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Bleeding with Nigeria

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 12:01 AM

The Editor, Sir:

I believe it was in the early '90s that Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Nigeria, Africa, came to Jamaica, where he held a crusade at the Nelson Mandela Park in Half-Way Tree. I went a few days. But sadly, Archbishop Idahosa passed away some years ago, but his beloved wife, Archbishop Margaret Idahosa carries the mantle on and is fighting the good fight in Nigeria.

If I am not mistaken, I also believe it was Bishop Herro Blair and Mrs Blair who paved the way so that Bishop Idahosa could come to Jamaica on that occasion, and they played a big part in that crusade. I think the Blairs have been to Nigeria on visits, too. So, I can just imagine how they are feeling, along with the other Nigerians who reside in Jamaica, about terrible things that are happening there. We, the people of Jamaica, feel it for Nigeria and all the other bleeding countries.

Boko Haram is bent on torturing human beings, as it continues its savage pursuit, by slaughtering 2,000 people, a few days ago. And those 200 school- girls who were kidnapped in 2014 are still in bondage, with no hope of returning home, it seems. What should be done to such a wicked group which is killing so many people?

In these days of conflicts, we are seeing massacres behind massacres, great pain, weeping and mourning. If we are not physically, emotionally and mentally strong, these awful tragedies can kill us, or send us to our graves before the time.

Untimely deaths have taken a massive toll on the world, and the hearts of some men are truly getting more desperately wicked as the clock ticks on.

Donald J. Mckoy