Stop Following Those Beating Drum of War in Nigeria - By Muhammad Kabeer Isa
By Muhammad Kabeer Isa
For those of you who have been dancing to the rhythms of the drums of war being continuously beaten by the PDP, Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB rats, CAN, NCEF,Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Yinka Odumakin, Deji Adeyanju, Reno Omokri, Afenifere, Middle-Belt Forum, South-South Peoples Forum, PANDEF, etc, I hope the corona virus pandemic and the accompanying lockdown has given you a very faint idea of what a war situation would be like.
Just under seven weeks of a lockdown, and you are already screaming of hunger and begging for palliatives from Buhari.
Let me assure you that whatever hardships or inconvenience you think you are suffering now is not up to one percent of what you will suffer if war ever breaks out as a result of the "Biafra or death", "Islamization", "Fulani jihad", "Fulanization", and "Buhari wants to kill every Christian in Nigeria" propaganda churned out by Nnamdi Kanu, FFK, Yinka Odumakin, Deji Adeyanju, Reno Omokri, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle-Belt Forum, South-South Peoples Forum, PANDEF etc, and your Spiritual Papas and Daddy G.Os.
They have been beating the drums of propaganda and war with a very big stick, and you have been dancing furious steps to the rhythms. They tell you that Buhari wants to Islamize Nigeria, and you cheer. They say Buhari is the one arming and sending Fulani herdsmen to kill you, and you scream delightedly.
They say Buhari wants to kill every Christian in Nigeria, and you believe them. They say Buhari wants to kill every Southerner along with those in the Middle-Belt, and give the vacant land to his Fulani kinsmen, and you agree.
They incite the Igbos against other Nigerians, and you rejoice. They incite Christians against Muslims, and you dance for joy. They abuse Northerners and Muslims and Fulanis and the Yorubas, and you celebrate. You call Fulanis and Northerners cows.
You call Nigeria a zoo and other Nigerians animals in the zoo. They tell you to get ready to fight a war and defend yourselves and your land against the Sokoto Caliphate and the sons of Usman Dan Fodio, and you scream in excitement. They call the Fulanis bloodthirsty demons from Futa Jallon, and you are giddy with delight.
This is the rubbish that the PDP, CAN, NCEF, your Pastors and Daddy G.Os, Nnamdi Kanu, FFK, Reno Omokri, Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle-Belt forum, South-South Leaders Forum, PANDEF, etc, have been feeding you with for ages, and you are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker, instead of using your braino like rational beings.
They have politicised religion and weaponised it as a tool of political blackmail. They have been playing the religious card in a very dangerous and reckless manner since 2014, viciously fanning the smouldering embers of ethno-tribal and religious divisions and hatred.
I want to announce to you that if and when the conflagration ignites, whatever you think you're suffering now is not up to one percent of what you will suffer in a war situation. You are screaming for palliatives now, but nobody will give you palliatives in a war situation.
I heard that in some parts of the Country, the prices of foodstuffs have risen astronomically. For example, a paint bucket of garri is now selling at N1800 in some parts of the country. The cost of satchets and bags of "Pure Water" have doubled.
In a war situation, you will buy a paint bucket of garri for N10,000 or more, i.e if you could even see it to buy. Let me not talk about the other staples like yam, beans, rice, cassava, etc. A wrap of "Akpu" may cost as much as N1000. You will buy a loaf of bread for N7000, assuming it is even available.
You have been shouting "hunger" and " hardship" since Buhari came to power, but in a war situation, you will know what "hunger" and "hardship" is. Then you will realize that what you are currently experiencing is Paradise in comparison.
You are complaining that you are tired of staying at home because of the lockdown. In a war situation, you will most likely not even have a home to stay in; you will be too busy running for your life or hiding in the bush or the forest, or living in a refugee camp.
You are complaining that health facilities are poor; in a war situation, there will be no hospitals to go to, because many of them will be bombed or razed to the ground, and the few available ones will be overflowing with war casualties.
Believe you me, those your Daddy G.Os and Spiritual Papas will hop on their private jets and fly out of the Country if and when those embers of ethno-tribal and religious hate they have been fanning ignite, and leave you to face the music.
Those Ohanaeze and Afenifere and Middle-Belt Forum and South-South Leaders Forum and PANDEF politicians will race to the nearest Foreign Embassy building and hide themselves there, and leave you to roast in the fire. Unknown to you, many of them hold double and even triple citizenships.
Remember the one who screamed "Biafra or death", but when the Python came for him, he ran away in such a haste that he didn't even remember to wear his slippers. Do you think Femi Fani-Kayode who has cowardice programmed into his DNA will go to the warfront to fight? You're a joker.
He will tuck his tail between his legs and scurry into hiding at the first sign of the war he has been calling for, like his friend and brother Nnamdi Kanu.
Do you think Yinka Odumakin with his one hand will pick up a gun or cutlass and fight? Or you think those your Pastors and Daddy G.Os will fight? I laugh at your naivety.
They will hide themselves in foreign embassies or fly out of the country and leave you to slaughter yourselves, and when you have finished slaughtering yourselves, they will come out of hiding and take over the reins of power. You will do the fighting and killing and dying, while they will divide and eat the spoils afterwards
Wisdom is for the wise, and foolishness is for the foolish.
I only hope that this pandemic and the inconveniences associated with the lockdown have given you a vague idea of what the war you are agitating for will look like, if it does come. Be careful what you wish for, because wishes have a way of coming true in ways you least expect.
We know Nigeria is not good as we expected but does that calls for war,Nigeria must be fixed.