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Byline: Rotimi Fasan
'Though blood runs in idioms of terror/and Master drums command our tears;/let there be no mourning in our house...'- Odia Ofeimun
Though the police tells us 150 and not 500 died and became part of the increasing casualty of Nigerians, latest victims of both ethnic and sectarian crises in Jos, there shall be no mourning in our house.
And as we saw them being buried in mass graves like victims of some unnameable disease and the knowledge strong in us that once more the Nigerian state has failed its own people, we knew we shall yet again travel down the same road.
But let there be no mourning in our house. For as long as those who claim to rule in the name of the people have different sets of rules and laws governing people who are supposed to be equal and the same- for as long as we have given room for impunity to be the order of things, so long will human …