Dear Mr. President,
With due respect Sir, I write this letter with high hopes that it reaches you with a sober heart and a pair of open ears.
In Maiduguri, Borno State, 54 Soldiers were accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight members of Boko Haram in the north eastern part of the Country and a judgement “sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny” has been placed upon them.
Fellow Nigerians have cried out for helps, and your response towards this determines our fate. I speak for a large demographic of Nigerians that have long awaited Mr. President to speak in a direct tone before the Soldiers would be condemned to death by firing squad.
We strongly believe in the voice of the people because it is also the voice of God! I believe that when a son asks his father for a fish; he cannot offer him “snake” instead.
Many of us, whether we admit it or not, looked to you for some form of moral support. We do not want to die. We do not want the Soldiers to die (instead find alternatives for their punishments). We do not want more bloodshed after so much that have happened especially in the Northern Part of Nigeria.
We totally agree with the laws guiding Soldiers about mutiny but I don’t want to find excuses for defence. Instead we plead for mercy to consider many bloods that have been sacrificed in Nigeria recently. Some reports say “how can you face a battle with an assault rifle aiming at your face while you are not equipped”? But we are not giving you that as an excuse.
I personally believe in PEACEFUL Demonstrations, the fellow Nigerians have spoken against judgement pronounced upon them and pleaded for mercy. You may refer to See Comments here.
With much hope for your leadership and with great admiration for your accomplishments thus far, Please help us fight against this condemnation as the “right side history awaits you” based on this.
We love you and respect you. We are simply asking you to help us on this matter.
God Bless you! And God continues to Bless NIGERIA!!!