Thursday, 11 September 2014

9/11, Boko Haram..How Did We Get Here?

I can still recall where I was that fateful day, the day that gave terrorism a date...September 11, 2001. I was on vacation at my aunty's house in Festac, Lagos when we heard the news. It was terrifying! But then it was also distant, far away America, made it almost seem like it was a movie. Well, it was not!
That somehow defined terrorism for the World, ....some 12/13 odd years later it has also become a Nigerian reality with  Boko Haram.
The difference between both acts of terrorism is that in the US, it was and always is another nation terrorizing them, but in Nigeria it is 'We' on 'Us'
Which begs the question, how did we get here?
We might be from diverse tribes and religion, but how does that justify the killing, kidnappings and hoisting of strange flags.
As we remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack, let us also remember those who have lost their lives to acts of terrorism here in Nigeria, the Chibok girls , and everyone who has lost someone in this fight against terrorism.
We pray this comes to an end soon, as there always is more to terrorism than the average man is aware of, but since we have no proof...lets just shut up and pray.

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