Violence usually begets more violence. Wrong handling of tense situations can easily escalate them into prolonged internecine conflicts. But whatever the issues, war in Africa, or anywhere else for that matter, hardly benefits the combatants but those who feed the frenzy to sell their weapons.

A word is enough for the wise!

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(Related: Revive Nigeria, Lord!)


The spectre of war is looming over us
The oppressor is in a “show of force”
But the victims get more resolute
As most legislators choose to be mute

The python’s dance is in reprise
Democracy fizzles before our eyes
IPOB and the army at daggers drawn
Our freedom and safety slowly burn

Protracted conflict can spring from this
So let’s say “No” to the threat to peace
Somalia, Libya, the DRC
Such horrors may we never see


Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017

[bctt tweet=”War in Africa mostly benefits outsiders who feed the frenzy to sell their weapons.” username=”edithsmusings”]

(Related: They’re Pulling the Wool Over Your Eyes)

Lord, grant wisdom to your people and quench the current thirst for blood in Nigeria in Jesus’ name.


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  • “Lord, through all the violence and confusion, that PEOPLE inflict, I KNOW that you hear the prayers of those who look to YOU for salvation, guidance and answers! Thank you Father, and I pray for mercy, grace, Your comfort and peace to fall thick on Nigeria…. wisdom and courage for those who stand for you and live to serve you…..Your will be done on earth as in Heaven. In Christ Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.”

    • Edith Ohaja

      Amen. Thank you so much, Tammy! We look to the Lord for He is our Ebenezer and our refuge in times of trouble. Have a blessed week, beloved!

  • Ezenwa Chinenye Evangeline

    Oh! God of justice, love and peace, You rule all over the nations on earth. Power and might are in Your hands and no one can withstand you. Lord!! Nigeria is in Your hands. We ask of you not to forsake us in this difficult time. Please Lord, restore peace, unity and love back to our country for Nigeria is your own country. Amen.
    I forever stand for peace.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Amen and amen in Jesus’ name. Our God does not sleep or slumber. He will help His people come what may. Bless you, Chinenye!

  • God will be with you…I know what’s like to be in a country where confusion seems to prevail…. that’s the situation in Kenya following the annulment of the presidential results. I just pray that God heals our land and our people from stupidity, sycophancy and tribalism. I also pray that the spirit of the tower of Babel may hover around the enemies of our countries and plans to destroy them will not succeed

    • Edith Ohaja

      Amen, my sister. It’s amazing how people can aloow themselve to become pawns and endanger the lives of millions thereby. We look up to God Almighty. May His counsel prevail and evil return upon the heads of the wicked in Jesus’ name.

  • Father God, show yourself mighty in Nigeria. Please bring the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to the precious people in the lands of Africa.

  • I will be praying for Nigeria are you save where you are?

    • Edith Ohaja

      Thanks a lot, Alice! Our region is besieged but the violence has occurred in cities where the secessionist movement is very active like Aba and Umuahia. The Lord is on the throne.

  • Our God is sovereign, righteous, mighty, wise, compassionate and above all others who claim to be gods. Only He can grant peace!

  • Eze Benjamin Oduma

    There are just two beneficiaries in wartime: Those who produce weapons of war and those who sell them. Fellow Nigerians, let’s say no to every form of violence, it doesn’t bring any development to the nation. Peace is the only option. Let’s join hands in praying for this country and for good leadership. Thank you, Ma


    Nigeria has gone a long way history. She has been known as the most populated country and the giant of Africa.
    hmmm! what is happening in the country is very bad, most people can not feed their families because of those in charge of government positions. if those in charge are being affected with things happening in the country, they would have looked for ways to help the country and not their families alone.

    Nigerians, it’s high time we woke up from our dream and face reality. If there is no white collar job in the country, get something doing to subtain your life, family and loved ones ooo! Lord just as you said in the bible, we should seek first the kingdom of GOD and any other thing shall be added onto us, Father with this help us to succeed and make it as a whole in Jeans’ name, AMEN……

  • Abugu Chinazom

    The earlier we realise that resorting to violence as the solution to the many problems we are faced with in this country would only cause more harm than the already existing ones, the better for all of us. Let’s all embrace peace instead and hope that God comes to our aid soon.

  • Shade

    Peace is a very vital part in our society, we need in Nigeria and everyone should uphold peace.

