A troubled Nigeria and the Haramites Of Boko, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

My worst fears have been confirmed and sadly the Haramites of Boko have struck again. Another terrible bomb blast has taken place in Abuja and many innocent people have been butchered, slaughtered and maimed. At the last count the number of those killed is no less than 39 despite attempts by the international and local media to play the number of casualties down. This damning display of primordial and pure savagery by Boko Haram comes barely two weeks after over 100 innocent people, including women and children, were killed by another bomb, on the same spot and by the same people. This is surely too much for us to bear.

Worst still the country, and indeed the international community, is still grappling with the Chibok affair in which no less than 234 young school girls were abducted from their schools and turned into sex slaves by Boko Haram.

At this juncture one is compelled to ask the following question: how much more can we take before the centre fails to hold and everything falls apart? How much more can we take before some madman in uniform gets up, takes advantage of the situation, does the unacceptable and unthinkable, seizes the broadcasting stations and subjects us to a familiar yet unwelcome early morning speech which is preceded  by ”fellow Nigerians” and which ends with the announcement of a ”dawn to dusk curfew”?

May God forbid that this should ever happen in our country again as it would be a tragedy of monumental proportions and it would set us back by at least 50 years. Worst still Nigeria may not even survive it and it may well result in another civil war. I have no doubt that despite our monumental security challenges, the preservation of our fast-evolving democratic culture and structures remains the only way forward and that we must do all that we can to protect this dispensation.

The best that we can do is to continue to speak out, to protest, to write, to demonstrate, to create awareness, to march, to pray and to demand that our Government and security forces do a better job by fighting Boko Haram with an equal and commiserate amount of viciousness and savagery that the islamist terrorists are fighting us.

I feel a deep sense of outrage and shame and I utterly deplore the fact that the Federal Government has once again failed to protect the lives of the Nigerian people. Yet it is not just the Federal Government that has failed but all the the governments at all levels, including our State Governors and Local Government Area Chairmen.

As a matter of fact every single one of us that is in the ruling class of this country or that is a member of its political elite has failed woefully. We must all carry a share of the blame in varying degrees. Every single one of us has a little blood on our hands as a consequence of our sheer indifference to the collective plight of our people and our inability to act at the appropriate time when we saw all this coming.

I hereby join millions of Nigerians in condemning this latest beastly attack on Nyanya and I have nothing but contempt and disgust for the Haramites and those that secretly support them.

May God deliver our country from the grip of these Boko demons that feed fat on human flesh and blood and that seek to terrorise us into submission and may the souls of those that have been killed rest in peace.

Yet let us get past the rather obvious and simplistic statements and submissions and let us look at this whole matter from a deeper perspective and in a more refreshing, meaningful and holistic manner. Let us stop merely scratching at the surface and let us get to the root of the problem. It is time for us to get real and to speak some hard truths. Consider the following.

When some people are so hell bent on taking power that they begin to bomb their citizens in order to achieve it one has to begin to question the continued viability of our much flaunted unity.

When some people believe that it is their right to rule in perpetuity and that if they do not get their way they must make the country ungovernable and kill as many people as possible, one must decide whether or not we are really one nation.

When some people are prepared to use religion as a political tool, shed as much innocent blood as possible and pervert the very tenets of the faith that they claim to espouse, one must decide whether those of us that do not share their world view are prepared to remain in the same cage as those that are clearly nothing but ravenous beasts.

There is far more to the Boko Haram phenomenon than meets the eye and Nigerians just don’t get it yet. They are not prepared to hear the truth let alone accept it and, sadly, perhaps they never will. This is a nation that has an identity crisis and that still does not want to accept the fact that it is at war with itself.

They do not want to accept the ugly fact that there are some key individuals, who some of them still literally worship and revere, that are the ones actually encouraging, fuelling and funding Boko Haram and that are waging war against our people.

They do not want to accept that there is an international dimension to this matter which is beyond their knowledge, understanding or comprehension. May God open their eyes and help them to recognise what they are up against before it is too late.

Until that happens and each and every Nigerian is prepared to take up arms against Boko Haram and those that are secretly behind it our people will continue to be terrorised, slaughtered, abducted and enslaved.

