Sabella Ogbobode Abidde writes in Sahara Reporters asking the question “who killed these men and women?”
Instead of legal action in the court of law, people resort to extralegal actions. Instead of justice, there is jungle-justice. The level of intolerance is such that unknowingly stepping on toes could cost one his or her life. Living is so expensive; life has become cheap….
In the case of Dele Giwa, I have yet to meet a Nigerian who does not think that IBBs finger prints or shadow were not on the parcel bomb.
You cannot think of killings in Nigeria and not think of this pairing: Babangida for Dele Giwa; Abacha for Kudirat Abiola; and Obasanjo for Bola Ige. They may not have pulled the trigger, but they know or should have known and then brought justice to bear on the murderers. And because they failed or refused to resolve the matter, Nigerians hold them responsible for the loss of these and other lives.
40 years of killings and unsolved murders continue and we expect more to come as the election frenzy takes hold of those hungry for power and the opportunity to line their pockets with the blood and sweat of the people – oil!
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