12 February 2012
CHIKA OTUCHIKERE and OSA OKHOMINA Features
This may not be the Armageddon prophesied. It may as well have nothing to do with the dooms day foretelling by the
government. The question on the lips of many Nigerians and foreigners dwelling in the country is; where are we to run, to escape the deadly onslaught on two fronts. US
Suddenly, gun running and its attendant militancy, brigandage and banditry have become the order of the day. The Players are elevated to celebrity status while scores, sometimes hundreds, are consigned to mass graves.
There are no assurances from any quarters that after the Boko Haram, there would not be more sects coming to spring surprises on the people with more defiance.
The government has the onerous task of curtailing this menace of militancy and banditry once and for all or leave the peace loving people with no other option than making plans and frantic efforts to relocate to other parts of the world. After all, as it is said, the world is a global village.
Just when Nigerians were mulling over the possibilities of dusting up the blueprint of the agreement reached between the Niger Delta militants and the federal government and reinventing it to end the avalanche of bombs explosions by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, the Niger Delta militants, last week resurfaced with a bang!