Kidnapped Youth Corps Members in Portharcourt
With Florence Amagiya
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members ,other Nigerians in Kaduna, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt, and Benin recently called on the Federal Government to demonstrate the political will against the growing cases of banditry, bombing and kidnapping in the country.
Their call stems on the recent tragic occurencies in the country. For instance Last week Tuesday, in the heart of the metropolis,the Kaduna police found a bomb on a rail track near the bridge behind Dambo International School located near Barnawa GovernmentReserved Area.Another one was found on Monday in the NNPC staff quarters ,Narayi area, Kaduna state.
And just last week Thursday in Abuja, a bomb exploded in Wuse Zone 3 near the Police Headquaters . Unfortunately, the Inspector General of Police was the target. But fortunately for him,he missed having lunch with death by a hair’s breathe because the suicide bomber was in his convoy.
In Port-Harcourt, angry Corps Members took to the streets to protest the non-release of their kidnapped colleagues .
And in reaction to the anomalies, security agencies and other stakeholders who gathered in Benin expressed sadness over Kidnapping and insecurity situation in the country.
They therefore urged the government to move fast against the vices in order to avert the looming anarchy.
With the above strange occurencies, the questions are: Who are the bombers and kidnappers? Are they aiming at the Government or the masses? Do they live peaceful after bombing the innocents? Is it politically motivated? And if it is, who is behind it? Is it self- motivated? And if it is on behalf of the masses why then should the masses be the ones to pay for it? Is it a personal vendetta or is the bomber delusional?
On this issue, I think it is okay to fight for one’s right if one goes about it in the right way. It is equally good to make a peaceful demonstration but wrong to take lives while demonstating.
We are not saying it’s bad to fight for one’s right but it must be done through the right process-the law. It is wicked to kill innocent people by way of bombing.
The question on my mind for the bombers is that, how would they feel if such ill fate befall them? They should always remember that the hands they use in serving others will be used to serve them.