1./ Kids play a game where they shut their eyes. They can’t see you and they ask if you can see them, you say, “No child. You’re invisible.” They usually believe this.

Nigerian leaders know that national insecurity is at unprecedented levels.
2./ For a plethora of reasons ranging from ethnic interests, personal gain, fear of loss of favour, lack of courage and more than any of us can think of, they engage in sophistry and double-speak.

The entire country is made a joke of, monies are moved and shared,
3./ the pretence continues.

One can only conclude that when some leaders began to dine with the devil, they approached the table with the proverbial long spoon thinking they were safe. But you can’t negotiate with the devil.

He wants your scalp.
4./ The meal has run through all the courses, the devil now wants to dine on them. In a bid to avoid being the next tasty morsel, they are now offering their own flesh and blood to the devil.

That will soon run out. The devil will come back for their scalps.
5./ What will they give in exchange when there is nothing left to bargain with?

This should worry every Nigerian.

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