And whether anyone likes to accept it or not there are quite a number of people who fall into the category of Boko Haram sympathisers even though they remain in the shadows. For example there is a very combative, visible and vocal individual from the north-western part of our country who has been accused of covertly funding and supporting the islamist cause and terrorism for many years.

That same individual was described to the FBI as a ‘’trusted mentor’’ by Umar Faruk Mutallab, the Nigerian ‘’underwear bomber’’, who attempted to blow up a plane filled with passengers as it was about to land in the United States of America a few years ago.

Again that same individual has been accused of having a hand in one of the most heinous and brutal sectarian murders in the history of our country when a young man by the name of Gideon Akaluka, from Benue state, was cold-bloodedly beheaded by a rampaging mob in Kano for supposedly ‘’desecrating the koran’’.  Akaluka’s severed head was paraded on a long pole all over the streets of the city before a cheering and roaring crowd for many hours and the whole gory event was actually video-taped by the perpetrators themselves. Such barbarity has rarely been seen in the history of our country.

Yet this individual has not been brought to justice or even questioned about these matters. Is it any wonder that Boko Haram appears to be going from strength to strength? The truth is that they have many friends in high places and President Goodluck Jonathan himself once alluded to this. Another individual, who was a former Head of State, was quoted as saying the following in 2001-

”I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria. God-willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the sharia in the country. Muslims should vote at the next Presidential election only for someone who will defend their faith”.

This former Head of State may not have any link with today’s terrorism or Boko Haram but has the words that he uttered on sharia in 2001 not made matters worse? Were the seeds of Boko Haram not planted at that time by such comments and such contributions? Yet another former Head of State did not help matters when he treated what he described as ”political sharia” with kid gloves when he was in power. He failed to deal decisively with it at the time and he said that it would eventually ”fizzle out”.

This did not happen and today we are witnessing the results of his complacence and his inability to crush the beast at an early stage before it grew fangs. Now that vampiric beast is biting us with those fangs day and night and it is eating our flesh and drinking our blood.

For those that fail to see the nexus between political sharia and Boko Haram and that fail to appreciate the connection between the two permit me to put the following questions. Was the movement for political sharia not the precursor to Boko Haram? When you tolerate a monster and give room for extreme philosophies to take root are you not asking for trouble? When you give an inch will the beast not take a mile? When you compromise on fundamental issues such as the secularity of the state and allow islamist ideology to flourish in the name of political expediency and compromise are you not asking for trouble?

When you run away from fighting a righteous war that must be fought sooner or later are you not postponing it for another day? Over ten years later we are reaping the consequences and rewards of our cowardice, indifference and indolence when faced with political sharia. The truth is that all our leaders have failed to solve this problem over the years and their lack of firm resolve to do so has simply caused it to spread and to become more virulent.

Worst still some have completely capitulated and bowed in shame and helplessness before the evil scourge. As a glaring example of this, just a few months ago, an elder statesman that was at the time no less a personality than the National Chairman of the ruling party described the Haramites of Boko as ”freedom fighters”. Is there anything more shameful than that?

I really do wonder whose freedom they seek to secure and who they are fighting for? Is it the freedom to kill our people and to abduct and enslave our children? Such sentiments and expressions of sympathy for the enemies of our people are a national disgrace and those that express them ought to be called out and held to account.

Sadly the next few months and years are very bleak for our nation. As a matter of fact we may not even have a nation left in the next few months and years if things continue this way. I just hope and pray that we all appreciate the fact that we are in for the long haul and that whether we like it or not Boko Haram is here to stay.

It is either that we succumb to them, accept their demands, bow to them and allow them to change our way of life or we fight them into the ground, eliminate every single one of them, flush them out, burn the Sambisa forest to the ground, avenge our people, preserve our way of life and restore our self-respect and dignity.

It is either that we accept their evil, concede to the establishment of a Taliban-style islamic fundamentalist state in the whole of our country and espouse it wholeheartedly or we fight a brutal, bloody, long and righteous war to preserve the unity of our nation, to protect the secularity of our state and to enthrone righteousness and justice. The choice is ours.

The Haramites of Boko have already made their choice and they made it long ago. And that choice is to subject the Nigerian people to terror, murder, humiliation, carnage and bondage and bring us to servitude and to our knees. They will continue to effect this satanic  agenda unless and until we get off our knees, stand up like men and say ”enough is enough”. They will continue to do so unless and until we are ready to say that Nigeria is worth dying for and that we are ready to fight back . May God deliver Nigeria.


