I was having a deep sober reflection into the insecurity regime/situation in Nigeria. A lot of things crossed my mind to the point of restiveness.
Then the thought of a song Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers did in the late 70s or early 80s assumed a central position: Agbakwuru Ajo Madu, Agbakwuru Ajo Mmo… Uwa le lee… Ebe a shiwa-ashiwa…’
This ‘thought’ stood and refused to give way for me to continue thinking. So, I gave it more serious thought.
Then I got the message.
Those musicians were actually prophets; visionaries in their own ways. Like Nostrademus, they say tomorrow. Warrior is dead and gone. I don’t think Nigeria was actually so bad when he did that song, ‘Ebe a shiwa-ashiwa.
In the South-East, the government wrettled and brought kidnappers under control; in the South-South, it was a battle with militants and Creek boys; in the South-West the Odua/Alaye boys were causing troubles; North-East, Boko Haram is almost invincible; North-West, bandits/kidnappers have formed their own colony; in the North-Central, the Fulani herdsmen. This last group has spread throughout Nigeria.
Now, you see that virtually no part of Nigeria is safe; all the six geo-political zones have tales of woes to tell. Nigeria shiwa-ashiwa indeed.
If you say let me escape to the North, South, East or West, it becomes a case of ‘Agbakwuru Ajo Madu, Agbakwuru Ajo mmo.’
Hmm! Uwa le lee eh! Ebe a shiwa-ashiwa leee…!
We really need God’s intervention in our nation, Nigeria.