Said one witness, “what I saw was a gory sight, many human beings like myself were burning in cars. They wailed struggling and saying ‘help me help me!’ ...Then silence - the help never came”. One shell-shocked woman could only ask no one in particular, “
him - over a hundred in one fell swoop. In time like this, one cannot but wax philosophical and build one’s faith.
As those victims readied for the bus, the insurgents readied the explosive devices, reminiscent of the titanic, even as the ship was being built, the iceberg was forming, while passengers bought tickets and booked seats, destiny had set ship and iceberg thousands of kilometres away, on a collision course. Yet, there is a difference. One cannot question an iceberg as to why it laid itself in the path of a ship laden with people in pursuit of happiness. But you do wish to ask those wicked agents of death, what pleasure they derived from such bloody annihilation simple folk struggling to eke out a living from this hellish fringe of paradise. What do they want that they have such an inhuman way of afflicted. Our borders are porous, only on our side. Check points do not serve their purpose as long as N20 lets a bomb laden car pass. Nigeria suffers from massive smuggling of arms and drugs that our neighbours do not tolerate and it helps their safety. As long as the leadership plays dumb on high level corruption, insurgents will easily infiltrate the system be it SSS, police, the Armed Forces or the judiciary.
Is it not also unthinkable that in all the arrests that have been made, we have not established a lead to the sponsors of this insurgency, given their ability to move funds around in execution of their activities? We must bite that bullet. We must hold those sacred cows to account before we can successfully harness and reign in this monster that our leadership ineptitude has created, pitiably.