On October 29, 2006: I wrote on this blog page:
Let no one be deceived, the situation in the Niger Delta is a real threat to the Nigerian State. My brother expressed grave fears for the elections in 2007. In his view, and based on his encounters with the militants, he thinks that the 2007 elections is a disaster waiting to happen. He expressed concerns that a serious war can break out. Now is the time to put the militants out of business for the sake of the entity called Nigeria.
_______________________________________________________________ Today, in August 2007, there is war in Port Harcourt. The war is about one week old now.
I rightly pointed out that the 2007 election will be the trigger for this war and it has turned out to be so. My conclusions then were based on what my brother told me. He is a marine engineer and his fishing boat goes through this delta regularly. They have been attacked a few times but he has survived to tell the stories.
In the ongoing war, Innocent people have been caught in the lines of crossfires and they have been killed for nothing. This is Nigeria for you!
This is part of the consequences of a do-or-die election and absolute neglect of governance.
May the Glory of Nigeria come, soon!