Nnamdi Kanu and the terrorism of Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu and the terrorism of Nigeria

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Nnamdi Kanu invokes in me some sort of paradoxical feelings that are so weird.

For example. . .

I don’t like the way he talks, but I always want him to keep talking.

I feel his choice of words are harsh, yet I get angry because his words don’t even do justice in describing the level of decay Nigeria is facing.

So these days, when I recall his voice and words, I think more on the injustices and killings that gave birth to the voice.

And when I watch the level of decay, the killings of innocent people, the nepotism, the terrorism, the kidnapping. . . And the fact that all these menaces seemed to have become normalized even in the mind of an average Nigerian, I can’t help but wish we have more voices like Nnamdi Kanu’s.

Just in case you don’t know, Nigeria is the third most terrorized countries in the world after Afghanistan and Iraq.

Just take a second and imagine the countries we are in the same class with and even dragging position with. In fact, Nigeria is even leading Syria, Somalia, and Yemen in terrorism class. Pakistan is even coming to borrow notes from Nigeria class rep.

How do I sleep at night after seeing the corpses of those killed in Southern Kaduna and Jos? Even a child was among those butchered. It is insane!

What can be more horrifying than the fact that kidnapping of school children for ransom has become one of the fastest growing businesses under this administration?

How do I make sense of the fact that unknown gunmen walked straight into the Nigeria Defence Academy –read slowly– N.i.g.e.r.i.a. D.E.F.E.N.C.E. A.c.a.d.e.m.y. . .and killed soldiers of high ranking, and till now we don’t know them?

How do I reconcile the fact that Bokoharam members are been pardoned and rehabilitated and someone like Nnamdi Kanu is in prison and the day he was arrested, some so called Nigerians were jubilating.

Not having electricity is already normal to Nigerians. Then they added kidnapping and banditry. Now that everyone ‘seemed’ to be getting used to kidnappers and bandits, they have started increasing fuel prize.

Nigeria has never had it this bad.

Buhari will go down in history as Nigeria virus and the cause of “Nigeria pandemic”. As it stands, the solutions open to Nigerians are: 1. Run away from the country by creating your own country so as to socially-distance yourselves from Nigeria virus, and 2. Mask your mouth and nose from perceiving the smells and pollution coming out from the “anus” of this administration so you don’t get used to it and begin seeing and smelling abnormalities as normal.

Because ordinarily, where should the common man run to?

Is it the police or judiciary? This administration has already pocketed them like naira notes. They remove and spray them like how the Cubanas spray Naira notes.

Or is it the legislators? Those ones are bunch of good-for-nothing, purposeless, and spineless folks. . . it would have been better if there was nothing like legislators.

Or is it the South East governors? Hmmmm. . . In the voice of Ola Rotimi, “Our husband has gone mad again.”

NIGERIA AS IT IS, with her present structure, had never worked, cannot work and will never work.

Imprisoning Nnamdi Kanu is only a testament to the fact that there is something he is saying that this govt is afraid of. Silencing his voice like how they tried silencing the voice of Twitter users, victims of Lekki toll gate, only shows that the hidden plan this govt is trying to execute is yet to unfold. But God is bigger than them and will shock them all.

~Fr Kelvin Ugwu msp

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