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#FreeAfaka29: @Yelesowore Led #RevolutionNow, SUG, Parents in a Solidarity protest to demand immediate release of abducted Students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna by terrorists (PHOTOS)

#FreeAfaka29: @Yelesowore Led #RevolutionNow, SUG, Parents in a Solidarity protest to demand immediate release of abducted Students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna by terrorists (PHOTOS)

There was solidarity protest to demand the immediate release of abducted Students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna by terrorists.

Protesters say Nigerians must rise to put an end to Buhari regime of terrorists & bandits. 


Omoyele Sowore led RevolutionNow comrades, the Students Union Government (SUG), parents of the abducted students as well as concerned individuals took part in the protest on Tuesday in Kaduna.

#FreeAfaka29 


#BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow




#NoGoingBack












Kaduna State governor who has been known to be paying off the Bandits and terrorists to stop attacks in the state has left the students and the parents to their fate.

Major General Muhammadu Buhari led APC government of Insecurity has been a total failure at securing lives of the citizenry as the federal government is known to be open to the terrorists and Bandits than ordinary citizens and activists who are constructively criticizing the maladministration of the if the country's affairs by the regime.

There was solidarity protest to demand the immediate release of abducted Students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Kaduna by terrorists.

Protesters say Nigerians must rise to put an end to Buhari regime of terrorists & bandits. 


Omoyele Sowore led RevolutionNow comrades, the Students Union Government (SUG), parents of the abducted students as well as concerned individuals took part in the protest on Tuesday in Kaduna.

#FreeAfaka29 


#BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow




#NoGoingBack












Kaduna State governor who has been known to be paying off the Bandits and terrorists to stop attacks in the state has left the students and the parents to their fate.

Major General Muhammadu Buhari led APC government of Insecurity has been a total failure at securing lives of the citizenry as the federal government is known to be open to the terrorists and Bandits than ordinary citizens and activists who are constructively criticizing the maladministration of the if the country's affairs by the regime.

BUHARI THE GREATEST LEADER FROM NORTHERN NIGERIA AFTER UTHMAN DAN FODIO

BUHARI THE GREATEST LEADER FROM NORTHERN NIGERIA AFTER UTHMAN DAN FODIO

by Aare Kurunmi Kakanfo



You can call General Muhammadu Buhari all sort of names what I can assure you that his popularity is increasing all over core Northern Nigeria and across the sahel region of West Africa.


The Fulani with the brainwashed Hausa vassals will fight and die for him. General Buhari is one of the most intelligent and courageous leader the fulani controlled territory has ever produced.


He is always two steps ahead of his distractors and he understands history, power and what it takes to build a civilization.


General Buhari understands that there is nothing called One Nigeria in any sense, it is only an opportunity for his Nomadic fulani kinsmen to survive and build a Fulani country using the sweat and wealth of others legally or illegally under the guise of patriotism and humanity.


He understands that the South and Middle belt are treacherous and can be used against each other. For the records Fulanis Semitic people who are from the Arab stock. Fulanis don't see black Africans as equals and we will never be seen as equals.


Fulanis are masters of deceit, Chaos, they understand how to take control of anarchy to further their interests. They are united in crime and good deeds. They know when to sue for peace and when to crush their enemies.


They staged a revolution using the Hausa peasants to destroy Hausa kingdoms and take over lands and kingdoms of the Hausas.


They also staged a revolution in Oyo empire by conniving with a Yoruba general Afonja together with some Yoruba peasants.


They took over power in Nigeria by using the middle belt Generals to launch a counter coup against the Igbo dominated first republic in order to consolidate their grip on other ethnic groups in Nigeria. They understand power, unity and they are master stategists.


Buhari has appointed strictly minority Fulani as security chiefs in an heterogeneous country like Nigeria.


He has built Baro water port for the North.

He has approved the building of modern railway from Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic in order to integrate the economy of his kinsmen in the sahel.

He has also approved the building of oil Refinery in his hometown in Katsina where there is no barrel of crude oil.

Go to Federal ministries in Abuja, almost all the ministries have been dominated from top to bottom with fulani youths who went to university through the quota system while their southern counterparts with First class are in cyber Cafe looking for scholarship opportunities to flee the feudal contraption called Nigeria.

NNPC, CBN and NPA workforce are dominated by the fulanis. They are in all the lucrative and juicy positions across Nigeria.

In the next 30years, they will continue to be permanent secretaries in the federal Civil service. The Sharia infested Decree is a Northern constitution and for the first time a Sharia lawyer is now the chief Justice.

He is decimating the Shiites and empowering the Sunnis. He is buying up traditional rulers all over the south while killing, maiming and detaining southern freedom fighters.

He doesn't want to hear anything like true federalism or restructuring and he is hell bent in creating pure Fulani local government areas for his fulani kinsmen all over Southern Nigeria in a bid to destroy the internal ethnic cohesion of the southern Nigeria. To do this the northern borders are even more open, his fulani kinsmen has mercenaries to glue the Nigerian nation under the Sokoto Caliphate.

As we speak he has used Oil money from the south to establish Fulani radio for the fulanis, which is something that has never happened before.

Thousands of southerners and Middle belterns have been wiped out by the the ongoing Fulani genocide and not a single fulani man has been arrested or prosecuted. Buhari shows no remorse for his fulanocentric policies and continues to March on to decimate his percieved enemies.

Buhari understands power and he has done what no fulani man in post colonial times can do for his people. He knows that southern political elites think along party lines while the fulani elites think along ethnic lines. He knows southerners are treacherous, corrupt and saboteurs and he is using that weakness with ruthless wisdom.


If you are a Yoruba, Edo , Igbo, Tiv, , Efik etc and after reading this article with all these open facts you are still shouting One Nigeria or still screaming APC or PDP under the present 1999 Military Decree then you need to be shot at sight because you are a danger to humanity and your race.

by Aare Kurunmi Kakanfo



You can call General Muhammadu Buhari all sort of names what I can assure you that his popularity is increasing all over core Northern Nigeria and across the sahel region of West Africa.


The Fulani with the brainwashed Hausa vassals will fight and die for him. General Buhari is one of the most intelligent and courageous leader the fulani controlled territory has ever produced.


He is always two steps ahead of his distractors and he understands history, power and what it takes to build a civilization.


General Buhari understands that there is nothing called One Nigeria in any sense, it is only an opportunity for his Nomadic fulani kinsmen to survive and build a Fulani country using the sweat and wealth of others legally or illegally under the guise of patriotism and humanity.


He understands that the South and Middle belt are treacherous and can be used against each other. For the records Fulanis Semitic people who are from the Arab stock. Fulanis don't see black Africans as equals and we will never be seen as equals.


Fulanis are masters of deceit, Chaos, they understand how to take control of anarchy to further their interests. They are united in crime and good deeds. They know when to sue for peace and when to crush their enemies.


They staged a revolution using the Hausa peasants to destroy Hausa kingdoms and take over lands and kingdoms of the Hausas.


They also staged a revolution in Oyo empire by conniving with a Yoruba general Afonja together with some Yoruba peasants.


They took over power in Nigeria by using the middle belt Generals to launch a counter coup against the Igbo dominated first republic in order to consolidate their grip on other ethnic groups in Nigeria. They understand power, unity and they are master stategists.


Buhari has appointed strictly minority Fulani as security chiefs in an heterogeneous country like Nigeria.


He has built Baro water port for the North.

He has approved the building of modern railway from Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic in order to integrate the economy of his kinsmen in the sahel.

He has also approved the building of oil Refinery in his hometown in Katsina where there is no barrel of crude oil.

Go to Federal ministries in Abuja, almost all the ministries have been dominated from top to bottom with fulani youths who went to university through the quota system while their southern counterparts with First class are in cyber Cafe looking for scholarship opportunities to flee the feudal contraption called Nigeria.

NNPC, CBN and NPA workforce are dominated by the fulanis. They are in all the lucrative and juicy positions across Nigeria.

In the next 30years, they will continue to be permanent secretaries in the federal Civil service. The Sharia infested Decree is a Northern constitution and for the first time a Sharia lawyer is now the chief Justice.

He is decimating the Shiites and empowering the Sunnis. He is buying up traditional rulers all over the south while killing, maiming and detaining southern freedom fighters.

He doesn't want to hear anything like true federalism or restructuring and he is hell bent in creating pure Fulani local government areas for his fulani kinsmen all over Southern Nigeria in a bid to destroy the internal ethnic cohesion of the southern Nigeria. To do this the northern borders are even more open, his fulani kinsmen has mercenaries to glue the Nigerian nation under the Sokoto Caliphate.

As we speak he has used Oil money from the south to establish Fulani radio for the fulanis, which is something that has never happened before.

Thousands of southerners and Middle belterns have been wiped out by the the ongoing Fulani genocide and not a single fulani man has been arrested or prosecuted. Buhari shows no remorse for his fulanocentric policies and continues to March on to decimate his percieved enemies.

Buhari understands power and he has done what no fulani man in post colonial times can do for his people. He knows that southern political elites think along party lines while the fulani elites think along ethnic lines. He knows southerners are treacherous, corrupt and saboteurs and he is using that weakness with ruthless wisdom.


If you are a Yoruba, Edo , Igbo, Tiv, , Efik etc and after reading this article with all these open facts you are still shouting One Nigeria or still screaming APC or PDP under the present 1999 Military Decree then you need to be shot at sight because you are a danger to humanity and your race.

There are Two Sets Of Laws In Nigeria - Senator Abaribe

There are Two Sets Of Laws In Nigeria - Senator Abaribe

 Currently, We Have Two Sets Of Laws In Nigeria - Senator Abaribe


We have the law for the North and the law for the South.


In the North, terrorists are called bandits, government negotiate with them and pay them huge amount of money for their terrorism.


In the South, unarmed freedom fighters are called terrorists, government arrest them and even kill them at will.


In the North, police don’t arrest criminals or extort motorists.


In the South, police arrest innocent citizens and extort motorists.


In the North, Islamic police (Hisbah) arrest Nigerian police for drinking alcohol.


In the South, police arrest vigilantes that drink alcohol and label them criminals.


In the North, Northern youths can kill innocent Southerners and no one will arrest them.


In the South, Southern youths get arrested for attacking armed Fulani herdsmen.


How will people believe in One Nigeria with these treatments?


- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

 Currently, We Have Two Sets Of Laws In Nigeria - Senator Abaribe


We have the law for the North and the law for the South.


In the North, terrorists are called bandits, government negotiate with them and pay them huge amount of money for their terrorism.


In the South, unarmed freedom fighters are called terrorists, government arrest them and even kill them at will.


In the North, police don’t arrest criminals or extort motorists.


In the South, police arrest innocent citizens and extort motorists.


In the North, Islamic police (Hisbah) arrest Nigerian police for drinking alcohol.


In the South, police arrest vigilantes that drink alcohol and label them criminals.


In the North, Northern youths can kill innocent Southerners and no one will arrest them.


In the South, Southern youths get arrested for attacking armed Fulani herdsmen.


How will people believe in One Nigeria with these treatments?


- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

NIGERIA: WHY SCOTLAND AND WALES MOVE TO LEAVE UNITED KINGDOM ?

NIGERIA: WHY SCOTLAND AND WALES MOVE TO LEAVE UNITED KINGDOM ?


What makes a White man different from a black man is his ability to fight for his freedom by any means necessary.


So in Nigeria (and other parts of Africa) we are fighting and killing each other to remain together in an artificial boundary created by United Kingdom, but the same UK left the EU to be on their own. And in the same UK people are fighting to gain their freedom from the Kingdom.


Read on!


The United Kingdom left the European Union so they can have control over their  immigration and borders. They want to be free from the control of Brussels. 


Now Scotland after their first attempt to leave the UK failed is now pushing for a second referendum. Leaders of Scotland says that England has taken advantage of them for far too long. Scots argue that the natural resources in the UK are located in Scotland and yet England shows no regard to them.


Also about 65% of Scots voted to remain in the EU but they can’t since the votes from England overwhelmed theirs. Now, they want to leave UK so they can join back EU.


Wales, after more than 800 years under English conquest wants to be free. They argue that they have lost their identity- only about 21% of the people of Wales can speak Welsh today while 100% of them speaks English. They want to maintain their identity.


For sure, Scotland will leave UK sooner than later because they have the votes. Wales may tarry but eventually they will succeed. Once they do, Northern Ireland will push to join their brother Republic of Ireland and England will be on their own.


Now to stop this from happening- Tony Blair and some Elder Statesmen and Women are pushing for RESTRUCTURING. Devolving of power from England to other Kingdoms. They are proposing a loose union where every Kingdom will be free to pursue their interests but they remain one in principle.


Is this not what we have been pushing for in Nigeria? Restructuring!!! Yet Northern Senators controlling the National Assembly threw it away. 


Why don’t we have sense in Nigeria to see what is coming? The world is tilting towards nationalism once again. 


Restructuring will calm the storm of division in Nigeria. Nigeria cannot function the way it is today. If Restructuring doesn’t happen or the process started from now till 2023 it will be too late.


Each ethnic nationality should vote for who will represent them in a National Negotiation Conference. Let us renegotiate the state of the union.


Author: Anonymous


What makes a White man different from a black man is his ability to fight for his freedom by any means necessary.


So in Nigeria (and other parts of Africa) we are fighting and killing each other to remain together in an artificial boundary created by United Kingdom, but the same UK left the EU to be on their own. And in the same UK people are fighting to gain their freedom from the Kingdom.


Read on!


The United Kingdom left the European Union so they can have control over their  immigration and borders. They want to be free from the control of Brussels. 


Now Scotland after their first attempt to leave the UK failed is now pushing for a second referendum. Leaders of Scotland says that England has taken advantage of them for far too long. Scots argue that the natural resources in the UK are located in Scotland and yet England shows no regard to them.


Also about 65% of Scots voted to remain in the EU but they can’t since the votes from England overwhelmed theirs. Now, they want to leave UK so they can join back EU.


Wales, after more than 800 years under English conquest wants to be free. They argue that they have lost their identity- only about 21% of the people of Wales can speak Welsh today while 100% of them speaks English. They want to maintain their identity.


For sure, Scotland will leave UK sooner than later because they have the votes. Wales may tarry but eventually they will succeed. Once they do, Northern Ireland will push to join their brother Republic of Ireland and England will be on their own.


Now to stop this from happening- Tony Blair and some Elder Statesmen and Women are pushing for RESTRUCTURING. Devolving of power from England to other Kingdoms. They are proposing a loose union where every Kingdom will be free to pursue their interests but they remain one in principle.


Is this not what we have been pushing for in Nigeria? Restructuring!!! Yet Northern Senators controlling the National Assembly threw it away. 


Why don’t we have sense in Nigeria to see what is coming? The world is tilting towards nationalism once again. 


