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Nigeria @62: Mixed reactions as Nigeria celebrates Independence day

Many Nigerians react as Nigeria celebrates its 62nd Independence Anniversary today.

On the one hand, there are some who feel Nigeria should not be celebrating anything at all, much less Independence.

One Twitter user wrote: “ I can’t believe you people are celebrating. They’re killing us and you’re celebrating. Smh ”

On the other hand, there are some who feel that regardless of the challenges Nigeria continues to face, the country has come a long way since 1960.

A Facebook user wrote: “Independence is a journey. It is not a destination. The only thing we must do is keep moving. God bless Nigeria.”

Whichever side of the divide you fall, “you must admit these are critical times for Nigeria”, said Ahmad Umar, an Engineering student in Bayero University, Kano.