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Who will dry our tears?

I have been in shock since the news broke about the four young students slaughtered like chickens in a community called Aluu.

At what point did we lose compassion for our fellow human beings? Death is assured for every life eventually, but no one deserves to die like those young men died – no one! Death dishonoured them. Even in justice there should be civility and modesty. That is why we are humans, and not beasts grovelling in the jungle. That is why we are made in God’s likeness so that we can be like Him – kind, merciful and fair.

Ugonna, Lloyd, Tekana, Chidiaka were young men with dreams and aspirations; Lloyd was already on his way to becoming a rap artiste; who knows what else these men had dreamed up for their future? But with many swipes from heavy metals and planks their dreams were slayed. It is the most gruesome act I have ever seen and I am afraid how this action reveals the true state and sentiments of many Nigerians.

Why do we permit jungle justice? Do we feel helpless with the system thus take justice into our own hands? What are our fears? What would ever justify the actions of a community that stole the lives of students who lived amongst them – lives that only God can give?

We may never know the truth of what really led to the killings at Aluu – that truth died with the four of them. All we can ask is for justice.That is the only way the tears of the mothers of these young lives may dry. It is the only way we all can feel safe because no matter the situation, lives should not be snatched so brutally. This is a society with laws.

As we seek for what is right, let death not procure more deaths. We do not need to burn down Aluu community. We do not need to shed more blood. Not every child, mother and father in the community killed or endorsed the killing of the young men. They too deserve to be protected from the brutality that has ensued from all of this.

Life is a beautiful thing; do not steal another’s opportunity to experience it.

May their deaths not be in vain.

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    Jenny Okons
    October 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Honestly, deir death is like torture to my soul. I have neva felt like dis before. It kips ringing in my head cos I imagine if its my brother or any of my relatives involved. It was a painful death for dem. May their souls rest in perfect peace n may God continue to give their families d fortitude to bear d loss. Its so so so sad.

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    B B
    October 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Honestly I still weep in my heart for those handsome young men. Steph darling I like wat u̶̲̥̅̊ said, its not every body in dat community dat endorsed the killing. Let God fight for us cos we are very weak at dis point. May their soul rest in Peace.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Their lives was just snuffed out of them just like that, we have lost our humanity my dear. Many have sold their souls to the devil in pursuit of irrelevant things

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Honestly am stıll dwellıng ın the trumar. I have neva seen a broadday lıght murdered lıke that. Justıce must be done to the perpetuators.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I can’t hold my tears. God ve mercy plssssssssssssssssssss!

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    Comson Ejikeme
    October 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I wonder why people,chiefs,elders,youths that has family should support such an ungodly act. It hurt so much to see how heartless and wicked humans can be on their fellow humans. We are created by God,why should anyone take an others life, knowing fully well that you can create a life. The question is are we still living in the state of nature? Is there no more laws that govern our society? Should we live in fear? Who will savage this ugly situation? God please have mercy on us.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    It is with a heart full of grieve and sorrow that am writing this, there is really no doubt that the maiming, brutal handling and gruesome murder of these four very promising young men is no different from the handiwork of the dreaded “Boko Haram” sect. We in the Southern region claim we “love” ourselves that we cannot perpetuate such animalistic act but alas what is the case in this scenario? Where is the love?
    The Nigerian Police that went to sleep on the day of this massacre will equally be handicapped on the day their own children will be massacred!
    May their souls rest in peace – Amen.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    May there soul rest in peace I feel d pains of there parents,may God give dem d grace to bear d lost Amen.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I even made the mistake of trying to see the video.cld not continue.I was traumatised!even still traumatised!these past few weeks has been sad so many killings,young men with a whole big future being cut in peace ugo ozuah,rest in peace ugonna,lloyd,tekena,chidiaka.also the students in mubi.which way Nigeria?

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Ma hrt still bleeds to imagine d pain dey went tru…b4 givin UP* Dere death was jus so inhuman,,a barbaric act n an abomination!!!!
    Prayin God grant dia souls a fair n just judgement wch men denied dem of..
    Rip Ugonna,,Tekena,,Llyod n Chidiaka!!!

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    jennifer egbuonu
    October 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    may dia deaths not be in vain my sister…..**heaves deep sigh***

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    It is very unbelievable. am short of words. Why should all these be happening in our country. Hearing different kinds of bad stories every day.