  • Peace onoja

    War helps no one. Both the oppressors and the oppressed. No matter how things are, let’s stand for peace. Looking at it from another angle, this is a sign of end time! Nation rising again nations, brothers against brothers. Lord please save us!

  • ubah chisom mariagorathy

    War will bring destructions, let us all live in peace.

  • onyeabor ijeoma Rita

    war destroy cities, it has a long time effect on people. we pray that God brings love and peace among men to see each other as brother regardless of tribe, so that we will grow both mentally and physically.. amen

  • Onwuka Chinaecherem Emmanuel

    peace is the key to all our problems in this nation Nigeria; those agitating for war truth be told have never tasted violence; from the story my dad told me “war is nothing to pray for” relating to Biafran war that occurred in his childhood. May God help us all, peace is all i pray & wish for.

  • Josiah Judith Enobong

    “The python’s dance is in reprise,
    Democracy fizzles before our eyes”

    It’s not funny the violence this sects are causing us; the funny part is that most of the victims are the innocent ones; they cry for war, the innocent falls victim. Peace is all we seek and peace we shall have, by God’s grace.

  • Sandra Oweka

    Lord hear our prayers. Deliver Nigeria from war.#IStandForPeace

  • Amarachi Deborah Ugwu

    why violence when we can all swim in the ocean of peace. It only takes understanding of each other and tolerance. A peaceful mind believe me is the best for us all, lets keep preaching peace

  • nigeria, my beloved country. this days this statement is an irony. our country has turned to a big joke where everyone including the young has given up on these hide and seek games. well, i pray that nigeria will one day wake up and discover that it has not utilized its God-given potenial and that it will awaken to this call and begin to source for ways to stay relevant, i pray that we have a new breed of leaders who are not there to expose their hunger and greed but serious about development and national integration. and with all faith i can muster, i say Amen.

  • Ugwu Kosisochukwu Ifunanya

    Amen. Nigeria is in God’s hand, we say no to any form war and violence.

  • Joseph Edidiong

    Amen. Thank you ma. beautiful poem. violence is never an option, lets stand for peace at all times.

  • onyema chinonyelum cynthia

    i stand for peace because my God is a God of justice and peace, He rules over the earth and beyond. with Him we are covered.

  • nwafor chukwudalu franklin

    conflict is something which we are now known for, from boko haram to IPOB and other organisation in the country. we need to work together in order to move our beloved country forward and we can’t do it without one another. how too start, by first treating our neighbors like family.

  • ugochukwu ogwu

    May God be praised and bless us…thank you ma

  • Just like the bible, he who kill by the sword dies by sword!
    Violence begets more violence …
    This poem to me, is not just addressing Africa and other continent, but us as individuals, that make up the whole.
    #peace is a better element for conflict resolution, than violence.

  • Sunday Francis C

    War only brings destruction of lives and property. Let’s say no to violence and embrace peace wholeheartedly.

  • Egwuonwu Priscilla

    We pray and cry for peace. We want no war but peace. Christ is the Prince of peace. May his peace reign supreme in our lives and country.

  • Osere Theresa

    I stand for peace, fighting really cannot solve any problem of the country, God is in control.


    It is unfortunate that everybody seems to be quiet about the Northern Clampdown on the IPOB members, Peaceful Movement.They have left Insurgency-ravaged north east where such operations are needed to hide under the cloak of Security to carry their evil plans of silencing the east. Herdsmen attacks are not talked about again. The presidency has maintained suspicious silence on the endless deadly herdsmen attacks across the federation. The FG is biased and we understand that they are pursuing evil agenda. My worry, However, is that relevant bodies in the East have kept quiet surprisingly. I stand for peace, but if Peace cannot Work, Let the marriage be broken; let there be divorce.

  • Nwogu Chiamaka

    I always pray for Nigeria, I don’t like what is happening in this country, there are violence of different kinds in Nigeria, physical, religious, economic and political violence. God please in your infinite mercy resolve the troubles of Nigeria and give us peace.


    peace will only sound abstract to anyone who has never witnessed the evil in violence. it is also confirmed that moments of crisis are pleasing to most people who are interested in capitalizing on the misfortunes of others for gains. Africa is not left out in this quest for peace. we need to choose peace over violence. the evils of the Nigerian civil war is still evident and war or crisis should be eradicated at all cost. let peace reign for it is the cheapest way to progress.

