M.I. speaks on ALUU 4 killings

Nigerian rap artiste – M.I. Agaba shared his thoughts on the #ALUU4 killings. Here’s what he had to say;

The way they lay there, beaten and broken, battered and bruised. Knowing their end had come for certain. Knowing that the crowd meant to see this through to the end. And yet, in the midst of all this certainty, in some small corner of their hearts, hoping. That something would happen, some miracle perhaps.

I am speaking of course, of the #Aluu4, students of University of Port Harcourt who were beaten and set ablaze last week.

I’d heard the news sometime last week and devoted all of 10 seconds of thought to it. I wondered briefly who the students were, and what could possibly have driven them to steal. I briefly wondered if they were really guilty but my mind quickly shied away from where that road could lead. I remembered all the stories I grew up hearing about thieves and the instant justice meted out to them, and mentally shook my head. That would have been all, I suppose, but for the video. It is probably the most gruesome thing I have ever seen, and the worst I ever hope to see.

Hope.

There, I’ve said it again. Somehow it seems there is no escaping it.

Because when things like this happen, it seems our default reaction is to hope it will never happen to us or any one we know or love. Then we hope that our religion and hard work and luck will exempt us from senseless suffering. Sometimes, we hope that right thing will be done, the wrong doers brought to book, and the victims receive some sort of justice.

Every day we hope the country we live in will be a better place for us and for our children. And that is the problem with hope. That we have allowed it to cripple us and render us inactive. You , me, all of us who sit by hoping and doing nothing to change. The question is not whether or not the 4 boys stole anything. That is quite besides the point.

Let us ask instead: What do I need to ensure my children do not grow up hearing stories like these? What would it cost to make this country and are we willing to pay the price?

Because if I were there that day, would I have spoken up and done my best to put a stop to it? Or silently stood by, condemning the actions in my heart, but doing nothing? Would I have been seized by the bloodlust and fear and anger myself, and spurred them on with my shouts, and cries for blood, maybe tossed in a rock or two for good measure.

The society is a mirror of each of us. It is sad and sickening that this was allowed to happen. It shows us all what we are capable of, what we will each do given the right set of circumstances.

These 4 murdered men, their deaths should not be in vain. If anything good could come out of a mess so sordid, let it be that every Nigerian begins to think about the problem and what to do to solve it. Let it be that we understand the problem is ourselves and our failure to take a stand against injustice and lawlessness over the years. Let it be that we promise ourselves never to let this happen again. Not on our land. Not as long as we’re alive.

I hope this time we get it right.

Hmmmm!!!

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5 Responses to "M.I. speaks on ALUU 4 killings"