    God pls have mercy on us. May the souls of these innocent children rest in perfect peace and may Almighty God grant the families the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Amen

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Dnt tink whateva anyone did justify such maiming…§☺ saddening dt humans can do dt 2 a fellow human…what excuse do Ʊ‎​ want 2 giv their parents for murdering their sons?

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Its so hurt to see those young promising boys lives been wasted like that. I asked where were the police when all this happened? Does it mean there was know police in the incident?

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I have cried my tears dry, I have wondered in silence why. I have asked for justification; can there ever be one? I have only one thing to say to us all; GOD IS ALIVE, GOD IS WATCHING. May all connected with this act be hanged, may their generation be cursed for murdering my boy Chiadikaobi and his pals. When will I stop shedding tears for you son. I remember u like yesterday when you and my kids were in FGC Port-Harcourt nursery and primary sch. We rode to school many a time. Chiadikaobi Biringa; ther realy is’ no love in the City’, Your young innocent life…God is watching. Peace.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I dnt knw when sme Nigerians ve started acting like animals. I knw these boys must ve pleaded dat they are innocent bt it fell on deaf ears, they went ahead nd murdered these future legends. This is man’s inhumanity to man. It is really so painful. h

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    rosemary samuel
    October 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    What Aluu community did to those young boys is unfornate,i wonder how a whole community including mothers will stand and watch the bruta killing of those young boys,watch the video and you will know that Aluu community deserve to be burnt down,the killing of those boys is barbaric, justice has to prevail.

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    May their souls rest in d Lord Amen!

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    October 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    my heart bleeds………i ve just one brother, day n night i can’t imagine wat ugonna’s parent will be facing, rest in peace to the 4# may God sow the seed of Love in our heart cuz i have never seen a terror as horrifying as these not even ln movies………….

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    Zita makondu
    October 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    May their soul rest in peace.

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Its actually unbelieveable, i could,t get to the end of the video, are Nigerians going to fold their arms and watch these devils livein peace? Please people speak out if you are in the position to do so, im not sure there is an existing police station in that community, God will really judge all of you. C’an’t stop crying.

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    Lynda L
    October 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Its so tragic. This has nothing to do with justice….. its the evil that we have allowed to eat deep into our society. Worst of all is those that should ve stopped it but refused to. I think we should somewhat keep our eyes open n be vigilant. This can happen to any1 one n we shouldn’t wait until it gets to our doorstep. Report any trace of evil acts around you no matter how small.

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I pray dat de soul of these youngmen shd rest in perefct peace bcos i knw they might be angry in de spirit bcos of the unjust murder nd himiliation. GOD PLEASE SAVE NIG. ND DE WHOLE WORLD

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Sad!!!!!!!sad!!!!!!!!sad!!!!!!!! Is only revenge 2 dis horror killers dat can bring me back 2 normal

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    A Strange Land Aluu.Tell me what the name aluu means? I hear the sky whisper ‘abomination’ A strange Land- ‘aluu’. A land I know not. The ground that never swallowed my placenta. A strange land I was sojourned. The same sand I walked on. In the quest for knowledge. In the pursuit for mental liberation, I met my end. The desired end I dreamt of was shattered by a people within. I prayed for a fruitful day at dawn Instead I was offered a bitter tale. I struggled to but couldn’t tell. The same people within. Oh! How my blood turns cold in my helpless watch. My blood cried for hope as each stick hits my scalp Oh! Their scream for death suppresses my heart beat. My nakedness was made public with shame as my cover. My nakedness meant nothing to me; all I cared was to be heard. All ears was deaf but the whispers of death. No hope is all I hear; helpless is all I see in the weakening lid of my friends. Our soul paths in same way Mama, I cried for the love I felt. I outgrown again Papa, I yearned for your spank than these barbarians on me. Did God watch too or was heartbroken again for his own creation? Did mama feel her heart melt as I painfully transformed into a ghost? Would my sin be matched with my own kind of death? This is my Golgotha. The machete to my head, the tyres around my neck, The scream from my soul, my joy and pain, my faith, My curse, my destiny, my forgiveness, my spit, my urine, my tears, my blood. A land I know not, ALUU took it all Mama please do something Papa! Papa!! Papa!!! A strange Land took it all.


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    October 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    It’s so sad rily! May God give d families of d young men d fortitude to bear deir loss. Justice rily must be done.

