This is the second time I’ll be writing about terrorism in Nigeria. I don’t even know what to say anymore. There’s a point when things become too much or something has gone on for too long. Nigeria passed that point a long time ago.
I haven’t posted anything for some time. I have been trying to get through There Was A Country by Chinua Achebe and I wanted my next post to be a review on his book. That’s not the case. Whether we are directly affected or not, there is hardly a day that goes by where we don’t hear about some disgusting act of terrorism. Yesterday, a serving soldier was hit by a car, beheaded, hacked and cut and then dragged from the pavement onto the middle of the street. This disgusting act was committed by two black men, who were shot by the police when they attempted another attack. They are both currently in hospital. This happened yesterday but I can’t remember how I heard about this. My family and I watched the news, viewing a video (shot by an eye witness) of one of the men. This is some of what he said:
“You think politicians are going to die?… No, it’s going to be the average guy – like you – and your children.”
“So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace”.