Last Friday, over 20 gunmen armed with AK-47s stormed a village in Kaduna, north of Nigeria, killing and maiming, unchallenged. Innocent Chukwuemeka Mari was gunned down in full view of his wife and children. His crime was to reside in a part of the country where the dominant culture and religion differed from his.
The political and leadership challenges of Nigeria are clear to all. Politicians and government officials practice armed robbery daily, indirectly robbing and wasting the lives of Innocents.
Nigeria is one of the richest countries in the world, yet poverty reigns. Indiscriminate wastage grows, in government and in civil society. Instead of entrepreneurship, youth carry out armed robbery, robbing, killing and maiming Innocents.
RenewNigeria.org represents a way forward. Imperfect but alive, it will grow. Take baby steps by visiting and joining.
If you are a Nigerian reading this, I hope you will not consider it a burden to do so. If you are not Nigerian, there is nothing to lose by joining. If you blog, feel free to blog about this.
Let us rescue a nation from collapse. As one, let us take this baby step beyond discontent, to stop indiscriminate robbery, killing and destruction of Innocents and their families. The strength of darkness is the absence of light. Let us begin to dispel the gross darkness of Nigeria by shining our light, one by one.
Visit RenewNigeria.org to learn more and to join the movement. Invite your friends too.