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I am typing dis with a heavy heart, I can’t still believe it was a human been dey driled to death like dat,still at shock with wat I saw. God save 9ja.

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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    I am typing dis with a heavy heart, I can’t still believe it was a human been dey driled to death like dat,still at shock with wat I saw. God save 9ja.

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Honestly I couldn’t stand to watch the video after I downloaded if from the net… It was too barbaric to the extent that I called everyone present at the scene murderer well may their soul rrst in peace

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    may God have mercy,I can hold my tears God

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    marylyn adaobi
    October 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Sleep has left me since I made d mistake of seeing that video. No matter what they did,no one has the right to take another man’s life,u’re not God. That village head who sat on his throne and ordered the deaths of those boys will know no peace,death itself will desert him. We can’t bring them back,but may d almighty God who owns life,grant them everlasting peace and give their mothers the heart to bear the loss…..AMEN!

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    October 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    may God have mercy,I can hold my tears God pls help

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    -borgar ray-Ghana
    October 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    i have been robbed twice recently and have a strong heart for robbers. but this university students WERE NOT ROBBERS. The perpetrators of this barbaric and carnivorous act be made to face the SAME MANNER OF DEATH. i am a Ghanaian and i cannot met out this painful death to my fellow human being. Nigeria, ACCEPT MY SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCE FROM GHANA.

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    October 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I just can’t stop imagining what those guys went thru since I saw d video, I mean the people that carried out d barbaric act & those who stood to watch, what are their hearts made of?? That was d height of wickedness, may their souls rest in peace & may God console their families. I can’t just stop weeping in my soul a & I believe that d vengeance of God will fall heavily on all those that took part in the act

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    October 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Are you sure the Aluu people didn’t use those boys for rituals?bcos human being with their right senses wouldn’t have done that to his fellow country man,naked them,beat them with plank and matels,put tire on them and finally pour fuel and srike matches on people’s children.I will ever live to hate any body that is from community called Aluu in Ekwere.May their souls rest in peace.

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    October 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is so sad, my heart is heavy.
    I still cant beleive this, i am in shock.

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    October 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    It’s so sad.May there soul R.I.P

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    October 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Am so shock ever since i heard dis news of inhuman. Even if dey stole frm dat community is not a good reason, y not call d security agencies 2 arrest dem since on weapon found on dem. D case of d only child wat wil b d faith of d mother. Wat a wicked world we are dat people wil have d mind of kill ur fellow human being no sharking; ( wat u can’t create) may dere soul not rest on till…….

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    October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Seriously, I don’t know what else to write, say, think. All I can say is God pls avenge the death of those fine young men. Console their parents and all those who love them. Let them find your peace in this storm. Amen.

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    October 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I still weep whenever I read a post on this…I don’t knw dis guys but I’m so devastated and sick….and it just makes me wonder how their parents,siblings and close ones must be feeling if I’m feeling like dis! We have cannibals,vampires living with us….see how dey were all excited killing those guys! I pray dat God gives d family and friends consolation and rest of mind..I pray 4 justice!

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    October 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Even animals ????????????? not hardhearted like what aluu citizens did to their fellow human.were is the love?is this the practice of true christainty?,is this what ???? christain should do? The blood of this innocent boys cry for justice.

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    olushola joseph
    October 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I can’t explain how I felt when I watched the painful and d annoiying video.iam a mother and I knw what is like to be pregnant and then now raise those children up to university level and their lives are cut shot like dat.they were killin them like rat,even rat shouildnt be killed like that.I sreamed when they finally burnt them.oh my God where a u? I dont want to imagine what ther mothers are feeling right only God dat can console that family.omg hav never seen such barbaric thin in my spirit is revolting againt Aluu community.anyb frm that village should go for deliverance.I knw u a not sleeping God.haaaaaaaaaaaaaa is so so painful.oluwa mi ooooooo,ikule abiyamo ooooooooo.its well.may their gentle soul rest in peace.

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    October 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    all i want is for them to kill all d people they have cuts in this act,so dat d mind of the parents shuld be at rest.thanks.

