Quotes From My New Book 'The Unseen Terrorist'

by Oche Otorkpa
(Lokoja, Nigeria)

PARENTING

1. Directly or indirectly, we owe these kids the responsibility of letting them know that they are loved, and that despite the barrage of challenges they face in a world that is constantly changing, we will never turn our backs on them.
—Oche Otorkpa


2. The Media and the internet have taken up the responsibility
of moulding the young ones amongst us, leaving us to pursue
the careers we treasure.
—Oche Otorkpa


3. Our actions has ensured that we made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
—Oche Otorkpa


4. As I’m beginning to find out, parenting is no child’s play, it could sometimes determine whether couples continue to live together or go their separate ways.
—Oche Otorkpa


5. A complex world of intrigues and power play among couples has combined to deny young people the love and attention they truly deserve, more and more teenagers are leaving home to peer up with bad influence which eventually lands them in jail for the lucky ones and six feet under for the not so lucky.
—Oche Otorkpa



TEENAGERS

1. The sudden surge of hormones at teenage age will continue to play an important part in the life of young people
—Oche Otorkpa

2. So many interests compete for our young people, from drug barons to sex traffickers who are constantly looking for ways to revive their ageing workforce.
—Oche Otorkpa


RAPE

1. Many disciplined and hard working women have innocently fallen prey to the activities of these hoodlums whose appetite for hard drugs and rape of innocent girls and women have continued to defy solutions.
—Oche Otorkpa

2. From New Delhi to New York, from Durban to Rio; women and girls are been hunted down by rapists, abused by pedophiles and emotionally decapitated by a society that is becoming increasingly hostile to the womenfolk.
—Oche Otorkpa

3. Increasingly, the girl child is becoming an endangered specie as pedophiles’ continue to roam free in our societies terrorising the lives of our children and stripping them of all the joy and excitement that comes with childhood.
—Oche Otorkpa

4. Raped at age nine by a relative and pregnant at 14 Oprah Winfrey, like many others have experienced the wickedness and brutality of our society. Sadly, it’s an environment where blood lines no longer hold.
—Oche Otorkpa


SEX

1. For peanuts young men are willing to sacrifice their lives on the altar of pleasure, taking on women old enough to be their mothers.
—Oche Otorkpa

2 As the world confronts the challenges of globalisation, the
entertainment Industry and a web saturated with explicit sexual
content, is increasingly making it difficult for young people to make informed decisions about sex.
—Oche Otorkpa

3. Globally, millions of married men and women engage the services of sex workers each year. Despite growing health concerns about the increased risk of STDs and HIV AIDS this trade continues to blossom, leading to the premature termination of several lives and the dissolution of several marriages.
—Oche Otorkpa

4. So many interests compete for our young people, from drug barons to sex traffickers who are constantly looking for ways to revive their ageing workforce.
—Oche Otorkpa


DRUGS

1. As a student at Sultan Bello Secondary school, Sokoto, during
the early 90s, I have experienced firsthand how easy it is for a
ten year old to obtain marijuana for next to nothing, this trend
seems to have been taken to a new dimension with the abuse of
pharmaceutical products especially prescription medicines in
schools and communities, increasing the number of mentally
and emotionally challenged men and women on our streets and
diverting young people from classrooms and lecture halls to prisons and drug rehabilitation centers.
—Oche Otorkpa

2. A complex world of intrigues and power play among couples has combined to deny young people the love and attention they truly deserve, more and more teenagers are leaving home to peer up with bad influence which eventually lands them in jail for the lucky ones and six feet under for the not so lucky.
—Oche Otorkpa

3. In their quest to hit cloud Nine, our young men and women in
their prime are gradually finding themselves on ground Zero,
emotionally battered, academically bankrupt and medically paralyzed.
—Oche Otorkpa

4. Drug cartels have taken the driver’s seat, training our young
men and women on how best to self destruct, while the larger
community watches on helplessly as these bands of renegades lead our people towards the path of self annihilation.
—Oche Otorkpa



PEDOPHILIA

1. The lack of stringent laws and the inefficient prosecution of
perpetrators have made it increasingly difficult for victims and their families to get the justice they deserve.
—Oche Otorkpa

2. In the absence of a global tracking system to effectively track
pedophiles and checkmate their activities, the door will continue to
remain open to these group of people who sneak into Facebook,
connect with us on Twitter and show the world how they violated
and infected our children on YouTube.
—Oche Otorkpa

HIV

1. A planet without AIDS is possible, but to create that planet we must do away with the vestiges of the old planet where testing positive to the HIV virus effectively relegates an individual to the subclass of Human society.
—Oche Otorkpa

2. Its not all about dishing out Antiretroviral Drugs
to the next patient, NO its about preventing the next person from getting infected.
—Oche Otorkpa

3. HIV is free, why pay for it.
—Oche Otorkpa

4. While we must be bold enough to confront the ills in the society that promotes the spread of the disease, we must also remember that we ourselves are not perfect either.
—Oche Otorkpa

5. Daily, thousands of innocent and faithful married women are
infected with the HIV virus on their matrimonial beds.
—Oche Otorkpa

6. Our society has made it extremely difficult for those living
with the virus to declare their status.
—Oche Otorkpa

7. The word HIV has become a taboo word for some lecturers and teachers who are guilty of compromising their office for pleasure.
—Oche Otorkpa

8. The stigmatization and the excruciating pains of social alienation have compelled most victims to conceal their status while the malevolent ones continue to distribute the virus free of charge to unsuspecting men and women.
—Oche Otorkpa


INFORMATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE

1. If young people are our greatest asset in a war that must be won then we must be willing to extricate them at whatever cost from the clutches of those who seek to exploit their weaknesses.
—Oche Otorkpa


2. Shoving policies and programmes down the throats to young people has never worked and never will.
—Oche Otorkpa


3.Ensuring that young people get the right information that will enable them make the right choices is a responsibility all citizens must take seriously.
—Oche Otorkpa


3. When we fail to find the origin of a flashy or questionable item in a child’s possession, we leave the door open for that child to spring up surprises that will have far reaching consequences.
—Oche Otorkpa


4. One of the greatest challenges facing young people today, is the large scale availability of half truth’s and manipulated facts.


DECISIONS

1. One way to be sure you are not making the wrong decision, is to look vertically upwards.
—Oche Otorkpa

2 I am constantly reminded that we are a products of the
choices we make.
—Oche Otorkpa

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Apr 01, 2014
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by: Opey

The quotes capture our present day realities. They are very relevant

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