NYU Black Renaissance Noire Spring 2015 - Page 163

When the bbc published the photograph that showed that Yusuf was alive when captured by the army, I knew we could no longer keep quiet and that the point had to be made that extra-judicial execution had no place under the rule of law. As, I however, waited to see the president, who was in a meeting with the vp, I made the mistake of openly voicing my concern about what I considered extra-judicial execution. This did not go down well with the governor of Gombe, Alhaji Danjuma Goje, who was also waiting to see the president. “Segun, I sometimes wonder BRN-SPRING-2015.indb 161 We had a hot exchange on the matter and since he saw the president ahead of me, I was not surprised when m