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    Janet Kpobi
    October 11, 2012 at 10:02 am

    wat happened? what was their crime? were they given the chance to be heard? is it that the perperturates just wanted to kill and they were the unlucky ones? if this community finally come to find out that they killed innocent humans like themselves what next? infact God is really merciful because if it any other god,at the point of these young guys death those about doing it should have been the ones to die, what about those who stoodby to watch as this crime aganist humanity was going on? do they no that they are equally guilty just like those who were commiting this crude act? yet still God allowed it to happen, we are humans and our willingness to help is limited but God who is Almighty is not limited.. his word says Vengence is mine and i will repay… if we will all look to God in this very trying time… He will definately speak. this shows the amount of rot that we have allowed into our communities I have not watched it yet and i wont because i cant stand it just people talking about this scene shows how heartless man can be. God save us all from the hands of wicked men….Amen Janet from Tamale/Ghana

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    Obioma JD LEONARD
    October 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

    That was the reason y i askd a question that stl remain unanswerd til nw on Oct 1st,wen wil our Nation bcome a coruption free nation.we dnt even hav govt if u reasnably examine the whole scenerio,can this kind of action referd to as jungle Justice or jungle judgement take place in most developd nations like the United states,united kingdom,even in south-africa?NEVER.who in particular can dare take law to his hand there,that is y d ar like paradise.d news reachng us via daily conqueror newspaper is dt d jungle judges are even in coma after the wea being arestd by d soldiers and wea panel bit likwise the students,however,the students mate have gone far to the jungle judges area burning any houses their to ashes,u se nau,niger4life,we de plan to arange wile govt d try d scata.hmmmm wel the truth is this>coruptn must persist,there wil neva b Justice and equity in Nig,in al lets be careful individualy,lets cherish the life we live til Gods kingdom Comes.

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    October 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    1st of all i pray that those young men are born again if not HELL!

    2nd UNIPORT has a bad image that needs to be readdressed same goes to PORTHARCOURT.Because alot of people have a bad story to tell about the school or the state.

    3rd-Its high time we begin to LOVE. I notice the hate is getting toomuch, we need prayers too concerning love. remember the bible says “in the last days the love of many would wax cold”…..

    As for the government-Its failed already, everybody lotting for themselves.

    Its only in nigeria that you hear, am a hausa, yoruba, igbo man. Tribalism is major problem.
    But everybody is dying to get american citizenship just to asnwer “AMERICA” In the US” u dont hear i am a georgian, texasian or etc everybody says am an american. If a decision is taken its for americans not a single state or group of people. Every decision is meant for the benefit of the america.

    its time we stop this WICKEDNESS focus on 2MORROW abeg.

    Please all of you out there should stop this hate

    As for the families, SORRY.

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    October 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    May their soul rest in the bosom of the lord.. Amen!!!

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    October 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    In all problems let christ be the master solver

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    October 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

    The blood of these innocent cries for vengance, imagine lives taken in such reckless n ruthless manner. It is only God that cn grant these cryn soul perfect rest, it stl grieve my heart may their souls find rest in God’s bossom n give d grieve parents d fortitude to bear this hrt broken demise

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    October 12, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    My poor boys *tears* #RIP

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    Lucy Lu
    October 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress”Martin Luther King Jr

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    famuyide funmilola
    October 13, 2012 at 6:42 am

    It soooooo sad…..May there soul rest in perfect peace..

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    October 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I can’t get over it,My bones are weaken and my heart is heavy,who is to blame here?is it the government who has failed to provide jobs for d youths, d so called leaders of tomorrow that should be busy with responsibilities instead of being idol which is said to be d devils workshop?or the Aluu chief who doesn’t know his responsibility as a head?or the youths who what they should have left after the failures of d leaders should be love for one another?who should we really blame?I fear for my families n friends,I hav a 22yr old kid brother whom I wish would be with me every minute so that I can protect him,but can I even protect myself?I am scared to even think of having kids,how can I protect them against d wicked hearts of this nation?or may be growing kids should be registered into karat schools
    so that they can defend themselves in time of such troubles, but then again how many parents can afford it?so it all burns down to having personal relationship with God who is d beginning and d end,and continually ask him not to let we or our children pay for d sins of others.Evelyn

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    godwin ngozi
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    Amara Obianuju
    October 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Am short of words… May the almighty God have mercy on them and give them enternal peace. For their killers, remember! what ever a man sows that he shall reap.

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    October 20, 2012 at 5:46 am

    T’was a dirty sight to behold. Some persons are simply heartless.

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    October 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

    i pry dat dey shuldnt burn dere villags, rader let God fight 4dem nd dere soul shuld rst in peace

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