Here we go again in the same story…
The same story where we have to fight for what is right for us, where we have to fight for peace and justice. Where is the beauty in living in a world composed, governed and preserved by humans that lack a sense of humanity?
My heart is heavy. I’m angry. It got to a point where I just had to leave social media because my mental health was in shambles. I don’t think I can ever forget this month.
The people we employed are taking us for fools, turning deaf ears to our pleas and cries. We asked them to stop killing people. What did they do? They killed more people.
This is not today’s cry. In fact, it has been around for years. The Government first disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in 2017, then in 2018 and 2019 respectively but they never left causing mayhem here and there, extorting, kidnapping and carrying out extrajudicial killings. A state sponsored armed robbery and assassin units. The atrocities of SARS precede them.
After the massacre that happened on the 20th of this month, I’m convinced that the problem is not with SARS but with the Government. How can you open fire at peaceful protesters????? They actually shot at peaceful protesters.
We’re not fighting for pot-holed and poorly constructed roads, we’re not fighting for interrupted power supply, we’re not fighting for lower standards of schools, we’re not fighting for the unemployment scheme that doesn’t embrace our hard work. The fight is for us to LIVE TO SEE THEY NEXT DAY.
“Mind your business, don’t talk about it, God will definitely fight for us, we just have to keep praying”.
That was the song we listened in my mother’s time. That was the code of conduct in my father’s time. That was the training they passed to us and that was what we knew as peace.
How much Longer? How long are we going to keep fighting? How many lives more?
JIMOH ISAIQ DIED
TINA EZEKWE DIED
IFEOMA ABUGU DIED
ONOVO MATTHEW DIED
KOLADE JOHNSON DIED
CHIBUIKE ANAMS DIED
KEHINDE DADA DIED
PLUS THE OTHER YOUTHS THAT WERE MURDERED AND THOSE NAMES THAT NEVER MADE IT TO THE INTERNET.
WE CAN’T STOP! We can only stop when the change occurs. If we can’t physically protest, go on twitter, retweet videos, post the evidences, let CNN, BBC and others get the news. Let them see how we’re being killed in our own country or rather, our “fatherland”. Do everything possible now. We can’t be silenced like our older generations. We have everything we need for this fight. We can’t be tired. We can’t lose this fight because when that happens, we’re fucked. Just let this keep ringing in your head.
It’s no longer news that people are actually looting people’s businesses, their source of living. I can only say that it’s the government’s fault for starting this. It’s now a thug of war between hoodlums and policemen. They are burning houses, banks, shops. I can’t even list all. They are taking advantage of what is happening now and the government is not even doing anything about it. This is very heartbreaking. How are these people going to start all over? And now the Policemen are back on the streets. We asked for a reform but these men are still rogue, they’re still killing us. It’s happening all over again.
Those that are still not concerned with this movement, I just hope you open your eyes to see that they are killing our innocent youths just because they are using Iphones, wearing nice clothes, driving nice cars.
Stay safe my readers and PRAY FOR NIGERIA 🇳🇬!
Rest on peace to the lives lost 🕯🖤