A fellow West African country, Sierra Leone today is facing it’s greatest existential threat ever. Not even the dreaded Ebola could compare with the devastating landslide that recently blanketed a part of the country. 331 people have so far lost their lives with thousands displaced. Another and even larger area is now under threat of caving in, with potentially higher prospects of casualties and despair.
Where is the Nigerian conscience? Where is Nigeria’s claim to continental leadership? Can we really sit this one out? Where is the resolve that led to our muscle flexing in Gambia that ended sit-tight tyranny there? Are we going to wait until Sierra Leonean refugees begin to invade our borders before we realize that by helping out now we are in deed “saving our own lives?” Long live Murtala Muhammed, the African Soldier!