Monday, December 12, 2005

Yet another day of Nigerian sadness

When I got a text message from my friend on Saturday afternoon, asking if I had heard of the Nigerian plane crash in Port Harcourt, my first thought was "What planet is this guy living on? That was weeks ago, plus it was near Lagos, not Port Harcourt" And then again I thought, what if he's serious, what if there really was another crash.......but it seemed impossible, too far-fetched I was sure that it defied all the laws of statistics and probability, or common sense....sadly it turned out to be true. On Saturday 103 people (about half of them schoolchildren on their way home for Christmas) died in a plane crash in Nigeria, the third in under two months.......There are so many questions, so many emotions, so many thoughts particularly as it appears that people I knew were on that plane but I'll leave them for now..........I'll just say that my thoughts and prayers go out to all the affected families and friends.....May God forgive us all for our complacency, our greed and our silence....

9 comments:

Queenb said...
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Queenb said...

This was indeed very sad...I am upset that the Nigerian Govt allows this carelessness to continue at the expense of the lives of its citizen! Fix the damn planes! Fix the runways.... hell fix the pilots! very sad! I just cant believe it and the kids! As a mother my heart goes out to all the mothers who lost their children..Kai....I cant believe it!

chika said...

That was such a tragedy. Lost a friend, Okoloma Maduewesi. A friend lost her nieces and nephew (the Ilabor's), another friend lost his niece (Adachi Nzenwa). I have been reading up on Naija aviation since then and I am upset, shocked and saddened!
And then to read that grave diggers, corpse washers ( is that what they are called?) have hiked their prices. Wahala...
May the souls of the dead rest in peace. Amen.

obah said...

tragedy beyond understanding. the closest friend i ever had lost her husband in that crash{okla} as we call him.they were married for only 29mths.i know he is with the angels watching over her.Nigeria is a tough place a real lifetaker,we pray that the hand of God will stretch out to us.

Anonymous said...

okla is dancing with the angels.
they just had a party.sleep well my friend.

solomon. said...

oke, zara and the the baby. u have a relative in heaven.the lord is with u all.

chucks said...

adiu loved one

chuks said...

hey Arsenal lost the premiership once again. i'd have loved to see ur face. kai

all ur guys said...

we are here for the family u left behind. you baby onama is ur splitting image. zara is a chatterbox.ur mum misses u but she is doing okay.dont worry about us we will see u when the time is right. chill brother,prepare a nice place for us.