  • Ukamaka Ukaegbu Mirabel

    Nigeria is a peace loving nation though we are facing a trying moment now but I know that we will come out of it soon. And it can only be achieved when we the citizens states doing the right thing.

  • praise chinazom onaga

    nice write up… simple words! now talking about Nigeria, , everyone needs to seriously pray for this country

  • onyema bright

    Violence they say profited nothing only those who have not witnessed pains war’s comes along with will foolishly glamour for one. we need not bath the street with the stench of a brothers blood nor hang the neck of a sister in the street in other to pass our message no matter how agrieved we must be ,we should always remember that dialogue is the best option to settling dispute and not war. long live our great country!!!

  • Amedu Blessing Amarachi

    Indeed, violence gives rise to more violence. As in the case of Boko Haram, when they started killing the igbos and Christians, the igbos attempted fighting back, but they (the insurgence) boosted out more violently. Peace should forever reign in Nigeria! Amen…

  • Ibe Chinwe Cynthia

    Violence helps no one. Violent people need to get new means to solve their problems. This applies to individuals and groups. Violence leads to waste of human lives and resources, causes havoc in the environment. Indeed peace is preferred.

  • ibemma Ginikachukwu

    Lets stand for peace because its the way forward,,war will us no where for it will only bring destruction,loss of life and property and set backs in development.We should show love to one another not minding your tribe ,skin colour ,class,achievement or your religion.Without love war prevails

  • keswet mercy

    We live in a society where the rate of violence is on the increase such as the likes of Boko Haram, Fulani-herdsmen, Suicide bombers and the rest of them the bloodshed in our beloved country is way too much. This is not what it is supposed to be like lets all stand for peace.

  • Akumambila ijeoma Winifred

    The earlier we realise that violence is not an option or solution the better for us. We have to embrace peace and hope that God comes to our aid. Amen

  • ozulumba chikodili

    Nigeria is our country. With recent violent acts going on and the muteness of the current administration, one is meant to question their credibility. I for one dont encourage the violence and evil going on in the society and seeing people engage in it is heart breaking. The earlier we realize that the violence path we are heading towards would only harm us, the better.Our pledge to Nigeria should always ring in our mind and also pray it reflects in others.

  • Akogu Imelda Chidiebere

    Yes! I stand for peace too, we need to continue to pray for peace to reign in our country, and other countries because the lives of our people are at danger. The weapons of war is dangerous and pierce every heart of men by the destruction it cause in effects . No violence or war is a healthy fight only dialogue can be considered peaceful .

  • Vanessa Ezenwafor

    I stand firmly for peace too. Let us drop our weapons. Violence will only beget more trouble for us, more blood shed, loss of dear ones, properties. Let us come together in prayer. Let us dialogue.
    Two wrongs will never make a right. Never!!


    violence is never a solution to conflict, rather dialogue and effective communication can go a long way in achieving peace. say no to violence.

  • joseph jennifer

    Viiolence is not the best approach to peace. it does not create peace, it is not the best way to resolve conflict. God is faithful. Nigeria as a country has gone through so much and we have survived it,God will continue to see us through . alll we pray for is the absence of bad leaders, corrupt Government officials and absence of ethnic rivalry which is one of the major challenges we are facing now. we have to be positive, regardless. there would be a change. God will do something for us.

  • Ofoegbu Maureen

    Violence is not the way to resolve issues. I always say God bless Nigeria. I pray he sees us through and make us a peaceful nation

  • Anowi chisom

    war is never and would never be a way to solve things. you can never do a thing in a bad way and expect any thing positive. Nigeria has corruption in its grass root and only God that can save us.

  • Afiadigwe Nnedinso Rita

    Lord Jesus, you’re the supreme leader of the whole universe, please initiate in our leaders the spirit of your leadership so that they will be able to rule us with your love.Well done ma.

  • Kat

    Amen and amen. Nigeria and it’s people need peace. All this violence is getting us nowhere. Your poem , though comprising of just few stanzas, basically says it all. May we live to see better days.

  • Violence begets more violence. We often resort to violence when we feel people have stepped on our toes. How about a dialogue? Violence will never bring an end to conflicts.

