The Sanctity of an American Corpse

Gimba Kakanda's Blog

 500 killed in a fresh crisis in Jos onMonday. 20 shot dead by unknown gunmen in Postikumon Tuesday.10 killed in a Boko Haram attackonWednesday. 20 killed in a Boko Haram attackonThursday.30 killed in a Boko Haram attackon Friday. 40 killed in a Boko Haram attackon Saturday.Bomb goes off in church during service, 50 reported killed, many injured onSunday. As the more perceptive Nigerian journalists now know, these are the clichés that no longer attract readers no matter the best efforts of sensation-minded editors. These have been the headlines of Nigerian newspapers with which the psyches of thinking Nigerians are constantly harassed, so their empathies are bumbed and diminished, day in, day out.

Our silence over the killings across northern Nigeria…

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