Restructuring will calm the storm of division in Nigeria. Nigeria cannot function the way it is today. If Restructuring doesn’t happen or the process started from now till 2023 it will be too late.


Each ethnic nationality should vote for who will represent them in a National Negotiation Conference. Let us renegotiate the state of the union.


Author: Anonymous

JOINT STATEMENT OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND SHEIKH DR. AHMAD ABUBAKAR GUMI AT THE VISIT OF THE LATTER TO CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IN ABEOKUTA SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

JOINT STATEMENT OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND SHEIKH DR. AHMAD ABUBAKAR GUMI AT THE VISIT OF THE LATTER TO CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IN ABEOKUTA SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021


As part of his continued efforts to find solutions for the general insecurity in the country and particularly for the menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment, Sheikh Gumi with a delegation of eight, as follows Prof. Usman Yusuf, Mallam Tukur Mamu, Dr. Umar Ardo, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Honourable Suleiman Gumi, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu and Mallam Buba Mohammed, visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State on April 4, 2021.


Chief Obasanjo received Sheikh Gumi and his delegation in the presence of Oba Babajide Bakre, Agura of Gbagura, Abeokuta; Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, Chairman of Ogun State Christian Association of Nigeria; Sheikh Sa'addallah Alade Bamigbola, Chief Imam of Egbaland; Chief Kenny Martins, Chief Ola Babajide Jaiyeoba; Rev. Tony Ojeshina, Chief Imams of Oke-Ona, Gbagura, Owu and Mr. Vitalis Ortese.


After exchange of pleasantries, Sheikh Gumi briefed Chief Obasanjo with other hosts on the measures and steps he had taken and spearheaded to stem the tide of insecurity and menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment in many parts of the North.


Questions and discussions ensued to clarify some statements credited to Sheikh Gumi on his well-intended mission in the past. After clarification of points by Sheikh Gumi, discussion centred on causes – remote and immediate -, effects and implications, actions and reactions by communities, local authorities, state governments, national government and governments of our neghbouring countries and countries within West Africa.


After deep, frank and intimate discussions, the following points were arrived at and decided upon for appropriate actions as recommended:


1. Chief Obasanjo commended Sheikh Gumi for his initiative and encouraged him not to relent in his efforts.


2. Sheikh Gumi thanked Chief Obasanjo for his past services emphasising the special unifying efforts and attributes to the nation and for the warm welcome accorded his delegation.


3. The menace of banditry, kidnapping, other crimes and atrocities leading to general insecurity is a nationwide phenomenon.


4. We acknowledge that people from different parts of the country and outside the country are involved although some people are more predominantly involved than others.


5. We must not advertently or inadvertently, in words, action or inaction encourage or support criminality.


6. We acknowledge that the security situation has gone beyond tolerance; hence Sheik Gumi’s coming to Abeokuta to confer with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.


7. We identified the crisis as micro ethnic conflict between the Fulani and many host communities mainly in the North West.


8. We identified the remote causes as educational and economic disparities, and the negative use of religion and ethnicity by unscrupulous politicians.


9. Solutions must be seen and provided on short-, medium-, and long-term bases and must be composed of stick and carrot for the offender and the vulnerable.


10. All well-meaning Nigerians have to be involved in finding solutions by:


a. desisting from blame game;


b. desisting from ethnicising these crimes;


c. desisting from religionising these crimes;


d. desisting from regionalising these crimes;


e. respecting one another individually, community-wise, locally, ethnically, religiously and socially;


f. showing tolerance and accommodation where necessary;


g. condemning criminal acts no matter where it is committed and by whom it is committed in Nigeria;


h. encouraging more of carrot solution as may be found necessary;


i. sharing information at all levels;


j. not accepting criminality as a way of life for any individual or group in our nation;


11. Since the end of the civil war, the military are the strongest and most potent instrument and symbol of national unity that we have and we must keep them so.


12. State governments must have adequate means of providing security for their people and as chief executives and chief security officers of their states, they must have the means at their disposal to ensure security for all within their states.


13. Federal government must be proactive, secure necessary and updated intelligence to deal with organised crimes and have common policy for the nation. It is not solving the problem when one state goes for negotiation and molly-cuddling of criminals and another one goes for shooting them. Nor should one state go for ransom payment and another one going against.


14. Education is one main key to solve the problem in the long run but it must start now. The 14 million children that should be in school and are out of school must be put in school with local authorities, state governments and federal government working together.


15. Wean those who are ready to be weaned out of the bushes and crime, settle and rehabilitate them, give them skills, empower them and let them have employment.


16. The hardened criminals must be hard hit with stick. Unlawful carrying of arms should be very seriously punished.


17. Federal government should take the issue up seriously within ECOWAS to work for a regional solution.


18. Every community must be encouraged and empowered to stand firm and strong against criminals.


19. There should be protection and reward covertly for whistle blowers against criminals living in the community.


20. Special courts should be created to deal promptly with cases of banditry, kidnapping, ransom demanding and unlawful carrying of weapons.


21. Let the slogan be: Security is the responsibility of all Nigerians.


We agree to continue to work together for solutions for the security of Nigeria and to seek others to join us as we widely circulate our joint statement.  


To this end, Sheik Gumi has extended an invitation to Chief Obasanjo to visit Kaduna with a view to continuing the discourse started today and Chief Obasanjo has graciously accepted.


We conclude that to keep Nigeria safe and secure for all Nigerians and others living in Nigeria is a task that all well-meaning Nigerians must engage in, separately and collectively. Both of us resolve that we would not relent in our efforts.  


The delegations on both sides acceded to this statement. We agree to meet again in due course to re-examine progress and situation of security in Nigeria.


 

_____________________​​​​ __________________________ 

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo​​​ Sheikh 

Ahmad Abubakar Gumi


As part of his continued efforts to find solutions for the general insecurity in the country and particularly for the menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment, Sheikh Gumi with a delegation of eight, as follows Prof. Usman Yusuf, Mallam Tukur Mamu, Dr. Umar Ardo, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Honourable Suleiman Gumi, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu and Mallam Buba Mohammed, visited Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State on April 4, 2021.


Chief Obasanjo received Sheikh Gumi and his delegation in the presence of Oba Babajide Bakre, Agura of Gbagura, Abeokuta; Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya, Chairman of Ogun State Christian Association of Nigeria; Sheikh Sa'addallah Alade Bamigbola, Chief Imam of Egbaland; Chief Kenny Martins, Chief Ola Babajide Jaiyeoba; Rev. Tony Ojeshina, Chief Imams of Oke-Ona, Gbagura, Owu and Mr. Vitalis Ortese.


After exchange of pleasantries, Sheikh Gumi briefed Chief Obasanjo with other hosts on the measures and steps he had taken and spearheaded to stem the tide of insecurity and menace of banditry, kidnapping and ransom payment in many parts of the North.


Questions and discussions ensued to clarify some statements credited to Sheikh Gumi on his well-intended mission in the past. After clarification of points by Sheikh Gumi, discussion centred on causes – remote and immediate -, effects and implications, actions and reactions by communities, local authorities, state governments, national government and governments of our neghbouring countries and countries within West Africa.


After deep, frank and intimate discussions, the following points were arrived at and decided upon for appropriate actions as recommended:


1. Chief Obasanjo commended Sheikh Gumi for his initiative and encouraged him not to relent in his efforts.


2. Sheikh Gumi thanked Chief Obasanjo for his past services emphasising the special unifying efforts and attributes to the nation and for the warm welcome accorded his delegation.


3. The menace of banditry, kidnapping, other crimes and atrocities leading to general insecurity is a nationwide phenomenon.


4. We acknowledge that people from different parts of the country and outside the country are involved although some people are more predominantly involved than others.


5. We must not advertently or inadvertently, in words, action or inaction encourage or support criminality.


6. We acknowledge that the security situation has gone beyond tolerance; hence Sheik Gumi’s coming to Abeokuta to confer with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.


7. We identified the crisis as micro ethnic conflict between the Fulani and many host communities mainly in the North West.


8. We identified the remote causes as educational and economic disparities, and the negative use of religion and ethnicity by unscrupulous politicians.


9. Solutions must be seen and provided on short-, medium-, and long-term bases and must be composed of stick and carrot for the offender and the vulnerable.


10. All well-meaning Nigerians have to be involved in finding solutions by:


a. desisting from blame game;


b. desisting from ethnicising these crimes;


c. desisting from religionising these crimes;


d. desisting from regionalising these crimes;


e. respecting one another individually, community-wise, locally, ethnically, religiously and socially;


f. showing tolerance and accommodation where necessary;


g. condemning criminal acts no matter where it is committed and by whom it is committed in Nigeria;


h. encouraging more of carrot solution as may be found necessary;


i. sharing information at all levels;


j. not accepting criminality as a way of life for any individual or group in our nation;


11. Since the end of the civil war, the military are the strongest and most potent instrument and symbol of national unity that we have and we must keep them so.


12. State governments must have adequate means of providing security for their people and as chief executives and chief security officers of their states, they must have the means at their disposal to ensure security for all within their states.


13. Federal government must be proactive, secure necessary and updated intelligence to deal with organised crimes and have common policy for the nation. It is not solving the problem when one state goes for negotiation and molly-cuddling of criminals and another one goes for shooting them. Nor should one state go for ransom payment and another one going against.


14. Education is one main key to solve the problem in the long run but it must start now. The 14 million children that should be in school and are out of school must be put in school with local authorities, state governments and federal government working together.


15. Wean those who are ready to be weaned out of the bushes and crime, settle and rehabilitate them, give them skills, empower them and let them have employment.


16. The hardened criminals must be hard hit with stick. Unlawful carrying of arms should be very seriously punished.


17. Federal government should take the issue up seriously within ECOWAS to work for a regional solution.


18. Every community must be encouraged and empowered to stand firm and strong against criminals.


19. There should be protection and reward covertly for whistle blowers against criminals living in the community.


20. Special courts should be created to deal promptly with cases of banditry, kidnapping, ransom demanding and unlawful carrying of weapons.


21. Let the slogan be: Security is the responsibility of all Nigerians.


We agree to continue to work together for solutions for the security of Nigeria and to seek others to join us as we widely circulate our joint statement.  


To this end, Sheik Gumi has extended an invitation to Chief Obasanjo to visit Kaduna with a view to continuing the discourse started today and Chief Obasanjo has graciously accepted.


We conclude that to keep Nigeria safe and secure for all Nigerians and others living in Nigeria is a task that all well-meaning Nigerians must engage in, separately and collectively. Both of us resolve that we would not relent in our efforts.  


The delegations on both sides acceded to this statement. We agree to meet again in due course to re-examine progress and situation of security in Nigeria.


 

_____________________​​​​ __________________________ 

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo​​​ Sheikh 

Ahmad Abubakar Gumi

PLACING THE WEARING OF HIJAB AHEAD OF QUALITY EDUCATION

PLACING THE WEARING OF HIJAB AHEAD OF QUALITY EDUCATION

Rahman Razaq

Religion has always been a tool manipulated by the elites of Nigeria to keep the poor and unenlightened in a perpetual state of misery.


Unfortunately, Nigeria’s brand of Islam is always the pawn on the chessboard.


Kwara State is on the news. First was Osun.


For the records, multibillionaire governor of Kwara, Rahman Abdulrazaq is not an active stakeholder in the public school system in Kwara State or Nigeria.


His family own *REGENT SCHOOLS, MAITAMA, ABUJA* where fees are charged in *TENS OF MILLIONS* annually and *EXPATRIATE TEACHERS* are camped in luxurious staff quarters inside the school.


You know what?


Dirty issues like *HIJAB* isn’t discussed there because *HE OWNS A STAKE*.


In fact, in His own school, what they spend time debating is which country in Europe, Asia and North America to fly students to on excursion and which extra skills class each pupils should enroll in - ballet dancing, music, piano, swimming, tech development e.t.c.


But alas!


He becomes governor and he’s presiding over a cabinet where a *HEADTIE* called *HIJAB* is a topic in schools where there are no books, electricity, toilets, chairs or even proper security.


To get away with this facade, as usual, they tie it to Islam and the Koran.


But his own kids are in Maitama being taught by Indian, British and Canadian teachers in His own school.


Shame on Kwara State!


Shame on Kwara people who are silent in the face of this violent defilement of the psychology of Kwara children by very satanic men pretending to be defenders of religion.


He who has senses should see through the wickedness of governors like Rahman Razaq.

Rahman Razaq

Religion has always been a tool manipulated by the elites of Nigeria to keep the poor and unenlightened in a perpetual state of misery.


Unfortunately, Nigeria’s brand of Islam is always the pawn on the chessboard.


Kwara State is on the news. First was Osun.


For the records, multibillionaire governor of Kwara, Rahman Abdulrazaq is not an active stakeholder in the public school system in Kwara State or Nigeria.


His family own *REGENT SCHOOLS, MAITAMA, ABUJA* where fees are charged in *TENS OF MILLIONS* annually and *EXPATRIATE TEACHERS* are camped in luxurious staff quarters inside the school.


You know what?


Dirty issues like *HIJAB* isn’t discussed there because *HE OWNS A STAKE*.


In fact, in His own school, what they spend time debating is which country in Europe, Asia and North America to fly students to on excursion and which extra skills class each pupils should enroll in - ballet dancing, music, piano, swimming, tech development e.t.c.


But alas!


He becomes governor and he’s presiding over a cabinet where a *HEADTIE* called *HIJAB* is a topic in schools where there are no books, electricity, toilets, chairs or even proper security.


To get away with this facade, as usual, they tie it to Islam and the Koran.


But his own kids are in Maitama being taught by Indian, British and Canadian teachers in His own school.


Shame on Kwara State!


Shame on Kwara people who are silent in the face of this violent defilement of the psychology of Kwara children by very satanic men pretending to be defenders of religion.


He who has senses should see through the wickedness of governors like Rahman Razaq.

TINUBU URGES GOVERNMENTS TO CONVERT UNOCCUPIED PUBLIC LAND TO RANCHES....

TINUBU URGES GOVERNMENTS TO CONVERT UNOCCUPIED PUBLIC LAND TO RANCHES....


๐Ÿ‘‰Please is there any inch of ancestral land in Nigeria that is public?


๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there any land in Nigeria that are not owned by either individuals, companies, kinsmen, communities and entities ?


๐Ÿ‘‰Why is Tinubu not urging governments to convert unoccupied lands to spare parts shops , or pig pens or poultry houses or cassava farms or rice orchards ?


๐Ÿ‘‰When did the private cow rearing business of fula tribes men , become the burden of Nigeria , to the extent that the property of indigenous and aborigines natives have become public properties to be handed over to fula cow rearers?  


๐Ÿ‘‰Any cow rearer , that cannot afford to buy land, pay for it, process the C of O and set his or her ranch by himself, should just slaughter the cows and go home. 


Cow is not the only beef that one can eat . We have pig , goats , sheep , ram , chicken, turkey , rabbits, antelopes etc . 


