Islamic fundamentalists threatening Nigerians in the north, a bloodied executive, clueless security chiefs…why are the streets of Lagos occupied when the streets of Kano need to be cleared of all terrorising elements?
It is a terrible scenario, scores of Nigerians dead and injured and hundreds if their friends and relatives crying. It has happened again, the skies of Kano filled with smoke and over 20 bombs explode, suicide bombers on the loose, how did we get to this precipice?
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden”, has said it carried out the attacks. A spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, stated that it had carried out the attacks because the authorities had refused to release members arrested in Kano. So the arrest of a few members of a terrorist group equals dozens of Nigerian lives? Its the government that needs to answer this!
We need to rise up and occupy the lives and consciousnesses of our leaders till they declare war on Boko Haram!