2000 souls were snatched away so brutally last week in one killing spree by the ever so evil Boko Haram members. Bodies piled up across the town of Baga in Maiduguri. Women, children for God’s sake and our men. Why has the world ignored the massacre in Baga ? Is it not newsworthy ?. Two thousand African souls and the world does not even bet an eye because African lives don’t matter. But that’s nothing new to us. Our own democratically elected president still hasn’t commented on the atrocious attack. Oh ! but he had lots of time on his hand to condemn the recently heinous attacks carried out by gunmen in France. Why should the world care when our own people don’t acknowledge the bodies piling up on our streets. Not one, or ten but 2000 people were killed, in the most ruthless way imaginable.
This has become a reality in Nigeria, new explosions and massacres every other day. You might ask what exactly the government is doing to tackle this bloody issue, well I’ll tell you , absolutely nothing, because it’s all about pushing campaign funds for their re-election this February. The same government that charged our under-equipped soldiers with mutiny to be executed by a firing squad for not embarking on a suicide mission to launch an offensive against the well-equipped Boko Haram terrorists. Our 234 girls are still not back to us and i promise you we will not get them back if we’re relying on the current GEJ administration. They are being used as suicide bombers in the Northern region of Nigeria. But do not worry, they will set up committees to look into the issue, always trust them to find new ways to embezzle Nigerian funds. This is not even the most of it. I am angry, furious and you should be too, so as long as you have a soul in you.
Oh Nigeria ! where are we headed ?
How many more people are we willing to sacrifice ?
When will we start caring enough to take a stand ?
Are we waiting for our families to be slaughtered before we act out ?
These so-called leaders of our nation hate us, it’s mutual. Its time for change. Its time to protect our children. Its time to protect our brothers and sisters across Nigeria, from the South to the East stretching out to the North. We are stronger together and we shall triumph over this evil that is, Boko Haram.
I AM BAGA, WE ARE HUMANS , WE ARE NIGERIANS.
Most of us “ Muslims “ are really just like you. Trying to get through college, hoping to get a nice paying job that we actually like , or not. I mean who ever ends up with a job they actually like, very few if you ask me. But that’s not the point i am trying to make here. See , most Muslims just want to settle down in the nearest future, probably have a kid or two. Others are just trying to provide for their families. There is nothing alien about who we are or how we live our lives. We’re very normal human beings, breathing, trying to get through the day just like you, only that we put all of our faith in Allah while at it. Never forget that there are over 1.7 billion Muslims around the world, judging all of us based on the wrongful acts of a few extremists/terrorists ( if you want to call them that ) , which i have to point out, has nothing to do with Islam, is just a little ( maybe not a little ) superficial. Its one very effective way of spreading hate and prejudice.
When you feel low , look up to the sky , watch the stars , the universe is far too vast and beautiful beyond comprehension , and in that minute, trying to understand the world , you lose yourself in its beauty and your problems get lost too . Even if it’s for a minute . Just know that it’s going to be alright , just like life and death , just like black and white , just like the light and darkness . Your problems , your troubles , your sadness , your depression , your lost moments change and become the opposite of what they are . And you are happy again . Look forward to the brightest moments even when you’re down because brighter days will come, they are ahead of us , No doubt about that because nothing is static , Nothing.
Open Letter To The Lost One,
See if you asked me last year where I saw the two of us ? My answer would probably be living together in some lost city thousands of miles away from the world and everybody we know. I would probably be doing your dirty dishes and laundry because let’s face it, you do get lazy, a lot. But today I know that it wasn’t gonna happen. I always show you indifference towards our separation but that’s not the case. I hate that I miss you, but I guess he loves you more than I do , or so you think. Remember when we used to plan our future with the promise of never breaking apart, most days we did while watching the sunrise, or when we were having those moments , I kept my end of the bargain, but you didn’t because he probably loves you more than I do or so you think. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not scarred, hurt deeply, disappointed, crushed , no none of that, I just hate that it had to be you. But I guess he probably loves you more or so you think.