๐Ÿ‘‰ Sincerely, I am so put off by this man's genuflecting and double speaking antics , that I am struggling so hard to hold back from dishing out unprintable words on him. 


 How can one man allow his lust for power and vaunting ambition to rule Nigeria, blind him to such an extent that he may even be ready to cede Lagos away just to occupy Aso Rock ?.


This is the same man that asked us rhetorically.... where are the cows?  


I pray that the progressive men and women of conscience amongst the Yoruba and Igbo nations will not allow this man and his likes to mortgage the lives and safety of their people.  


There are no public land anywhere for ranches to be build with public resources. Any cow rearer, just like goat , chicken, sheep, pig rearers and spare parts sellers that cannot buy land , process ownership and build up his or her privately owned ranches and shops should go back to his fathers house in his or her village. 


The only place land is public and unoccupied is the rich 60,000 square Sambissa forest that BH is occupying. That rich lush green land is 20 times the size of Lagos land mass and 3 times the size of South East land mass . It can contain 30million cows. 


Tinubu should please URGE his fellow APC leaders in the North East and his commander in chief and friend to send the army and air force to clear the place so that the fula cow rearers can enjoy free and unfettered range for their cows. 


I come in peace


Dr Nnaemeka Onyeka OBIARAERI, FICA, MIRA


(Punch)


๐Ÿ‘‰Please is there any inch of ancestral land in Nigeria that is public?


๐Ÿ‘‰ Is there any land in Nigeria that are not owned by either individuals, companies, kinsmen, communities and entities ?


๐Ÿ‘‰Why is Tinubu not urging governments to convert unoccupied lands to spare parts shops , or pig pens or poultry houses or cassava farms or rice orchards ?


๐Ÿ‘‰When did the private cow rearing business of fula tribes men , become the burden of Nigeria , to the extent that the property of indigenous and aborigines natives have become public properties to be handed over to fula cow rearers?  


๐Ÿ‘‰Any cow rearer , that cannot afford to buy land, pay for it, process the C of O and set his or her ranch by himself, should just slaughter the cows and go home. 


Cow is not the only beef that one can eat . We have pig , goats , sheep , ram , chicken, turkey , rabbits, antelopes etc . 


๐Ÿ‘‰ Sincerely, I am so put off by this man's genuflecting and double speaking antics , that I am struggling so hard to hold back from dishing out unprintable words on him. 


 How can one man allow his lust for power and vaunting ambition to rule Nigeria, blind him to such an extent that he may even be ready to cede Lagos away just to occupy Aso Rock ?.


This is the same man that asked us rhetorically.... where are the cows?  


I pray that the progressive men and women of conscience amongst the Yoruba and Igbo nations will not allow this man and his likes to mortgage the lives and safety of their people.  


There are no public land anywhere for ranches to be build with public resources. Any cow rearer, just like goat , chicken, sheep, pig rearers and spare parts sellers that cannot buy land , process ownership and build up his or her privately owned ranches and shops should go back to his fathers house in his or her village. 


The only place land is public and unoccupied is the rich 60,000 square Sambissa forest that BH is occupying. That rich lush green land is 20 times the size of Lagos land mass and 3 times the size of South East land mass . It can contain 30million cows. 


Tinubu should please URGE his fellow APC leaders in the North East and his commander in chief and friend to send the army and air force to clear the place so that the fula cow rearers can enjoy free and unfettered range for their cows. 


I come in peace


Dr Nnaemeka Onyeka OBIARAERI, FICA, MIRA


(Punch)

Tinubu: Farmers have a right to farm their land unmolested, Herders have a right to raise their livestock without undue interference

Tinubu: Farmers have a right to farm their land unmolested, Herders have a right to raise their livestock without undue interference

The herder-farmer dispute has taken on acute and violent dimensions. It has cost too many innocent lives while destroying the property and livelihoods of many others. It has also aggravated ethnic sentiment and political tension. Despite the efforts of some of those in positions of high responsibility and public trust, the crisis has not significantly abated. Sadly, others who should know better have incited matters by tossing about hate-tainted statements that fall dangerously short of the leadership these people claim to provide. We all must get hold of our better selves to treat this matter with the sobriety it requires.

 

Because of the violence that has ensued and the fretful consequences of such violence if left unabated, we must move in unison but decisively to end the spiral of death and destruction. Only when the violence and the illogic of it are halted can logic and reason prevail. Until the violence is rolled back, we cannot resolve the deep problems that underlie this conflict. We will neither be able to uplift the farmer from his impoverished toil nor move the herder toward the historic transformation which he must make.    

 

Yet, as vital as security is to the resolution of this matter, we must realize security measures alone will not suffice. Enhanced security may be the necessary first step, but it cannot be the only step. Nor do we resolve this by hitching ourselves to emotional, one-dimensional answers. More to the point, those who cast this as exclusively a matter of ethnic confrontation are mistaken. This is no time for reckless chauvinism of any kind, on either side of this dispute. This matter is not ethnic in factual origin or actual causation although in the minds and hearts of too many it has become ethnic in recrimination and impulsive action.

 

There have been sporadic disputes in the past but this one is more severe. The reasons for the greater violence of this current dispute are myriad. Economic hardship and its resultant dislocation, proliferation of weapons, generalized increase in criminality, and weakening of social institutions all play a role. Desertification, increased severity and length of the dry season, diminution of water resources, impairment of land fertility and population growth also contribute in no small measure. Thus, any durable solution must get at most, if not all, of these issues.      

 

Farmers have a right to farm their land unmolested. Herders have a right to raise their livestock without undue interference. However, when conflict between these groups arises to such an extent, we must set forth clear principles and policies to remove the tension, in order to allow both to proceed toward their stated goals and to live in harmony and according to their respective rights. Just as I cannot go into your house and take your shirt because I do not have one of like colour, no one can destroy the crops of a farmer or seize the cattle of a herder simply because such destruction sates their anger or their selfish, short-term interests. If such a condition were to hold, then all would turn into chaos; all would be in jeopardy of being lost. To destroy the crops or seize the property of the innocent farmer or herder is nothing if not an act of criminality.  

 

Here, I must state two fundamental realities. One has been previously mentioned by me and others as part of the solution. The other reality is hardly discussed.  

First, the situation of the herder is becoming untenable. Their nomadic ways fall increasingly in conflict with the dictates of modern society. This way of life is centuries old and steeped in tradition. We can never condone or accept violence as a valid response to any hardship. However, we all must recognize and understand the sense of dislocation caused by the sudden passing of such a longstanding social institution.

 

I mention their dislocation not to excuse violence and other excesses. I raise it to underscore that we must realize the true complexity of this crisis. What is happening has been terrible, but it is not due to any intrinsic evil in either the herder or the farmer. The calamity now being faced is borne of situational exigencies. It is but the tragic outcome when often desperate, alienated people are left too long unattended and when their understanding of the modern socio-economic and environmental forces affecting the very terms of their existence is incomplete. An ethnically fuelled response will be to vociferously defend the nomadic way believing this tack will somehow protect the herder and cast the speaker as an ethnic champion. However, careless words cannot shield the herder from relentless reality. Such talk will only delude him into believing that he can somehow escape the inevitable. We do both herder and farmer grave injustice by allowing the herder to continue as he is – fighting a losing battle against modernity and climate change. In that fight, desperation causes him to flail and fight the farmer, who too is a victim of these impersonal forces.

 

Second, to help the herder and leave the farmer unattended is unfair and will only trigger a resentment that tracks already heated ethnic fault lines. The times have also been perilous for the hardscrabble farmer. He needs help to survive and to be more productive in ways that increases national food security.  Farm productivity and incomes must be enhanced. Soil enrichment, better irrigation and water retention as well as provision of better rural roads, equipment and access to modern machinery are required to lift him above bare subsistence.

 

Both innocent and law-abiding farmer and herder need to be recompensed for the losses they have suffered. Both need further assistance to break the current cycle of violence and poverty. In short, the continued progressive reform of many of our rural socio-economic relationships is called for.

 

Based on these strategic observations, I recommend the federal government convene a meeting of state governors, senior security officials, herder and farmer representatives, along with traditional rulers and religious leaders. The purpose of this meeting would be to hammer out a set of working principles to resolve the crisis.

 

After this meeting, governors of each state should convene follow-up meetings in their states to refine and add flesh to the universal principles by adjusting them to the particular circumstances of their states. In addition to religious and traditional leaders and local farmer and herder representatives, these meetings shall include the state’s best security minds along with experts in agriculture (livestock and farming), land use and water management to draw specific plans for their states.

 

To accomplish this goal, wise policy must include the following elements:

1. Maintain reasonable and effective law enforcement presence in affected areas. The proposed reform of the Nigerian law enforcement apparatus towards state and community policing can help in this regard. The legislative and administrative measures required to make this a reality should be expedited. In addition to alleviating the present farmer-herder crisis, this reform will also bolster efforts against the banditry, kidnapping and robbery plaguing communities across the country. Governments need to employ new technology and equipment to enhance the information gathering/surveillance and response capabilities of law enforcement.  

 

2. Help the herders’ transition to more sedentary but more profitable methods of cattle-rearing. Unoccupied public land can be fenced into grazing areas or ranches and leased to herders on a very low-cost, nominal basis. The leasing is not intended to penalize herders.  Rather, the nominal fee is intended to ensure the herders are invested in the project and incentivized (by reason of their investment) to use the land provided. This aspect will also mitigate any resentment over herders being given land for free. Government, in turn, being a responsible lessor, must help with supplemental feed and water in these areas. This will enable herders to better maintain and care for their livestock thus enhancing their incomes. Herders can augment income by becoming suppliers to the leather goods industry. Additionally, herders can also develop a more symbiotic relationship with farmers by, for example, trading animal compost to the farmer in exchange for animal feed.

 

3. Assist farmers increase productivity by supporting or providing subvention for their acquisition of fertilizer, equipment and machinery and, also, by establishing commodity boards to guarantee minimum prices for important crops. In the medium to long term, resources must be dedicated to establishing better irrigation and water catchment systems to further improve farm productivity and mitigate the dire impact of flood and drought cycles brought about by extreme climatic conditions.

 

4. Establish a permanent panel in each state as a forum for farmers, herders, security officials and senior state officials to discuss their concerns, mitigate contention and identify trouble and douse it before it erupts.    

 

We are a populous nation of diverse ethnic groups. We are a people of potential richness, yet to escape present poverty. We have resources but not wealth. Often, our words speak of hope and fear in the same breath. While we all hope and strive for the best, many fear that there is not enough of what is needed to go around and that they will be left out. In such a situation, harsh competition and contest are fated to occur. In the unfolding of this social dynamic, one group of actors has been pitted against another over dwindling water and fertile ground. The confrontation has resulted in the needless loss of life and destruction of property. If left to itself, this situation may spread and threaten the progress of the nation. It could call into proximate question the utility of the social compact that holds government and governed in positive bond, one to the other. We have a decision to make. Do we attempt the hard things that decency requires of us to right the situation? Or do we allow ourselves to be slave to short term motives that appeal to base instinct that  run afoul of the democratic principles upon which this republic is founded and for which so many have already sacrificed so much? In the question itself, lies the answer.

 

SIGNED

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

March 13, 2021.

The herder-farmer dispute has taken on acute and violent dimensions. It has cost too many innocent lives while destroying the property and livelihoods of many others. It has also aggravated ethnic sentiment and political tension. Despite the efforts of some of those in positions of high responsibility and public trust, the crisis has not significantly abated. Sadly, others who should know better have incited matters by tossing about hate-tainted statements that fall dangerously short of the leadership these people claim to provide. We all must get hold of our better selves to treat this matter with the sobriety it requires.

 

Because of the violence that has ensued and the fretful consequences of such violence if left unabated, we must move in unison but decisively to end the spiral of death and destruction. Only when the violence and the illogic of it are halted can logic and reason prevail. Until the violence is rolled back, we cannot resolve the deep problems that underlie this conflict. We will neither be able to uplift the farmer from his impoverished toil nor move the herder toward the historic transformation which he must make.    

 

Yet, as vital as security is to the resolution of this matter, we must realize security measures alone will not suffice. Enhanced security may be the necessary first step, but it cannot be the only step. Nor do we resolve this by hitching ourselves to emotional, one-dimensional answers. More to the point, those who cast this as exclusively a matter of ethnic confrontation are mistaken. This is no time for reckless chauvinism of any kind, on either side of this dispute. This matter is not ethnic in factual origin or actual causation although in the minds and hearts of too many it has become ethnic in recrimination and impulsive action.

 

There have been sporadic disputes in the past but this one is more severe. The reasons for the greater violence of this current dispute are myriad. Economic hardship and its resultant dislocation, proliferation of weapons, generalized increase in criminality, and weakening of social institutions all play a role. Desertification, increased severity and length of the dry season, diminution of water resources, impairment of land fertility and population growth also contribute in no small measure. Thus, any durable solution must get at most, if not all, of these issues.      

 

Farmers have a right to farm their land unmolested. Herders have a right to raise their livestock without undue interference. However, when conflict between these groups arises to such an extent, we must set forth clear principles and policies to remove the tension, in order to allow both to proceed toward their stated goals and to live in harmony and according to their respective rights. Just as I cannot go into your house and take your shirt because I do not have one of like colour, no one can destroy the crops of a farmer or seize the cattle of a herder simply because such destruction sates their anger or their selfish, short-term interests. If such a condition were to hold, then all would turn into chaos; all would be in jeopardy of being lost. To destroy the crops or seize the property of the innocent farmer or herder is nothing if not an act of criminality.  

 

Here, I must state two fundamental realities. One has been previously mentioned by me and others as part of the solution. The other reality is hardly discussed.  

First, the situation of the herder is becoming untenable. Their nomadic ways fall increasingly in conflict with the dictates of modern society. This way of life is centuries old and steeped in tradition. We can never condone or accept violence as a valid response to any hardship. However, we all must recognize and understand the sense of dislocation caused by the sudden passing of such a longstanding social institution.

 

I mention their dislocation not to excuse violence and other excesses. I raise it to underscore that we must realize the true complexity of this crisis. What is happening has been terrible, but it is not due to any intrinsic evil in either the herder or the farmer. The calamity now being faced is borne of situational exigencies. It is but the tragic outcome when often desperate, alienated people are left too long unattended and when their understanding of the modern socio-economic and environmental forces affecting the very terms of their existence is incomplete. An ethnically fuelled response will be to vociferously defend the nomadic way believing this tack will somehow protect the herder and cast the speaker as an ethnic champion. However, careless words cannot shield the herder from relentless reality. Such talk will only delude him into believing that he can somehow escape the inevitable. We do both herder and farmer grave injustice by allowing the herder to continue as he is – fighting a losing battle against modernity and climate change. In that fight, desperation causes him to flail and fight the farmer, who too is a victim of these impersonal forces.

