Shiites and Police Clash in Abuja, Nigeria

I feel a little bit here and there today. Dreamy eyes, sleepy legs.

I woke up to intensified news about a clash in the capital, Abuja, between Shiites and the Nigerian Police. A Deputy Police Commissioner was killed in the clash and a youth corper anchoring for a TV station was also killed.

DPC Usman Umar killed in the clash between Shiites and the Nigerian Police Force

The Shiites are a Muslim sect who want the Islamatization of Nigeria. Their leader, El-Zakzaky, is allegedly in the custody of the Nigerian Government. Various courts have ordered his immediate release, but the government has resisted the order.

His followers often stage protests in the Capital asking for the release of their leader, but this time, things went violently. Various government properties were set ablaze. Shots were fired, and unfortunately, bodies followed.

It’s really a sad time. The youth corper that died in the clash, Precious Owolabi, was serving his mandatory one-year youth service with a popular TV station in the country. It’s just sad that youths have to go this way. I feel for his parents and loved ones.

Precious Owolabi was reporting the event when he was hit and killed by a bullet.

I just hope for peace in this multicultural country.

Every life is important, both victim and protestor. I just hope there comes a time in this world where one life is more precious than everything in the world.

Life is potential, and potential is everything.


My stats are coming up. It’s a good feeling to see my stats come up after a very long time of inactivity. For some time now my site was low on views, though it still registered trickles of views and visitors. Recently it has been very high with me posting a lot of stuff, interesting stuff, I hope.

I got up from bed not too long ago and I’m just surfing around my tab, just before prepping for work. My eye has caught some news on Channels Television. So I’m just scrolling on Channels TV twitter handle @channelstv and I’m seeing some headlines, some catchy, some not so catchy.

Military, Insurgents Lock Horns In Jakana, Borno State

*Sigh* you know most times I wonder, some years past, the northern part of Nigeria used to be this peaceful vast place; vast lands where you could just travel and have fun. But these days, about eight years counting, it’s been just insurgents, terrorism, bandits, the list goes on. It forces you to ask, who’s behind this uprising? Is it a person, or persons, or movement?

Borno State indicated by red arrows

A fierce gun battle between operatives of the Nigerian military and insurgents in Jakana village of Borno State has thrown villagers and travellers into a panic…

channels Television

Borno State is the farthest North-eastern state in Nigeria, sharing border with Yobe State on the left, Adamawa State below, and Gombe State on the bottom left.

It’s crazy, you know. Every day I read the news and it’s like this insurgency just never stops. It appears that right now in Nigeria, only the South is functioning, and that’s because the South has made it clear, “Look, don’t bring that shit to us cos we not going to take it.” That’s why the southern parts of Nigeria are relatively more peaceful. Though there are a few attacks steaming up in the South-West these days, but they are being curtailed drastically.

Pray for Nigeria, guys, we need the whole of Nigeria to be peaceful and not just some parts.


“Youths should create their own opportunities, and stop relying on government who are just old people with stagnant mentalities.”

~ Victor Enesi

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