Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi
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Last month, General Mohammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, after wasting the lives of defenceless Igbo youths—peaceful Biafran agitators—went ahead to declare the peaceful Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) “a terrorist organisation.” Nobody—not one “Igbo leader”—uttered a word. But a few days later only foreigners—particularly the United States Government—countered Buhari’s Islamic government of lies. (See: We don’t see IPOB as terrorist organisation – US).
From the year 2015 when he assumed office till date, General Buhari has been proving to sceptical observers like us that he is indeed a Satanic agent, whose mission is partly to exterminate, if possible, the entire Igbo race. He systematically started by first ensuring that the Igbos are kept out of his Islamic government, and by stopping several pro-Igbo projects—such as that of the River Niger Bridge—which the previous PDP government started. Still not satisfied, then he started killing us. The killings started in that very year in which he was elected. Several lives of the Igbo people have been wasted and this he does wilfully. His target is IPOB, because he knows what IPOB, unlike MASSOB and others that cannot bite, stands for. Buhari, after wasting the lives of several members of IPOB, declared the same organisation “a terrorist organisation” — but he goes about defending the deadly Islamic Boko Haram that has wasted over 20, 000 lives of innocent Nigerians between 2010 and 2017. As I wrote in a 2015 article:
“...as the 2015 election drew near, the same Buhari contradictorily asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram “insurgents”, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed. Buhari, who spoke on a Liberty Radio programme, accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants got special treatment. He said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by the government. While accusing Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he had never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. According to Buhari, 'what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all. What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta at that time wanted to win their elections, so they recruited youths and gave guns and bullets to them to use against their opponents to win elections by force. After the elections, they asked the boys to return the guns, and the boys refused to do so. Because of that the allowance that was being given to them by the governors was stopped.'” (See: Jonathan, Northern Muslims and Boko Haram Saga!)
The fact that no one has, till now, questioned Buhari over his killing of Biafrans remains a mystery, but a mystery which Chief Fani-Kayode, a Protestant and an intellectual, partly exposes in his article below.
While the killings have been going on, and while the likes of Fani-Kayode, a Yoruba, have been voicing out, the self-acclaimed "Igbo leaders" as well as "Catholic leaders" in the country, have been keeping quiet. Of course, the silence of the latter—that is, the “Catholic leaders”—is understandable: they are not just secularists but are simply worse than atheists, so they are always indifferent when it comes to religious issues of this nature. As for the former—the “Igbo leaders”—they have been keeping quiet because they are selfish persons who, over the years, have plunged Igbo land into a complete mess. Selfish leaders who don’t speak the mind of an average Igbo man or woman; selfish leaders whose business is always to protect their personal interests. These are persons who are ready to betray the entire Igbo land provided their Abuja national cake is assured—persons who, over the years, have been keeping quiet on the Igbo predicament in Nigeria ostensibly for fear of losing their positions in the country, who only murmur and agree with Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, in closed circles, but condemn him any time their positions appear to be threatened. Who wants to lose his position? Who wants to lose his source of livelihood? Who wants to speak against a system that harbours him, a system that feeds him? Selfish and greedy leaders who are ever ready to sacrifice their brothers and sisters at the altar of money. Indeed Buhari appears to have been succeeding in his Satanic agenda against the Igbos because of these selfish and greedy politicians.
In May 2000 Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, founder of new Biafran movement, stated rightly that the need for a “New Biafra” is motivated by the “unprovoked and organised killing of our people in Nigeria”. The killings are being carried out by the Hausa/Fulani Islamists—Buhari’s people—of course. Now—with regards to these killings—just to mention one out of innumerable cases because of space: On June 2, 2016, Bridget Agbahime, an Igbo woman, was brutally murdered in Kano by northern Muslim youths over allegations of “blasphemy.” The killers of Bridget Agbahime, led by one Dauda, were caught and arrested but were quickly set free by a Kano State magistrate court. Then they went after the life of Bridget’s husband, Mr Agbahime. Of course, the plot to kill Mr Agbahime was because he was a principal witness to the murder of his wife. He was present at the scene of the murder and knows the suspects one on one. Hear him:
“I want justice done in the matter. They killed my wife in my presence, yet the court presumed them innocent. The south east governors, the Senators, and interest groups should rise up to get the culprits re-arrested and tried. I know Dauda and all those that killed my wife but now, they are telling me they are not guilty. Based on what law did they pronounce him innocent? The suspects confessed and Dauda mentioned those that participated in the killing but up till now, they have not been arrested since police has finished investigation. On that day, the group of boys chanting Alla kubahu overtook that shopping plaza, climbed upstairs, pulled down the iron with which they killed my wife.” (Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/life-danger-husband-igbo-woman-killed-kano-cries/ and http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/214435-court-frees-suspects-kano-blasphemy-killing.html).
Today that case, among other innumerable cases, has been buried—just like several cases of Igbo bloods shed by Buhari from 2015 till date are being buried!