 

Second, to help the herder and leave the farmer unattended is unfair and will only trigger a resentment that tracks already heated ethnic fault lines. The times have also been perilous for the hardscrabble farmer. He needs help to survive and to be more productive in ways that increases national food security.  Farm productivity and incomes must be enhanced. Soil enrichment, better irrigation and water retention as well as provision of better rural roads, equipment and access to modern machinery are required to lift him above bare subsistence.

 

Both innocent and law-abiding farmer and herder need to be recompensed for the losses they have suffered. Both need further assistance to break the current cycle of violence and poverty. In short, the continued progressive reform of many of our rural socio-economic relationships is called for.

 

Based on these strategic observations, I recommend the federal government convene a meeting of state governors, senior security officials, herder and farmer representatives, along with traditional rulers and religious leaders. The purpose of this meeting would be to hammer out a set of working principles to resolve the crisis.

 

After this meeting, governors of each state should convene follow-up meetings in their states to refine and add flesh to the universal principles by adjusting them to the particular circumstances of their states. In addition to religious and traditional leaders and local farmer and herder representatives, these meetings shall include the state’s best security minds along with experts in agriculture (livestock and farming), land use and water management to draw specific plans for their states.

 

To accomplish this goal, wise policy must include the following elements:

1. Maintain reasonable and effective law enforcement presence in affected areas. The proposed reform of the Nigerian law enforcement apparatus towards state and community policing can help in this regard. The legislative and administrative measures required to make this a reality should be expedited. In addition to alleviating the present farmer-herder crisis, this reform will also bolster efforts against the banditry, kidnapping and robbery plaguing communities across the country. Governments need to employ new technology and equipment to enhance the information gathering/surveillance and response capabilities of law enforcement.  

 

2. Help the herders’ transition to more sedentary but more profitable methods of cattle-rearing. Unoccupied public land can be fenced into grazing areas or ranches and leased to herders on a very low-cost, nominal basis. The leasing is not intended to penalize herders.  Rather, the nominal fee is intended to ensure the herders are invested in the project and incentivized (by reason of their investment) to use the land provided. This aspect will also mitigate any resentment over herders being given land for free. Government, in turn, being a responsible lessor, must help with supplemental feed and water in these areas. This will enable herders to better maintain and care for their livestock thus enhancing their incomes. Herders can augment income by becoming suppliers to the leather goods industry. Additionally, herders can also develop a more symbiotic relationship with farmers by, for example, trading animal compost to the farmer in exchange for animal feed.

 

3. Assist farmers increase productivity by supporting or providing subvention for their acquisition of fertilizer, equipment and machinery and, also, by establishing commodity boards to guarantee minimum prices for important crops. In the medium to long term, resources must be dedicated to establishing better irrigation and water catchment systems to further improve farm productivity and mitigate the dire impact of flood and drought cycles brought about by extreme climatic conditions.

 

4. Establish a permanent panel in each state as a forum for farmers, herders, security officials and senior state officials to discuss their concerns, mitigate contention and identify trouble and douse it before it erupts.    

 

We are a populous nation of diverse ethnic groups. We are a people of potential richness, yet to escape present poverty. We have resources but not wealth. Often, our words speak of hope and fear in the same breath. While we all hope and strive for the best, many fear that there is not enough of what is needed to go around and that they will be left out. In such a situation, harsh competition and contest are fated to occur. In the unfolding of this social dynamic, one group of actors has been pitted against another over dwindling water and fertile ground. The confrontation has resulted in the needless loss of life and destruction of property. If left to itself, this situation may spread and threaten the progress of the nation. It could call into proximate question the utility of the social compact that holds government and governed in positive bond, one to the other. We have a decision to make. Do we attempt the hard things that decency requires of us to right the situation? Or do we allow ourselves to be slave to short term motives that appeal to base instinct that  run afoul of the democratic principles upon which this republic is founded and for which so many have already sacrificed so much? In the question itself, lies the answer.

 

SIGNED

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

March 13, 2021.

RE: STOPPAGE OF MOVEMENT OF FOOD ITEMS FROM NOTHERN NIGERIA TO SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA SHOULD BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE -- A WAKE UP CALL

RE: STOPPAGE OF MOVEMENT OF FOOD ITEMS FROM NOTHERN NIGERIA TO SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA SHOULD BE A BLESSING IN DISGUISE -- A WAKE UP CALL


The North gave an ultimatum and went ahead to act according to the ultimatum of stopping Trailers carrying food stuff from coming to the Southwest. I watch a video of where the people in charge stopped the Trailers at Jebba which is a boarder town with Kwara State. The Trailers were stopped from moving down South, they were instructed to turn back or offload their vehicles at Jebba. Only Trucks loaded with petroleum products are allowed to move.


From the above, I can deduce two issues. The first is that the North do not see Kwara State as part of them when it comes to real issues like supplying of food items but they only see Kwara State as part of the North when they want to use them for political gain. Why is the Northern Task Force in charge of this strike stopping the Trailers at Jebba which is the last town in Niger State before Kwara State? Why not a boarder town at Kwara before Ogbomoso?


The second issue is that the Herdsmen had not allowed farmers in the South to work. There are numerous incidents of Herders invading farms in the South with their Cows and eating up the crops. A good example is that of Chief Olu Falae's farm at Ilu Abo in Ondo State; the incessant attacks on farms in Oyo and Ogun State and at times, these Herdsmen go ahead kidnapping these farmers and even kill some of them. Olu Falae was kidnapped in his farm, a farmer at Ajowa Akoko was killed in his farm and there is another example of a Dr that was said to have returned from US to farm at Iganga in Oyo State who was eventually kidnapped and killed after his farm with 300 workers capacity was invaded and all his crops eaten up which issue led to the current crisis in Oyo State. 


Now, the North has just demonstrated that they are the food basket of the Nation and that the South may probably not survive without their food and meat. This action of the North is a wake up call to the South especially Southwest. 


It is now time for South West to develop a sustainable Agricultural policy that will make the zone independent of other zones food-wise. The Southwest has good arable lands, green vegetation and enough rain to farm and feed itself and also sell to the North. 


The Southwest is the most blessed and endowed Region in Nigeria in terms of everything. I am aware that yams are usually transported to the North from May to August of every year from Southwest when Northern yam has not yet matured. I am aware that vegetables are in abundance and fruits are plentiful in South West. Tomatoes and Pepper can germinate and grow anywhere and if conserted effort is made, Onions can be grown in commercial quantities. The Southwest should also go back to goat rearing like we used to do and stop relying on Cows from up North at all time. The Southwest has enough natural water for fish farming and we can also develop our snail farming to commercial quantities. 


Let everyone go back to farm no matter how little while government should provide enabling environment for farming to thrive by providing security to ensure Fulani Herdsmen do not kidnapp again or lead their cattle and cow to eat up farms. Let us go back to dry season farming (Fadama) through irrigation as this will make us able to feed ourselves all the year round.

The action of the Northern elements in charge of this "no movement of food to the South" should not be seen as a bad thing to serve as punishment on Southwest but as a wake up call because if we do not learnt from this, the future events may have dire consequences on us in the Southwest. 



I wish to humbly call on all the 6 Governors (or is it 7 because the Northern Task Force has excised and exited Kwara State from the North with their latest action at Jebba) to double their efforts in the area of Agriculture and extension services. Let the Governors ensure that no Herdsmen feed their animals with our farms produce in Southwest without such Herdsmen paying for such criminality, let us rid our bushes and forests of criminal Herdsmen by profiling them to ensure that cows are not sent to eat up our farms while the North conduct their own farming without hindrance and disturbance from Herdsmen who from the North to ensure food security in order to prevent a future occurrence of the North thethreatened us with starvation to death through food blockade. The greatest weapon of warfare is blockade of food source. Let us be wise and the time is now! Wake up, Oduans wake up! Let us make hay while the sun still shines.


TOLU BABALEYE ESQ writes from the Office of the Citizens at Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.


The North gave an ultimatum and went ahead to act according to the ultimatum of stopping Trailers carrying food stuff from coming to the Southwest. I watch a video of where the people in charge stopped the Trailers at Jebba which is a boarder town with Kwara State. The Trailers were stopped from moving down South, they were instructed to turn back or offload their vehicles at Jebba. Only Trucks loaded with petroleum products are allowed to move.


From the above, I can deduce two issues. The first is that the North do not see Kwara State as part of them when it comes to real issues like supplying of food items but they only see Kwara State as part of the North when they want to use them for political gain. Why is the Northern Task Force in charge of this strike stopping the Trailers at Jebba which is the last town in Niger State before Kwara State? Why not a boarder town at Kwara before Ogbomoso?


The second issue is that the Herdsmen had not allowed farmers in the South to work. There are numerous incidents of Herders invading farms in the South with their Cows and eating up the crops. A good example is that of Chief Olu Falae's farm at Ilu Abo in Ondo State; the incessant attacks on farms in Oyo and Ogun State and at times, these Herdsmen go ahead kidnapping these farmers and even kill some of them. Olu Falae was kidnapped in his farm, a farmer at Ajowa Akoko was killed in his farm and there is another example of a Dr that was said to have returned from US to farm at Iganga in Oyo State who was eventually kidnapped and killed after his farm with 300 workers capacity was invaded and all his crops eaten up which issue led to the current crisis in Oyo State. 


Now, the North has just demonstrated that they are the food basket of the Nation and that the South may probably not survive without their food and meat. This action of the North is a wake up call to the South especially Southwest. 


It is now time for South West to develop a sustainable Agricultural policy that will make the zone independent of other zones food-wise. The Southwest has good arable lands, green vegetation and enough rain to farm and feed itself and also sell to the North. 


The Southwest is the most blessed and endowed Region in Nigeria in terms of everything. I am aware that yams are usually transported to the North from May to August of every year from Southwest when Northern yam has not yet matured. I am aware that vegetables are in abundance and fruits are plentiful in South West. Tomatoes and Pepper can germinate and grow anywhere and if conserted effort is made, Onions can be grown in commercial quantities. The Southwest should also go back to goat rearing like we used to do and stop relying on Cows from up North at all time. The Southwest has enough natural water for fish farming and we can also develop our snail farming to commercial quantities. 


Let everyone go back to farm no matter how little while government should provide enabling environment for farming to thrive by providing security to ensure Fulani Herdsmen do not kidnapp again or lead their cattle and cow to eat up farms. Let us go back to dry season farming (Fadama) through irrigation as this will make us able to feed ourselves all the year round.

The action of the Northern elements in charge of this "no movement of food to the South" should not be seen as a bad thing to serve as punishment on Southwest but as a wake up call because if we do not learnt from this, the future events may have dire consequences on us in the Southwest. 



I wish to humbly call on all the 6 Governors (or is it 7 because the Northern Task Force has excised and exited Kwara State from the North with their latest action at Jebba) to double their efforts in the area of Agriculture and extension services. Let the Governors ensure that no Herdsmen feed their animals with our farms produce in Southwest without such Herdsmen paying for such criminality, let us rid our bushes and forests of criminal Herdsmen by profiling them to ensure that cows are not sent to eat up our farms while the North conduct their own farming without hindrance and disturbance from Herdsmen who from the North to ensure food security in order to prevent a future occurrence of the North thethreatened us with starvation to death through food blockade. The greatest weapon of warfare is blockade of food source. Let us be wise and the time is now! Wake up, Oduans wake up! Let us make hay while the sun still shines.


TOLU BABALEYE ESQ writes from the Office of the Citizens at Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.

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๐€ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐“๐จ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก : ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐ˆ๐ฌ ๐†๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐ž๐ ๐”๐ฉ!

 *SAYING IT THE WAY IT IS*


I have a story to tell the North. I hope it receives it in good faith. I love the North. So I have decided to tell the


North how his brother the South truly feels. The South loves the north but the South is getting fed up.


The truth may taste bitter but it sets free. I will throw away political correctness and let the North know how the South feels because the North has to sit up and shape up.


The South is getting fed up.


Today, it’s Boko Haram. Tomorrow it’s banditry. Yesterday, it was confounding mass illiteracy. And no mention has been made yet about the abiding mass obesity of the North.


Family resources are being wasted fighting useless fires!


The truth is, the South increasingly sees the North like a slothful temperamental brother that has stubbornly refused to go to school and has begun to keep the company of bad gangs.


So the North isn’t just a laid back family black sheep, it’s now the sort of black sheep that is bringing in wolves and troubles to impoverish and imperil the family.


And nothing rankles the South more than the fact that the North seems utterly oblivious of its predicaments and their toll on fortunes and future of the family. If the North understood the magnitude of its problems, its leaders will weep every day.


The South wants his brother the North to take out time and do some sober reflection in a pan Arewa village meeting. Their emirs, their generals, their billionaires, their Islamic clerics. So that the North can ask himself soul-searching questions about how he came to such a sorry pass.


Because nothing irritates the South more than the fact that the South sees the North, every day, chasing political shadows instead of chasing its children to school, instead of taking care of its ever-increasing number of young pregnant women.


The South is amused when he watches the North occupy himself, chasing population numbers, disfiguring meritocracy with the quota system and resisting power devolution instead of taking practical steps to save his children from poverty and illiteracy.


Yes, this is how the South feels. I know the North has things to tell the South too. It’s normal. But this is how the South feels.


The South is not an angel and the South is not without its own conspicuous sins. But the South can’t understand why a brother beset with so many crippling self-inflicted wounds could yet be so aloof, so arrogant, so enamoured of frivolity.


This is the North in the eyes of the South today: The picture of a backward brother in a poor family. The picture of a fat family liability.


I promised to tell the whole truth.


There is a feeling of disgust that seizes a brother when his own brother’s prodigal shortcomings and recklessness threatens to plunge the entire family into turmoil and shame. It solidifies into repugnance when rather than face his problems, perhaps, that brother takes more interest in claiming ‘firstsonship’ and talking about how his brother has lost respect for him. And rebuking sympathizers harshly, with reminders about groundnut pyramids and how he was once the prosperous one.


The truth is, the South has logged in its own eyes. The South might even suffer from bigotry. But it is indisputable that his brother’s slothfulness poses a more immediate calamity to the family.


The South wants the North to sit up and zip up. Yes, zip-up and stop breeding the way our great grandfathers ignorantly did when there was little else to do than marry and have children. The extended family lacks the resources to feed one hundred million children. And neighbours mock when our scrawny children go plate in hand begging for food.


The South wants the North to note how Fareed Zakaria painted Nigeria in glorious lights a couple of days ago. Nigeria has more percentage of PhD holders in America than China and the UK. Nigeria has a higher percentage of Bachelor’s degree holders in America than every other country. The CNN presenter told the world that Nigeria was rich in quality human resources.


