The Tawari killings in Kogi State and the eclipse of the Leviathan in Nigeria

By Abdulkadir Bin Abdulmalik

There is no gain saying that Nigeria is in a verge of state of erosion and eclipse of the Leviathan ( leadership).

What is rather obvious is the reemergence of the Hobbesian state of nature where life is nasty, brutish, solitary and short. Hence the murder in the cathedral and echoes from the graves in Tawari community.

This inhuman acts show clearly the incompetence of the Nigeria’s state to secure lives and properties after it claims to have lived up to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties? This gory pogrom cut across our variegated political cleavages as such shouldn’t be politicised.

One begins to wonder if the Nigeria state still exist amidst these free blood letting and the distruction of properties. Why is the government seems to be helpless? Have we lost our common and collective sense of nationhood? Why has our land suddenly becomes a human abattoirs where people will not close their two eyes to have natural rest of sleeping?

Or should Nigerians protect themselves as advised by T.Y Danjuma? These are striking questions begging for answers.

I think the Crux of the matter is the ubiquity of institutional failures and their implications. The character of Nigeria state is clearly an issue.

My deepest condolences to all those who lost their beloved ones.

My heart bleeds!


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