Insecurity & Individual Concerns: A Nigerian Trend.
Currently, in Nigeria, we are forced to live by this quote by American Author, Helen Keller
“…security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or it’s nothing at all”.
Funnily, Helen Keller shared a relatable ideology regarding danger and it’s effects. She even said,
“avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure”.
Does the above notion ring any bell?
As individuals, we take precautions daily in a bid to avoid risking our lives. Yet, we find most of these concerns right at our door steps. What now is safe? What now is safe in Nigeria?
It is alarming and deeply saddening that the current trend in Nigeria mostly surrounds insecurity. Vices including kidnap, rape, massacre, gun fire exchange and war of other kinds are on the rise and the audacity attributed to these atrocities baffle me. It is an enormous wickedness upon the people of the land that lives are constantly being placed at direct contact with danger, yet little or nothing is done about it.
Safety has become an illusion and really superstitious in a country, governed by a body that promised it’s citizens peace and change (oh! We never knew the sort of change). There has been change upon change which had ultimately resulted to the descent of the nation into an abyss of confusion and uncertainties.
•Can there ever be hope of a better tomorrow?
•What about reforming the actions of the country chiefs now?
•Why is it difficult to find succour in one’s own homeland?
•Nigeria’s Call obey! But how?
•Where exactly is the freedom, Peace and Unity that binds us together as one?
So many questions welling up the hearts of the masses, so many hearts broken, so many pains evident, so many consistent wrongs. These abnormalities leave individuals no choice other than to resort to selfishness and nonchalance as it relates to advancing the nation. Individuality has become the disposition of the day as everyman has compromised the order of unity and become his own saviour(still unsure).
Anyway, who knows, there may be a miracle lurked in the path of government executions or even a remedy in the days ahead or we might just wake up and discover it was just a nightmare but until then, we CRY!
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