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WOMEN WORLDWIDE MERRY, WE MOURN

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Not less than four hundred women and children were matcheted to death from 3.00a.m on Sunday morning, March 7, 2009, athough few men were not spared but majority of the victims were women and chidlren who supposed to join their counterparts worldwide in celebration of the International Women Day.

On Sunday morning as women all over the world were planning celebration of their day, Nigerians woke up to watch this ugly picture of massacred women and children. Although the ever lying Nigerian Police force pegged the death toll to fifty nine, but they were proved wrong as usual when hundres of bodies were buried en masse.

This unfortuate genocide took place in Dogo and Nahawa not too not far away from Jos, Northern part of Nigeria. This attack was committed against Christians by the Muslim Fulani and Hausa of the region. This is not the first time these women and children experience this type of crisis, but concrete solution has always elude the Nigerian governemnt.

In January 2010, there was another ugly experience in Kuru Karama, Jos that was when the acting president Jonathan promised Nigerian that he would make sure that the culprits are fished out and punished till today, we do not hear about fishing out or net loss in the stream of these violence eruptions;

1,000 people died September 2001;
700 people died in May 2004 in Yelwa in the southern part of Plateau State;
700 people were killed in Jos on November 28 and 29, 2008.
Boko Haram was a terrible experience that still makes humna being shivers
several people died in Jos on January 17

It is so strange that the State Seurity Service do not have any hint of this massacre because, every indication shows that this is a planned attack, that covered two villages and master minded by men who would have taken several days to plan such genocide. The acting Preisdent sacked the Federal Security Adviser and replaced him with the former Adviser that seved during Obasanjo's regime about three years ago.

Nigerians have really lost hope in the govenrment's promise and fail threories and found solace in the supreme God. There is so much ethnic and religious rivalry in Nigeria that one cannot but wonder if seperation can spare Nigerians of untimely death of women and children.

Women from all over the let us remember those women who mourn in Jos, Nigeria today.

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jadefrank's picture

mourning the lives lost in Jos

Tosin,

Dear, I am so saddened to hear of this tragic massacre that claimed the lives of so many women in children in senseless violence. Why is it religion - that teaches us to love - that is the reason for so much violence? Jos has been through a painful month. My heart and my mind is with the people of Jos today as they struggle to pick up the pieces and mourn their loved ones.

What can we do?

Love,
Jade

olutosin's picture

Thanks so much

In actual fact, Jade, I never wanted to post it, since it has become one death too many but when I watched the buurial scene, I knew the women and children being buried will feel that I have a chance to lift my voice yet refused.

What we can do is to beg the World to compel the acting president to accept to look through the recommendations as regards Jos crisis and resolve, resettle every one concerned.

Sister, for the first time, I felt is was better to grant independent to agitated ethnic groups, I am a supporter of One Nigeria butwhen I look at those corpses, like my Divine and Tobi (My daughters), how women narrated how these wicked souls snatched babies from their mothers breasts, in a country where we were supposed to be in peace, becasue there is no war in Nigeria presently but thousands of women and chidlren are dying daily from preventable ethnic and religious rivalry.

Worldpulse, Please be the voice of these voiceless ones, say enough of killings, women and chidlren are teh hard hit, we can join teh world to say enough is enough! of killings, of religious crisis, of oppression of the poor, of joblessness, it is endless.
I am no longer an ordinary complainant, I will lay down my life if it can bring peace to my nation. likewise many activists, please we are fed up with this situation and will even ask Jade, why this death?

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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jadefrank's picture

call to action

Olutosin,

We stand in solidarity with you dear sister - as with the women of Jos who mourn the loss of their loved ones. Dear you are the voice for the voiceless - your voices rings loud and clear and we look to you to lead us in this call to action.

This morning I read an article on Human Rights Watch that has some good current and background information on the situation for people like me, who are not in Nigeria and need some more depth of understanding.

http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/03/08/nigeria-investigate-massacre-step-...

