I Wear This Camouflage For You
By Adeola Aderounmu
Many of us on the social media may have seen the images of a civilian who was dehumanised by a Nigerian terrorist soldier because he was putting on some designer camouflage outfit.
Now, that image was horrific but not the first time and definitely not the last time you will see a terrorist soldier of the Nigerian army killing civilians, or maiming them or causing them paralyses because they wear camouflage outfit.
This act of crime against humanity dates back years in the geographical area called Nigeria. The country is presently dominated by what could be liken to a form of terrorist government. But I won’t go into the details of terrorism in this essay.
Nevertheless, in 2015 when the present APC government promised changes/change, a lot of people thought that things would be done differently. We looked forward to civility and civilisation. Well, the government is the worst I have seen in the world since I was born. If there was a worse government than this, I would not know.
I continue to express my dismay to the person of Yemi Osinbajo. I still cannot believe that he is the vice president in a regime that commits genocide, unabated terrorism, massacre of civilians and now this!
I wear this camouflage for you ALL THE PEOPLE ENTRAPPED IN THE SPACE CALLED NIGERIA who cannot do the same as I have done in these images.
I wear this camouflage for you, ALL THAT ARE OPPRESSED AND UNSURE OF THE NEXT MEAL/MOVE.
I wear this camouflage for you YORUBA, YORUBA OMO ODUDUWA.
I wear this camouflage for you my brothers in the EAST, May your freedom come just as I hope that my freedom comes to.
To all those who have lost hope but still like to believe that there is a slight glimpse of a better day ahead, I wear this camouflage for you.
May the end of the oppressors and the terrorists come in the most unexpected fashion.
May the glory of the West shine and may the sun rise and shine from the East.
I wear this for you. I feel your pain. I bear your pain and I won’t be silent until your freedom come.
I wear my camouflage for you.
Twitter @aderinolala (Yoruba Nation Freedom Runner)