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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Biafra: Nigeria's Divide And Rule Strategy, Reason Why Biafra Restoration Is Delayed

Biafra: Nigeria's Divide And Rule Strategy, Reason Why Biafra Restoration Is Delayed

"Divide and Rule" is keeping control over people by making them disagree with and fight each other, therefore not giving them the chance to unite and oppose you together. It is the gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into segments that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. It is a strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The premise refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and formenting disagreements among the people. It was heavily used by the British empire in Nigeria, India and elsewhere.

According to Suzy Kassem, "The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them". For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So, in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world and unemployed men throughout the Middle East, killing their own people — and people of other nations — for a paycheck. To act without a conscience but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he could not entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.

The bible louds it that a house divided against itself cannot stand. If a people are one they are strong and are able to stand in resistance of their values, rights and privileges. However, what nations and many politicians have done is to sow (sponsor) the seed of disagreements and dissension among their people or the people of the other groups in order to divide them and then take advantage of their scattered wellbeing. If any group or nation therefore want to emerge from the present humiliation, then such group must bring all interests together to the place of unity and understanding – for only "united we stand and divided we fall".

One cannot realize the smartness with which various Nigeria governments have divided various groups, parties, and tribes in Nigeria for their own convenience. These were the stratagem they used to divide us into junks called geographical zones. For your information, the division of Nigeria into six geo-political zones from where South-South, South-East and so on emerged, was not to develop the country, it was not for the economical management of the zones, it was not for the wellbeing of the poor populace, not for the purpose of employment but just to make us weak and under-develop us for easier escalation of corruption, for easier Islamization of Nigeria, to frustrate our future and for all other evil intentions in their hearts.

It has been a big fear for Britain that if they should allow Biafrans' unity the way they have been even before the war, they will be a big problem and certainly Biafra restoration will be so much easier and their business venture will collapse. South-South and South-East are in discord today because of this evil stratagem initiated by Britian. That Biafra is yet to be restored is because of this devilish "divide and rule" method.

"United we stand, divided we fall", so goes the age old saying and there is indeed a sea of wisdom behind this proverbial statement. There is no merit in splitting up a nation from within. If not anything, it hampers the efficiency of the nation with the unnecessary chaos and disharmony created intentionally. Instead of learning from, and with one another, the nation drifts apart and there is a lack of communication and coordination like what we are seeing today amongst Biafrans.

How have the six geo-political zones helped in the development of Nigeria? How has it helped in adding value to our lives? Absolutely nothing!. I believe that "divide and rule" is an expired ideology that cannot continue, and it is essential that everyone entrapped in Nigeria stands together against the cooperative marauding of our future by the political agents and political entities. Indeed, enough is enough of "Divide and Rule". "Divide-and-Conquer" leaders want followers, they just care about themselves. "Unite-and-build" leaders create more leaders, they care about the mission. The former are self-serving, the latter serve something bigger than themselves. Which one are you? Are you for Biafra or South-south and South East?

Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.

Edited by Domendu Emilia
For Family Writers Press International

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