, all we heard was your vow to rescue him and the reported successful rescue of the abducte... Nobody heard or saw or read about what happened to the Fulani herdsmen that kidnapped him, whether they were arrested and prosecuted or probably killed during rescue. Since the reported victory in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, how come none of these Boko Haram members have been captured alive, at least to share more intelligence with our military until now? I know that the excuse we will hear is that 'for the sake of intelligence' we do not disclose the details of the activities of the military in the battle front. But for crying out loud, Salah Abdeslam, an IS member that planned the attack on Paris was c... This is just one man with needed intelligence, yet he was captured alive, but our military will engage a group of Boko Haram members in heated gun battle, a group that now seem to have infinite members, they will come out victorious and hug the media chanting their victories, still we have not seen any 'prisoner of war', not even a wounded Boko Haram member has been arrested alive and prosecuted successfully. Now the same tactic is being applied to this ugly Fulani herdsmen attack on innocent lives, no one has been arrested, we heard nothing on those caught on their way into a town/community in Abuja heavily ar..., no arrest or parade on TV at all not even any in connection with supplying them with the AK47 they hang on their shoulders, or are we now to believe that these Fulani herdsmen can buy such weapons themselves? #DoSomething
The last time I checked, President Muhammadu Buhari is the President of the whole of Nigeria not President of a region or President of only those that voted for him, as we have you said ... I wonder why you had to wait until now before you will speak against these ugly acts by the Fulani herdsmen when before now all the presidency could do was to import grass from Brazil for them and to 'silently to resolve them'. I am not against your maximum concentration on the fight against corruption even though it has contributed to the stagnant growth of our economy, I am also not against your favourite tour of the world especially as you say it is to correct the damage caused by the government of former President Goo... In all these, please Mr. President, remember that the first thing you swore an oath to do is to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians. If you travel allow us to be killed like chickens, President Buhari, it will get to a point where you will travel and come back with electricity, good roads, quality medical care, employment and even our #5,000 but you will not see us to welcome you or enjoy these goodies. If you so well cleanse our nation of corruption and corrupt people, and neglect your No. 1 assignment, I fear that we the masses, who are meant to enjoy the corrupt free country, may no longer be in existence. I beg you President Buhari to use the same whip you have applied in fighting and fishing out our stolen funds to face these Fulani herdsmen. But Mr. President, will the IG of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, always... How come the statement by your Senior Special Assitant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who ha..., says: “In keeping with the President’s directive, the Inspector-General of ...? #DoSomething
Currently, the only thing I see our legislators do is discuss meaningless issues like marrying Nigerian wives, amending CCT acts, fight over 36 jeeps, escort colleagues to trials, mobilise 'funny' citizens to campaign for and against them, etc. nothing has been done by our legislators that has impacted positively and directly on the life of an old woman in the village, to them Nigeria is just Abuja and some parts of Lagos and Port Harcourt. Please you all are our representatives and we are not paying you huge sums to begin to represent yourself or show solidarity support for someone who cannot and will not vote for you in the next election because that person will, like you, go back to his/her roots to vote and be voted for. A pity that time is only when you remember the essence of your position. Why not make active laws and back them with actions if they are neglected by those in position to enforce them. You can all sit at home till those in position completely tackle this menace to our existence as one Nigeria. If you are scared of losing your sitting allowance, I bet you that posterity will judge you more if the people that gave you, genuinely or not, the votes you required to be a legislator end up in a civil war. #DoSomething
I do not know where our judiciary stands in Nigeria. Whether they are FOR or AGAINST Nigeria, I no longer understand, perhaps it's because I am not a lawyer by profession. But I do not see how SANs in their 20s and 30s will go and defend just one person in a corruption case while an ordinary Nigerian who is in court for a lesser offence has no defendant, not even a charge and bail defendant, except if provided by the State. I do not understand why it will be impossible for a judge to give judgment on some cases, in some cases they suspect will be on bail and be attending court forever while some less connected ones will be remanded in prison without sentence, but a common man will commit a lesser crime and he will be tried and sentenced in just two sittings, in some cases, one sitting. The worse part of it is that some even get injuction from our judiciary for them not to be arrested. Why can't all our learned SAN speak up against these Fulani herdsmen? Why can't all the members of the judiciary write or sue the executive or the police for failing to carry out their primary task of protecting lives and properties? #DoSomething
Seeing these killings, I have now come to believe that these Fulani herdsmen are not after grazing lands neither are they after retrieving their cows. They are simply on a mission to annihilate the people they find in any land they enter and wish to settle in. How else can one explain the slaughtering of these children? Can these kids be able to prevent their cattle from grazing? Can these children steal their cows? May the Lord have mercy and cleanse our land.
I firmly believe in #OneNigeria but the way things are now in our country Nigeria one must be forced to think if we are ever going to be safe as one country.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By: Emeka Chris Onyewuchi