That data is Nigeria’s but it is plainly the South’s. Because last year Zamfara with all its puritanism couldn’t get more than 20 students to write the National Common entrance Exams. It is indeed, an abomination. But have you seen any northern leader weep over this? Or call for a Jihad to fight educational backwardness and social injustice in the north?


So the South wants the North to produce only the children the North can feed and send them to good schools. The South doesn’t and can’t feel safe when his brother’s children rather than become doctors and lawyers are ending up in droves as angry street urchins.


The South doesn’t know how to say it, but he is fed up with the North dragging the family numbers down.


The South wants the North to see Boko Haram and banditry as wolves that can devour the entire family. The South wants the North to hold a village meeting and find a spiritual solution to the wolves. The South knows that his brother has a temper. But he is yet to see that temper unleashed on Boko Haram and banditry. He would like to see one Yerima or one Shinkafi stand up and issue a fatwa against Shekau and the insurgents. And follow it up by mobilizing 2 million volunteers into Borno. Because in actual sense the insurgents have blasphemed God and done incalculable damage to Islam.


The South knows the North loves Sharia. It doesn’t mind. But it wants the north to open the windows of its mind and excommunicate religious intolerance.


I’ve come to tell the North how the South feels. I didn’t come to mince words. The North must discard his pride and face his perilous reality. His farmlands are lying waste because of banditry while his children roam the streets with chronic malnutrition and preventable diseases.


Northern leaders can’t be frolicking in Abuja and Kaduna plotting 2023!


The South knows that it also has some rogues as leaders but it wants the North to stop scratching and smiling, and start treating, in earnest, the craw-craw of having about the worst set of leaders in a badly governed Africa.


Alhamdulillah! God bless the North.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿค”


Dr. Ugo Egbujo

 *SAYING IT THE WAY IT IS*


I have a story to tell the North. I hope it receives it in good faith. I love the North. So I have decided to tell the


North how his brother the South truly feels. The South loves the north but the South is getting fed up.


The truth may taste bitter but it sets free. I will throw away political correctness and let the North know how the South feels because the North has to sit up and shape up.


The South is getting fed up.


Today, it’s Boko Haram. Tomorrow it’s banditry. Yesterday, it was confounding mass illiteracy. And no mention has been made yet about the abiding mass obesity of the North.


Family resources are being wasted fighting useless fires!


The truth is, the South increasingly sees the North like a slothful temperamental brother that has stubbornly refused to go to school and has begun to keep the company of bad gangs.


So the North isn’t just a laid back family black sheep, it’s now the sort of black sheep that is bringing in wolves and troubles to impoverish and imperil the family.


And nothing rankles the South more than the fact that the North seems utterly oblivious of its predicaments and their toll on fortunes and future of the family. If the North understood the magnitude of its problems, its leaders will weep every day.


The South wants his brother the North to take out time and do some sober reflection in a pan Arewa village meeting. Their emirs, their generals, their billionaires, their Islamic clerics. So that the North can ask himself soul-searching questions about how he came to such a sorry pass.


Because nothing irritates the South more than the fact that the South sees the North, every day, chasing political shadows instead of chasing its children to school, instead of taking care of its ever-increasing number of young pregnant women.


The South is amused when he watches the North occupy himself, chasing population numbers, disfiguring meritocracy with the quota system and resisting power devolution instead of taking practical steps to save his children from poverty and illiteracy.


Yes, this is how the South feels. I know the North has things to tell the South too. It’s normal. But this is how the South feels.


The South is not an angel and the South is not without its own conspicuous sins. But the South can’t understand why a brother beset with so many crippling self-inflicted wounds could yet be so aloof, so arrogant, so enamoured of frivolity.


This is the North in the eyes of the South today: The picture of a backward brother in a poor family. The picture of a fat family liability.


I promised to tell the whole truth.


There is a feeling of disgust that seizes a brother when his own brother’s prodigal shortcomings and recklessness threatens to plunge the entire family into turmoil and shame. It solidifies into repugnance when rather than face his problems, perhaps, that brother takes more interest in claiming ‘firstsonship’ and talking about how his brother has lost respect for him. And rebuking sympathizers harshly, with reminders about groundnut pyramids and how he was once the prosperous one.


The truth is, the South has logged in its own eyes. The South might even suffer from bigotry. But it is indisputable that his brother’s slothfulness poses a more immediate calamity to the family.


The South wants the North to sit up and zip up. Yes, zip-up and stop breeding the way our great grandfathers ignorantly did when there was little else to do than marry and have children. The extended family lacks the resources to feed one hundred million children. And neighbours mock when our scrawny children go plate in hand begging for food.


The South wants the North to note how Fareed Zakaria painted Nigeria in glorious lights a couple of days ago. Nigeria has more percentage of PhD holders in America than China and the UK. Nigeria has a higher percentage of Bachelor’s degree holders in America than every other country. The CNN presenter told the world that Nigeria was rich in quality human resources.


That data is Nigeria’s but it is plainly the South’s. Because last year Zamfara with all its puritanism couldn’t get more than 20 students to write the National Common entrance Exams. It is indeed, an abomination. But have you seen any northern leader weep over this? Or call for a Jihad to fight educational backwardness and social injustice in the north?


So the South wants the North to produce only the children the North can feed and send them to good schools. The South doesn’t and can’t feel safe when his brother’s children rather than become doctors and lawyers are ending up in droves as angry street urchins.


The South doesn’t know how to say it, but he is fed up with the North dragging the family numbers down.


The South wants the North to see Boko Haram and banditry as wolves that can devour the entire family. The South wants the North to hold a village meeting and find a spiritual solution to the wolves. The South knows that his brother has a temper. But he is yet to see that temper unleashed on Boko Haram and banditry. He would like to see one Yerima or one Shinkafi stand up and issue a fatwa against Shekau and the insurgents. And follow it up by mobilizing 2 million volunteers into Borno. Because in actual sense the insurgents have blasphemed God and done incalculable damage to Islam.


The South knows the North loves Sharia. It doesn’t mind. But it wants the north to open the windows of its mind and excommunicate religious intolerance.


I’ve come to tell the North how the South feels. I didn’t come to mince words. The North must discard his pride and face his perilous reality. His farmlands are lying waste because of banditry while his children roam the streets with chronic malnutrition and preventable diseases.


Northern leaders can’t be frolicking in Abuja and Kaduna plotting 2023!


The South knows that it also has some rogues as leaders but it wants the North to stop scratching and smiling, and start treating, in earnest, the craw-craw of having about the worst set of leaders in a badly governed Africa.


Alhamdulillah! God bless the North.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿค”


Dr. Ugo Egbujo

Over 300 school girls kidnapped in Zamfara, AAC renewed calls for Buhari, Osinbajo to resign

Over 300 school girls kidnapped in Zamfara, AAC renewed calls for Buhari, Osinbajo to resign

The notable opposition political party in Nigeria, African Action Congress (AAC) has again asked the incumbent Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice prof Yemi Osinbajo to honourably resign as the duo have failed as president and vice president respectively.


AAC renewed the call on Friday after the reported kidnapping of another nearly 300 school girls in Zamfara state. 

Taken to its twitter handle, the Yele Sowore led party asks Buhari led APC administration to throw in the towel.

The party said: "Another 300 girls abducted in Jangebe Zamfara! At this rate, APC regime under the clueless, corrupt and despotic #Buhari may end up using our entire national budget including loans from China for payment of ransom to bandits. We demand #Buhari and @profosinbajo 's immediate resignation."

BUHARI MUST GO !!!


The nearly 300 girls abducted this morning at Government secondary school Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government by Banditary gunmen who have been enjoying negotiation from the Buhar's led pro terrorists government.

News of the latest abduction comes less than two weeks after armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

The attackers had raided staff quarters and hostels, where they picked their victims and took them into the forest.

Although Nigerian President leading a very corrupt and nepotistic government as usual ordered security agencies to ensure their immediate release, the victims are still in captivity.

On Thursday, Governor Sani Bello of Niger alleged that the federal government had abandoned the state on the issue of the release of Kagara victims.

In an audio that went viral on social media, a man who spoke on behalf of the captors of Kagara victims, threatened that they might starve to death.

This is the first time in Nigeria that gunmen will stage large-scale abduction of students from different schools in less than two weeks.

The first major attack on a school by an armed gang happened in Borno State, where over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted on April 14, 2014.

Four years after, gunmen hit Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, and abducted 119 students.

In December 2020, over 300 male students were abducted at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

It should also be noted that the emergency of Buhari in the first instance in 2015 as the president was anchored on the electoral promises to tackled insecurity and redeemed the economy but it has compounded the woes of the land with the emergency of many armed bandits and groups threatening the security of lives and prosperities more than ever.


The party calls on Nigerians to prevail on the failed leadership to resign and allow the country to move forward.




The notable opposition political party in Nigeria, African Action Congress (AAC) has again asked the incumbent Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice prof Yemi Osinbajo to honourably resign as the duo have failed as president and vice president respectively.


AAC renewed the call on Friday after the reported kidnapping of another nearly 300 school girls in Zamfara state. 

Taken to its twitter handle, the Yele Sowore led party asks Buhari led APC administration to throw in the towel.

The party said: "Another 300 girls abducted in Jangebe Zamfara! At this rate, APC regime under the clueless, corrupt and despotic #Buhari may end up using our entire national budget including loans from China for payment of ransom to bandits. We demand #Buhari and @profosinbajo 's immediate resignation."

BUHARI MUST GO !!!


The nearly 300 girls abducted this morning at Government secondary school Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government by Banditary gunmen who have been enjoying negotiation from the Buhar's led pro terrorists government.

News of the latest abduction comes less than two weeks after armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State.

The attackers had raided staff quarters and hostels, where they picked their victims and took them into the forest.

Although Nigerian President leading a very corrupt and nepotistic government as usual ordered security agencies to ensure their immediate release, the victims are still in captivity.

On Thursday, Governor Sani Bello of Niger alleged that the federal government had abandoned the state on the issue of the release of Kagara victims.

In an audio that went viral on social media, a man who spoke on behalf of the captors of Kagara victims, threatened that they might starve to death.

This is the first time in Nigeria that gunmen will stage large-scale abduction of students from different schools in less than two weeks.

The first major attack on a school by an armed gang happened in Borno State, where over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted on April 14, 2014.

Four years after, gunmen hit Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, and abducted 119 students.

In December 2020, over 300 male students were abducted at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

It should also be noted that the emergency of Buhari in the first instance in 2015 as the president was anchored on the electoral promises to tackled insecurity and redeemed the economy but it has compounded the woes of the land with the emergency of many armed bandits and groups threatening the security of lives and prosperities more than ever.


The party calls on Nigerians to prevail on the failed leadership to resign and allow the country to move forward.




Bandits Attacking Niger Community, Residents Running For Safety

Bandits Attacking Niger Community, Residents Running For Safety


Armed bandits have on Thursday launched an attack on Gurmana community, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State. 

According to SaharaReporters, sporadic shootings were still going on as at the time of filing this report. 


It was learnt that the bandits had laid  siege to the community with residents running helter-skelter.


Just on Tuesday night, bandits launched an attack on Manta village in the same local government area.


It was gathered that the bandits who were heavily armed with assorted sophisticated weapons came into the village on motorcycles, shooting sporadically.


“Manta village of Manta district in Shiroro Local Government Area was under siege by the armed bandit last night. They shot into the air frequently to instill fear in the victims,” a source said.


He added that there are many casualties but there is no certainty to the number of those affected at the moment.


The current attack on Gurmana is the fifth reported attack in Niger State in the last one week.


On Wednesday, armed men dressed in military uniform abducted staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara.


A student who attempted to escape was shot dead.


Hours after the Kagara incident, armed men raided Gurmana community, killing and kidnapping residents.


The bandits launched another attack on the community on Sunday.


Sources confirmed that over 15 people who tried to escape drowned in River Kaduna.


In Nigeria, insecurity of lives and properties has become order of the under an APC led federal and many components governments that is hell bent negotiating with killer bandits and terrorists.


Armed bandits have on Thursday launched an attack on Gurmana community, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State. 

According to SaharaReporters, sporadic shootings were still going on as at the time of filing this report. 


It was learnt that the bandits had laid  siege to the community with residents running helter-skelter.


Just on Tuesday night, bandits launched an attack on Manta village in the same local government area.


It was gathered that the bandits who were heavily armed with assorted sophisticated weapons came into the village on motorcycles, shooting sporadically.


“Manta village of Manta district in Shiroro Local Government Area was under siege by the armed bandit last night. They shot into the air frequently to instill fear in the victims,” a source said.


He added that there are many casualties but there is no certainty to the number of those affected at the moment.


The current attack on Gurmana is the fifth reported attack in Niger State in the last one week.


On Wednesday, armed men dressed in military uniform abducted staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara.


A student who attempted to escape was shot dead.


Hours after the Kagara incident, armed men raided Gurmana community, killing and kidnapping residents.


The bandits launched another attack on the community on Sunday.


Sources confirmed that over 15 people who tried to escape drowned in River Kaduna.


In Nigeria, insecurity of lives and properties has become order of the under an APC led federal and many components governments that is hell bent negotiating with killer bandits and terrorists.

Ortom says governor of Bauchi State, is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising the country

Ortom says governor of Bauchi State, is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising the country

Ortom

A governor in one of the North Central state of Nigrria, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, of being a terrorist based on his support for herdsmen using AK-47s.


The Benue State Governor who spoke while addressing journalists in Makurdi on Monday, said Mohammed must be a terrorist for supporting foreign herdsmen wielding arms illegally.


According to him: “I wouldn’t want to be joining (taking) issues with my brother, friend, and colleague – Bauchi Governor. But since he has continued to vilify, intimidate and blackmail me. It is said that silence is consent. I am compelled to respond to him.


He said: “I am beginning to think that my brother, the governor of Bauchi State, is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising this country.


“Why do I say this? This is the same governor who took the oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This constitution does not leave room for allowing foreign herdsmen to come in without valid papers.


“This is a man who says that a Fulani man is a global man and can come in from anywhere and enter Nigeria. It is quite disappointing to hear a governor who took the oath of office, maybe he should go back and check the oath of office he took to check whether the allowing foreign terrorist Fulani herdsmen to come into Nigeria, is protecting the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Ortom said.


Also reacting to Mohammed’s statement, wherein he claimed herders can carry AK-47s to defend themselves, Ortom said the governor has to revisit the constitution to know its provisions on the matter and also tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians.


He said, “I don’t know where the constitution of this country allows any man or woman who is not licensed by security in the country to carry even a Dane gun, how much more weapons like AK-47, AK-49 and several other sophisticated weapons. The Land Use Act permits governors; like here in Benue State, I have the sole authority over land. If the Federal Government comes here to execute a project, they ask for land from me and until I grant the certificate of occupancy, they cannot do anything, whether in the forest, let him go and read (the) Land Use Charge. The governor holds the land on behalf of the people.”


