In recent times it has been observed that our civil society harbors the craziest of individuals. Everyone is practically a mad man these days. It would appear that the first world west has returned to the days of the wild wild west with the spate of suicide bombings and suicide attacks in New York, Florida, London, Paris, etc.
The Middle East does not want to stop boiling, from Syria to Israel to Pakistan, etc. As though in a competition of the most violent wins the Third World countries have decided not to be left behind. South Africa has continuously proven to be king of xenophobia, war in different parts of Africa seems to be gaining strides like a new fashion outfit. The ever peaceful Ghana just lost a bit of control. Whilst back home in Nigeria the trade of kidnapping has outshone the legend of the Mexicans who used to be notorious for such a craft.
The unfortunate thing however is that Nigeria seems to embrace these vices and keep adding more to surpass all nations. Terrorism is now a part of us, armed robbery and fraudulent practices is a norm, xenophobia cuts across localities but is hidden as Area fight, jungle justice is on a Daily Dose, kidnapping is now official but we are a step ahead with ritual killings. I am yet to fathom how cutting off a person’s head or plucking his eyes and tongue translates to printed currency.
That technology beats me. Perhaps the Nigerian security and printing press can enlighten me. The madness in Nigeria is on a high-tension wire. This is quite evident in the way we drive in traffic. I am sure we have all come across a picture of camels in a sane formation along a trail in the desert as compared to a junction of colliding cars in a metropolis to which the question was asked who really Is the animal? Americans have continued to fight over gun rights and control in their society. I don’t want to imagine what would happen here if everyone was licensed to carry a gun.
I am sure LAWMA and Lastma will need extra days added to the week to clean out the streets. Ironically the most sophisticated amongst us exhibit the highest form of recklessness as with the Navy and police clash in Calabar. The brutality of military men on civilians daily across the nation. No one is spared of this calous habit as experienced by a cripple in a wheelchair. The factional clashes of Area boys is an entire subject on its own as depicted in the recent mafia style killing of an NURTW boss in Oshodi.
The petty thieves and pick pockets make standing at bustops uncomfortable. One chance bus robbers are getting bolder by the day. Amongst all these an unsecured container would fall off it’s truck and wipe out lives in traffic then you get home after escaping a homicidal day in town and there’s no light yet Nepa bills you. Water corporation hopes you can gather water in buckets from the rain. To all of these I ponder where exactly is the place of sanity?. The generator noise is a nightmare.If a whole aircraft can go missing without trace what is the point in looking for a car snatched at gunpoint? Where is that place we can go to get away from this madness? No wonder the mortality rate for the average Nigerian is now 45-49 years. Where do we go from here? Death has been the only answer. Until you get out of here and take up accommodation six feet below sanity is not assured anywhere in the world.
koffi’Tha Guru’ is Nigeria’s most versatile entertainer, comedian, actor, singer, and author of the book ‘Beauty of The Beast: The Scars that made me a Star. #ComicTruthbyKoffi is not a personal attack on anyone or institution, he only writes about those/things he loves and is passionate about. You can catch some more honest opinions at www.koffithaguru.com