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Sunday, 25 December 2011

All I want for Christmas is Peace

I planned to post something rather uplifting and joyful on Christmas day afterall that is what the day is all about. However, it's difficult to do so as I woke up this morning and on turning on the TV, I was greeted with the despicable news of a bomb blast outside a Catholic Church in Suleja, Niger State, killing at least 21 people. As if that wasn't enough bad news, separate bomb blasts have happened in Jos and Damaturu respectively, again killing innocent worshippers. Back in July I wrote a post about Boko Haram and the Culture of Militancy to highlight the growing insurgency in Nigeria and the need to nip in the bud what is gradually becoming a political albatross of some sort. Well since then, bombings and killings by this militant group has now come to stay with many lives and properties destroyed. These latest incidences on Christmas day, when Christians remember the birth of the saviour, Jesus Christ seems to be a step too far.

Why did they choose to cause havoc on a day that signifies joy and happiness? Why did they choose churches as their targets? What do they intend to achieve by killing innocent people whose only 'crime' was to worship their Lord on a day they believe the saviour was born? I wonder what will be going on in the minds of the victims family and friends. Christmas will forever represent sorrow and unhappiness.

Nigeria is a troubled nation and sadly we may have to contend with these mayhem and instability for a while because I do not believe we have the political leadership to deal with the situation. Unless ofcourse we Nigerians finally reclaim our country.

May the souls of the victims of the Christmas day bombings find peace in the Lord, Amen.

Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year ahead.


  1. So pathetic and embarrassing!God bless their souls!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. It is really sad. May their souls find rest. I really don't know wha to say

    I can see you've changed your template

  3. It's terrible, I almost cried speaking with the peeps back home. God save us.

    Wishing you a lovely New Year.

  4. May the dead RIP. Nigeria is make or break in the next three to five years. Things are getting to boiling point. People are going to get to the point where there's nothing to lose and that's when they will fight back.

  5. All the best to you and yours as we approach the new year.

  6. I have a friend who knows someone that died in one of the blasts. It's really terrible and I can't find words anymore

    Merry Christmas and happy new year. have a great celebration and a pleasant 2012

  7. @MsJB, Myne, ilola, Adura, Stelzz. Thanks for all your comments and good wishes. God bless you all and your families now and in 2012. God bless Nigeria too.

  8. You realise how horrible this tragedy is when a google search for 'Christmas in Nigeria' brings up pictures of wounded and dead people. It's really sad. May God have mercy on our souls!



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