All Nigerians Are Boko Haram, By Azeez Abdullahi
We are Nigerians, but we hate Nigeria. We are Nigerians, but we see nothing good in Nigeria writes Femi Aribisala. Without mincing of words, Nigerians can never deny the fact of their credence of belief on non-deliverance from the insatiable state of the country. In short, the statement of been the most religious people got discarded along this line.
Believers are said to have ‘Faith’ because all religions are grounded on it, so anyone who practises any of it knows he has believed in a divinity. Therefore, if a man wants excellence from a situation he needs to put his faith in good standing. I ask, as believers that are thirst for Nigeria excellence, do Nigerians have faith in the betterment of Nigeria?. Mind you, Jesus said that believers are identified by their fruits. He then says the fruits of a man are his words (Luke 6:43-45). What are the fruits of Nigerians about their country? Are you part of those that promote good fruits? You are in the best position to answer. Also, factors which have also sickened the populace are ethnicity and religion.
The fruits of Nigerians have made them nationality of other countries whom were just born in Nigeria or how would you describe a person who believes he can never get a better living unless he is a Canadian or American?. These countries which are icing and milky to Nigerians were transformed by inhabitants abi angels don start to dey walk as humans on earth?. The Yoruba’s opined that ‘alatise ni mo atise arare’ i.e. the soaked being knows the best means of saving himself; has also made justice to the reason why Nigerians need to trigger their instincts of survival in their home lands.
Surprisingly, some Nigerians have taken American lottery has the only key to success. It also saddens me when I see graduates wasting their talents at newspaper points expecting miracles. Knowingly to them, the initiative of ‘heaven helps those who help themselves’ can never be discarded or does B.Sc., B.A, LLB serves as a guarantor of success? You stand to give a better answer. Well, May God make our ways easier than expected.
Also, the saying of ‘a divided house within itself is a fallen empire’ dwells in Nigeria. The six geo-political zones gave furtherance to category which Nigerians belong. Norm, philosophy, values which are the aid of an ideology has been corrupted to stampede unity. Each conundrum of Nigeria today paved way on this platform. We are living in country where a southerner doesn’t believe in a northerner; the south-eastern people want to have power by all means. Nigerians are now living without a CAUSE like Boko Haram.
Ethnicity has stood tall in making division among Nigerian populace, which have also been tainted by religion ideology. Boko Haram political influence suggests the need to return power to northerners.
The most sardonic element of the chronicle is the infusion of religious belief into this matter. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been ranting about its members only, claiming they are the sole target of Boko Haram. I now ask, were the emirs been killed by these goons Christians? Are all the Chibok girls kidnapped by this sect Christians? Did the last bombing at Federal College of Education, Kano claimed the lives of Christians only? Sometimes I ask, is there a bomb designed to kill Christians only? Note that am not in support of the acts perpetrated by these unbelievers but sentiment should be eliminated. Disparities along the notion of religion have engraved enmity among Nigerians. Thus, making thrills which are of unequivocal displeasure among souls who descend from same household. Please, let retrieve sentiments from all these issue and have a clear cause.
I don’t see any difference between a full Boko Haramite and a faithful Nigerian because we are all contributing to the nemesis of this dear country by not believing in it; promoting bad ethnicity ideology and supporting our religious group only.
Until we start promoting unity in diversity; extending hands of brotherhood between ourselves in the name of religion, and also encouraging good saying like Jesus said. I would still be of the opinion that all Nigerians are Boko Haram because ‘A CAUSE’ is yet to be defined by us.
(AZEEZ ABDULLAHI is a Finance Graduate of University of Ilorin)
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