An atmosphere of grief and depression | Dailytrust

An atmosphere of grief and depression

In the past decades, Jos town had been a blood flowing river, where innocent souls are slaughtered. From those who knew what had happened to those who were in shock to receive the news were all in pain and anguish of what had happened.

Jos town was a cool city with beautiful weather and atmosphere for a good livelihood. I remembered our father telling us if not because of the crisis happening in Jos, he could live there with all his family because of the weather.

The killings of the 33 travellers in Jos while returning from Bauchi and the recent attack which saw the killing of 30 people are callous and condemnable.

A lot of things have been happening in some villagers around Jos, which are more of religious and ethnicity crises. But the fact that some youths invaded those who knew nothing and were killed in cold blood made the situation more disturbing.

In a society where the youth suffer from the disease of illiteracy, how do you think they will have love for humanity.

Is this a country where we want to be one, regardless of our religion and ethnicity? This is a question that has been on my mind and I am still searching for an answer. Investing time and investigating this incident in order to bring the perpetrators to book is the only solution.


Isah Aliyu Chiroma is a poet, short story writer

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