Yesterday, we were greeted with the sad news that there was yet another bomb blast which claimed the lives of many at Nyanya, a satellite town in the outskirts of Abuja.
This is to compound the agony we have been experiencing as a nation over the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Borno state.
Our country has witnessed violence on an unprecedented scale, in measures that have torn deep into the fabric of national and international life. Terrorism, killings, abductions, child marriages, insecurity and injustice continues to threaten the lives of masses of human beings.
The voices of those who support peace and justice must rise up above the din of doubt and denial. We will speak of the urgency of this moment and of the necessity of an urgent action. We will speak up for Nigeria, against terrorism and for peace.
Our voices will not be silenced. Our loyalties cannot be called into question. The time now is too critical, the stakes too high. Yes, we must stand, and we must speak.
Bring back our girls and bring them back alive! And may the souls of the departed rest in peace.