There are lots of armed robbers in Nigeria

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Social and political vices in Nigeria has got to its peak. Lots of armed robbers and armed robbery activities, suicide bombing and killing enmass of innocent people. The thing is, these vices are not coming from the youths whom are generally considered reckless, impatient and what have you, but from the corridors of their leaders.

Who says stealling with pen and paper is not armed robbery? This has always been the method Nigerian leaders over the years has applied. It is majorly in Nigeria that leaders will steal the people blind and walk the street like kings, with chieftaincy titles to accompany them.

Few days ago in the city of Jos, Plateau State, a 26-year old hungry youth stole from a woman, the sum of N1,705 and sachets of peak milk valued at N400, and the Chief Judge sentenced him to death by hanging. This is just one out of many cases. I am not supporting this mans actions but at least the punishment should fit the crime. There are countless number of times the so-called leaders have stolling billions and billions of naira, some dollars and nothing happens. Hon. Farouk Lawan stole over $620,000 and what kind punishment did he get, removal from being the Chairman of the House of Representative ad hoc committee on Subsidy. Dimeji Bankole on the other hand stole over N40 billion but he walks the street free. James Ibori, Ikedi Ohakim just to mention a few.

I do not know when these criminals dressed in leadership uniforms will stop; I do not know when Nigeria will be sanitized of corruption; I do not know how long it will take for them to stop sponsoring the killings of innocent masses through the use of Boko Haram; I do not know how many points agenda will give Nigerians quality educational system, good health care, adequate power supply, infrastructural development and other stuff that makes life meaningful for the common man, but what i do know is that soon, one way or the other, the wind of change will blow.



2 Responses to There are lots of armed robbers in Nigeria

  1. This article truly hit the point. I am not a Nigerian but as a history student, i do very well know that Nigeria should have past her current stage if only the leaders are committed.

    The power of such transformation rest in the shoulders of the youths, they can sit there and be screwed with or they can rise up to make a change.

    Jay Brian
    June 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  2. I think i can name names and point fingers if that will help…Thieves??!!

    July 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm