When the rich oppress or kill the poor it is understandable because there are probably huge differences in interest. When the rich kill the rich we may say that there was a clash of interest so one had to bow to the other. But when the poor kill the poor, how do we understand that? Are there hidden violent tendecies provoked by hunger or does poverty reduce men to brutal forces of darkness. If they killed and ate the bodies, I may say that they needed food. But when it comes to the point that poor people, with no education and forseeable progress drop their food bowls and pick up arms to destroy one another all in the name of religion, then I have to consider insanity.
What’s going on in Northern Nigeria right now is absolutely disheartening. When I saw images of the slaughter I almost jumped out of my chair. How can people live like this, waking up one morning and determining that you will kill someone in the name of God. What devilish motivation inspires you to think that the same God who you believe will create a person will mandate you to destroy that person. This is the grand deception going on in that part of the country, fuel by Muslim extremist and religious freaks.
I do not expect the government to continue overlooking the threat of such extremism brooding all over that part of the country. There should be a deliberate action by the authorities to ban every form of extreme religious groups and monitor, by intelligence, all such underground operations because they are so many up in the North. But while I am concerned about the North, what about the Barbarians in the South who claim they are fighting a just cause by terrorizing innocent lives? No matter how just the cause, taking lives is not justifiable. When it is reduced to that, then I support a massive attack on such groups to end their reign on terror. Infact, I think the terrorists of the South should go up and confront the terrorist of the North. That way it will be freaks killing freaks.