By Uzogara Tobechukwu.
The United States of America has served justice to one of the world’s most dangerous men, Ayman Al-Zawahiri. The 71-year-old Egyptian was killed in Afghanistan yesterday by a US drone attack.
Until his death, Al-Zawahiri was the leader of Al-Qaeda and a successor to the late Osama bin Laden. Together with his former boss; Osama bin Laden, they masterminded several attacks resulting in the loss of countless lives and property.
They fought the Russians in Afghanistan, bloodied the Americans in the Middle East, and eventually took destruction to the World Trade Center in the infamous 9/11 terrorist attack in the US.
With his demise, a bloody chapter on international terrorism draws to a conclusion while a new one certainly emerges from its shadows. Like time, man’s tendency to foment violence is infinite; little wonder why his elimination does not excite most people.
One famous Nigerian minister under the present administration was reportedly beholden to Al-Zawahiri at a time in his life, although he now claims to have renounced him and his teachings. How this minister receives the news of Al-Zawahiri’s death will be seen in the coming days. Until then, peace to all men on earth.
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