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  • bashir

    How’s this write up supposed to help in solving the scourge of the haramites, when it’s full of libel and mischief and also failed to grasp the antecedents that brought about the phenomenon.

  • Pete

    Unbelievable, coming from this bloke!
    Fanny-K has really had a change of heart.
    Waiting now for El-Rufai to “see the light”.

    • wode

      Yes, a change of heart. He just came back from Aso Villa.

  • BUKAR MUHAMMAD

    ffk has started thinking exactly like the Jonathanians after his visit to the villa.After all blaming northerners is a very good way of distracting people from their failure to secure lives and properties.

    • sulaak

      Failure to secure lives and properties from whom?

      Bukar, the terrorist are Northern Nigerian Muslim. Who else can you blame for the carnage in Northern Nigeria. Try and understand what FFK has just said, the precursor for Boko Haram was political Islam introduce in 1999.

      It time for Northern Nigerian to take personal responsibilities for the failures. The APC will soon crumble as the Yoruba’s, come to term with the possibility of a supporter of political Sharia becoming the next president of Nigeria.

      • BUKAR MUHAMMAD

        how can you call the victims of terrorist attack a terrorist??….can you shoot you self with a gun?….think of the people that lost their dear ones in this crisis.the parents that lost their children,the children that lost their parents….. don’t behave like a politician…behave like a Nigerian whose fellow compatriots are being killed by terrorist!!

        • BUKAR MUHAMMAD

          “If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppression.” – MALCOLM X

        • agha

          Bukar, why don’t we tell ourselves the truth. The north is responsible for boko haram, and sabotaging concrete effort to solve the problem yet you shout the most.
          you brothers are in-charge of security yet you don;t question their failure. did anybody stop them from doing the right thing? please kindly inform us.

          • BUKAR MUHAMMAD

            if it comes to ur doorsteps, i would be intrested to know what u will say

      • Gezawa

        People like you with similar mindset never ceases to amazes me, so if northerners are killing themselves the government should not do anything or what? So northern Muslims are not nigerians or human beings so they should continue to slaughter themselves abi? And what is political Islam for God sake? FFK is a religious agitator he will keep coining words to decieve gullible minds like you. Introduction of sharia and boko haram are mutually exclusive. And if there is any literature in that regard by reputable scholars he should let us know, not to sit down behind the chair and start peddling all sorts of propaganda that is no way going to solve these menace.

        • sulaak

          Gezawa, Northern Nigerian Muslims, unfortunately have been behind the killing of thousand of Christian and non-Northerner, from as far back as 2000, when political Sharia was first introduced to Nigeria. All Nigerian are now suffering from the failure of Northern Nigerian politician to separate religion from government.

          The introduction of political Sharia to Northern Nigeria opened the gate for new radical interpretation of Sharia, as witness with the development of Ansuru and Boko Haram.

  • Dr.Dan

    I love this guy style of writing. Clear, simple, conveys the message succinctly

  • BlackieUmukoro

    I use to hate this guy. I will do so no more. I will fight for my country Nigeria, but if the beasts say otherwise, then we separate violently, because it can never be peacefully

    • David Onyiuke

      me too; but the naked truth struck him, and made him human again. welcome bro.

  • Gezawa

    Ffk is nothing but a an uncouth tribal and religious agitator so confused that not long ago he was praising these same head of state that he made him proud when he chase the chadians and now with just a single trip to the villa this canary is singing a different song. What a pity. There are special place for you in hell with the likes of Joseph goebbles. You are doing more harm than the evil boko harams Spreading rumour and instigating ppl for a mere political office.

  • Lanre

    Thank you, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. This article is better than last week’s. You have identified the cause of this insecurity – Nigeria’s past political rulers. You have also gone on ahead to implicate the ruling elite as part of the problem. From statements made by PDP’s Chairman to that of the former Nigerian Head of State. To the fact that some even say that the whole insurgency is sponsored by Jonathan himself. That is one conspiracy theory that not only turns logic on its head but reduces the argument into a fallacy.
    However, you should be championing a solution. Aside from the immediate need to find the kidnapped girls and stop the finger pointing and blame game, Nigeria needs to be restructured. Chief Fani Kayode as we Yorubas say, bi a so a ku, bi a so a ku (We are all mortals, if we speak the truth, we will one day die, if we don’t, we still die). My fear for the future is this:
    Nigerians will not know where this problem started (as you have attempted to identify) and anarchy and chaos will beset the land. Mindless killings as happened in Lebanon, will torment and maim the innocent. Restructure Nigeria today into at least six confederate regions. Let those with the ability to do this, do it.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Saul had his moment of epiphany on the way to Golgotha and became Paul.

