OPEN LETTER TO ALL YOUTH IN NORTHERN NIGERIA ON THE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE
By Kunle Rotimi
I write this letter to you as friends and colleagues, and as
compatriots. I have a feeling that majority of you may not be happy with
the negative trends ravaging the northern parts in the last few months.
The sectarian violence spearheaded by the boko haram terrorists and
the wanton killings in many parts of northern Nigeria have smeared the image of the region, and in fact, have grossly desecrated the predominant
faith of your people.
As youth, you own the future which the activities of these terrorists are capable of destroying. The incessant killings have driven economic growth, sympathy and honour away from that region. This is a hard fact!
The whole world now sees northern Nigeria as a pariah, an unsafe region where foreigners and investors must not visit! Most adherents of Islamic faith have been put in very difficult
situation as a result of the boko haram insurgency ravaging the northern
Nigeria. The attacks on churches have made things worse, when we
consider the fact that innocent lives are being wasted needlessly by
these terrorists, thus making the region very bloody! This can bring
divine indignation on the region in no time!
have a lot to do, by exposing the sponsors and hideouts of the Islamic
militants. You can organise vigilante groups in the villages, farmlands,
mosques and churches in northern parts! You can fish out these
criminals among you!
The suicide bombers have no future; they
have no values, that is why they prefer to die violent death and also
kill others. In the process, they bring curse and sorrow, fear and panic
among the generally peaceful people.
I had lived in some
parts of the north and I can attest to the fact that many northerners
are very accommodating and kind, harworking and honest. But
these new terrorists have bastardized the northern Nigeria values you
cherish. They have made the attractive northern Nigeria a hostile,
death-prone region! DO YOU LIKE THIS?
You may not know,
Nigerians from northern parts are already on surveillance in foreign
airports, when they travel out! They suspect them! It is possible that the sponsors and financiers of these terrorists are older people, very close to their graves.
Fellow Nigerians, please prevent the selfish interest of a few
disgruntled people, whose intention is to destroy the reputation of your
region, by cutting their nose to spite the face! REPORT THEM TO THE
SECURITY AGENTS BEFORE THEY HATCH THEIR NEXT PLANS!
volunteer today, to expose the miscreants and their sponsors, before the
destruction of your future becomes irreversible.
RESTORE THE GLORY OF PEACEFUL NORTHERN NIGERIA, WHERE LIKES OF LATE
NNAMDI AZIKIWE, LATE ODUMEGWU OJUKWU, LATE BOLA IGE WERE BORN! MY FATHER
SPENT SOME YEARS IN JOS AND HE LIVED THERE PEACEFULLY!
THE NEIGHBOURS INCLUDING THE SECRETARY OF LATE SIR AHMADU BELLO WERE
CHRISTIANS! Late Sunday Awoniyi, a Yoruba man was Sardauna's Secretary
as Premier of Northern Nigeria!
THE LATE SARDAUNA WAS A KNIGHT OF BRITISH EMPIRE, THAT IS WHY HE BORE 'SIR' TITLE!
Where then have these terrorists and their bloody sponsors
derived their motive to kill Christians and others in the north?
May God bless us all. God bless Nigeria. God bless all Nigerian citizens who love peace!!!