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“So Much Bad News In Nigeria Every Day We’ve Become Numb To It” Banky W Laments

Channels Television  
Updated April 27, 2021
Banky Wellington

 

 

Nigerian music star Banky W has bemoaned the incessant bad news making the rounds in the country’s media every day.

“So much bad news in Nigeria every day… we’ve become numb to it. If it’s not murder and kidnapping, it’s unrest and people unfit for office calling the shots,” he tweeted.

“It’s like we are in an abusive relationship with the country we love. It’s exhausting. It’s draining. It’s depressing.”

“It’s like we are in an abusive relationship with the country we love. It’s exhausting. It’s draining. It’s depressing.“

So much bad news in Nigeria every day… we’ve become numb to it. If it’s not murder and kidnapping, it’s unrest and people unfit for office calling the shots. It’s like we are in an abusive relationship with the country we love. It’s exhausting. It’s draining. It’s depressing.

— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) April 27, 2021

The music star joins the list of celebrities who have expressed their worries over the incessant killings and kidnappings across the country in recent times.

“Nigeria is on the brink of a civil war”

Reekado Banks in a recent tweet came for the politicians for being culpable in the havoc being experienced in the country.

The music act also expressed his fears about the security situation in Nigeria, warning that the country is on the brink of civil war.

“Nigeria is on the brink of a civil war & the politicians are doing everything to enable it because their schemes thrive in havoc & when there’s a divide,” the singer tweeted on Monday.

“As citizens, who will suffer the most from this impending disaster, we must do everything within our power to champion peace.”

Nigeria is on the brink of a civil war & the politicians are doing everything to enable it because their schemes thrive in havoc & when there’s a divide. As citizens, who will suffer the most from this impending disaster, we must do everything within our power to champion peace.

— REEKADO BANKS (@ReekadoBanks) April 26, 2021

We must remember Chibok

Literary icon, Wole Soyinka, warned about an imminent decline in the country’s security that might fuel the cause for another civil war in Nigeria.

Soyinka also asked the federal government to seek foreign aid in tackling insecurity in the country.

“We need to remind ourselves of hideous precedents. We must remember Chibok. And Dapchi,” Soyinka had said.

“And numerous antecedents and after, unpublicised, or soon relegated to the sump of collective amnesia. The wages of impunity never diminish, on the contrary, they distend.

“One’s greatest fear, with this latest feat of cowardly savagery, is that the nation must brace itself for a Beslan scenario, yet strive to avoid Nigeria become Africa’s Chechnya.

“Blame laying is for later. Right now is the question of – what needs to be done, and done urgently.

“This nation is at war, yet we continue to pretend that these are mere birth-pangs of a glorious entity. They are death throes. Vultures and undertakers hover patiently but with full confidence.

“To this government, we repeat the public cry. Seek help. Stop improvising with human lives. Youth – that is, the future – should not serve as a ritual offering on the altar of a failing state.”