Condemning the justification Mohammed gave for his AK-47 remarks, Ortom said the Bauchi State governor should apologise to Nigerians, especially those who have been victims of attacks by herdsmen in the past.


“Even his so-called response to try to run away from this thing implicated him more because he said what he said on national television, everyone heard him and his defence for saying that did not go well with us. I think the governor of Bauchi State should come out and apologise to Nigerians, it will be consoling. If he apologises, it will be appreciated but to keep arguing inflicts pain on some of us that have been victims of Fulani herdsmen and we're thinking that it's part of the conspiracy to wipe some people away, including Benue State,” Ortom said.


Ortom also said the governor of Bauchi State should be held responsible peradventure any evil befalls him. 


He said, “I want to think that with what he said and what those herdsmen wrote to me that they are going to assassinate me, Bala Mohammed is also part of it and if anything happens to me, I don't want anyone to be in doubt, Bala Mohammed should be held responsible especially... the condemnable remarks he made about herdsmen carrying AK-47 and can live anywhere in Nigeria whether in the forest or all that, he came back to say that Ortom is responsible for any hatred against Fulani herdsmen.


“I regard this as a way of vilifying me, profiling me towards assassination. He wants to instigate the Fulani people against me. I am not against Fulani people; they are in Benue State and they remain here. Some of my best friends are Fulani people and we relate very well. I am against the terrorist Fulani herdsmen coming from Mali, Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Cameroon, Ghana, and other parts of the world who want to seize our land and take over and create problems.


“Governor Bala Mohammed should learn from Governor (Abdullahi) Ganduje of Kano State who came out as a Fulani man and proffered a solution on how to handle this matter. If there is no hidden agenda, Bala Mohammed should take a cue from the Governor of Kano State. He should also take a cue from the Governor of Kaduna State who is against the Fulani herdsmen, he should take a cue from them. The Governor of Kaduna State has not hidden his hate for those foreign Fulani herdsmen who come with AK-47 and are killing his people.


“Bala Mohammed should take a cue from scholars who are of Fulani origin but want peace and unity of this country, who had come out to criticise Fulani herdsmen who come with AK-47 and killing, maiming, raping people and committing all sorts of atrocities. Is Bala Mohammed more Fulani than all these people? How about the Sultan of Sokoto who came out to say that out of 10 kidnappers today in Nigeria, 7 or 8 of them are Fulanis, is he more Fulani than the Sultan of Sokoto?”


Mohammed had last week defended his comment about armed herders, explaining that he used the use of AK-47s by Fulani herdsmen as a figure of speech for protection.


“It is a figure of speech to show you the despondence, the desperation and frustration and the agony that this particular person is exposed to by his own people, by his own tribe and by other tribes who have all seen him as a criminal and therefore, he has the inalienable right to protect himself,” the governor said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.


The governor's comment on armed herdsmen had earlier triggered a wave of condemnation from his counterparts and Nigerians alike, increasing calls for the prohibition of open grazing.


Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had earlier also knocked the Bauchi governor’s statement. 


“For what purpose? Bala Mohammed has even poured more petrol into the fire because his speech is unexpected of him. It will become very serious and nobody will be spared,” Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), had noted.

Ortom

A governor in one of the North Central state of Nigrria, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed, of being a terrorist based on his support for herdsmen using AK-47s.


The Benue State Governor who spoke while addressing journalists in Makurdi on Monday, said Mohammed must be a terrorist for supporting foreign herdsmen wielding arms illegally.


According to him: “I wouldn’t want to be joining (taking) issues with my brother, friend, and colleague – Bauchi Governor. But since he has continued to vilify, intimidate and blackmail me. It is said that silence is consent. I am compelled to respond to him.


He said: “I am beginning to think that my brother, the governor of Bauchi State, is part of the terrorist Fulani organisation that is terrorising this country.


“Why do I say this? This is the same governor who took the oath of office to protect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This constitution does not leave room for allowing foreign herdsmen to come in without valid papers.


“This is a man who says that a Fulani man is a global man and can come in from anywhere and enter Nigeria. It is quite disappointing to hear a governor who took the oath of office, maybe he should go back and check the oath of office he took to check whether the allowing foreign terrorist Fulani herdsmen to come into Nigeria, is protecting the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Ortom said.


Also reacting to Mohammed’s statement, wherein he claimed herders can carry AK-47s to defend themselves, Ortom said the governor has to revisit the constitution to know its provisions on the matter and also tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians.


He said, “I don’t know where the constitution of this country allows any man or woman who is not licensed by security in the country to carry even a Dane gun, how much more weapons like AK-47, AK-49 and several other sophisticated weapons. The Land Use Act permits governors; like here in Benue State, I have the sole authority over land. If the Federal Government comes here to execute a project, they ask for land from me and until I grant the certificate of occupancy, they cannot do anything, whether in the forest, let him go and read (the) Land Use Charge. The governor holds the land on behalf of the people.”


Condemning the justification Mohammed gave for his AK-47 remarks, Ortom said the Bauchi State governor should apologise to Nigerians, especially those who have been victims of attacks by herdsmen in the past.


“Even his so-called response to try to run away from this thing implicated him more because he said what he said on national television, everyone heard him and his defence for saying that did not go well with us. I think the governor of Bauchi State should come out and apologise to Nigerians, it will be consoling. If he apologises, it will be appreciated but to keep arguing inflicts pain on some of us that have been victims of Fulani herdsmen and we're thinking that it's part of the conspiracy to wipe some people away, including Benue State,” Ortom said.


Ortom also said the governor of Bauchi State should be held responsible peradventure any evil befalls him. 


He said, “I want to think that with what he said and what those herdsmen wrote to me that they are going to assassinate me, Bala Mohammed is also part of it and if anything happens to me, I don't want anyone to be in doubt, Bala Mohammed should be held responsible especially... the condemnable remarks he made about herdsmen carrying AK-47 and can live anywhere in Nigeria whether in the forest or all that, he came back to say that Ortom is responsible for any hatred against Fulani herdsmen.


“I regard this as a way of vilifying me, profiling me towards assassination. He wants to instigate the Fulani people against me. I am not against Fulani people; they are in Benue State and they remain here. Some of my best friends are Fulani people and we relate very well. I am against the terrorist Fulani herdsmen coming from Mali, Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Cameroon, Ghana, and other parts of the world who want to seize our land and take over and create problems.


“Governor Bala Mohammed should learn from Governor (Abdullahi) Ganduje of Kano State who came out as a Fulani man and proffered a solution on how to handle this matter. If there is no hidden agenda, Bala Mohammed should take a cue from the Governor of Kano State. He should also take a cue from the Governor of Kaduna State who is against the Fulani herdsmen, he should take a cue from them. The Governor of Kaduna State has not hidden his hate for those foreign Fulani herdsmen who come with AK-47 and are killing his people.


“Bala Mohammed should take a cue from scholars who are of Fulani origin but want peace and unity of this country, who had come out to criticise Fulani herdsmen who come with AK-47 and killing, maiming, raping people and committing all sorts of atrocities. Is Bala Mohammed more Fulani than all these people? How about the Sultan of Sokoto who came out to say that out of 10 kidnappers today in Nigeria, 7 or 8 of them are Fulanis, is he more Fulani than the Sultan of Sokoto?”


Mohammed had last week defended his comment about armed herders, explaining that he used the use of AK-47s by Fulani herdsmen as a figure of speech for protection.


“It is a figure of speech to show you the despondence, the desperation and frustration and the agony that this particular person is exposed to by his own people, by his own tribe and by other tribes who have all seen him as a criminal and therefore, he has the inalienable right to protect himself,” the governor said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.


The governor's comment on armed herdsmen had earlier triggered a wave of condemnation from his counterparts and Nigerians alike, increasing calls for the prohibition of open grazing.


Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had earlier also knocked the Bauchi governor’s statement. 


“For what purpose? Bala Mohammed has even poured more petrol into the fire because his speech is unexpected of him. It will become very serious and nobody will be spared,” Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), had noted.

Northern Group Gives Nigeria Government 3-Month Ultimatum To Fix Insecurity Or Face Mass Protests

Northern Group Gives Nigeria Government 3-Month Ultimatum To Fix Insecurity Or Face Mass Protests

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has issued a three-month ultimatum to the Nigerian government to end the worsening security challenges in the country or risk mass protests.

This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman for the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."

Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has issued a three-month ultimatum to the Nigerian government to end the worsening security challenges in the country or risk mass protests.

This was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman for the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."

Azeez Suleiman, which he made available to journalists in Kaduna.

The statement warned that if the Nigerian government fails to address insecurity in the country, especially in the North, the youths might be forced to embark on mass protests.

To this end, CNG gives three months to the government to ensure they sanitise and bring to end the wanton killings in the country, especially by the killer Fulani herdsmen.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the CNG shall see no course in holding back the commencement of renewed protests on a much wider scale if, at the expiration of the three months, the government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of citizens all over the country remains mere rhetoric,” the statement reads in part.

“In place of the halted protests, the CNG hereby resolves to direct its state coordinators to raise their levels of vigilance and to assist the security forces with credible relevant intelligence needed to tackle the situation.

“All CNG state coordinators and officials of affiliate groups to commence the immediate process of compiling all aspects of security worries in their respective states to deliver to the various state commissioners of police for onward transmission to the chief executives and thereafter, address the press at NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalists) centres in groups of not more than 25 each.

“The federal security forces must carry out a proper threat assessment of the situation to review the current poor law enforcement, poor intelligence, and the lack of synergy among other vulnerabilities.

“The federal authorities must tame the exponential rise in the rate of attacks and the number of terror gangs, halt the proliferation of illicit arms and mop up the estimated 350 million small arms and light weapons already believed to be in Nigeria with a large percentage in the North.

“Government must take steps to ensure that all security budget allocations are released in full to the relevant agencies on a quarterly basis to ensure efficiency.

“The federal and state governments must commence the process of resettling the displaced communities.

“The federal legislators must do their job by quickly moving to amend the clause in the Constitution to allow for multiple security and public safety arrangements in the country – at the federal, state, and local government levels.

“Legislators must move for enactment for the provision of special welfare packages for front-line security personnel, including hazard allowances to their family, scholarships for their children's education and health insurance for their families.

“The Northern states governments must halt treating security issues with kid gloves, and address the current threats with the seriousness and purposefulness that they deserve.

“Meanwhile, we urge improved public cooperation with security efforts and concerted rigorous prayers for divine intervention to grant our troops victory in stemming this deadly menace once and for all and for the restoration of a lasting peace and enduring stability.

“We also call on the business community and the wealthy in society to replicate the gesture they extended to support the Covid-19 fight to the current war against insecurity."

Insecurity: Nigerians should borrow a leaf from Israel, rise to the occasion, and right the wrong

Insecurity: Nigerians should borrow a leaf from Israel, rise to the occasion, and right the wrong

Israel's Iron Dome

Israel is a nuclear-armed state with sophisticated weapons capable of taking on their neighbors.


It is not because they don't trust the God of Israel to protect them, but they know that the God of Israel won't do their duties for them.


Israel has a thriving economy with high standards of living for the citizens. 


It is not that they don't trust the God of Israel that provided their ancestors with Manna in the wilderness, but they understand that God won't plant rice and harvest it for them.

They have to do it themselves. 


Israel is not leaving the Gaza border in the hands of God and do nothing.


No, they built an 'Iron Dome' that intercepts rockets fired into Israeli territory by the Palestinian militant Hammas. 

Isreal has the best medical practice and hospitals in the world. They won the highest noble prize in science and research for humanity. 


It is not that they don't have confidence in the God of Moses and Elijah, but they understand that the God of Israel gave them wisdom and knowledge to act decisively. 


Dear Nigerian leaders, if there’s one, stop fooling around and hiding behind empty religion to cover up your incompetence. 


Your country is burning, people are dying, being murdered by militants. 


Kidnapping and banditry is the order of the day. 


People are living in fear everyday. 

.Yet, we hear you use words like, "It is in the hands of God" 


"Southwest is in the hands of God" 


"Nigeria is in the hands of God" 


How daft that is when you know that God has given you the power to take control of things. 


The money to equip the Army, Police and other security agencies to get a grip on this situation is not in the hands of God, it is in your hands.


Use it!


The money to rebuild roads, secure our borders, improve Healthcare and increase life expectancy is not in the hands of God, it is in your hands.


Use it!


For years, we've been sold this lie and fooled around, playing vain religion with people's lives. 


We can't go on like this. 


Borrow a leaf from Israel.


They have a job to do.


They do their part and God does His part. 


Do your part and get to work. 


Stop fooling around and playing with religion. 


The country is boiling while the leaders act as if they are in a coma!


Power is not conventionally given, rise to the occasion, get it and right the wrong.


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Israel's Iron Dome

Israel is a nuclear-armed state with sophisticated weapons capable of taking on their neighbors.


It is not because they don't trust the God of Israel to protect them, but they know that the God of Israel won't do their duties for them.


Israel has a thriving economy with high standards of living for the citizens. 


It is not that they don't trust the God of Israel that provided their ancestors with Manna in the wilderness, but they understand that God won't plant rice and harvest it for them.

They have to do it themselves. 


Israel is not leaving the Gaza border in the hands of God and do nothing.


No, they built an 'Iron Dome' that intercepts rockets fired into Israeli territory by the Palestinian militant Hammas. 

Isreal has the best medical practice and hospitals in the world. They won the highest noble prize in science and research for humanity. 


It is not that they don't have confidence in the God of Moses and Elijah, but they understand that the God of Israel gave them wisdom and knowledge to act decisively. 


Dear Nigerian leaders, if there’s one, stop fooling around and hiding behind empty religion to cover up your incompetence. 


Your country is burning, people are dying, being murdered by militants. 


Kidnapping and banditry is the order of the day. 


People are living in fear everyday. 

.Yet, we hear you use words like, "It is in the hands of God" 


"Southwest is in the hands of God" 


"Nigeria is in the hands of God" 


How daft that is when you know that God has given you the power to take control of things. 


The money to equip the Army, Police and other security agencies to get a grip on this situation is not in the hands of God, it is in your hands.


Use it!


The money to rebuild roads, secure our borders, improve Healthcare and increase life expectancy is not in the hands of God, it is in your hands.


Use it!


For years, we've been sold this lie and fooled around, playing vain religion with people's lives. 


We can't go on like this. 


Borrow a leaf from Israel.


They have a job to do.


They do their part and God does His part. 


Do your part and get to work. 


Stop fooling around and playing with religion. 


The country is boiling while the leaders act as if they are in a coma!


Power is not conventionally given, rise to the occasion, get it and right the wrong.


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THE MASSES MUST UNITE AGAINST ETHNIC POLARIZATION CORE Press Statement

THE MASSES MUST UNITE AGAINST ETHNIC POLARIZATION CORE Press Statement

The country is at a complex and dangerous juncture. The government has demonstrated its clear inability to safeguard the lives and property of people. Banditry and kidnapping have become widespread across several states, blending with conflicts such as those between herders and farmers into an explosive reality. 