Last month Buhari’s Islamic government declared to the world that IPOB is “a terrorist organisation”. Was it surprising that terribly dishonest Arewa Youths, just about two months earlier, after giving the Igbos residing in the north “a quit notice” to vacate the region, asked the UN—in their so-called letter to the UN, dated 12th of July, 2017—to “pronounce Kanu and IPOB as terror outfits, proscribe their activities and initiate criminal actions against them.” (Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/arewa-youths-ask-un-pronounce-ipob-terror-group-say-kanu-finally-crossed-boundaries/).
Of course the UN ignored them, then Buhari acted two months after.
Do we see the correlation between the statement made by the Arewa Youths about two months ago and that of Buhari-led Federal Government a few weeks ago?
Do we see the correlation between the statement made by the Arewa Youths about two months ago and that of Buhari-led Federal Government a few weeks ago?
Do you wonder why things are happening this way in Nigeria? Fani-Kayode tells us the reason in the article below, which he wrote about a month ago. “How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the words Christ, Church, Christianity or Christian are not mentioned ONCE in the constitution and when the word Sharia is mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54 times, Islam 29 times and Muslims 10 times?” he asks.
Of course, Nigerian “Christians”—both “Catholic leaders” who clamour for a “secular State” and are, as secularists, indifferent when it comes to religious issues, and the Protestant “clergy” whose main reason for being "Christian" is money—don’t just have the time to ask a question like this, and others below. (Note: the British who colonised the country were also secularists and atheists and that’s why they didn’t bother about the religious issues before merging the different tribes together). Chief Fani-Kayode poses the questions not just because he is an intellectual but because he cherishes his Protestant "Christian" Faith, and because he is just fearless. It is also because of things like these that Biafran agitation started. IPOB members as well as other agitators for Biafra recognise Nigeria for exactly what it is—an Islamic State—and that’s partly the reason why they want a secession. Buhari understands this very well—hence the very reason why he declared them “terrorists”!
by Chief Femi Fani-Kayode
“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”- Harriet Tubman
How can anyone describe Nigeria as a free nation when Sheik Othman Dan Fodio, the hero of the core Muslim north, the father of the Fulani Caliphate and the first Mahdi of Nigeria once said,
“Allah has bestowed on me and my people the historic duty to spread the holy faith of the Prophet throughout the Caliphate and convert these pagans. If they refuse to accept Allah and his Prophet we will wash the earth, the forests, the mountains, the rivers and the streams with their pagan blood. Ours is a holy and righteous calling. We are doing the work of Allah”?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as a free nation when Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Saurdana of Sokoto, the Premier of the Northern Region and the second Mahdi of Nigeria once said,
“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future”?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when General Muhammadu Buhari, the indisputable King of the north, the avenging sword of the Caliphate, the almighty President of the Federal Republic, the unquestionable leader of the African Mujahadeen and the third and last Mahdi of Nigeria once said,
“It is my intention to spread sharia to every part of Nigeria” and that “why should Christians bother when Muslims chop off the hands of Muslims in the name of sharia?” and that “Muslims should only vote for Muslims” and finally that “an attack on Boko Haram is an attack on the north”?
What portion do those of us that are southerners and Middle Belters have in this so-called “free country” and why have we been consistently denied the right to decide whether we wish to remain in it by having a referendum?
Were we born to be slaves whilst others were born to rule? God forbid it. My Christian faith teaches me that I am the head and not the tail.
It teaches me that it is a sore sight and a great evil under the sun to see the sons of slaves riding on horseback whilst the sons of the King walk around on bare feet.
It teaches me that we are the head and not the tail and that light is meant to overcome darkness and not that darkness overcomes the light.
The truth is that whichever way you look at it Nigeria is not free and Nigeria is not one nation.
We are in bondage and servitude to the sons and daughters of Futa Jalon and we are badly divided. That is the subject of this essay.
Permit me to share some bitter truths here.
I repeat, Nigeria is not a nation. As a matter of fact she was NEVER a nation. She is and has always been a monumental fraud and a manifestation of colonial Britain’s doublespeak and deceit.
In 1947 she was rightly described as a “mere geographical expression” by Chief Obafemi Awolowo but since then she has degenerated even further.
Today she is is no longer a “mere geographical expression” but instead a fully-fledged and dysfunctional vassal state and a colony of timid slaves that is owned lock, stock and barrel by the all-powerful, all-seeing and all-knowing Fulani hegemonists.
Yet in their pitiful delusion and blissful ignorance some still claim that we are a free modern nation-state where all are equal.
