“So it goes on. Return violence in opposition to violence, multiply violence, add deeper darkness to an evening with out stars. Darkness can’t drive out darkness, solely gentle can. Hate can’t drive out hate, solely love can.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
The latest warning from Nobel Prize winner Prof. Wole Soyinka, added to Voices of Causes throughout the nation and past, just isn’t a simple matter to be taken. Warfare just isn’t a champagne toast, and people who dare to talk about it might not be ready for the precise aftermath of struggle. Regardless, it is a time for sober reflection, a name to thought, and a name to males with a transparent conscience to step in … earlier than it is too late.
The challenges are huge and it requires all arms on deck. The time can be proper for everybody to talk with one voice and be counted. The horizon just isn’t solely cloudy, but additionally darkish and the “Cumulus Nimbus” varieties like a wild hearth within the harmatta season. The drumbeat of struggle is loud, clear and threatening.
If the genocide in Rwanda came about between two brothers of the identical religion (Christians) then I ponder what would occur between Christians and Muslims. This may transcend Nigeria’s borders and have an effect on different West African international locations reminiscent of Cameroon, the Republic of Benin, Togo and Ghana, as Nigeria can settle for all of those international locations however can’t settle for Nigeria. The destruction that can engulf the sub-region could be worse than that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Air Peace CEO Mr Allen Onyema urged the youth within the Southeast to watch out for those that create confusion as many of the dignitaries seated on the occasion would be the first to return out within the occasion of any upset within the nation fly in another country.
It’s not too late to retrace our steps, it isn’t too late for rulers and residents to take a seat down, focus on and switch round. It would not take a fortune teller to foretell what the long run holds for us.
Sectarianism is a type of prejudice, discrimination or hatred that outcomes from the connection of inferiority and superiority relationships to variations between subdivisions inside teams ….. The ideological foundation of attitudes and behaviors which can be described as sectarian and terribly completely different . Such fatalism and such violence in opposition to each other should be prevented in any respect prices. The battle can have many causes, however the result’s violence based mostly on ethnic / non secular variations between the identical compatriots.
“You’ll be able to’t sit down and individuals are killing your males and simply watching them idle. Let the murders cease, let the violence cease, and there can be no violence in opposition to one another.” – Chef Obafemi Awolowo.
We’re certain now we have to remain awake for Africa. NIGERIA VENTILATES AND LIES.
Odusanya is the organizer of AFRICA COVENANT RESCUE INITIATIVE ACRI.