625 cat­tle stolen in Kaduna, Abuja

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All is not well with the Nigeria; re­mem­ber Niger Delta mil­i­tancy, OPC mil­i­tancy in the West, Bakassi ac­tiv­i­ties in the South East. Then, it is the turn of the North. How­ever, in all of these cases, the mil­i­tants turned their guns against the masses think­ing they are pun­ish­ing govern­ment. Now we have the gen­eral dis­trust for Fu­la­nis which is pal­pa­ble even in the far South of this coun­try. What we see is just the tip of the ice­berg. The North should think se­ri­ously on how to put its house in or­der and cre­ate so­cial har­mony. If they don’t re­spect the right of peo­ples and reli­gions to co-ex­ist, I see greater tur­moil in the North­ern hori­zon.


deinnaboye@gmail.com ***************************** It is un­de­ni­able that we are in an era of hor­ren­dous and unimag­in­able cri­sis in the North. And it looks like this is be­yond so­lu­tion. Nonethe­less, we have to work to­wards so­lu­tions, as we must seek for so­lu­tions.

Saydo Shan

say­doshan@ya­hoo.com ***************************** The re­al­ity by this trend is that the north is be­ing robbed grad­u­ally of its pride and this is a fact that north­ern­ers should know. Se­ri­ous ef­fort to de­velop the re­gion’s min­eral re­sources has not been made. We need cat­tle for milk, meat, ma­nure and farm­ing while the cat­tle own­ers have been robbed of the wealth while the few left are mi­grat­ing else­where. It is a se­ri­ous tragedy.

Mas’ud H.

ma­sud­haruna@ya­hoo.com ***************************** Wow! This so-called con­spir­acy the­ory is re­ally gain­ing mo­men­tum. I am in­clined to start be­liev­ing it; the north is un­der siege.

Sani Cy­ber

san­i­cy­ber@ya­hoo.com ***************************** It is sad and un­for­tu­nate that lives and prop­er­ties do per­ish ev­ery­day in Nigeria. The pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity of any govern­ment is the pro­tec­tion of lives and prop­er­ties of the cit­i­zenry. What we are wit­ness­ing in the north here is chaotic, and the in­abil­ity of the so-called states and federal govern­ment to func­tion prop­erly. Bil­lions, tril­lions of monies have been spent in the name of se­cu­rity, with se­cu­rity in­creas­ingly de­te­ri­o­rat­ing in the coun­try. My fear and hope is in the in­creas­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion of com­mu­ni­ties and people into “vig­i­lante” groups. In the later (fear), it is when the govern­ment starts its crack down on the vig­i­lante groups ei­ther be­cause of their in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity as an ef­fi­cient govern­ment and se­cu­rity force, or when un­de­sir­ables dis­guise in the vig­i­lante to cause havoc, steal or cause tribal con­flict. While in the for­mer (hope), at least people’s lives and prop­er­ties are been pro­tected by the vig­i­lante groups, and people are in­creas­ingly be­com­ing wise in what is good for them, per­haps in the un­der­stand­ing the so­ciopo­lit­i­cal na­ture of Nigeria. I pray that this trou­ble ends soon. Let the semi-func­tion­ing states and federal govern­ment com­pen­sate the own­ers of the an­i­mals stolen and killed and also in­crease se­cu­rity in the area. Also, those caught should be pun­ished to serve as de­ter­rent to oth­ers.

Com­rade Ab­dul­baqi Jari

jari­ab­dubaqi@gmail.com ***************************** I think a war is loom­ing, none but a war­mon­ger pre­pares on such a scale, pool­ing food sup­plies and de­priv­ing the soonto-be-vic­tims of their daily bread. This is the sec­ond time in our his­tory that an­i­mals are pooled by armed ban­dits. Nigeria will be di­vided soon or worse, geno­cide com­mit­ted and lands claimed by the greedy. All is not well and we should stop de­ceiv­ing our­selves.


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