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August 09, 2012

KOGI GUN ATTACK- BEYOND THE POLITICS






Gunmen opened fire on a Deeper Life Bible Church at Otite, Okenne, Kogi State on Monday August 6, 2012, during an evening service killing 15 persons on the spot and five others have died subsequently on their hospital beds.



Front page of “The Punch” newspaper of Wednesday, August 8, 2012, has a picture of Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, in a bulletproof vest, holding a microphone and talking to a woman who is on a sick bed, presumably one of the injured victims of the attack at the Okenne General Hospital, Kogi. The Governor had visited injured victims of the attack at Okenne General Hospital on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.
I don’t want to believe that Governor Idris Wada didn’t think of the image he will create by entering the hospital dressed in a visible bulletproof vest to visit injured victims of the shooting.
Can someone please ask the governor and his aides?
Why was he wearing a bulletproof vest? Or maybe just like President GEJ “He doesn’t give a damn” about the other mortals beside him and in Kogi state.  Is he implying that everyone should start going around with bullet proof vests?
Why was he using a microphone? Is it that the injured victims need noise? Why did the hospital authorities allow him and his entourage into the hospital with a microphone? Maybe press briefing beside a sick bed is antidote to gun shot wounds.  What is the place of peace, quiet and rest in a hospital environment?
MY GROUSE
Why would a governor go to the hospital wear a bullet proof and decide to have a press conference using a microphone beside a sick bed!!!
The governor of Kogi State, I am sure is educated and is aware that hospitals demand the highest level of decorum, cleanliness and silence. Did he ever think of the discomfort of the injured victims and other patients in the hospital?
I think the picture is a “no-no” for the governor’s reputation.  At best he could have worn the vest as an undergarment, had his press briefing outside the confines of the hospital. Which kain show of “superiority” is this, so he doesn’t want to die abi? It’s like mocking the victims of the shooting.
The picture depicts selfishness, fear and is a classic example of man’s insensitivity to man.

2 comments:

  1. I was angry when i saw the pic also...human life is not valued in 9ja..PERIOD!
    So many rumours flying around....some say it political, some religious...which one?..i believe they both go hand in hand.
    Some groups are calling for war....WHO IS READY TO DIE???..The governor that is wearing a bullet proof vest?!
    We turn everything to media galore..paparazzi!
    Just because he wants to say sorry to the patients, he has to make noise about it?? WHY???...is it sorry that will heal and console them after losing loved ones?
    The LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY KNOWS THE PEOPLE BEHIND ALL THIS! BUT ARE KEEPING QUITE OUT OF SELFISHNESS!...One thing i know, NOTHING IS EVER HIDDEN BEHIND THE SUN! ONE DAY, BREEZE GO BLOW, THEN THE FOWL RUMP WILL BE EXPOSED!
    The souls of the people that have lost their lives in this senseless killings rest in peace and let the sponsors, know NO PEACE in this life and afterlife and beyond! Their souls will be tormented for eternity to come! That is my prayer for them!

    p.s..i had replied you in my blog, pls you misinterpreted the poem. I was simply trying to say about the importance of the female child in the society. We both live in Nigeria, and thus, knows what women undergo to have the male child..visit churches and see for yourself. I know what i am talking about.

    p.s.s...GOD words are YEA & AMEN...HIS words will never return void..because they are LIFE itself....i am joining you in faith and believing GOD for the miracle you seek. Through the mighty name of JESUS...amin.

    P.s.s thxxx for always visiting my blog...i do visit yours, but seldom comment, because i can feel the tone of your passionate words to GOD from the write-up, & RCCCG prayer points.

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    1. You summed it up correctly. This is one cheap political point turned sour. Our leaders don't care about us at all. It's all about them. It is well.....

      P.S ....thanks for sharing my blog on your site. You definitely opened my blog to others. God bless. *mwoah*

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