Terrorism: Nigerians should brace up for the aftermath

Adeola Aderounmu

There are reports that the same airline that suffered terror treat on Christmas day has experienced another situation: A Nigerian on the flight on sunday (today) has been held for disruptive behaviour.

Let me give a hypothetical scenario of what has happened (I may be wrong in the end):

The guy being held went to toilet (perhaps frequently because he is ill or for a long time) and the others on the flight became apprehensive about his attitude, why does he have to go to the toilet so often or for a long time?

So the others jumped on him, searched him and insulted him.

The Nigerian guy could not accept the insult and the verbal attack so he spoke back. Have you ever been around a Nigerian talking? Yea, we talk in a peculiar way and you might think we are fighting while we are exchanging warm pleasantries.

So imagine how “disruptive” this Nigerian would have been described as he talked back to the other passengers who became suspicious of him.

I think irrespectice of what turned out to be the true story, Nigerians should brace up for the days and years ahead. TWENTY THREE year-old Nigerian, Umaru Farouk Abdul Mutallab has started a process that will take years to heal.

Where do we go from here?

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