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A horrendous act that could only be imagined as Insidious and contemptuous Many were massacred Thousands displaced The Hausa Militias took over Zaria was in their palm A horrendous act That could only be imagined As Insidious and contemptuous Many were massacred Thousands displaced The Hausa Militias took over Zaria was in their palm The entire Kaduna was under their feet The violent hollow-minded men It was religious animosity That under-bellies an ethnic hatred These men are insane Men were butchered Women were slaughtered Children matcheted at will All in the Jihad against Miss World Beauty Pageant And blasphemy against the Prophet They unleashed waves of brutal massacres Houses were razed, churches burnt Shops and offices turned into ashes Yet "Allahu Akbar" is echoed After every killing by the intemperate bullies Inhabitants of NDA Streets were not spared The men that carries religious insanity Majored in Major Street They became the killing Captain of Captain street The men in uniform were hapless, yet helpless These men are enmeshed and immersed in cultism Of the atavistic and barbarous proportion called Jihad Sweat of decades were turned to ashes within seconds The cost of human lives were immeasurable It was to be and it was Months of fear Weeks of tremor of terror Days of bloodshed Hours that carries sorrow Minutes that lacks emotional indemnity Seconds of bloody tears Survivors became refugees at the NDA’s field The only safe place in the land No food, no water, no shelter Indeed, no hunger Except for hunger to be alive Days where a father shuns family tie And strangulate his baby for survival Less, the warriors will unearth The rest of the family in the hide out The baby’s cry was a taboo Gush! The only option was for the Father to throttle his own baby to death To keep the other members of the family alive Many flee without taking a pin Thousands left behind houses . . . properties A journey to start all over again Separation set in Frustration envelopes many For the inanity of men that Carries blood with religion. Alayande Stephen T. 11.45pm October 11, 2008 An account of brutal massacre occasioned By unbridled religion intolerance in Kaduna State, Nigeria in 2002 during the aborted Miss World Beauty Contest in Nigeria as Narrated by an eye witness Latifat of UNILORIN.

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Date: 10/15/2008 9:33:00 AM
Wow. Some of that was hard to read. You captured the moment very well. Thanks for sharing.
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