  • Akwara Agatha Uchechi

    Nigeria’s peace lies in the hands of the citizens. It is our decision to choose what we want: peace or war. Peace is the best decision because when there is war, we suffer and those outside benefits. Peace always is better than war because we need each other to survive.

  • Egbo Rita Somtochukwu

    Violence begets violence. Being violent will not stop wars instead it will be increased. Let bring peace to our families, friends and relations and also to out country Nigeria. Let peace reign and through the help of our Lord Jesus Christ it will surely come to an end. This can be achieved through constant prayer and committing our country Nigeria before Him..

  • Henry

    We should learn to integrate and live peacefully as has been. Violence can never be a convergence point for settlement rather dialogue should. As a country, we need to face what we are avoiding to move forward.
    Peace we pray, peace we get. Amen.

  • Chukwuma Chekwube Jennifer

    We suppose to stand for peace because our God is God of peace and justice the rules over the earth and beyond.

  • Joshua igwe

    Indeed we should stand for peace and be ambassadors of what we profess and deviate from all malice and hatred and say no to war. This poem is a sounding preaching to these Python dancers and IPOB scramblers. Let’s all adhere to the saying united we stand divided we fall ma your poem itself is peace

  • Orji Chidubem Blessing

    united we stand, divided we fall. In order for peace to reign in Nigeria, there must be peaceful co existence among its citizens. peace cannot be achieved through violence therefore, am pleading with Nigerians to accept that we are one and also pray and ask God to restore peace in Nigeria.

  • Dike Gerald Osinachi

    Shall we continue revenging? Should it be a tooth for a tooth? No. It would be worse, worse than before. Peace is our apron. It is the solution we have chosen. Our gentle approach to the problem shall bring back Peace. A slap for a slap would cause double pains. But a peace for a slap would heal the pain. Nice!

  • Onwusonye promise

    Peace is capable of building coexistence in Nigeria. To our brothers, I say peace, peace lead your intents. No longer violence for violence. It shall not help any land. Put peace shall lead us safe.

  • Agwu Tochukwu Frank

    I feel so sad concerning what is happening in our county (Nigeria).
    Tribalism and nepotism is obviously seen in all sectors in our county.
    Take a look at how Fulani herds men are massacring people and our so called president pays nonchalant attitude concerning the issue.
    IPOB agitated for their freedom through peaceful negotiation, it was termed terrorism.
    Let us embrace peace in our county
    Let us maintain one Nigeria.
    May God help his people in this country. Amen


    No nation will ever benefit anything good from going to war. Instead, there will only be chaos, blood shedding and alot of innocent souls will lose their lives. Father, you are the Prince of peace. I pray that your peace will always reign in our country, Nigeria.

  • Ugwu Chiamaka Peace

    Violence indeed begets violence, and more violence… Its an endless circle. What ever happened to the theme song on AIT? “We are one, let’s live together”…deception?
    Its time we realize that violence wouldn’t help. Let’s sing that theme song again and sing it with so much truth. Let’s stand for Peace!!

  • Akuma Victor

    We clamor for peace, war is depriving in its nature. it deprives one family, it deprives others shelter, it deprives happiness, it even deprives one its state of mind. It is certainly not what one would even wish for his enemy. I believe in peace and love. Nicely articulated Ma’am.

  • Bessong Faith Ada

    Yes! Such horrorsmay we never see! Peace is pertinent in existentialism.

  • obidigbo ifunanya Nino

    Protracted conflict can spring from this
    So let’s say “No” to the threat to peace
    Somalia, Libya, the DRC
    Such horrors may we never see
    I really love this stanza, peace is what every country needs, also for development peace, love and understanding is needed. #i stand for peace. Wonderful post ma.

  • Nwogu Chiamaka

    Let’s stand for peace. Violence begets more violence, there are better ways of solving issues. It’s only God that can deliver Nigeria.

  • Gerald

    War has never been the best solution to the resolution of crises, it devastates. Peace should be enthroned as the only solution/option to the resolution of crises.

  • Nwabuike onyinyechi

    We pray that God restores peace to Nigeria and helps our leaders to stay united.