The fact that a significant number of the perpetrators of some of this crime have been identified as Fulani has been opportunistically used to present the problem, which has deeper roots and dynamics, as one of ethnic differences. But simply defining a people, be these Fulani or another nationality, by the infractions of some of them, is counterproductive. It also does not explain why there has been such increase in criminality as part of the broader state of insecurity. 


Fulani have been chased away from Ibarapa and issued an ultimatum to leave the south-western states. These actions have received support from a cross-section of people in the region. Many have lost loved ones or heard tales of people who have suffered in the hands of bandits or kidnappers. Some have had their farmlands overrun by cattle herded by Fulani. We must not belittle the loss of people who have been thus affected. But we must put things in perspective towards achieving a revolutionary-democratic solution of this pervasive problem. 


Thus, CORE unequivocally states that:

- The root causes of increasing criminality are poverty, lack of social protection, and disillusionment in the corrupt ruling class and its state,


- Criminals are not limited to any one ethnic group. For example, Evans who is one of the most notable kidnappers before he was arrested is not Fulani,


- Government is responsible for providing security with billions of naira allocated for this purpose every year,


- Before the attacks on Fulani in Ibarapa, Yoruba and Fulani had carried out joint patrols to stamp out kidnapping and associated crimes. And it was clear that Fulani people as well had been kidnapped. It is also noteworthy, that there are probably as many or more Yoruba in the north as there are Fulani in the south-west,


- Attacks and killings of Fulani or any people of any other ethnicity in the south-west or any other region is likely to result in retaliatory killings and quick descent into unending bloody conflicts and possibly a civil war,


- Some of those now presenting themselves as ethnic saviours have histories of being bandits and political thugs. The poor masses must not entrust their safety and security in such hands,


- We must draw lessons from experiences of the rise of bodies like the OPC and militants in the Niger. Supposed saviours, as ethnic champions, became part of the problem,


- It is the people themselves that can be their own liberators. And we must not be divided along ethnic lines. People from all ethnic groups live in different parts of the country,


- Criminal activities must be treated as such without any ethnicization of criminality, whilst addressing the root causes of increasing criminality,


- What we need now is unity and solidarity of the poor masses of all creed, ethnicity and across all regions in struggle for a better society where poverty and this sort of state of insecurity become history.


Baba AYE

Co-convener


Gbenga KOMOLAFE

Co-convener


7th Feb., 2021

The country is at a complex and dangerous juncture. The government has demonstrated its clear inability to safeguard the lives and property of people. Banditry and kidnapping have become widespread across several states, blending with conflicts such as those between herders and farmers into an explosive reality. 


The fact that a significant number of the perpetrators of some of this crime have been identified as Fulani has been opportunistically used to present the problem, which has deeper roots and dynamics, as one of ethnic differences. But simply defining a people, be these Fulani or another nationality, by the infractions of some of them, is counterproductive. It also does not explain why there has been such increase in criminality as part of the broader state of insecurity. 


Fulani have been chased away from Ibarapa and issued an ultimatum to leave the south-western states. These actions have received support from a cross-section of people in the region. Many have lost loved ones or heard tales of people who have suffered in the hands of bandits or kidnappers. Some have had their farmlands overrun by cattle herded by Fulani. We must not belittle the loss of people who have been thus affected. But we must put things in perspective towards achieving a revolutionary-democratic solution of this pervasive problem. 


Thus, CORE unequivocally states that:

- The root causes of increasing criminality are poverty, lack of social protection, and disillusionment in the corrupt ruling class and its state,


- Criminals are not limited to any one ethnic group. For example, Evans who is one of the most notable kidnappers before he was arrested is not Fulani,


- Government is responsible for providing security with billions of naira allocated for this purpose every year,


- Before the attacks on Fulani in Ibarapa, Yoruba and Fulani had carried out joint patrols to stamp out kidnapping and associated crimes. And it was clear that Fulani people as well had been kidnapped. It is also noteworthy, that there are probably as many or more Yoruba in the north as there are Fulani in the south-west,


- Attacks and killings of Fulani or any people of any other ethnicity in the south-west or any other region is likely to result in retaliatory killings and quick descent into unending bloody conflicts and possibly a civil war,


- Some of those now presenting themselves as ethnic saviours have histories of being bandits and political thugs. The poor masses must not entrust their safety and security in such hands,


- We must draw lessons from experiences of the rise of bodies like the OPC and militants in the Niger. Supposed saviours, as ethnic champions, became part of the problem,


- It is the people themselves that can be their own liberators. And we must not be divided along ethnic lines. People from all ethnic groups live in different parts of the country,


- Criminal activities must be treated as such without any ethnicization of criminality, whilst addressing the root causes of increasing criminality,


- What we need now is unity and solidarity of the poor masses of all creed, ethnicity and across all regions in struggle for a better society where poverty and this sort of state of insecurity become history.


Baba AYE

Co-convener


Gbenga KOMOLAFE

Co-convener


7th Feb., 2021

Fulanis and war of Conquering: Where are the History Teachers?

Fulanis and war of Conquering: Where are the History Teachers?

This is why history must be taught in our schools. Those who neglect History are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past. 


The story is told of how King Yunfa, the Hausa Sarki in Gobir (now called Sokoto) hosted a Fulani immigrant called Usman Dan Fodiyo and his group in February 1804, as a result of this and since 1808 the whole of the northern region lost its kingdoms and were replaced by Fulani emirates.


King Yunfa is said to have been killed in 1808 and the Fulani warrior (Usman Dan Fodiyo) established Sokoto caliphate, making himself Sultan.


Gradually, other Hausa kingdoms were pillaged and taken over by the Fulani emirs including all the kingdoms ruled by Queen Amina of Zazzau... Little wonder, the Emirate throne of Zaria today is ruled by Fulani Families which Usman Dan Fodio placed on throne as a reward to his Soldiers.


The ethnic groups in the core north were the first victims of Fulani imperialism, a venture that occurred because the people were given access to grazing land as a result of the hospitality of the hosts.


They however failed to overrun the Bornu and Jukun kingdoms , so the Shehu of Bornu and Aku Uka remains paramount till today!


The Afonja dynasty compromised by allowing a Fulani warrior known as Janta Alimi to settle in Ilorin, the Fulani guerrillas killed Afonja in 1824


And Ilorin, a Yoruba town under the Oyo empire, fell into Fulani hands, becoming an emirate under Sokoto caliphate till today! Even the attempts of the O'odua People's Congress (OPC) to revert to status quo ante and crown an Onilorin of Ilorin became an exercise in futility.


The Yoruba warriors got wise and defeated the Fulani jihadists in Ogbomosho in 1840, if this didn't happen there would most likely have been Fulani "emirs" as rulers in Oyo Alaafin, Ibadan, Owo, Oshogbo, Ede, Ado, and Igede Ekiti today!


If the Bini Kingdom did not fight and repel the jihadists, they would have penetrated the Edo/Delta region beyond the present day Edo North Senatorial District which gave in and allowed the jihadists to overrun & islamize them.


Along with some ignorant folk most of them are now angling for grazing areas and a corridor through the entire federation. These grazing areas will in future become Fulani settlements, later communities and finally local government areas with elected officials.


If Yunfa didn't accommodate Fodio and his warlike immigrants from Futatoro, Hausa sarkis would be ruling today in the north!


And if Afonja didn't conspire with Alimi, a Yoruba kingdom would not have been ruled by Alimi's offspring till today!


It's an age-old political strategy really- ..create a problem, come up with a "solution" that advances the cause, and then give it a legal backing.


L'owe, l'owe la nlu ilu agidigbo.


Author: Anonymous

This is why history must be taught in our schools. Those who neglect History are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past. 


The story is told of how King Yunfa, the Hausa Sarki in Gobir (now called Sokoto) hosted a Fulani immigrant called Usman Dan Fodiyo and his group in February 1804, as a result of this and since 1808 the whole of the northern region lost its kingdoms and were replaced by Fulani emirates.


King Yunfa is said to have been killed in 1808 and the Fulani warrior (Usman Dan Fodiyo) established Sokoto caliphate, making himself Sultan.


Gradually, other Hausa kingdoms were pillaged and taken over by the Fulani emirs including all the kingdoms ruled by Queen Amina of Zazzau... Little wonder, the Emirate throne of Zaria today is ruled by Fulani Families which Usman Dan Fodio placed on throne as a reward to his Soldiers.


The ethnic groups in the core north were the first victims of Fulani imperialism, a venture that occurred because the people were given access to grazing land as a result of the hospitality of the hosts.


They however failed to overrun the Bornu and Jukun kingdoms , so the Shehu of Bornu and Aku Uka remains paramount till today!


The Afonja dynasty compromised by allowing a Fulani warrior known as Janta Alimi to settle in Ilorin, the Fulani guerrillas killed Afonja in 1824


And Ilorin, a Yoruba town under the Oyo empire, fell into Fulani hands, becoming an emirate under Sokoto caliphate till today! Even the attempts of the O'odua People's Congress (OPC) to revert to status quo ante and crown an Onilorin of Ilorin became an exercise in futility.


The Yoruba warriors got wise and defeated the Fulani jihadists in Ogbomosho in 1840, if this didn't happen there would most likely have been Fulani "emirs" as rulers in Oyo Alaafin, Ibadan, Owo, Oshogbo, Ede, Ado, and Igede Ekiti today!


If the Bini Kingdom did not fight and repel the jihadists, they would have penetrated the Edo/Delta region beyond the present day Edo North Senatorial District which gave in and allowed the jihadists to overrun & islamize them.


Along with some ignorant folk most of them are now angling for grazing areas and a corridor through the entire federation. These grazing areas will in future become Fulani settlements, later communities and finally local government areas with elected officials.


If Yunfa didn't accommodate Fodio and his warlike immigrants from Futatoro, Hausa sarkis would be ruling today in the north!


And if Afonja didn't conspire with Alimi, a Yoruba kingdom would not have been ruled by Alimi's offspring till today!


It's an age-old political strategy really- ..create a problem, come up with a "solution" that advances the cause, and then give it a legal backing.


L'owe, l'owe la nlu ilu agidigbo.


Author: Anonymous

Injustices Of Voting But Not Being Voted For: The Hausa Plaintive Cry On Recovering Their Lost Kingdom

Injustices Of Voting But Not Being Voted For: The Hausa Plaintive Cry On Recovering Their Lost Kingdom

By Col. Dauda Gora (rtd)


Hausa land, history and people yearning for freedom.



Nigerians, 50 years old and above who attended Primary School in any part of what used to be Northern Nigeria, must have been taught during History lessons about the 7 Hausa States of Biram, Kano, Katsina, Daura, Gobir, Rano and Zaria as well as the 7 Banza Bakwai Kingdoms of Zamfara, Kebbi, Yauri, Gwari, Nupe, Kwararafa (Jukun) and Yoruba.

 


These Kingdoms were viable in virtually every aspect of human endeavour at that time. I should draw the readers attention to the meaning of the Hausa word ”Banza”. Banza, is a derogatory word which means worthless or anything that is of lower quality which clearly showed a marked distinction between the Hausa Bakwai and the Banza Bakwai Kingdoms.


There may have been the pastoral or nomadic Fulani as part of the population in these Kingdoms but not much if anything was recorded in this respect. The Fulani got a mention when migrants from the general area of the Futa Djalon foothills and the SeneGambia region in West Africa arrived Gobir not long before 1800.


Usman Dan Fodio who masqueraded as an Islamic teacher had issues with the leadership in Gobir, the reason he adduced being that a corrupt form of Islam was being practiced and he raised a band of followers that succeeded in violently overthrowing the leadership in Gobir under the guise of purifying Islam.


Instead of replacing the old leadership with indigenes of Gobir he appointed his own Fulani as the new leader and proceeded from there to wage what was erroneously called a Jihad or holy war. Wherever he put under, he appointed either his son or trusted Fulani as Emir thus silencing the Hausa who held power previously. He and his followers even conceived the dream of ditching the Quran in the Atlantic ocean meaning that their mission was to Islamize all the ethnic groups along their path up to the Atlantic Ocean.


Unluckily for them, they came face to face with the realities of gun powder along the general line of Agbede a village south of Auchi and the Kukuruku range of hills running westward. From there the jihadists advance southward was blunted as they were forced to withdraw backward. In other words, they beat a retreat.


As time went on, an advanced form of the Stockholm syndrome may have had its place as the indigenous Hausa began to see the Fulani occupiers and usurpers of their lands as friends and were content with the crumbs that fell from the Fulani dinner tables.



When Karl Marx described RELIGION as the opium of the masses we have to believe within the context of this short essay that he meant much more than the intoxicating effect of the drug. He may also have been referring to the blinding and numbing properties too, otherwise how and why did a foreign invader succeed so easily in steamrolling over all the Kingdoms in Hausa land in less than 2 years ?


It is very obvious that a local form of Fulani apartheid was at play here otherwise having taken over the Kingdoms under the guise of purifying Islam why did they usurp the political arrangement which existed prior?


In all of this the Hausa people must hold themselves to blame for having collapsed like a pack of cards and in many instances, without a single shot being fired?


Had they resisted the political coup against their leadership the story could have been different today but like sheep to the slaughter they were deceived and blindfolded into the make believe that Dan Fodio did come to purify and clean up Islam. Oh, how wrong they were and still are.


The consequences of that terrible blunder over two centuries ago is what Nigeria as a nation is still struggling to deal with.


To acquire legitimacy the Fulani came up with the coinage, Hausa-Fulani again to further blindfold the Hausa population. Everything that was good at that time went to the Fulani causing the Hausa to develop a sense of inferiority complex. Hausa women were taken and are still being forced into marriages by the invaders as the Emirate system took roots.


When eventually the British colonialists came around they found it very convenient not to undo the Emirate system as it served her mercantilist interests. This gave the Fulani the opportunity to further cement and concretize their political as well as social and economic agenda over the Hausa.


The Hausa, their culture, history and tradition began to recede into irrelevance as the invading Fulani easily foisted their own values, tradition and culture over all that remained of the Hausa Kingdoms.


It must be noted though that not all of the Hausa speaking population accepted Islam. Many rejected the faith preferring to continue with their traditional religion and culture. Those who rejected Islam were derogatorily called Maguzawa for the simple reason that they rejected Islam. These original Hausa speaking people still occupy large swaths of land in many States in the North, not limited to the old and now extinct Hausa Kingdoms.


As punishment for rejecting Islam the Hausa over the ages have been subjected to wholesale neglect and deprivation. Government policies and projects like Schools, Hospitals, Justice and Roads have been denied them. To date, the hybrid Fulani are still treating the Hausa as if they are the booty of war. Hausa young women are serialy kidnapped and forced into marriages against their will. They have no access to justice as any protestation with regard to forced marriages and land seizures are usually summarily dismissed in the courts.


