Friday, May 9, 2014

A Letter To The SANE World #BringBackOurGirls

Yesterday I called on the sane world to come to our aid in rescuing my sisters from Chibok in my essay where I enumerated "Steps We Can To #BringBackOurGirls".  It' s a great news to see The USA, China and UK rise up to throw in their weight and experience, although I am still a strong believer that we could have solved our problems by ourselves only if we had a leadership in place, and a government that listens to the voice of the people.

Without digressing from the message of this article, I will like to clearly lay down the simple reason behind my call for help, even though I am still a staunch believer in the ability of the Nigerian state to rid of BH only if she was sincere in ridding of it. There is a Yoruba adage that says "Oole ni nmese ole too lori apata" translated "Only a thief knows how to trace the footstep of another thief in a rocky terrain" you know rocks don't show imprints or foot prints when you step on it, so the meaning is "The most likely person to know how to solve a problem is someone who created the problem and knows how it works." Don't get agitated already, I am right and I am counting on the American, UK etc experience in solving this problem faster and with less casualties. The west invented terrorism, guns, bombs and all the tools of the trade, the part the Arab world is playing is probably inventing Extreme Islam and financing the insurgent.

Dear developed world and countries, the last time Nigerians made Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) was in Biafra (Ojukwu's Camp), not the ones you saw in that Shekau's video, those are probably American or Russian spec. The guns look unfamiliar too, they are not Akwa made, more sophisticated than the one my great grandfathers fought with in "Ogun Remo" or "Ogun Ijemo", no scent of "Ogun" the god of iron on them, probably from Israel or Russia or even America, no "Ayeta/Odeshi" can stop the bullets they carry, that's why Shekau and gang had bullet proofs on, I think the bullet proof looks like something made in China. I hope someone agrees with me.

It took America ten good years to find Osama Bin Laden, perhaps he gave birth to more sons and left a legacy before he got killed by Obama, the Malaysian plan, a wonderful piece of technology with loads of beacons and techs for finding locations from thousands of miles in the air is still missing even though the best men and technologies in the world are at sea searching endlessly.

Dear America, my call for help is not a call for imperial invasion or re-colonization, it is a genuine call for help and I am calling so that we can leverage on your experience in "Search And Rescue" of humans as seen in Hollywood movies you've made, not what we've seen in reality so that we can have my sisters back at home in no time. I know America for what she is, a nation that stands to protect Americans at any cost. We've seen the result of your visit to Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and more recently Lybia amongst other places, and we are still in shock of the unfathomable fit you achieved everywhere you go. Remember that this is an INVITATION and not your VISITATION, so we implore you to please concentrate on bringing back our girls and getting your sexy ass out of Nigeria ASAP.

I won't patronize the idea of you being the mastermind of division in Nigeria although I know you've been training your Army for a possible breakout of war in Nigeria since 2011. I know you are mad at us for being so strong in Africa, in fact our presence in ECOMOG and UN related peace-keeping efforts forced you to invent ACRI and when that didn't change much, you upgraded to AFRICOM. We know you are still mad at us for rejecting your interest in locating AFRICOM headquarters in Nigeria during the days of Obansanjo, we are sorry about that but this is still A CRY FOR HELP! and not an invitation for you to move AFRICOM to Nigeria, just get in and get our girls out as fast as you can, and GET OUT.

We are indeed serious about you helping us get our girls out, we could have done it ourselves but Dame Patience Jonathan is stronger than GEJ, and together they are clueless and in charge. His advisers are busy looting and coining up propaganda, and our Elder State Men are busy with ethnicity that they have forgotten that "Chibok" is first a Nigerian entity just like "RumuApu" in Port Harcourt or "Ayobo" in Lagos. To us, the baby that was saved in the rubbles of "Nyanya" first bomb blast is as important as the brother of Arc. Sambo our VP and she's worth every attention she can get just like those we lost to the greed of Moro Abba during the nationwide employment scam. We are very serious about your getting out as fast as you can because once this is over, we will take over from there. Do it the commando style and we will be glad to welcome my sisters into a safer Nigeria from 2015. Don't worry about re-enlisting us on the VISA  lottery roll, Yankee as done enough to home (not house) hundreds of thousands of Nigerians for years uncountable, and having a Kenyan president is indeed a bigger honour for Africa, we will apply when we need visa and we will get out as soon as we're done. I am honourable so be honourable enough to help save our girls and move out.

We've learnt so much about nationhood from your examples, we are not on the trail of a forceful world domination, neither a we interested in the lots of others… we still have problems managing our own resources (human and natural), we are not your enemies, so don't make one out of us because we are defining the terms of your engagement. Remember GEJ said the money we make is already your money, the loans "no be small matter", we owe you a lot already so don't stay too long so that our debt don't increase beyond borders. Just Get In, #BringBackOurGirls and Get Out.

Yours sincerely,
I am Abidemi Babaolowo Oderinlo
iRead What iNeed, iWrite What iLike, iAct What iWrite

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Leading The Way To Saving My Sisters #BringBackOurGirls

It's 22 days already and have waited this long before making any directed comment(s) about the 234 girls (whatever the number, there was kidnap) that were abducted and shoved into captivity from Chibok, a town in Borno State, Nigeria. My silence was not golden though because I'd reacted to the situation in so many ways already and here I am clearing the air on it my own way. I don't care how, but we must #BringBackOurGirls since it is true that at least, a girl or two has been kidnapped.

