Canal - Afegbua Shabban

- Dedicated to those we lost during the explosion in Lagos, Nigeria on January 27, 2002.

From the valley of death
I witnessed the pains on the faces of innocent children
I witnessed the tears of unexpected departure
I saw those that fled from the horror of death to face death itself
I saw the unconditional grief of devastated mothers
I saw the transparent sorrow of true mourners
My eyes became heavy
My legs became stiff
My lips could not speak
Oh, I see the terror of negligence,
I see the calamities of carelessness.
This is the most tragic event of our history.

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