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Thursday 5 November 2020

#EndSARS Protest: Blame It On Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

 #EndSARS Protest:  Blame It On Mazi Nnamdi Kanu 

"Nnamdi Kanu is putting the lives of Ndị Igbo in danger with his utterances", is the most stupid lines I have read from supposedly intelligent folks living in Nigeria. I even hear some of them say,  'Oh, he has no weapons and bullets, why then is he risking the lives of young people'.

How can people continuously blame the victims when terrorists masquerading as government massacre the people?  When government terrorists in uniform entered Obigbo, locked it down and start killing teenage boys, youths and even old men, who do we blame? The government or the people? How do you feel calling out Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, at a time a beast masquerading as a Governor, in the person of Nyesom Wike criminalized an entire Local Government and sent soldiers to kill all the people resident therein in the name of waging war against IPOB? Can't you see the game? When did IPOB members start stopping construction works? Did you not see him blame it on IPOB? What is he trying to achieve with his massacring of Obigbo people? Is it that they are expendables? 

This is not the first time such massacre is happening in Nigeria. Actually on November 20, 1999, Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo, using Nigeria Military, carried out an attack on Odi people, killing children, youths, old women and men. Bodies of school children littered the partways, while that of older people lay dead in their farms. 

Do we blame the death brought to these people on their leaders demanding for their rights to oil resources and environmental protection of their land? What of the Zakki Ibiam Massacre? Why is it that people love blaming the victims instead of the oppressors? I am tired of reading supposedly educated people blame peaceful protesters and saying that they killed themselves. 

Why is it always easy for Nigerians to feel at ease hearing that IPOB members are being killed? Is that the reason Rivers State government at the wake of #EndSARS protests encircled Obigbo and claim that he is fighting IPOB members? Is he going after the #EndSARS protesters, knowing fully well that if he brand them IPOB members, Nigerians will never react? Is it Nnamdi Kanu that ordered Nigeria Army to start going house to house in Obigbo and killing people? How come you are not worried that you live in a country whose governors in the year 2020, would order military to be killing innocent people? Why is it that you all love going after easy targets? 

If you love blaming the victims so much, please can you tell me who to blame for the Lekki Tollgate shooting that claimed the lives of more than 70 Nigeria youths? Do we call out the Nigeria celebrities for endangering the lives of the youths? Yes, I read them on twitter urging the youths on. 

Why are they urging the youths on, when they didn't give them weapons to defend themselves? Or do we go on to blame it on Nnamdi Kanu? We can say that it was his support for the #EndSARS protest that infuriated the soldiers. It was his support that fired and killed 70 youths. Yes, it was him. Blame it on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

A Fulani man will rise up to give Igbo people living in the North quit notice, and some folks will rise up to write trash about how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu caused it. Others rose up to threaten Obigbo people, and same people would write how MNK is the reason Fulani people are threatening people in Rivers State. Please tell me exactly why Nnamdi Kanu should be blamed over what Governor Wike is doing in Rivers State? Can you give a reasonable answer, or are you just being mischievous? But why must you be mischievous when people are dying? 

On no reason should a government go house to house arresting and killing people. They do that because they know you will blame the victims and not the killers. I read most of you blame those who lost their lives during python dance. You asked why they came out to protest. You said they killed themselves. You said Nnamdi Kanu should be blamed for their death. You completely exonerated the killers and blamed the dead. 

That is exactly why Nigeria soldiers will never stop killing peaceful protesters. In fact, you signed the death warrant of those protesters at Lekki, when you refused to Speak out when IPOB members were killed. You never knew that it is not just about demanding for referendum. The government just abhors protests and will always kill you, even for asking to be recognised as a Nigerian. It was IPOB members yesterday and you didn't talk. Today, it has become #EndSARS protesters. 

Keep blaming Nnamdi Kanu over the atrocities Wike is committing, simply because he mentioned IPOB. Don't worry, soon Nigeria governors will join him. They will declare a war against the IPOB you guys hated and use it as a cover to arrest and kill all #EndSARS frontliners. It is not yet late. Stop supporting extrajudicial killings, simply because those they killed are IPOB members. You never can tell whose turn it will be tomorrow. 

Written By Elochukwu Ohagi, 

(Philosopher, Teacher And Activist)

Edited By Paul Ihechi Alagba

For Family Writers Press International.

1 comment

  1. Thanks brother for the write up, you have made my day. Always standing and defending the truth.


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