Nigeria, A Land Flowing With Tears And Blood By David Onyiekehi


Our darling nation, Nigeria, has bit by bit become a land streaming with tears and human blood; a land where individuals are never again feeling verified. Dear peruser, I may not know how you feel seeing the inert collections of 73 honest Nigerians been driven round Makurdi city in a motorcade of five trailers and six ambulances? How could you feel when these 73 Nigerians were been dropped down into the grave consistently? Have you at any point thought of the vagrants and widows of these unfortunate casualties? Keep in mind, we are not simply discussing 73 cows here. We are not in any event, discussing 73 log of woods; Rather 73 capable people, blameless Nigerians. Furthermore, as you probably are aware, without God’s elegance, it could be anyone or anyplace, as long as Nigeria concerned.

Any endeavor to legitimize these killings is more terrible than the killings itself. Regardless of whether we prevail with regards to persuading the world that these passings were brought about by shared conflicts that doesn’t legitimize their killings either. The reality stays, guiltless Nigerians were fiercely butchered like creatures but then no single suspect was captured. Indeed, even at that, I anticipated that the Federal government should at any rate pronounce a day of grieving for these guiltless Nigerians. Envision, if it somehow managed to be a customary legislator, am certain, the national banner would have been brought down with an open occasion of grieving. I even expected every one of the holy places and Mosques in Nigeria to at any rate watch a moment of quiet supplication for these guiltless spirits – yet what difference does it make? All things considered, Benue State isn’t some other state. In this way, let the dead cover their own demises.

While remarking on this appalling circumstance, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State mourns, “Our children and girls, pregnant spouses, kids, fathers and moms were butchered like creatures… ” Unbelievable! Did I hear Pregnant ladies? This is the most brutal act throughout the entire existence of humankind. By and large nobody is permitted to execute ladies and kids during war. Just an inhumane and primitive weakling can lay his wicked hands on blameless ladies and youngsters; the amount increasingly defenseless pregnant ladies. This is an evil entity! The place that is known for Nigeria has been tainted. Nigeria ought not simply pronounce a day of grieving, it ought to try and proclaim a time of purifying. The place where there is Nigeria must be washed down through petition, fasting and grieving to maintain a strategic distance from future repeat.

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As the blood of honest spirits continue streaming, I don’t have the foggiest idea whether you have ever asked yourself, what’s going on in Nigeria? What is answerable for the Nigerian monetary downturn? For what reason are Nigerian young people trooping out of Nigeria? For what reason do we have all the more Internally Displaced individuals in Nigeria while Nigeria is yet to be pronounced a warring country? What is liable for the expansion in fuel prize? What befell our valuable Naira? Shouldn’t something be said about the prize of standard pack of rice? For what reason are Nigerians caught up with murdering themselves? Shouldn’t something be said about the outcomes of these slaughter?

At the point when Cain butchered his sibling, Abel, he didn’t go unpunished. The Lord God said to him, “The voice of your sibling’s blood shouts out to Me starting from the earliest stage. So now you are reviled from the earth, which has opened its mouth to get your sibling’s blood from your hand. At the point when you till the ground, it will never again yield its solidarity to you. A criminal and a drifter you will be on the earth” (Genesis 4:10-12). This entry says everything!

BLOOD IS SACRED: The human blood is the most consecrated piece of the human body. It is likewise the rule that characterizes our regular source. We as a whole, regardless of whether white or dark, Christians or Muslims, pioneers and even conventional residents, share in a similar blood, with same shading which is red. Blood is additionally the quintessence of life. Without blood there will be no life. Any assault against human blood is an assault against human life and human respect.

In the book of Leviticus the Lord God proclaims, “The life of the tissue is in the blood, and I have offered it to you upon the raised area to make amends for your spirits; for the blood makes reparation for the spirit.’… for it is the life of all substance. Its blood continues its life. In this way I said to the offspring of Israel, ‘You will not eat the blood of any substance, for the life of all tissue is its blood. Whoever eats it will be cut off’ (Leviticus 17:11,14). Surely, the human blood is the substance of human life.

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Since the human blood is hallowed and is likewise the substance of human life, in the book of Deuteronomy, the Lord accordingly announces, “So honest blood won’t be shed amidst your territory which the LORD your God gives you as a legacy, and blood offense be on you. (Deuteronomy 19:10). The Lord censures the shedding of honest blood. Nothing contaminates the land as the blood of the blameless. Also, that is the reason when Cain murdered his sibling Abel the Lord says that the blood of his sibling was crying to him starting from the earliest stage.

The individuals who annihilate the blood of their kindred people can’t go unpunished. In the book of Genesis the Lord proclaims, “Without a doubt I will require your backbone; from each brute I will require it. What’s more, from each man, from each man’s sibling I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood will be shed, For in the picture of God He made man.” (Genesis 9:5-6). Indeed, even in the New Testament where our Lord Jesus Christ lectured the good news of Mercy, He additionally demanded that “upon you may fall the blame of all the honest slaughter on earth, from the blood of equitable Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the child of Berechiah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the special stepped area.” (Matthew 23:35). More or less, our Lord Jesus Christ finishes up, “all who take the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26:52). The mischievous won’t go unpunished!

With this we can be have confidence that the Lord God won’t crease his arms to see the obliteration of his divinely selected individuals. The psalmist expressed unmistakably what anticipates the killers: “A man who is weighed down with the blame of human blood Will be an outlaw til’ the very end; let nobody bolster him” (Proverbs 28:17). That was actually what occurred .to Cain after he more likely than not murdered his sibling. Indeed, even the individuals who bolster the killings won’t go unpunished.

The revolting circumstance of things in Nigeria, particularly the steady killings of blameless residents has prompted perplexity, sick sentiments and a wide range of abhor discourses. A great many people are not content with this underhanded advancement. Undoubtedly, no one is relied upon to be cheerful. Just a cutthroat simpleton will feel impassive with what’s going on here in Nigeria, particularly in the zone of instability.

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Lamentably, there are unique perspectives among the Men of God in Nigeria, while such huge numbers of them are quiet and apathetic over the killings in Nigeria, some of them are starting to appeal to God for retribution and even urge their individuals to retaliate or if nothing else quit belittling the products of the speculated killers.

Notwithstanding, no measure of outrage, reviles or even retaliation will take care of the issue we are confronting at this moment. Two wrongs can’t make a right. Indeed, even in the Old Testament where the vast majority have confidence in tit for tat, the Lord proclaims in the book of Deuteronomy, “Retribution is mine, and reward, for when their foot will slip; on the grounds that the day of their cataclysm is close by, their fate comes quickly” (Deuteronomy 32:35).

In the New Testament St. Paul, in his letter to the Romans, announces, “Cherished, never retaliate for yourselves, however leave space for the fierceness of God; for it is expressed, “Retribution is mine, I will reimburse, says the Lord.” No, “if your adversaries are eager, feed them; in the event that they are parched, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will load consuming coals on their heads” (Romans 12:19-20). God is the one in particular that can battle for us. He is there to guard us.

Far back in the Old Testament when the Egyptians were pursuing the Israelites, Moses said to the individuals, “Don’t be apprehensive, stand firm, and see the liberation that the LORD will achieve for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you will never observe again. The LORD will battle for you, and you have just to keep still” (Exodus 14:13-14). For whatever length of time that we depend on God for our security and assurance, He will without a doubt safeguard us. On the off chance that we help out God stay despite everything even amidst mistreatment, these relentless killings we see today in our nation, very soon we will see them no more!


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