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We live like animals in this country

12 October 2012, 12:04

Pardon me if you consider my topic too harsh, but please read my lamentation which of course was carefully thought out before your draw a reasonable conclusion after which you can either agree or disagree with the above topic.

I have never come across any citizen in the whole wide world whose life is as worthless as that of a Nigerian: The Government treats us like we have got no value and as if that isn’t bad enough, we treat ourselves as hopeless, useless and worthless. From the lifestyle of rushing for practically anything which is being distributed for free {even the ones that we have at home} to struggling, tugging and pushing at the bus stops, taking advantage of the helpless, trying to suppress those below us, kidnapping for ransom whilst some even kill the victim when the family can’t produce the ransom, hitting someone with a car and zooming off,  using people for rituals, even up the extent of watching fellow citizens being roasted whilst we film like it is some kind of movie. We live like we are in some kind of jungle and what is saddening is that it is almost certain we have come to accept it as our fate.

Where is our human feelings, where is the love for fellow neighbours, where is our sense of value? I am sorry to say but as it is, we have completely lost all sense of humanity. Honestly, we treat ourselves worse than even animals should be treated at times and I don’t know if what is responsible for all these is the way our government has psychologically battered us that we have got no feelings left for anyone anymore. Please correct me if I am wrong.

I still try to figure out if people who enjoy killing fellow human beings imagine it is a goat or fowl they are killing whereas I know some people who can’t even stand the blood of animals talk less of human beings. Some people at the other end are so lackadaisical about it all “at least, I am not affected” I can hear them say. They carry on as if all is well not knowing that the drums of war is gradually sounding  if we don’t  join hands and say NO to these senseless killings. Not making efforts at wiping out the evil from within us only draws the day of evil closer than we think. Generally in this country, we have become so good with praying whilst waiting for the next disaster to happen.

We seem to be worse than the government the way things are: The government is mean but we are heartless. They have their fair share of the blame really except you will prove to me that they have the Lion share since they led us to the heartless state we have found ourselves; then and only then can I be convinced that government is totally responsible for our callous state. But come to think of it, who is the government if not you and I?

We wait till things have fallen apart before we take steps which most often than not comes after the centre ceases to hold.....Boko haram, the flooding, Mubi and now ALUU4. I am most disappointed that Mr President came on air few days after without mentioning anything about the Mubi or ALUU killings. I would have expected that he will condemn these senseless, needless, useless and heartless killings in very strong terms with an assurance that the perpetrators will be brought to books. That at least would have assured Nigerians and given them some hope.

Our people are being maltreated and killed mostly in cold blood and none of our so called leaders are sensitive to our pains. The flood killed a number of people and displaced millions before the government gave it a listening ear, in Mubi over forty students were murdered in cold blood and up till now, justice doesn’t look anywhere near, ALUU villagers have shown that they have no human blood in their veins but who will defend the helpless?

So tell me why I shouldn’t have that topic up there......Aren’t we indeed living like animals?

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