My questions for those that actually believe this nonsensical assertion and that espouse this erroneous notion are as follows:
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when Christian Religious Knowldge (CRK) is removed from the curriculum and Islamic Arabic Studies (IAS) is made compulsory?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when Christians are banned BY LAW from buying land to build churches in most parts of the core north?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when every single security and intelligence agency in the nation except for the Navy is headed by a northern Muslim?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there are NO Christian commanders (i.e. those that have operational control over troop deployments) in charge of STRATEGIC commands in the Nigerian Army today?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when ALL the STRATEGIC commands in the Nigerian Army are in the hands of Muslims?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when ALL the units under the Education Ministry are headed by northern Muslims and the Minister of Education himself is a Muslim?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the words Christ, Church, Christianity or Christian are not mentioned ONCE in the constitution and when the word Sharia is mentioned 73 times, Grand Khadi 54 times, Islam 29 times and Muslims 10 times?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when, since Buhari came to power, any mention of Jesus or God is censored out of Nigerian films by the Nigerian Censors Board whilst the word Allah is mentioned freely?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there is an obvious and relentless attempt to islamise the country?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there was an attempt by President Buhari to quietly pass a law that will give large tracts of land to Fulani herdsmen in every state of the Federation so that they can infiltrate, settle down in, breed with and eventually overwhelm and take over all the communities in which they were given that land?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the Federal Government refuses to arrest the elderly Professor Ango Abdullahi and the rebellious, recalcitrant, blood-baying and bloodthirsty Arewa youths and lock them ALL up for their implicit threat to commit genocide against the Igbo if they don’t leave the north by 1st October?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the Arewa Youths can send an open letter to the Acting President describing the entire Igbo race as ingrates who have “not learnt their lessons from the past” and who “ought to be thrown out of the north” and “out of Nigeria?”
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) can tell the Federal Government that “Nigeria will boil”, that there will be “a crisis that will spiral beyond control if the Arewa youths are arrested” and that “the Presidency will not be allowed to go to the south under any circumstances in 2019”?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when well-armed Fulani militants and herdsmen commit genocide against whole communities and yet not one of them has been arrested?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when cows (yes cows!) drive children out of their classrooms in Edo state and drive worshippers out of their churches in Benue state?
How can Nigeria be described as being free when Miyetti Allah appears to be above the law?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when we are about to enter a season of carnage, chaos and anomie and when the Federal Government has shown no desire or inclination to deliver our people from those who believe that they own Nigeria and who wish to drink our blood and eat our flesh?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when those in power today together with the entire Hausa-Fulani ruling class have consistently said no to restructuring?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the cabal that know that Buhari’s health will not allow him to come back to rule wish to use the slaughter of the Igbo as a reason and a scapegoat to cause CRISIS in the country and truncate our democracy rather than allow a Southern Christian President to continue in power?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the leaders of the ruling APC are considered as being above the law and continuously commit all manner of crimes and acts of corruption with impunity whilst dissenters, opposition figures and the perceived enemies of the government are subjected to horrendous persecution, media trials and the brazen violation of their human rights and civil liberties?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the welfare of cows and the interest of cattle-rearers are more important than that of hard-working and productive patriots and innocent young school children?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when, since Buhari came to power, it is very difficult for a northern Christian to get admission into Ahmadu Bello University, the leading institution of higher learning in northern Nigeria?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when there is a strange Arabic insignia and unintelligible Arabic words apparently depicting Othman Dan Fodio’s battle cry inscribed on the coat of arms of the Nigerian Army?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when English is replaced with Hausa in Nigerian army parades?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when President Muhammadu Buhari openly expresses his disdain for the Igbo and encourages the hate-speech and threats that they are being subjected to today?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will allege that there is corruption in the Church but dare not allege that there is corruption in the mosques?
How can anyone describe Nigeria as being free when the Acting President condemns what he describes as “hate speech” yet refuses to arrest and detain those who not only kill Christians, southerners and Middle Belters but who also incite their murderous footsoldiers against them every day?
I could go on and on.
What those that continuously threaten others with violence and carnage fail to appreciate is as follows: for every Mujahadeen there is a crusader. For every tyrant there is a deliverer. For every oppressor there is a freedom fighter. For every globalist there is a nationalist.
For every integrationist there is a separatist. For every lily-livered and chicken-hearted coward there is a courageous and valiant hero and for every Goliath there is a David.
Yet despite our collective and pitiful servitude there is a silver lining on this very dark cloud.
The demand for restructuring or, failing that, self-determination and full-blown independence is now very strong amongst the progressive forces and the long-oppressed ethnic nationalities in the land.
This, coupled with the demand by the leaders of the three southern zones that the Arewa youths must withdraw their threat to the Igbo, is commendable and historic.
They have also issued a timely warning that an attack on the Igbo would be deemed as an attack on the entire south. This gives us hope.
This indicates to us that the tree of liberty will soon be watered by the blood of the patriots and tyrants as it once was in the history of each and every one of the great western democracies.
This proves that we are finally ready to pay the terrible price for our collective freedom and to make the necessary sacrifices.
Simply put, the yoke and affliction of slavery and bondage shall soon be broken and Nigeria shall soon be free.
The first Nigerian civil war was about keeping Nigeria one. The second will be about winning our freedom.