  • Ezeh Blessing

    Let Nigeria say no to violence and hatred. It’s a terrible thing for citizens to constantly be at each other’s throats. When will things change? Will they even ever change?. I pray this country will stand for peace and harmony one day because that’s the only way we’ll progress. Inspiring poem ma


    Yes we know that early men had to fight for their freedom, again there is a saying that for you to have peace you must prepare for war, yes we’ve heard all that but this isn’t ancient times, The setting of the 21st century has made dialogue a better way of conflict resolution, the linens of war is heart aching and we certainly don’t clamor for it. dialog is the best fight in moments of conflict, where everyone is a winner. On the rock of peace we stand!

  • Essien, Anietie Archibong

    When wars happen,innocent victims are the ones whom we should think of first.we should say no to every sign of threat. And embrace peace instead!

  • Arene Ifeyinwa Ketochukwu

    War is not the best option to end a conflict, a peaceful dialogue will surely end conflicts without harm to lives and property. I agree totally with this poem.

  • Ogbodo somtochukwu ikemefuna

    Only seeing a war movie can give me unrest
    Not to talk abwt me withnessing one.. .
    God 4 bid. .
    I stand 4 peace oo


    Peace is so special, it protects lives and properties. Our lives is too important to us, no normal human will prefer war to peace. people should embrace peace because it contributes to long life. whatever the problem is, hand it over to his Almighty God, he knows the best. He will surely see us through.

  • Odo Collins Nnaemeka

    Nigeria really need God’s intervention…….because if we are to engage in war in this 21st century,we are not going to survive it because of the dangerous weapon in use now.

  • Ezema Chidiebere Blessing

    Ma i pray that you live long, so that all the dreams and talents that God has entrusted on you will not be cut short,may the lord continue to give you the knowledge from above Amen

  • Ezema Chidiebere Blessing

    Our country is full of trouble, which until God intervenes before it can end, because since 1963 Nigeria have been hoping to be change, because every four years a new government will promise to change something from the constitution, or from what others had done and landing us into more confusion. our problem, I believe has a final bus stop which is Gods intervention not military innervation.

  • Chisom vincentia charles

    With peace we don’t have toreach out to other nations for help .where peace reigns is filled with joy. with peace we can work out our differences and put an end to all the hate.It’s time to build a new Nigeria. enough is enough let’s give peace a chance. together WE can.

  • Ugwuaneke Grace U.

    Where there is peace,there is joy harmony and development.We gain nothing in killing our brothers and sisters and destroying of properties.all these keeps us revolving in a circle and not to move forward,let us stand firm and say no to war rather let us go for dialogue.

  • Nwosu chinwendu favour

    what will make Nigeria a better place? Peace is the answer
    God bless you ma

  • Okorie Flora

    The God that created the universe is a God of peace and justice. He is filled with love. He rules over the whole nation and power and might is in his hands. Our country is filled with violence and corruption but only he can save us and give us peace. Our God will destroy our enemies.Amen

  • Onovoh Adaeze J.

    There is nothing that destroys a nation like war and hatred. For a country like Nigeria, who is still trying to patch up the broken pieces in her nation and also trying to develop her nation to meet up to world standard ; war is the last thing she needs now. Let’s all say no to war and embrace peace, no matter the Ethnic difference. God help us.

  • Nwankwo Amanda

    There’s this unexplainable calmness that fills your heart when you’re peaceful. Violence is never an option

  • Sefiya

    Speak kindly, It’s amazing how a little kindness goes a long way to create a peaceful relationship. love genuily, sometimes we forget how powerful love can be in building up our country. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘”love will cover a multitude of sins.’” (I Pet. 4:8) also forgive quickly. Don’t waste time nursing a grudge. This little things can prevent violence.

  • Nwabueze Sylvia

    O Lord we need your intervention… #istandforpeace

  • For ever standing unshakable for peace. Debunking my self to any war of any kind. God save my father land Nigeria

  • Nneji Mary Chinenye

    I love this poem so much, I pray that Almoghty God will in his infinite mercy restore peace and sanity to this great country Nigeria.

  • Martins Kingsley

    happenings in Nigeria are much, but in view of restructuring, Fulaniheards men, and Bokoharamic issue, l think peaceful resolution would only be the perfect panacea for everyone.l pray that God in his infinite mercy grants our leaders the eyes to see beyond the purview of their actions

  • Onoyima juliet

    It is only peace that can unite Nigeria. Discrimination of religion should stop and let peace reign.

