Monday, 8 March 2010

New violence on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria..



Read about it here and here.

6 comments:

CodLiverOil said...

Anengiyefa
You usually offer a comment. Yet nothing about this carnage. You know Jos first hand.

I'd like to see your opinion, thank you.

Anengiyefa said...

Well, Beauty's comment got me thinking. He has described it in a different light, one that resounds even though the majority of us are blind to it..

In a nutshell, this carnage is symptomatic of the crisis of leadership that the country has been experiencing. I am surprised to hear Nigerians rejoicing over the fact that the acting President sacked his security adviser and appointed another. Its almost as if this act alone is so significant that it will amount to improved security for the people of the Jos area, or of Nigerians as a whole.

There are deeper truths concerning the problem of persistent sectarian violence on the Jos Plateau (as well as in other areas), not to mention the Niger delta. And I think Beauty has pointed in the right direction, the direction from which the formulation of any potentially long lasting solution must begin.

Tamaku said...

From what I understand this a conflict brought about only by religious intolerance. People just don't want to accept the facts. We need to call a spade a spade, not a shovel.

CodLiverOil said...

Anengiyefa
Thanks for the comment, it was appreciated.

Tamaku, this goes beyond religion as Muslims are to be found all over Nigeria. In the South they are peaceful and happily co-exist.

Religion is being used as cheap make-up to disguise the ugliness of the crimes being committed.

Those who are responsible for this, and their followers must really search their hearts as to how they can do this, go away and continue as if nothing has happened. Even the Serbs of Srbrenica, didn't do anything like this.

I came across this link. WARNING, it is very graphic.

http://www.anglicandioceseofjos.org/dogo.html

My question is what is to become of Nigeria and it's peoples? May God help us.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

No offense to Tamaku, but I do wish the media and some other interested folks would stop packaging this and other incidents as merely religious. Yes, religious intolerance comes to bear, but, there are other key factors involved here.

Anyway, Anengiyefa, hoping you are well.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Tamaku,

Well as you probably can see, there are many who think that this is more than just religious intolerance and that religion is used only as a smokescreen for the perpetration of a hidden and more sinister agenda.

Hi CodLiverOil,

Thanks for your comment. Its a good thing that people are becoming more aware of the truth..

Hello Solomonsydelle,

Yes I am well. I've just been recovering from reeling over the rude and unpleasant behaviour of someone I encountered online. Thankfully I've now pulled myself together and should resume proceedings as usual. Hope you're doing ok too..