Has anyone seen the manifest for the aeroplane that crashed in Nigeria on Sunday? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
It was like deja vu, Sunday morning leaving church, phone vibrates. Plane crash in Nigeria, Sultan of Sokoto feared among the victims. Run home and switch on the television, BEN TV (the so-called Nigerian network) showing some cash madam's birthday party in some church hall in London. BBC News 24 and Sky News only talking about the two children found dead in Corfu and then the twenty people killed in Iraq that day. Absurd as it sounds I begin to compare body counts. My disaster is bigger than yours- 104 bodies versus 20 something versus......I know I know don't blame me just so frustrated especially as I can't seem to get through to my folks in Naija. Finally get through and they have only just heard....Finally catch something on CNN. Only the next day do I begin to realize that people I know have been on that flight. Been in a state of shock ever since. Trawling the Naija blogs today, there's a welter of opinions. I am numb. What does it take I ask you, what does it take for my people to say thus far and no more?
In another month or so it will back to business as usual....until the next time?
I feel so helpless, so numb