  • Emeka joy

    I pray for peace in this country, let God see us through

  • War is the worst thing a nation should experience ,so, let’s embrace peace and unity and our nation will prosper. Together we stand! Let love lead Nigeria.

  • judith

    Why people long for disunity, i don’t get. Peace is always a million steps away from war. This is what we should uphold.

  • Lynda chisom

    There is no gain in conflict,conflict begets loss of lives and properties,people do see war sometimes as a solution to certain problems but from experiences we see that war just worsen the current problems.

  • Obeto Clinton

    We pray to God for this our dear country Nigeria that He would keep it from any form of war and also for the entire world.

  • I pray that by the special grace of God, peace will reign in Nigeria, because in a country where peace is lacking, there is hardly any development.

  • stephaine

    Nigeria belongs to all of us….a nation without God cannot stand. We must say no to tribalism and nepotism, we must unite in order to restore our country and above all, we need to place God first.

  • Joan chikadibia Eze

    Its only God Almighty that can come to our aid. May our good lord restore peace, love and that spirit of togetherness irrespective of our religion and culture. Wonderful poem

  • Afunanya Chiamaka Lilian

    War is the one thing Africans should pray against war is indeed the worst thing that can happen to a nation, we need to embrace peace and unity that’s the only solution

  • i believe in that too because our country really need peace and that will be possible when God is involved.

  • Venessa Stephen

    War!!!!What is it good for absolutely nothing
    It’s aftermath is bad, I stand for peace, God, grant us peace and love in our society Amen.

  • Ominaki Pamela

    We are supposed to stand for peace because without peace there is no progress, we are advised to drop our weapons of warfare because it’s the masses and our country that suffers, there is a saying that when two elephants fights it’s the ground that suffers. We should think about our children and our future, because warfare only brings death, starvation and everything that is negative but peace brings positive developments and we are advised to embrace peace.

  • Peter Chioma Martha

    No war or conflict, has ever been resolved by creating another war. Peace is the only solution to a national crisis as this. Without peace, a nation cannot grow. Peace is the basis for national development and unity. So yes, I stand for peace because it’s the way forward.

  • Okoli Ezinne Juliet

    The things happening in Nigeria is nothing to write home about. I have never believed in violence because is not an option.
    I sincerely pray for God’s direction in our country

  • Eze martins Tochukwu

    Peace is essential in all areas of life therefore, let come together and talk about this problems in order to pave way for peace to reign. I stand for peace, do you

  • Henry onyeka

    There is no need to panic God is with us war shall not prevail although the condition of our country is very frightening but God is in control.

  • Egbo Paul Uchenna

    It is no more strange that people are been gruesomely massacred every day in the country. Violence has become the other of the day. In this perilous times we call on God the only one who can grant us refuge. But we should also play our various part in harnessing peace and unity.

  • This country is still in turmoil, these lives have been lost and nothing has been done about it, if we can stop this war and troubles and peace reign lives would be saved

  • Peace is a policy that should be attributed to every nation and family as God’s children let’s learn to dwell in peace.

  • Edwin ijeoma vivian

    Father almighty, your peace is all we need in our country

  • oringanje chinonso

    Oh Lord! may we not experience another war in Nigeria in Jesus name. Amen.

  • Victor Nzubechi Abundance

    I pray for peace in Nigeria. The rate of violence is becoming alarming. May God’s peace reign over us. Violence does not pay in any way.

  • Epunam obianuju

    peace is the best option I think Nigerian have for now. We need to be united so that our country could stand and prosper. United we stand and divided we may fall, and so i chose peace.

  • Paul-kayode praise c

    Violence has never stopped any problem,as we keep praying for peace across the country, we shouldn’t forget that there is unity in diversity ,We should do away with tribalism and favouritism because these are things that beget disunity and disagreements on the long run which most times end in violence .

  • ologhofor sampson

    Bless you ma. It is pertinent we pray for peace in our country Nigeria. Things are getting worst, people are dying daily, ethnics against ethnics,religion against religion, even war between political parties and we are deceived in the name of democracy. God help and restore peace back to Nigeria.

  • Blessing obidudu

    I believe if Nigeria is peaceful, then being United won’t be a problem, if we accept our diversity then we will soar in greatness

  • Ugama Gloria Nkechinyere

    Both visible and invisible conflict exist in Nigeria, not only in the government, also among the citizens. Pray God grant peace to us.

