I remember very vividly that when I was a child if people died, their surviving friends and family killed a cow to feed mourners at the funeral and wake keeping.
Now to show you how things have changed in today’s Nigeria when a cow dies, we now have a group of marauders who kill human beings to pacify their grief at losing a cow.
Desperate times are before Nigeria. Never did it cross my imagination that I would have to live at a time and in a country whereby the legitimate government elected by Nigerians would threaten citizens that it was either they gave up their ancestral lands or they died. When I was a child that was called conquest. Today we are calling it government policy.
Can we go on with a situation where seven policemen were shot dead by robbers right in the Federal Capital Territory where we have the seat of government and their deaths were so uneventful, so usual, so commonplace, so expected that there was no word of condolence from the Commander in Chief?
If not that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had spoken up for them, I would not even have known that their deaths had occurred!
The Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), recently cried out to the public over the increase in the number of widows in army barracks nationwide.
Their spokesman, Mrs. Fatima Hassan said:
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