I have watched with irreparable pain the well choreographed demonization of “Hausa Fulani” by other major ethnic groups in liaison with their ethnic minorities cheerleaders, no thanks to clueless Otorm of Benue State.
The truth is that, if you think the current demonization and genocide of the herding fulanis in parts of this country are sporadic isolated incidences, you have been fooled.
In my opinion, it was orchestrated by those following the script of their foreign masters in a grand plot to contain the political dominance of the Islamic “Hausa fulani”.
What evidence of this do you still need better than the recent hacking and killing of the innocent fulanis in parts of both the South East and the South West.
And what evidence of foreign mercenaries meddling in our domestic affairs would you need better than how miscreants took over the country in a well coordinated insurrection dubbed Endsars sponsored by enemies of the state but embraced by Governors in certain parts of the Country.
It is an agonizing mockery of fate that, in abundance of brilliance that some of these Governors are best quality of leadership that this great Country has to offer.
Some of them clueless, cantankerous, demagogue, naive and paranoid by pathological animosity towards the dominant ethnic group in terms of demography of this Country.
Without making excuses for criminal element in every ethnic group, it is a simple rule, “unless there is peace in our bushes and forests, there will never be peace in our cities “similarly, unless every citizen of this country is allowed to live and seek economic opportunities peacefully in any part of the country unmolested, there can never be peace.
The other day, i heard that the foreign sponsors of the current organized anarchy in the country will soon start a hearing on the situation in Nigeria with a potential threat of sanctions against Nigeria for our stand on same sex marriage.
Permit me to admonish here that, let America and western europe know that beyond sovereignty, Nigeria is not Central African Republic or Congo, we are not perturbed by your threat of sanctions or that of United Nations Security Council or the ragtag treacherous Amnesty International or afraid of the ICC’s threat of a commissioned inquiry into alleged human rights abuses by the Nigerian Military.
The truth is that, make no mistake, Nigeria is a medium power in Africa and despite the relentless international conspiracy against us as vividly articulated by Wikileaks, we are yet to be subdued or conquered.
Nothing can be furthered from the truth, like America like Nigeria, the Trump’s deranged regime and his recent commando invasion of the Capitol Hill should have thought America only one thing that, political rights and democracy do not mean a freedom for anarchy.
And therefore, every responsible government must deal with it ruthlessly. The bitter truth is that, you must have a Country first before you talk about cosmetics of human rights.
Now that it seems like we have overstretched the rubber band of our collective sanity, let us respect the limitations of reason.
No region of this country is a liability on to other regions, it also suffices for the record to say that, no region of this country has the monopoly of violence.
Without prejudice, with the demonization of “Hausa Fulani” and their criminal profiling, it appears that the unity of the country is only hanging by the cliff of abyss.
Forget about political correctness, it must be said point blank and understood accordingly that the North of my generation is not ready to be slaved by the burden of national unity.
It is either we accept to mutually sacrifice for the unity of the country or every region should accept the shared consequences dissolution of the union.
As for the North and this government in particular, it must ensure that the ongoing transformational projects are completed during its tenure.
The highest premium projects are; gas pipeline line to Kano, the Dutse Maradi rail line, the manbila hydro project and perhaps the aggressive development of the oil reserves in Bauchi Basin.
Finally, “the day the person who thought you were a fool realized that the real fool is him will be the beginning of his nightmare”
May God bless the Mother North, Ameen!
By: Prof. S. A. Zuru