  • Just as the bible said “blessed are the peace makers for they be called children of God .so we should stand for peace for it is the optimal”.

  • Bryan Casey

    Aunty peace means progress.. Thanks for this poem I will use it as a pledge … I am proudly Nigerian

  • Holy God, i ask you show your manifestation in Nigeria. Please bring the peace of our Lord to every individual in the land and cause us to be happy and let the prayer of our aunty be answered.

  • Joseph joy

    From my own opinion I don’t think there’s anyone who like the situation in Nigeria, I pray that God will bring us a good leader, and the people too need to change their mentality cos we now believe that you have to do something illegal to make money, may God bless Nigeria

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    War is disastrous. We should have learnt our lessons from the Biafran war that shattered many lives and left the economy dead. It took a lot to repair some of the damages. I pray that thre will be no war and that those behind this evil plans of war will be brought to book in Jesus name…Amen

  • Nwannah Juliana ngozi

    Nothing good can come out of any war.it destroys a country,it’s leaves the young ones dead.it causes famine.i pray for a war free Nigeria and any one who is trying to insulate war shall meet the judgement of God Amen.

  • Adonu Ifeanyichukwu B

    I also stand for peace. Violence begets more violence but when we employ dialogue in resolving the issue, we accomplish a lot without shedding unnecessary blood or cutting the lives of innocent people short. May God help restore and preserve this country as violence is becoming the order of the day.

  • Chukwuma Wilfred

    It feel so bad to see that war and aggression is seen and accepted by high population of people in the society as the best way to confront situation of such nature (Federal Government and IPOB). Even for a right or wrong course, I believe that total submission to God’s will is the best, rather than situations that may necessitate several attacks and killings. I pray that God almighty will never allow us to witness such incident as “Operation Python Dance” in Nigeria and beyond. Nigeria will be a better place one day. I stand for GLOBAL CHANGE AND PEACE, amen!

  • Ani Fabian

    Amen. May we not see that worst of the situation. Peace I also preach and as you rightly said, wrong approach can escalate matters. We as a country need to come to a resolve and settle our differences once and for all. It just has lingered for too long a while.


    There can be peace in Nigeria only when we awaken the spirit of brotherhood. Nigeria is an interesting place filled with good people. We need to overlook the tribal differences, the minerla resources in other parts we do not have, the chances others have in the government we don’t have. With this I pray that God almighty showers us with peace everlasting in Jesus name amen.

  • Aleke Juliet C.

    Peace is really a driving tool towards national development; if only some ethnic groups in Nigeria will understand this.

  • Willie Albert Zikiye

    According to Karl marx the history of society is based on class struggle, the haves and the have not, the Rich and the poor e.t.c War and violence had never solved any problem in the society. The great French revolution of 1789 and many others are typical examples. Therefore, peace is the only means of solving our grievances.

  • Okalishi Oliver

    “One love, one love… One love keep us together. War cannot keep us together, discrimination cannot keep us together, religious crisis can not keep us together, political crisis can not keep us together. All we need is peace and joy”. Those are the lyrics of a song I know, and i strong believe its the truth.

  • Chinelobi Treasure Oluchi

    The peace of the Lord will continually abide with us notwithstanding the current tribulations.

  • Eze Chioma

    War is an unnecessary evil that needs to be avoided at all cost . War is also a futile attempt to enforce your opinions on another party because all it does is to promote hatred between two parties and jeopardize the unity and safety of the citizens of a nation. I think people should use the energy they put into war, to help improve their country rather than further destroying it. Leaders shouldn’t seek to divide a nation by asking to be another independent nation but pull their heads and resources together to strengthen ties with the states and ethnicities that make up a nation. Then and only then, would we achieve National Development with Peace and Unity in the package.

  • Rose Mary

    If we want peace we should work for justice By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively, a never ending process.

  • Otung Theresa

    True!. There are no winners in war; history has taught us so, except for those who benefit it by selling their arms to the conflicting parties. The scars tend to last a long time on generations to come. May it never be our portion.

  • Obiemeka favour chukwugozie

    Let’s really stand for peace because we’re a great Nation.

