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Friday, 27 May 2016



By Okonkwo Isaac Somto
For Family

The beating drums of another 2nd Nigeria-Biafra civil war keeps rambling around in a country that hasn’t recovered from the first. I personally do not believe that Nigeria can survive two civil wars in one lifetime. The trends of another civil war are evident for all to see. From the brutal treatment been inflicted by the Nigerian Army on unarmed peaceful Biafrans seeking self-determination to the insuppressibly savages called Fulani herdsmen.

Indeed, Nigeria was a mistake. I know many will criticize me for making such harsh statement but that’s the harsh truth. Look around, since the creation of "Nigeria" what can you really point out that has really worked so far? What good has come out of this country? Nigeria has not only gone from bad to worse, Nigeria is practically on the verge of total abolition. From politicians burglarising the wealth and resources of the country, to monophonic ethnicwar.  From the Federal Government contravention of human rights to Islamic extremists terrorizing the country. Nigeria is certified for bloodshed, violence and indomitable corruption.  Since the Nigeria independence close to over $100trillion dollars has been stolen by covetous swinish Nigeria leaders and politicians, while religious extremists also creates ferocity, pugnaciousness and terrorism.

And then there are those 250 ethnic groups, the three largest of which comprise 68% of population. Hausa in the north (Largely Muslims), Igbo in the south-east (Christians) and Yoruba in the south-west (Muslims and Christians) but these three groups don’t see "Eye to Eye" in fact general annoyance with each other is behind much of the country's pugnacious past and political instability. The concept called “Nigeria” has never worked and I do not see any fruitful progress anytime soon. Tribal, religious and sectional rivalries will always erupt as long as Nigeria is concerned.

In short, Nigeria is a failed experiment carried out by the British government. A project that should never have been carried out in the first place. Nigeria is the world's 32nd largest country in terms of land area and if divided can compress of three different nations. It’s no wonder Biafrans in Nigeria no longer

want to participate in what they call a contraption. Several peaceful protests have been carried out to demonstrate their aversion to continue in a country that has taken so much from them, without even regarding them as legitimate citizens. Do you know that according to statics the Igbo-Biafrans are the most wrongfully discriminatory treated ethnic group since the establishment of Nigeria? With nearly 6 million of them slaughtered over the cause of Nigeria history? Tragic!

Even for a very long time now, Nigeria has been on borrowed time. American and Western European experts even predicted that Nigeria will disintegrate in 2015. Even prophets and pastors also envision a breakup in the foreseeable future. But how come everyone now seems to be predicting the desolation of Nigeria? The argument is that Nigeria was never going to work, no matter how hard they try to patch things together. Britain, long before they decided to embark on their adventurous journey of Amalgamation knew the high risks involved. While Britain is to be blamed for been largely responsible for most of the atrocities going on in Nigeria, we should not forget that, the rapacious and corrupt politics also been played by the Nigeria leaders also contributed heavily to the down fall of Nigeria. Yet, everything going on in Nigeria still revolves around Britain.

From Corruption, Ethnic war, Civil war, Marginalization, Religion outburst, Britain always remained involved. Even the UK prime Minster David Cameron admitted that Nigeria is one of the two most corrupt countries in the world by tagging Nigeria as “Fantastically Corrupt” country. Granted, Nigeria is “Fantastically Corrupt” but London, British Capital, is a safe haven for most of these corrupt Nigeria Politian’s. Most of the expensive Housing properties and estates in London are owned by these crooked Nigeria politicians who have stolen more than 50trillions pounds in cash and also send most of these funds to offshore banks in Britain for safe keeping. Britain only have themselves to blame for everything now happening in Nigeria. Prevention, they say is better than cure but this is no longer the case in Nigeria. I still believe Africa, is still a foothold for white intimation and oppression.

Can you imagine merging these countries together as a Nation: Afghanistan and Britain? Israel  and Syria? America and Iran?  North Korea and South Korea? India and Pakistan? China and Japan? Russia and Egypt? Germany and Georgia? Granted, the possibility of this happening is zero, but what do you predict will happen if these counties were to amalgamate as one? Well the aftermath of that incorporation is something that might lead to “World war 3”. So if Britain can’t riskexperimenting with her own nation, why then allow the interdenominational convention of Nigeria? Why then force Biafra and Nigeria together as one, knowing full well it will only lead to endless bloodshed. The Amalgamation of 1914 has been on test drives up till this moment, in spite of all the efforts made by some reputable Ex-Nigerian leaders, some of them honestly saw it impossible to keep Nigeria together.

Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa said, “The southern people who are swamping into this region daily in such large numbers are really intruders; we don’t want them and they are not welcome here in the North. Since 1914, the British Government has been trying to make Nigeria into one country. But the people are different in every way, including religion, custom, language and aspirations….we in the North take it that Nigeria unity is only British intention for the country they created. It is not for us”. Amadu Bello declared, “The new nation called Nigeria should be an Estate from our great grandfather, Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We must use the minorities in the North as willing tools, and the south as conquered territories and never allow them to have control of their future.

Rtd. General Yakubu Gowon exclaimed, “Suffice it to say that putting all considerations to the test, political, economic as well as social, the basis of unity is not there.” Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan voiced out, “If anything at all, these acts of mayhem are sad reminders of the events which plunged our country into 30 months of an unfortunate civil war. As a nation, we are yet to come to terms with the level of human suffering, destruction and displacement, including that of our children to far-away countries, occasioned by those dark days. In recent years, we have also witnessed unpatriotic elements for no justifiable reason. Indeed, the nation still bears some of the scars of other similar events like the aftermath of the June 12 1993 elections that brought our polity to the blink. It is inconceivable therefore, that there are some in our midst who seek to re-enact a stalemate in the political process. My fellow countrymen and women, enough is enough”.

Even, Lord Lugard, the British mercenary who helped colonise Nigeria even had this to say “The North and the South are like oil and water, they will never mix”. Yet, he went ahead and amalgamated them. My question still remains: Why can’t Britain put an end to this so-called Amalgamation? Haven’t they seen enough bloodshed already? How many more needs to die to keep Nigeria as one? Britain can no longer deny the fact that it’s time to detach Nigeria. A break-up is on the horizon, It’s now a question of how long can Nigeria hold out? Biafra is calling for freedom, Yoruba’s also want to declare their own Oduduwa Republic, and even Boko-Haram came into existence in a bid to Islamize Nigeria. All these have one goal in common “Freedom and Liberty” to choose their own destiny. Since the feeling is mutual, it’s time Britain call for the dis-amalgamation of Nigeria

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