ALUU FOUR, 100 days after

October 5 2012 is a day that is unforgettable in the annals of Nigerian history. 4 days earlier, some hard-hearted Nigerian youths have conducted the biggest massacre in an educational facility, murdering over 40 students in Mubi, Adamawa state.
However, by Noon that day, an occurrence which made us forget Mubi (at least temporarily) occurred. 4 handsome young men, students of the University of Port Harcourt were murdered in a manner which only reminds one of the age of the savages. Accused of being cultists or robbers, they were stripped naked, mobbed, battered and set ablaze with so many people watching.
I couldn’t help but ponder over the issue. How did it get so bad for us as a people? How could students be so hated by their host community (Aluu)? Are the people so heartless that none could offer good counsel or such came but did not prevail? What could the boys have done to warrant such. . . Sadly, no one can give a satisfactory answer to this posers.
100 days down the line, no convictions have been done. Sad as it is, it could happen again, if care is not taken. I call on the concious layer of the Nigerian state not to rest until justice is done. As the families bear their losses, the government needs to take proactive actions to forestall the Mubi and Aluu experience. More hostels should be built because students are safer on campus. Security should be beefed up in students’ environment.
May the souls of Mubi 46 and Aluu 4 rest in peace! Adelabu Adeola remembers you!


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