With love,
Jade

olutosin's picture

COMMUNIQUE

Thanks so uch my dear Jade for your interest in every nation. May God bless you, the problem of ethnicity and religious bigotry as witnessed in Nigeria can only be solved by God, we hate one another so much that hardly can you find a Northern Hausa man or woman in any village in teh Eastern part of Nigeria, it is so sad that the World has no solution to this proble, we pray that this will not be the begining of the end.
Yesterday afternoon, the Senate in Nigeria sent a communique which I documented
BUT BEFORE I START, I WILL WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT NO NIGERIAN OR LET ME REPHRASE IT, FEW NIGERIANS BELIEVE WHAT EVER ANY OF OUR LEADERS SAY, THEY ARE LIARS AS LONG AS THEIR WIVES ADN CHILDREN ARE SAFE.
Underlisted are teh communique
That we should believe that the crisis IS NOT RELIGIOUS, WE SHOULD BE CALM
NIGERIANS TO DEMONSTRATE GREATER RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE
SECURITY TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
SENATE URGES TEH FEDERAL GOVERNEMTN TO PUBLISH AND IMPLEMENT ALL PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE JOS CRISIS
SENATE URGES THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE STEP AND ARREST THOSE WHO CARRIED OUT THESE DASTARD ACT
LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER AS BROTHERS AND SISTER

JADE:
There were several recommendations in the past that never see the light of day
It is not possible that the attack was a day plan, how come the State Security Service did not even hear anything about it
Those who butchered those women and children were sponsored by rich Northern leaders
Jade, the village heads said that they ahave sent several letters to the authority concerned yet no response, we have this problem in Nigeria, we shift blame, police will say it is SSS, SSS will say they told police and police will say they arrested adn prosecuted but the court released them on the ground of no evidence, becaseu the judges are gagged, my sister Nigeria is a closed case until we all fight for our freedom or the World should accept that the issue of keeping us as one when we are more than ten countries in a nation is an unholy wedlock.

There is no war in Nigeria but we bury our victims as soon as the blood thist groups need blood, if it is not in the North , it is in the Niger Delta, when will our women and children be safe?

I am following teh news but YOU UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION OF OUR LAND, THE KILLERS ARE THE RULERS. JONATHATN IS FROM THE NIGER DELTA ZONE WHILE THE CURRENT RULER MUST BE FROM THE NORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO FOR NOW, HE MUST TAKE ORDERS FROM ABOVE. YOU CAN SEE WHY THE DEAD IS RULING THE LIVING.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

JaniceW's picture

So tragic

As the campaigning ramps up for the elections in 2011, these massacres underline the instability of Nigeria and the uncertainty of its future. The Red Cross is reporting that more than 600 people had fled to makeshift camps in the state of Bauchi, to escape the clashes between the Islamist pastoralists and Christian villagers. It's so tragic that shooting was used to bring the people out of their homes whereupon they were massacred. And again, it seems that women and children bore the brunt of the violence.

Our hearts go out to the people of Nigeria and we pray that peace will be returned soon. Keep us posted Olutosin and thank you for bringing this to our attention. With love,
Janice

olutosin's picture

I WILL

Thanks dear friend, it is so sad that we are yet to resolve lots of issues in our nation, because women and children are the majority of the victims of their madness. Thanks for loving us.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

Nusrat Ara's picture

It is really sad and heart

It is really sad and heart wrenching to know what have happened in Nigeria. And to think there is a democratic government working makes it more shameful.

May God rest the dead in peace and give the much needed sense to the people of Nigeria.

Nusrat

olutosin's picture

May God answer our prayers

There is no democracy in Nigeria, our leaders are doing what they like, presently our president is half dead and half alive in an ambulance, we have not seen him since Nov 23, 2009 when he fell ill and was taken to Saudi Arabia, we learnt that he is back yet we cannot see him or hear him speak. Except in war thorn zones wil you see the types of drama we watch in Nigeria, may God answer our prayers and save Nigeria.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

Starland's picture

When shall peace reign?

I am so very saddened to hear about this senseless killing. My prayers are with everyone there. Is it all about fear? Does fear attack and fear die? Where is compassion? Where is tolerance? Many, many blessings on you for the work you do, my dear Olutosin. May you and your family be safe and those beautiful children grow up in joy and peace. And may this blessing be for all in Nigeria and around the world. So be it.

K-lee 3709

K-lee Starland, Ph.D.

olutosin's picture

AMEN

Thanks so much ma, FOR EVERYTHING

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

https:

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