Dear Christian and Muslim youths in the North East of Nigeria,
Let me begin by saying clearly that I share in your pains and agonies. I understand the untold and excruciating sufferings that you are experiencing in these harrowing season of ferocious and heartless attacks against you, your properties and loved ones. Even the most beastly and heartless human being should sympathise with you.
However, I am very displeased with the way and manner you are responding to the unabated bombings, slaughtering and killings that is being perpetuated against you by the Boko Haram sect. You seem not to appreciate the urgency of now and the historical significance of what is going on in our/your land. This is what precipitates my letter in the hope that you will retrace your steps and change for the better.
It is utterly foolish for you to be insulting, abusing and attacking each other on social media when
you have a very deadly common enemy (Boko Haram) to fight. How can you be dissipating your energies and resources accusing one another of sponsoring Boko Haram when the same Boko Haram is killing both Christians and Muslims, and targeting both Mosques and Churches? Isn’t that illogical, shameful and self-destructive?
What we expect from you now is to close ranks, come together, and form a formidable alliance and resistance army against the monstrous Boko Haramites. Do not get me wrong, I know you are unarmed “bloody civilians”. But I also know that no guns, bombs or other weapons of war can conquer a united people.
Have you thought about those unarmed protesters in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Ukraine who despite the threat of being gunned down by military tanks, continued to march forward until they brought down dictatorial regimes? Presently in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and other nations afflicted by violent sectarianism and terrorism, there are youths like you that have risen strongly in defence of their fatherland. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2