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Ominous Signs from Benue

IT- The killing fields patently ignored by Buhari continues in Benue and other Nigerian states. Nigeria will pay a steep price for allowing this one man to ruin the country’s future.


The killing of Reverend Father Joseph Gor and his visiting friend and priest, Father Felix Tyolaha, amongst other worshippers by marauding herdsmen last Tuesday at a requiem mass for a member of the community, who passed on, at the Saint Ignatius Catholic Church is the height of the series of attacks on Benue State, a situation that bears unsavoury signs for the security of the nation, reports George Oko


 

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  1. eno
    May 2, 2018 - 2:59 am

    Congratulations and great move Offiong,

    What Can I say?
    Kashim Shettima, the former governor of Borno State had a discussion with a man I simply remember as “Kunle” over the phone. “Cars and people,” Shettima asked Kunle, which has more in number? Kunle responded “people.” Place “food” and ‘petrol’ together side by side, which one will Nigerians go after? Kunle answered, “food,” and Shettima said immediately, ‘we have food, let them go drink their oil.’ From listening to the audio recording, Shettima insists on the extinction of Igbo people. Here is my question, can we also project power, energy, and importance like Shettima, based on oil resources? I will return soon to complete my thought on What Can I say?

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    • May 2, 2018 - 8:53 am

      Eno, You are welcome. Well, they don’t make Nigerians any more like the ex-Borno state governor you aptly quoted. It triggers my memory on another famous Borno- state born 1st republic Minister of Mines and Power Alhaji Shettima Monguno who as first Pro-Chancellor Of UNICAL talked to us endlessly about the importance of social justice. Well, today we as a people have lost our way. Back to your point- yes, it is now left for us to make mountains out of molehills regarding our natural resources. Your counsel is noted.

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