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Letter To The Northerners II by iceboy4752(m): 10:01pm On Jul 02, 2018
Letter To The Northerners

Part II continues:

In Potiskum L.G.A of Yobe state, I met a very young almajiri, with whom I had a little interlocution with. He told me that he could not remember the face of his parents, for he was enrolled into the "Academy" at a very tender age. An average almajiri is exposed to the jaws of the streets stranded and hopeless. Their only survival kit is the plastic plate with which they beg for a daily bread. Many almajiris, when told there is no food after begging, and when beaten by severe hunger plead with the occupants of the house they're begging from to feed them from the scrap of the pot of the "finished food." How phatetic!
Since the outbreak of insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria in 2009, terrorists have devised many means of taking advantage of the vulnerable almajiris. The children are brainwashed and recruited into the "Carnage Army" of the insurgents. Some of the almajiris who are not recruited serve as "point and kill," in which they point out the residence or faces of the insurgents' targets, who will be taken to the great beyond. Some females from such homes also serve as baits with which the souls of people are taken from life to the hereafter. Such females are usually strapped with a bomb, which they hide under an hijab and detonate in public places. This has led to the sinister fear of Muslim women on veil, which is supposed to be an epitome of decency. The innocent children who are used as sucide bombers are not only indoctrinated but hypnotised. I remember a saga that occurred somewhere in the north in 2014. A boy was caught by security operatives with a bomb which he intended to implant in a mosque. The bomb was diffused, and the confused boy, who was identified as an almajiri claimed that the last thing he could remember was eating a date-palm given to him by two unknown men. This incident is also reminiscent to what happened in Maiduguri. The almajiri who was caught trying to explode a bomb in a mosque burst into tears. He said he was paid just N500 to kill souls that trillions of dollars can't buy. I don't blame the poor almajiri. It may be possible that he had never been given "so much" money in his life. Send your child to a school rather than an "Almajiri Academy" which only breeds ignorance and subjects children to a piteous condition.

Early marriage, though an extant practice peculiar to some African cultures is making greater waves in the north. While early marriage may be laudable eons ago, the practice sounds primitive to our generation. It is worth mentioning that the practice is not as bad as it is depicted here. Like I said in my last edition, everything in life can be screwed-up if not practiced or handled properly. The rate at which many people in the north marry is more than they blink their eyes. I've never been to a Friday prayer without hearing an announcement of many weddings scheduled for that day.....

End of Part II

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Re: Letter To The Northerners II by ReeLoaDead(m): 3:26pm On Dec 18, 2018
@iceboy4752 : Nice write up. Where is part 1 ?
Re: Letter To The Northerners II by iceboy4752(m): 10:35pm On Dec 18, 2018
@iceboy4752 : Nice write up. Where is part 1 ?
I posted that long ago.
Re: Letter To The Northerners II by iceboy4752(m): 10:36pm On Dec 18, 2018
Alright, thanks.

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