Even the religious books admonish us to mourn with our enemies when they are mourning and rejoice with them when they are rejoicing but some people, for obvious reasons think it is a good thing to rejoice when their perceived enemies are mourning.
We can ask even the most necessary and right questions as we mourn the demise of all those who lost their lives in the ill-fated Navy helicopter crash but to call for “the cry of death in the camp of our enemies” seems a rather harsh call. Political differences should not make us blind to the milk of human kindness in us nor forget that we all must taste death some day.
Latter day anti-corruption activist and former member of the House of Representatives who is currently enmeshed in a paternity scandal with a Nigerian actress, Dino Melaye tweeted, in apparent reaction to Saturday’s crash: ” @dino_melaye May we hear the cry of death in the camp of our enemies, I mean the enemies of Nigeria”.
Now, compare that to this by former FCT minister, CPC chieftain and critic of the present administration, Malam Nasir El-Rufai “@elrufai: “@rosanwo What was the purpose of a Naval Helicopter at a private burial? Abuse of office and power”..good questions! But mourn first..pls” the outspoken El-rufai tweeted when someone raised what was certainly a valid poser.