  • This situation of the country is really degenerating day in,day out. The country may look helpless but with God everything is possible. I believe in my country and I pray that God sets us free from chaos western intrusion and set backs in Jesus Name,Amen.

  • Ezeh John Onyekachi

    It is only in times of peace that we can progress as a nation. Let us all pant for peaceful coexistence with one another. It quite unfortunate that our peace as a country is being undermined by those who were supposed to maintain it.


    With God, protection is for sure. With faith, peace shall stand and out shadow the ravaging violence. Amen.

  • Okorie Adaora N.

    War does not bring about the end to a problem instead it triggers more killings and fighting. I pray God makes Nigeria a peaceful nation because it brings everyone together and even helps a nation develop.

  • Joy Morgan

    Violence is never the answer. Our God represents peace and as his creation we should all stand for peace. I stand for peace!

  • Blessing Imoke

    What makes us backward in development is the zeal for competition. If we put all hands on deck, and kick against violence we will be counted as one of those nations that matter but as long as we continue to fight each other, we will be trample upon like a footmat.


    The lord is our strength and will always be our strength in whatever we strive for in this life. He shall keep us out from every danger. On the day of evil, we the children of God shall not be present and even if we are, because we are the light of the world and the lord God is our strength, the evil shall take place no more. Amen!

  • Ibeh Lorretta Chiamaka

    I won’t be wrong if I say Nigeria has lost its peace long time ago. People now sleep with their one eyes open as the situation grow worst everyday. O Lord, in You we hope and pray for a peaceful nation

  • The condition of my country Nigeria now won’t be better without God’s interference. May the good Lord intercede for us and always protect his own. Amen.

  • Chukwukanne chinecherm winner

    Nigeria needs peace in almost every spectrum, as the ones who are meant to speak up have decided to go mute. We can only pray that the peace of the Lord rests upon Nigeria Amen.

  • Chukwukanne chinecherem winner

    Nigeria needs peace in almost every spectrum, as the ones who are meant to speak up have decided to go mute. We can only pray that the peace of the Lord rests upon Nigeria Amen.

    • Chukwude Olachi

      The injustice and unfair treatment melted out on the people in some part of this country especially the Southeasterns is too much, we pray the God of justice and love we come to our aid.

  • Ede Ndidiamaka Patience

    Nigeria is not safe any longer, and it’s getting worse day after day. I pray God’s intervention upon this country.
    God, we do not have power of our own, come and rescue your children. I pray in Jesus name!!!

  • Nnaji Ozioma Faith

    It is so sad that whenever the country faces times like this, people tend to involve themselves in conflicts,violence and what have you. Nigeria faces threats from insurgents and terrorist and we can only look up to God for help. I pray he shines his face of mercy upon our country Nigeria and bring on birth our destiny as a country . Amen

  • Okolo Elizabeth Chisom

    Father God, show yourself mighty in Nigeria. Please bring the peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to the precious people in the lands of Africa…

  • Ezeagu Chidinma Annastacia

    It is so heartbreaking how much of a mess our country Nigeria is in. Everyday comes with its own version of hardship and despair. May God heal and cleanse this country and have mercy on the citizens of Nigeria. Amen.

  • Dan Joseph

    Lord, grant wisdom to your people, the kind of wisdom that enables us choose peace over quarrels, fight, problems and wars. As Nigerians let’s all stand for peace for a better Nigeria.

  • Miracle Ogbonna

    Despite the country’s situation, we still reflects a strong sense of national pride and identity. This highlights the importance of patriotism and the desire for Nigerians to see our country succeed. We pray for peace.

  • Eleke Jane Somadina

    While growing up, there’s this song that normally shows on NTA. Below is some extract from the song:

    “Let there be love in our hearts and mind.
    Preach peace, try love, hold on to hope!
    My heart is broken for the blood shed on the streets.
    How can we stand by and the world is on fire?
    I choose to love and I choose to care….”

    War is as result of lack of love. Peace and Love begins with you and I.

  • A thought-provoking poem emphasizing the importance of peace in the face of potential conflict and the exploitation of war for profit.

  • Ogbu Cynthia Nneoma

    Lord, grant wisdom to your people, the kind of wisdom that enables us choose peace over quarrels, fight, problems and wars. As Nigerians let’s all stand for peace for a better Nigeria.

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