  1. GODWIN SYLVANUS says:

    NO MATTER THE SPEECH WELL GIVEN, THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE VERY WORLD WE ARE LEAVING IN IS CORRUPT BECAUSE OF THIS SAD EVEN THAT TOOK PLACE, FOR THE ONCE YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEAR. IS NOT ENOUGH TO STOP ANY UPCOMING EVENT. THE BLOOD SHED OF SOME PAST HEROS WHO OPENLY DID RIGHT BEFORE THE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT. ONLY WE SOON FORGOT. VERY SOON WE WILL SOON FORGET THIS FRESH EVENT. MY HEART CRY IS NOT ABOUT THE KILLING BECAUSE WE HAVE HEARD AND SEEN ENOUGH. LIFE AFTER DEATH IS BASIC THING ONE SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT. TO ME I COUNT ME SELF A DEATH MAN ALREADY. DO YOU KNOW WHY. BECAUSE SEEING A FOLLOW HUMAN BEING OF MY KIND KILLED WITHOUT MERCY. I AM NOT DIFFERENT FROM THEM. THERE IS NO STRONG EVIDENT THAT I CAN SEE THE NEXT SECOND ONLY THAT MY PURPOSE ON EARTH HAS NOT FINISHED AND THE MERCY OF GOD THAT KEE
    P ME ALIVE. THE LATEST NEWS NOW IS BLOOD SHED. HOMOSEXUALISM AND CULTISIM , KIDNAPPING AND STEALING IS NOW A MINOR EVENT.GOD ALMIGHTY VALUE BLOOD AND THE SAME BLOOD IS RUNNING, RUSHING, POURING OUR ON THE LAND OF NIGERIA. DEAR BROTHER AND SISTERS. THIS IS THE LAST DAY. ON OTHER EVENT THAT WILL HAPPEN THAT WILL TRIP ME ANYMORE, THAT BRING ME TO THE STATEMENT THAT I AM A DEATH MAN ALREADY.THERE IS ONLY ONE EVENT THAT IS STANDING-BY. AND AFTER THESE EVENT THE CHAPTER OF THIS VERY UNIVERSE WILL BE CLOSE.THE RAPTURE. OR DO YOU HAVE ANY EVENT YOU THINK OFF THAT WE HAVE NOT HEAR AND SEEN. DEAR HUMAN BEING IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER EVENT WOST THAN THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THE RAPTURE IS THE END OF THE EVENT THAT IS STANDING. THE PASTORS, ACH BISHOP POP, REV. ELDERS, DEACON, ALHPHA, NATIVE DOCTORS, PENGANS. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS EVENT. ITS CUT MY ATTENTION TO MY BLOOD. THAT TRILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL EXPERIENCE BAD EVENT WOST THEN THAT ALLU. BUT THERE IS A SIMPLE TRUTH YOU HAVE PICK FROM THIS EVENTS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD. THEY ARE THE SIGNS OR WARNING TO TELL ME AND YOU THAT ALMIGHTY EVENT IS COMING THAT WILL DIVED PEOPLE INTO TWO. WHY TWO. SOME PEOPLE WILL BE MISSING, BUT I PRAY THAT AS MANY THAT READY THE WORD WILL BE AMONG PEOPLE THAT WILL BE MISSING. MISSING TO WHERE. OH THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT. TO MET JESUS. BUT YOU CANNOT MET JESUS UNLESS YOU ARE SAVE. HOW TO YOU GET SAME. JUST SAY JESUS FORGIVE ME ALL MY SINS I BELIEVE TO DIE FOR ME I ACCEPT YOU AS MY PERSONAL LORD AND SEVIOUR. WITH THIS YOU ARE SAVE HOPE SEEING YOU IN THE MISSING LINE. THE RAPTURE THE NEXT EVENT. THANK YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS. IF NOT FOR THIS ALLU EVENT I WONT HAVE MET YOU TODAY. THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR YOU BEEN ALIVE.

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  2. DJ SKILLZ BEAT says:

    anyone who raises his/her voice saying that the bloodshedding in aluu should stop such person will die a more disastrous death.cos the heartless fools of citizens we have in this country will just talk without thinking….fools like you make more sense when u keep quite………and as for aluu they shall perish like they never existed…..sorrow will be a blessing too them, tears of sadness shall never cease from rolling down their cheeks.they will search and never find.they will sow and never reap….they shall be slaves too men till the world ends,,,, cos you judge like you ve got no sight…TELL ME…..ARE THERE NO FATHERS THERE? ARE THERE NO MOTHERS THERE…….and they were so happy killng these boys….DO YOU NO THAT ONE OF THIS BOYS MOTHER DIED TWO DAYS AFTER THIS BLACK MONKEYS ACT…now fine that all still cool 2 u? simple judgment should be given…..let see things this way {let this evil actors beasts be given d same judgment by bringing out their parents to be seated and watch their devilish beasts of children being pounded too death with planks and before their lives escapes they should set them ablaze and any parent that looks away from the scene should be shot at d leg anytime that parent looks away and let see how many parent will last till the end of it……………………………I REGRET EVER COMING A BLACK INTO THIS WORLD……MONKEYS UUHMMMM.GOOD ONE M;I…I WISH THIS YOU AV SAID MAKES IMPACT

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