Inconvenient Truths About Nigeria (2)

By Douglas Anele

Akin Ajose-Adeogun further affirms that the majority of the intelligentsia in the north (or the colonialists of the Fulani Caliphate) are either enthusiastic supporters of the Islamization agenda or are indifferent to it. The northern proletariat is also enthusiastic about it and expects considerable advantages from a conflict with the south.

The colonialists of the Fulani Caliphate have long prepared for this conflict and, with the arrival of Buhari, seized the most critical state institutions and tightened their stranglehold on the army, which “is really nothing more than the mercenary power it was in Lugard’s day “The mandate never went beyond the protection of the interests of those in power.”

Ajose-Adeogun further claims that the Southwest’s response to the existential threat posed by the North is due to “the namby-pamby character of the average Yoruba and the undisguised careerism of their opportunist leaders who have no other aspiration than to secure advancement” being hindered for yourself. “

The reforming faction of the intelligentsia and the proletariat, the constituency of chief Obafemi Awolowo, wants to push back the Fulani threat, but is confused “and has no real leadership and no real idea what to do about it”.

Ajose-Adeogun focused his critical searchlight on the conservative group of the Yoruba intelligentsia and was very devastating – a little hyperbolic, but rightly given how embarrassed and unwise they positioned themselves behind Bola Tinubu, who trapped them in 2015 led by the Fulani caliphate colonialists.

In his own words, “This pathetic, decadent, lowest form of humanity has traditionally chosen to form alliances where they see the greatest opportunity for personal improvement. As the crisis unfolds, they can be expected to trim their sails for any breeze and swear in platitudes. ”Consequently, the Southwest is likely to collapse“ in a short time before a Fulani attack like France in 1940 ”.

Regarding North Headquarters, “opportunistic self-interest and insecurity have traditionally characterized the approach of leaders in this region. Although the values ​​of the Christian communities of this region are similar to those of the south, they had a personal interest in maintaining the power and privileged position of the north, for with the relatively low educational qualifications of their intelligence and limited human and natural resources they could rise much higher as if they had to compete on an equal footing with the southern states. “

But the leaders of their Christian communities, who have suffered greatly recently from the Fulani militias, do not fully understand the existential threat to their way of life. Unfortunately, according to Ajose-Adeogun, “they have been left in a state of swaying indecision and their people have become disorganized, rudderless, powerless and confused in the face of the Fulani onslaught.”

The situation is no different in South-South, which “the Nigerian Federation has primarily supported since the advent of oil and gas as the country’s main exports”. According to Ajose-Adeogun, it is the region that has been the most neglected in Nigeria.

Since the Second Republic, “she has been the most reliable ally of the Fulani, in the vain hope that this would improve her fate.” Currently, the area “which has achieved nothing but ruthless exploitation and contempt by its former allies in the north, is seething with justified anger, while strong separatist currents boil and boil in restless and sporadic violence”.

As a result, “the region is likely to be psychologically and militarily most ready to face the Fulani threat. In addition, the region has the opportunity to clearly attack Nigeria’s Achilles’ heel. “

Like most of the southern and central belts, the disadvantage of the south-south lies “in its self-serving leadership with its tendency to put personal interests before community interests”.

Now to the south-east, which Ajose-Adeogun describes as the headache of the Fulani hegemonists, because “it is the true bulwark of the south against the attacks of the marauding Fulani.

The region has not historically been more effective in containing the rampages of the Fulani hordes due to the alienating, self-centered policies of their leaders who failed to appreciate the wider responsibilities nature has placed on the shoulders of a people described by Felix in recent years Houphouet-Boigny as ‘rearguard of high intelligence and ability’ in the face of the ‘southern’ movement of the Muslim and Arab peoples of West Africa. “

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