Dele Giwa: So, Yesterday Was October 19! BY NANDI BETTE

In Breaking News, Columnists, Crime, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Politics

As the decades roll by
Memories tend to fade away
Yesterday was October 19
Yet no newspaper headlines
Recalled the terrorist event

But, Deep down their hearts
In the cozy opulence
Of their “fortified” abodes
Their consciences prick
Tin gods of yesteryears
Await judgment day

On 19 October, 32 years ago
On a quiet Sunday morning
They stole the nation’s innocence
Via the cruel novelty

They covered tracks
Stalled investigations
Frustrated inquiries

But, no matter the antics
No amount of lies
Ever consume TRUTH

So long, great wordsmith
So long, investigative columnist
So long, Editor of Editors
So long, DELE GIWA

Keep Resting in Peace!

Nandi Bette is a journalist and writes from Ogoja in northern Cross River State.

NOTE:Opinions expressed in this article are strictly attributable to the author, Nandi Bette, and do not represent the opinion of CrossRiverWatch or any other organization the author works for/with.

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