Two University of Jos students, Liberty Wilson and Armstrong Zittas are set to launch a book ‘A Victim of a Failed System” dedicated to Late Mr. Shedrack Fenan Kums in April 2020.
Shedrack was shot dead on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the University of Jos’ Student’s Village Hostel in the wake of incessant violent attacks that took place in the Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
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According to Isaac Gagarau Esq, the book has a magical potency of absorbing you in the scenes here, displayed for an extensive excursion into the experiences of the characters in the midst of a failed system.
You will be surrounded by the aura of Kums’ presence, but more so by the state of his inner being spelt by emotions that spurred the authors to write about the things that give concerns to right thinking Nigerians.
The authors place us in an academic environment that shuttles between the hostels and the law classroom where the prevailing circumstances are subjected to litmus test. Of particular interest is the Faculty of Law of the University of Jos which serves as the Eagle Nebula of our nation, where giant pillars of cloud resides in the farthest reaches of the universe in an amazing luster, giving birth to the stars that lights the dark world, he remarked.
“Your senses will be relatively flared up per the rhythm of disappointments and the gory incidence of crisis, social degradation, cultural emptiness, political waywardness, religiosity devoid of spirituality, moral decadence and judicial setbacks, all resulting from our personal failures and administrative misfiring.
The desire of the authors, however, is not to give you and adverse shock. Rather, it is meant to appeal to your sense of reasoning towards the reality of our nation.”
According to the authors the foreword of the book is written by Professor Dakas C. J Dakas (SAN) , Former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Jos.
About the Authors:
Liberty Wilson is a 500 Level Student of Law, University of Jos. He is a student unionist and activist who speaks the truth irrespective of whose ox is gored. He is one of the voices crying from the North Eastern Nigerian, calling the nation to destroy its ancient tenets of injustice, molestation, suppression and corruption. Wilson is also a believer that, the lives of the people is too precious to be surrendered on the altar of mundane politics, always calling “the powerful” to stop testing ideologies on “the weak”
Armstrong B. Zittas is a 400 Level Student of Special Education and Rehabilitation Science, University of Jos. He is also a student Unionist and activist. He is a public commentator, and a passionate believer of the philosophy that until the youths discovers the untapped wealth of their potentials and rise above the system to change the narrative, the nation will continue to sail on the hurly-burly of bad leadership to its doom.