Nigerians in New York Remember 9/11

Ola Oduwole: I was in New York on 9/11. It was unbelievable. I couldn’t believe such a thing would happen in this country, especially using a plane as a tool of war, and I thought it was a war. Innocent people were killed that day, including those trying to rescue others, and I always thought such a thing could never happen in this country. As we remember it today, we should all be tolerant and have the fear of God.

Ayo Idowu Samson:
9/11 to me means that life is too short, you never know what’s gonna happen or when it’s going to happen. We should always be vigilant, we can be confident but never be too prideful, because we never know when we can be humbled. Therefore we should be forever mindful.

Dennis Anidi:
I witnessed the World Trade Center come down,
I was across the street from the building, I just got to work that day and I saw the building come down from my office window. I had to walk like 3 miles to my house that day, everywhere was so difficult. I knew this country would never be the same after that. I’ve been in the World Trade Center and I had taken my guests from Nigeria to see it before that event.
Ogunjimi Abiola: If something like that were to happen in Nigeria, looking at the way Nigeria is structured and how the police are handling things, we don’t have the experience we need to cope. I must tell you we don’t have the experience to handle such. Judging from the way the Boko Harams are working, it’s not really that we can’t do a good job of ensuring security, but we’re not doing it. Instead, we’re putting the cart before the horse. 9/11 is a symbol for us on why we need to be united.

Alhaji Aliu Bello:
I hope we human beings will set aside politics and religious uprisings, either you’re white, green, or blue, believe that if they scratch your body, what will come out is red blood. And if somebody’s brain is open it’s always white, either you’re black or white or green. There’s not much to the 9/11 remembrance than to appeal to the world to be peaceful. I don’t think there’s a cause for any celebration than to appeal to people that we should all live as brothers and sisters.

Adebayo Adedotun: We’re still seeing the effects of 9/11. It didn’t just affect America, it affected the world. It’s not only an American affair but a world-wide affair because of the after effects. We all saw what happened that day; it’s a memory we can never forget. So I will advice security consciousness for every body.

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