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Thursday, May 19, 2022

How many people do we need to lose more before stamping out terror from Nigeria?

My heart goes to the scores of passengers abducted by terrorists after bombing the rail tracks along the Abuja-Kaduna corridor on Monday, March 28, 2022. I also send condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the mindless attack that killed two of our Union leaders of the Trade Union Congress. As released by the Federation, are; the Secretary-General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi and Kwara State Chairman, Comrade Akin Akinsola.

I keep saying that until one loses a friend and a family member to bandits and terrorists, one would always side with the Lies that security in our country is now better. Despite the initial denials and reassurances that all was well, we now know that many died, many are in the hospital from gunshot wounds. Many others were abducted and ferried into the forest by the terrorists.

It does not matter how bitter the truth is; let us learn to have a deep sense of empathy and talk about the facts, especially in areas that affect the pains of others. If one cannot, use silence. Indeed, there are times silence becomes golden. Let us not forget that when we play politics with the truth, at a point, the truth shall play politics on and with us. When we speak the truth and paint the real picture, people from across the divide will begin to seek joint solutions to the heightened insecurity. NOBODY has immunity against these terrorists except by God’s infinite mercies.

Hear what Lai Mohammed said of Nigeria’s security situation on the same day that the Abuja-Kaduna train was bombed. “We are proud that in our time, Nigerians are once again able to travel by rail, this time in total comfort and safety.” Oga Lai! Fear God.

The ways of the Lord are not ours, and that lie fell flat on us instantly. Let us fear God in all we do because nothing that we say shall go into the void, and there are payback times by providence

Here we are, faced with another huge loss to the Trade Union practice in Nigeria. To those who say Nigeria is safer because Abuja is now bomb-free, I welcome you to the new realities because those that died in the bomb blast could have been any of us. This is one death too many.

Rest in peace, Comrades (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi and Akin Akinsola.

I pray that God shall grant you a good night’s rest. May Jehovah grant the families and Comrades the fortitude to bear the loss. Adieu!

Grace and peace!!!

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