Tears, anger over Jos killings

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“THE people that did this are just simply animals; they’re not human beings at all,” angrily exclaimed a parliamentarian, Chuks Ojukwu at a bus-stop gathering in Lagos. He was reacting to the gory pictures of the women and children who were murdered in their sleep in Jos by some fanatical, blood-thirsty Fulani herdsmen.
Still unable to contain his emotion, Chuks continued: “Heh! Look at innocent children who do not know anything or have wronged anybody slaughtered like this in cold blood. Oh, God will judge the people that did this; they must surely roast in hell fire!”
An equally angry Steven Adah took it up from there. “Hell fire ke? Who’s going to wait until they get to hell? They must first face the hell fire of our anger. What they have done is a crime against humanity for which they deserve instant punishment. Good enough, I heard that Police have arrested many of them and they are already confessing to have done it. The next thing is for them to face the penalty. Since they have killed innocent people in cold blood, they must also be killed,” he recommended with feeling..
But parliamentarian Sadiq Akanni called for restraint. “No, that’s not how to handle it. In a situation like this, the law must take its course. Which means those arrested in connection with the killings will go on trial and if found guilty will suffer the penalty prescribed by the law…,” he was saying before being interrupted by Chuks who went on to query heatedly thus: “What do you mean by saying if they are found guilty…? Are you questioning the fact that they are guilty of this terrible crime? People who were caught red-handed committing the crime and who are even proud to say they did it? Is there any other evidence we need to believe that they are guilty?”
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