The Hausa have suffered untold hardship under the terrible, rapacious and corrupt feudal system forcing many to find refuge under the comforting arms of the Christian faith. It is under this arrangement that development is beginning to filter through by way of Schools and Medical care.


Politically, care has been taken to ensuring that the Hausa can only vote but can hardly be voted for in their own land. The fate of the original Hausa speaking people of the old Hausa Kingdoms is not any different from that which the Red Indians suffered in what is now the United States of America except that in the United States steps are being taken to reach out and to rehabilitate the Red Indians.


Can similar steps be taken in today’s Nigeria for the Hausa?


Surely a Historical wrong can be righted so that the Hausa can recover their place in History. The blood letting that has been going on in Zamfara and other States in the northern fringes appears to be a continuation of the political jihad by other means. The current state of insecurity all over Nigeria but particularly in the Northern States would appear to be the last phase of the Fulani political jihad.


Whilst the hapless population in Southern Kaduna, the lower Plateau, Benue and other State were ongoing, the Presidency was not concerned but when a governor gave a quit notice to so-called Fulani herders illegally occupying a Forest Reserve in his State the Presidency was up in arms at the instance of Miyetti Allah pontificating that Fulani have the right to settle wherever they so wish within the territory of Nigeria.


Surely, the Fulani must be operating under a hybrid 1999 Constitution which is why they are flaunting themselves all over the place. The Nigeria Police is quick in arresting Sunday Igboho for being a threat to Fulani interest in Oyo State but the same Police have been so lethargic in arresting the Fulani terrorist jihadist responsible for mass murder in Zangon Kataf LGA. This is justice the Nigerian style.


Since Usman Dan Fodio’s foray into Hausaland early in the 19th Century life has never been the same for the Hausa speaking population then and even now. The social, political and economic conditions of the Hausa took a turn for the worse especially during the British colonialist enterprise and up to independence in 1960 when the Colonial masters handed Nigeria to the Fulani wholesale.


At independence, Nigeria held some beautiful promises of growth and progress but because those who inherited Nigeria after the British departure were inept in many ways, especially under Fulani hegemony the new nation very quickly became stunted.


The Fulani through the period of military dictatorship worked from below the surface to ensure that with the influence of their Emirs that the best of everything was reserved for them and their apologists. The Military either advertently or inadvertently simply became errand boys of the powerful Fulani Emirs. At every stage of State Creation the North had the preponderance of States in the so-called Federation. At the Federal level juicy appointments were reserved for Fulani people and so overtime, they have gotten to become very powerful in Nigeria while the Hausa whose lands had been taken over became onlookers.


Prompting this essay is an audio message by an extremely courageous Hausa speaking lady which has gone viral on Social Media in which she was lamenting the plight of the Hausa people even under the brutish Fulani ruling class.


That it is a woman and not a man who is taking up this fight against the injustice that is being meted to the Hausa people is simply wonderful. The lady in the audio has heaped all the blame for the plight of the Hausa on the occupying Fulani especially under the Buhari junta then and now. Usman Dan Fodio’s politically minded jihad may have gotten stunted in 1804 but clearly as current events are now evincing, the Fulani have not given up on continuing with that age long dream of completely taking over the whole territory called Nigeria. In this endeavour there appears a modern day Usman Dan Fodio in the president of the nation.


The strategy for achieving this grand objective has been throwing open our porous borders to imported Fulani jihadist terrorists from the Sahelian North of Africa many of who were mercenaries in Libya before the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. These terrorist groups simply moved into Nigeria under the guise of being pastoralists or herders and have brought with them death and destruction of lives and property.


The Nigerian State watched the unfolding events probably with amusement. Because it is an Islamist agenda being executed, no counter action was taken. That a modern State in the 21st Century can still be making a case for nomadic Fulani and open grazing is as laughable as it is shameful.


I will continue referencing the Grazing Reserve and Ruga Bill in the National Assembly as the ploy the PMB regime had wanted to deploy for a subtle yet complete takeover of the entire territory called Nigeria.


Today, Fulani either as herders or terrorists are everywhere in the territory of Nigeria, flaunting themselves and the sophisticated arms being smuggled across the borders in the North.


What if one may ask, are Fulani herders doing in the forest areas, but particularly in the Reserves of Southern and Eastern Nigeria ?

By whose authority are the Fulani forcefully occupying lands across the nation without even consulting the local communities?


The present government has on purpose turned deaf ears to the highly incendiary and combustible language of Miyetyi Allah. From all available audio and video recordings as well as press briefings, Miyetti Allah qualifies as a terrorist organization.


While there is no secret as to it’s leadership, no action has been taken by the national security architecture to have them explain some of their utterances.


Many dissatisfied parts of this beleaguered nation are in ebullition and unless a more suitable political arrangement is agreed upon and soon, Nigeria as presently constituted may be living on borrowed time.


The current leadership can choose not to learn from history by dismissing what happened in the former USSR, former Yugoslavia, Indonesia and Ethiopia at her own peril.


If the Fulani, their sponsors and apologists continue to toy with the unity of this nation, they will soon find out too late that they have committed a terrible blunder.


To God Be The Glory.


Written by Col. Dauda Gora (rtd).


He writes from Kaduna, North West Nigeria

By Col. Dauda Gora (rtd)


Hausa land, history and people yearning for freedom.



Nigerians, 50 years old and above who attended Primary School in any part of what used to be Northern Nigeria, must have been taught during History lessons about the 7 Hausa States of Biram, Kano, Katsina, Daura, Gobir, Rano and Zaria as well as the 7 Banza Bakwai Kingdoms of Zamfara, Kebbi, Yauri, Gwari, Nupe, Kwararafa (Jukun) and Yoruba.

 


These Kingdoms were viable in virtually every aspect of human endeavour at that time. I should draw the readers attention to the meaning of the Hausa word ”Banza”. Banza, is a derogatory word which means worthless or anything that is of lower quality which clearly showed a marked distinction between the Hausa Bakwai and the Banza Bakwai Kingdoms.


There may have been the pastoral or nomadic Fulani as part of the population in these Kingdoms but not much if anything was recorded in this respect. The Fulani got a mention when migrants from the general area of the Futa Djalon foothills and the SeneGambia region in West Africa arrived Gobir not long before 1800.


Usman Dan Fodio who masqueraded as an Islamic teacher had issues with the leadership in Gobir, the reason he adduced being that a corrupt form of Islam was being practiced and he raised a band of followers that succeeded in violently overthrowing the leadership in Gobir under the guise of purifying Islam.


Instead of replacing the old leadership with indigenes of Gobir he appointed his own Fulani as the new leader and proceeded from there to wage what was erroneously called a Jihad or holy war. Wherever he put under, he appointed either his son or trusted Fulani as Emir thus silencing the Hausa who held power previously. He and his followers even conceived the dream of ditching the Quran in the Atlantic ocean meaning that their mission was to Islamize all the ethnic groups along their path up to the Atlantic Ocean.


Unluckily for them, they came face to face with the realities of gun powder along the general line of Agbede a village south of Auchi and the Kukuruku range of hills running westward. From there the jihadists advance southward was blunted as they were forced to withdraw backward. In other words, they beat a retreat.


As time went on, an advanced form of the Stockholm syndrome may have had its place as the indigenous Hausa began to see the Fulani occupiers and usurpers of their lands as friends and were content with the crumbs that fell from the Fulani dinner tables.



When Karl Marx described RELIGION as the opium of the masses we have to believe within the context of this short essay that he meant much more than the intoxicating effect of the drug. He may also have been referring to the blinding and numbing properties too, otherwise how and why did a foreign invader succeed so easily in steamrolling over all the Kingdoms in Hausa land in less than 2 years ?


It is very obvious that a local form of Fulani apartheid was at play here otherwise having taken over the Kingdoms under the guise of purifying Islam why did they usurp the political arrangement which existed prior?


In all of this the Hausa people must hold themselves to blame for having collapsed like a pack of cards and in many instances, without a single shot being fired?


Had they resisted the political coup against their leadership the story could have been different today but like sheep to the slaughter they were deceived and blindfolded into the make believe that Dan Fodio did come to purify and clean up Islam. Oh, how wrong they were and still are.


The consequences of that terrible blunder over two centuries ago is what Nigeria as a nation is still struggling to deal with.


To acquire legitimacy the Fulani came up with the coinage, Hausa-Fulani again to further blindfold the Hausa population. Everything that was good at that time went to the Fulani causing the Hausa to develop a sense of inferiority complex. Hausa women were taken and are still being forced into marriages by the invaders as the Emirate system took roots.


When eventually the British colonialists came around they found it very convenient not to undo the Emirate system as it served her mercantilist interests. This gave the Fulani the opportunity to further cement and concretize their political as well as social and economic agenda over the Hausa.


The Hausa, their culture, history and tradition began to recede into irrelevance as the invading Fulani easily foisted their own values, tradition and culture over all that remained of the Hausa Kingdoms.


It must be noted though that not all of the Hausa speaking population accepted Islam. Many rejected the faith preferring to continue with their traditional religion and culture. Those who rejected Islam were derogatorily called Maguzawa for the simple reason that they rejected Islam. These original Hausa speaking people still occupy large swaths of land in many States in the North, not limited to the old and now extinct Hausa Kingdoms.


As punishment for rejecting Islam the Hausa over the ages have been subjected to wholesale neglect and deprivation. Government policies and projects like Schools, Hospitals, Justice and Roads have been denied them. To date, the hybrid Fulani are still treating the Hausa as if they are the booty of war. Hausa young women are serialy kidnapped and forced into marriages against their will. They have no access to justice as any protestation with regard to forced marriages and land seizures are usually summarily dismissed in the courts.


The Hausa have suffered untold hardship under the terrible, rapacious and corrupt feudal system forcing many to find refuge under the comforting arms of the Christian faith. It is under this arrangement that development is beginning to filter through by way of Schools and Medical care.


Politically, care has been taken to ensuring that the Hausa can only vote but can hardly be voted for in their own land. The fate of the original Hausa speaking people of the old Hausa Kingdoms is not any different from that which the Red Indians suffered in what is now the United States of America except that in the United States steps are being taken to reach out and to rehabilitate the Red Indians.


Can similar steps be taken in today’s Nigeria for the Hausa?


Surely a Historical wrong can be righted so that the Hausa can recover their place in History. The blood letting that has been going on in Zamfara and other States in the northern fringes appears to be a continuation of the political jihad by other means. The current state of insecurity all over Nigeria but particularly in the Northern States would appear to be the last phase of the Fulani political jihad.


Whilst the hapless population in Southern Kaduna, the lower Plateau, Benue and other State were ongoing, the Presidency was not concerned but when a governor gave a quit notice to so-called Fulani herders illegally occupying a Forest Reserve in his State the Presidency was up in arms at the instance of Miyetti Allah pontificating that Fulani have the right to settle wherever they so wish within the territory of Nigeria.


Surely, the Fulani must be operating under a hybrid 1999 Constitution which is why they are flaunting themselves all over the place. The Nigeria Police is quick in arresting Sunday Igboho for being a threat to Fulani interest in Oyo State but the same Police have been so lethargic in arresting the Fulani terrorist jihadist responsible for mass murder in Zangon Kataf LGA. This is justice the Nigerian style.


Since Usman Dan Fodio’s foray into Hausaland early in the 19th Century life has never been the same for the Hausa speaking population then and even now. The social, political and economic conditions of the Hausa took a turn for the worse especially during the British colonialist enterprise and up to independence in 1960 when the Colonial masters handed Nigeria to the Fulani wholesale.


At independence, Nigeria held some beautiful promises of growth and progress but because those who inherited Nigeria after the British departure were inept in many ways, especially under Fulani hegemony the new nation very quickly became stunted.


The Fulani through the period of military dictatorship worked from below the surface to ensure that with the influence of their Emirs that the best of everything was reserved for them and their apologists. The Military either advertently or inadvertently simply became errand boys of the powerful Fulani Emirs. At every stage of State Creation the North had the preponderance of States in the so-called Federation. At the Federal level juicy appointments were reserved for Fulani people and so overtime, they have gotten to become very powerful in Nigeria while the Hausa whose lands had been taken over became onlookers.


Prompting this essay is an audio message by an extremely courageous Hausa speaking lady which has gone viral on Social Media in which she was lamenting the plight of the Hausa people even under the brutish Fulani ruling class.


That it is a woman and not a man who is taking up this fight against the injustice that is being meted to the Hausa people is simply wonderful. The lady in the audio has heaped all the blame for the plight of the Hausa on the occupying Fulani especially under the Buhari junta then and now. Usman Dan Fodio’s politically minded jihad may have gotten stunted in 1804 but clearly as current events are now evincing, the Fulani have not given up on continuing with that age long dream of completely taking over the whole territory called Nigeria. In this endeavour there appears a modern day Usman Dan Fodio in the president of the nation.


The strategy for achieving this grand objective has been throwing open our porous borders to imported Fulani jihadist terrorists from the Sahelian North of Africa many of who were mercenaries in Libya before the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. These terrorist groups simply moved into Nigeria under the guise of being pastoralists or herders and have brought with them death and destruction of lives and property.


The Nigerian State watched the unfolding events probably with amusement. Because it is an Islamist agenda being executed, no counter action was taken. That a modern State in the 21st Century can still be making a case for nomadic Fulani and open grazing is as laughable as it is shameful.


I will continue referencing the Grazing Reserve and Ruga Bill in the National Assembly as the ploy the PMB regime had wanted to deploy for a subtle yet complete takeover of the entire territory called Nigeria.


Today, Fulani either as herders or terrorists are everywhere in the territory of Nigeria, flaunting themselves and the sophisticated arms being smuggled across the borders in the North.


What if one may ask, are Fulani herders doing in the forest areas, but particularly in the Reserves of Southern and Eastern Nigeria ?

By whose authority are the Fulani forcefully occupying lands across the nation without even consulting the local communities?


The present government has on purpose turned deaf ears to the highly incendiary and combustible language of Miyetyi Allah. From all available audio and video recordings as well as press briefings, Miyetti Allah qualifies as a terrorist organization.


While there is no secret as to it’s leadership, no action has been taken by the national security architecture to have them explain some of their utterances.


Many dissatisfied parts of this beleaguered nation are in ebullition and unless a more suitable political arrangement is agreed upon and soon, Nigeria as presently constituted may be living on borrowed time.


The current leadership can choose not to learn from history by dismissing what happened in the former USSR, former Yugoslavia, Indonesia and Ethiopia at her own peril.


If the Fulani, their sponsors and apologists continue to toy with the unity of this nation, they will soon find out too late that they have committed a terrible blunder.


To God Be The Glory.


Written by Col. Dauda Gora (rtd).


He writes from Kaduna, North West Nigeria

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