I find it quite nauseating and more like a refulgent decay when some people dwell more on the inconsistency of the number of victims, instead of facing the fact that young Nigerian girls had been kidnapped and needs to be rescued. For those that felt it was a charade, a hoax; I totally understand your stance on it. Living in a society where everything has been politicized is more than a burden for any sane mind to bear, let alone the overnight disappearance of close to 300 girls that were supposedly writing WAEC. The sound of bomb blast now makes a  normal day more like a day in December, loud bangs and burning ebb, the flip is that the bangs is no firecrackers, neither are the burning ebbs. From Kano to Abuja, bus parks are now littered with burning flesh and the blood of innocent Nigerians had permeated the earth to just a layer below. The walls of schools in Yola and Yobe are marred with the bloodstains of young Nigerians who sort the path of knowledge, villagers can't flee no more because mercenaries in Fulani gabs have taken not just their cows, but the forest as well, and now my sisters are going to be tagged for sale in the flea market by Shekau, a delusional fiend who displays allegiance to some demon under the cloak of Islam. Now we know it's not a hoax, so let us act in this wise towards bringing back my sisters from the den of this terrorists.

I am not qualified to be referred to as someone that understands Hausa, but I saw the video released by Shekau and I am sure I heard him mention girls, market , his reference to marriage and even a number that is above 200, that's how bad my Hausa is. I believe with this information alone, we are closer to getting my sisters back than we were days before the video came out, and more support from those who didn't believe.

Quoting my brother Oluwatoyin although I don't agree with his call on Shettima to do the job.
"You may call me names but I don't give a hoot. The case of the adopted girls have been resolved since Shekau has agreed to sell them. I will suggest that Borno State government make adequate arrangements to buy back at very good price. QED..."
The proposition of selling this girls is a loophole that must be explored to get them back, whether the market is Sambisa forest, Cameroun or Lake Chad, I believe the abductor cum seller will try as much as he can to keep the girls turned merchandize in good shape for the market. To save all of my sisters together in one piece, we must identify the market place and be ready to purchase not just the girls, but the head of Shekau and his accomplice along with it. I read online via AFP that two of the girls are dead already from snake bites, and that some others are ill, we must act fast as a nation, get in and get everything out all at once. The great part is that I know the road to this market but I don't know where the market is, perhaps we can find it together.

Everytime BH had release a video or vital information in recent times (I don't know about the past), it has been through AFP. I want to assume that there is a journalist in AFP that knows a reporter in the BH camp and I think once AFP can provide this missing link, we are on our way to the human market. There is no way AFP in France is always privy of such vital information about the sect if there is no direct, cordial relationship between agents of both parties involved in this information racket. Since there were reports already that Cameroun has been attacked, I think it's time for the Nigerian government to contact and form alliance with their French counterpart, finger the link between AFP and BH and we'll be on our way to where we'll find and free the girls, and also end this war. I remember a French family was abducted many months ago by this same sect, and communication was established and they were freed at last. Something keeps telling me that link still exist and it must be explored to free my sisters (those that had been kidnapped earlier and the Chibok girls).  Like Piers Morgan rightly said on Twitter as seen in grab…
Let's pretend these are not my sisters but your sisters, the daughters of your father and children of your mother, let's act like they were the daughters of Merkel or the nieces of Obama that were kidnapped on a visit to Nigeria, let's not wait for GEJ anymore since he's proven beyond reasonable doubt that he knoweth not the right step to take, let's act now and not wait a little more. America didn't need the permission of Kaddafi before they overran  his borders to kill him, you don't need the permission of our president "O! yee! France!"… Our rulers are busy politicking and we can't wait for their stupidity to recede any longer because it's only getting worst, the first ladies (Mrs. GEJ & Mrs. Shettima) are crying vulture tears while their husbands are arguing and shifting responsibilities, we've had enough already, we can't loose more citizens, soldiers or time on this.

We The People Of Nigeria call on everybody in the world that can do a thing about this to come to our aid and #BringBackOurGirls.

I am Abidemi Babaolowo Oderinlo
iRead What iNeed, iWrite What iLike, iAct What iWrite
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Monday, May 5, 2014

Loving All Unconditionally

I found myself praying for GEJ, BH et al.. this evening and I felt strange about it because my head kept telling me otherwise, but something in me just had to say the prayers and some minutes after I did, I ran into this on the page of my childhood friend, (he's technically a priest now though) and it answered all for me.

"One of the most difficult teaching of Christ is what we encounter today. "The law of Talion" otherwise known as the law of retaliation. This law explains clearly the type of human relationship lived many years before Christ "eye for eye, tooth for tooth". No doubt man is a social and political being that lives in community. He cannot live alone without the other person. In his relationship with the other, he encounters comfort and discomfort, happiness and sad moments. Thus to those who give him happiness he calls friends and to those who make him sad, he tags as enemies. To those who show concern about his well being he calls friends and to those he is not comfortable with he calls enemies. This disparity has long existed even before the birth of Christ but the paradigmatic change he brought came as a surprise to many. Thus this makes us ask, is it possible to really love one´s enemies? if it is possible then why do we cast HOLY GHOST FIRE against others?

The simple truth in Jesus´ injunction is very simple. Holiness is an attribute of God in which man is been called to partake. In other to be like HIM i.e. to be Holy like God, we too must learn not to make separation between Jews and gentiles but see every mankind as creation from the same Author. When we begin to separate friends from enemies then we cannot truly love all as Christ did. thus we need to be merciful not only to our friends but to also to those who we do not consider as friends.

I therefore pray for you dear friends that whatever will separate you from the love of God will never come to you nor to your family. May his love continue to radiate upon you and all that you do."
 3JOHN 1:2|KJV--Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Written By: Temidayo Eyeowa

Loving unconditionally does not eliminate standing up for what is true and right... Remember you must do the business of your Father in Heaven, even love is not an excuse for not doing His will and staying right.

I am Abidemi Babaolowo Oderinlo
iRead What iNeed, iWrite What iLike, iAct What iWrite
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