Shithole versus Shoothole: Latest school shooting claims 17 innocent lives

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Students are evacuated by police out of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooting on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)

Codratus Godson

US President, Donald Trump, calls African nations especially Nigeria ‘shitholes’ but some Nigerians are saying the US is becoming a ‘shoothole’. This is because no week passes without someone taking up guns to shoot to death the future leaders of the US and the world, yet, Trump hardly sees anything inhuman in this.

Nigeria and Africa may be bedeviled by corruption and sad governance but the number of persons killed in the US in one single day through freewheeling guns overtakes the number killed in Nigeria in one month by all our faults put together.

This shows that no continent or country is perfect or free from human faults. It calls for a sympathetic view from outsiders or some respect in public utterances by leaders, not flippant insults and general write-off.

Remember that It was a slave boy that interpreted the dream of a king in Egypt that brought the idea of the pyramids and saved the nation. This created the concept of grain silos today. It was a housemaid that suggested the place of healing for a leprous Syrian Army General. It was a Nigerian Prof Chris Imafidon that was said to have turned around the brain of the nephew of the Queen and also won a bet of millions from the prime minister then on this type of turning dull brains to geniuses. He has built a school that turns around those rejected as worst in class to best in class.

You never can tell. Do not be quick to write off Nigeria.