Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the National Assembly has written an emotional and heart pouring poem for the soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Melete, Borno.
The senator shared his poem on Facebook where he highlighted the bravery, sacrifices, dedication soldiers make for Nigeria to have peace.
The civil rights activist described the soldiers as martyrs who paid the ultimate prize that Nigerians may breath and live. He prayed that their widows tears and grief be not in vain and their orphans waste not in the wilderness of our neglect.
It would be recall that dozens of soldiers were killed when the insurgents attacked Metele military base on November 18.
His Facebook post reads:
POEM FOR THE MARTYRS OF METELE
They gave their souls that we may breath and live.
They fought our battle that will end our wars.
They braved the storm that could have consumed us all.
They lighted up our darkest corners and paid its price.
They dare the Lucifer that we can be saved from all evil.
Let not their martyrdom be buried in the fog of our busy lives.
Let not their souls be forgotten in the dust of our ingratitude.
Let not their sacrifice be defaced by the wheel of time.
Let not their widows tears and grief be in vain.
Let not their orphans waste in the wilderness of our neglect.
Let not their spirit cast us in guilt.
Oh heavens of peace,
Embrace all these souls,
of men of valour who dare and died, that we may all live.