Tag Archives: Boko Haram

A Country of Cannibals

Just last week; I saw some very mouth- watering UNESCO Food Intervention jobs in Maiduguri, Yobe, Kano and other core Northern locations. Needless remind you that I’m a Food Technologist. An “Oliver Twist” type- food technologist who is always roaming the veld seeking for greener foliage to forage. Yet, I let this one pass me … Continue reading A Country of Cannibals


12th September, 2014 Lagos, Western Nigeria. Eneh sat resignedly in his 2005 model Honda Civic saloon car. The traffic on the bridge was not moving any faster and the tropical heat of the day was replaced by engine and exhaust heat emanating from the cars crawling fender to bumper across the Third Mainland into both … Continue reading THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (The Finalé)


PROLOGUE   Judge Melaye Umar stood ill at ease and waited for his phone to ring. He occasionally looked down the window into the street below. From the third floor, he watched the movement of the people as a god might watch those under his sway. They looked small, like rodents in an open field. … Continue reading THE ENEMIES WITHIN – Prologue

Our Ordeal In Sambisa Forest

It was one of those cold nights; we were like walking blankets as we retired to the dormitory. Obviously, we longed for our various beds, to get lost in its warm embrace. Our pace depicted anxiety, but the terrific noises stopped us suddenly. It kept us away; making us linger in the cold longer than … Continue reading Our Ordeal In Sambisa Forest

The Flowers and the Charlatans

The moment was quite unripe Without thought, pregnant with strife Witnessed was horror as we began to wipe Tears off the face of such a sour tragedy of life They were for the Chibok maidens Over five hundred days ago They had their destinies embezzled By psychopaths and idiotic nonentities They had a nation bedazzled … Continue reading The Flowers and the Charlatans


THERE IS GOD Oooooooo!

BOKO HARAM Birthed in the 21st century, A name to be reckoned with forcefully, Even babies in the womb knows that you exist, And when they step into this part of the world, They are been prayed for “May you not be a victim of Boko-haram And everyone says “Amen”. Both young and old never … Continue reading THERE IS GOD Oooooooo!

Daybreak in Sambisa

Under the charred logs lay an embracing splendour… Flashback! Powers matched powers Our damsels are the ultimate Nature defends self Her allies descend from above There is Haram against Boko Many are slained… The carcasses, a testimony of Earth’s battle. Corpses on branches with Eyes Wide open Even death is scared too This is victory… … Continue reading Daybreak in Sambisa

Sambisa forest

The approaching footsteps thumps, Drawing dust to disturb the peace of nature Like enraged men in turmoil, warring against tranquility Bearing the wombs of the future on the guillotine of lush plains Sambisa forest,welcomes unwanted visitors into her serene ambiance In slavery procession under the watchful eyes of mother moon Tears trail the young wombs … Continue reading Sambisa forest

BOKO HARAM: a ‘Thou Shalt Not’ list

  Sometime between the night of April 14 and the morning of April 15, terrorists invaded Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, Northeastern Nigeria; they were clad in military uniforms, armed and in trucks. When they left the school, they reportedly carted away 234 teenage girls (roughly between 16 and 18 years old) … Continue reading BOKO HARAM: a ‘Thou Shalt Not’ list

Find Iyanda Feranmi Oluwatobi

FIND IYANDA FERANMI OLUWATOBI Imagine there’s no greed A world where you want for me As much as you want for yourself No one will take away my dear sister Our well beloved colleague From ‘our world of love’ To leave us with an illusion An illusion of what peaceful coexistence should be. You’ll not … Continue reading Find Iyanda Feranmi Oluwatobi