Is It End Of Time In Nigeria, Are Witnessing Some Apocalyptic Endgame
By Tatalo Alamu
As one outlandish occurrence follows another, the most sensitive among Nigerians are beginning to experience what can be described as horror-fatigue.
Is it end of time in Nigeria and are we witnessing some apocalyptic endgame?.
Just a single one of these events is enough to send a sane and sober society on a tailspin.
But they are coming at us fast and furious, from all angles and from many dimensions of human bestiality.
What then is the purpose of human civilization and governance in this clime? We have roused the beast in us.
Something is happening to human nature in Nigeria which is worthy of global attention. With the collapse of human institutions, we are gradually reverting to the default setting of our animal cousins.
While worthy Nigerian ambassadors are doing their very best to showcase to the world the marvellous potpourri of cultural and intellectual possibilities available to this prodigiously talented nation, many others are bent on dragging us back to the Stone Age. While the law enforcement agencies try their bravest best to rein them in, they devise new methods, and they come up each day with fresh satanic strategies of state-evasion.
Every day, survivors of kidnapping gangs regale us with tales of their ordeal in all their horrific and brutish details.
Many are made to drink their own urine or watch the non-compliant being summarily shot. A female captive revealed how she was force-marched along with others for twelve hours until they reached a modern kidnapping complex in the forest. There were informants and sentry posts dotting the route. The trauma must be abiding. These people surely mean business.
What do we make of the boy who sold his hunchback mother to ritualists for seven million Naira?.
The deranged savages wasted no time in slaughtering the poor woman. How can this boy live in peace for the rest of his life?.
In Ondo State, two lover boys murdered their lovers in quick succession and were promptly arraigned.
While we are still mourning those beautiful girls, a third Romeo struck setting ablaze the entire homestead of his estranged lover.
At the last count, the casualty figure stood at eight family members. Police are still on the trail of the lunatic urchin.
Meanwhile, there has been no further judicial or police report about the case of those who cruelly murdered the daughter of a retired general in a Lagos hotel after luring her from the social media to certain death.
If there is no fishy business going on, the police authorities ought to regularly showcase developments in such cases as a subtle threat to other miscreants.
The culture of police silence on such matters lends credence to wild conspiracy theories and allegations of connivance with evil.
The culture of impunity breeds murderous rascality.
Every society, fundamentally threatened as ours, must put in place stringent measures to halt the advance of anti-social barbarity such as we are currently witnessing in Nigeria.
The disdain for the code of Hammurabi in certain quarters is nothing but liberal claptrap and disguised western hypocrisy.
Developing societies must entertain no such immoral luxury. Anybody who commits a serious crime must be made to feel the full weight of the law.
Let Rotimi Akeredolu do the needful and sign the warrants on his desk.