      FFK changed from a political critic to a religious critic after his visit to Aso Rock.

      I am disappointed with this thinly veiled hagiography aimed at the President’s perceived political enemies. There is also no surprise that FFK has decided to point his fingers at Moslem leaders with whom he had hobnobbed openly until the last few weeks before his moment at Aso Rock, beg your pardon, moment of epiphany! This write-up conveniently points fingers at two figures who may, or may not have Presidential ambitions, but conveniently ignores another that is presently answering to a court of law on terrorism charges that appears to be going nowhere while he remains a Senator.

      In any case, I wish him luck because he has not done anything differently from the likes of other Nigerians such as Abati. Let him continue making the ‘right kind of noise’ till he is noticed and “rewarded”.

      Yawn, it took me 2 days to gather enough courage to read what I thought was likely to be garbage in any case. I was not surprised but only disappointed to see beyond the veil.

      • Gidi

        I couldn’t have said it better. I don’t take FFK seriously, let alone listen to his daily diatribe. Not only does FFK subscribe to world conspiracy theories, he is deluded and intellectual lightweight.

        Anyone that subscribe to Wendel Simlin (aka Reno Omokri) theory without verifying the fact is not worth listening to. You will also note that FFK did not mention names because he knows the legal consequences. As such, he based all his argument on innuendos and hearsay.

        Put simply, FFK is auditioning to be GEJ campaign spokesman for 2015. APC will do good putting him at arms length. He is a mole planted by PDP.

  • En

    FFK – the Campaign Manager of Goodluck Jonathan and PDP!

  • nija pikin

    FFk this is bullshit I have said it before and I will repeat it again you are a mental case and I hope the sss and the Dss and the nigeria security forces are not sleeping or busy in bear parlour because you just call nigerians for a civil war, at a time we all need each other to come together and fight the terrorist you concocted lies that Muslims are sponsoring these terror in our father land, why don’t you deal with the Muslims in southwest first before dealing with the rest of the other Muslims, if the security forces do not call you to order we will assume that these call to war is part of the contract you collected last week you sneak in to the ASO ROCK to meet president Jonathan the good news is, this latest attempt to destabilise nigeria will fail to oloburuku dadani.

    • David Onyiuke

      Stop the name calling , and disprove his facts and observations. Its simple home truth.

      • nija pikin

        Dav the difference between an illiterate and literate is if the later use his literacy in the right way but if he doesn’t then there is no difference between the two I don’t need to disprove anything the only solution is for those managing our country and our security to quite IF they can’t keep us safe this is the truth. Sentiment aside

  • IML

    Mr.Femi Fani Kayode this exposed your level of tribalsm, sectionalism, and high committment of selfishness. A Christian extremist, who’s intention is to create disunity and compusion within 9ja. As an ex-minister what are your efforts in finding a solution to the problems.

    • David Onyiuke

      Truth is bitter, but it remains the only potent medicine.

  • Nyama Moliki

    Na Hausa kill Fulani as they say.

  • Dan-Hausa

    Please FFK why you defended Micheal Adebowale and Adebolajo in your write
    up despite the fact that they were caught red-handed lynching a British
    soldier? You simply claim is a conspiracy theory because they were of
    Yoruba extraction. I have natural hate of you and your likes. You are
    simply beating around the bush; now you are in the horns of dilemma; is
    either you support Jonathan or end in Kirikiri prison, because of the
    confirm theft in the Aviation ministry.

    • agha

      what manner of write up is this. you really need to go back to school. before exposing yourself kindly see the quality of other contributions and compare them to yours.or better still learn from ffk. aboki.

      • Dan-Hausa

        Noted Dan kwakwa (bayerabe); I will do the needful. I have nothing to learn from a corrupt person, who is not ashamed of exposing his sordid escapades to the public. Charity begins at home

  • wode

    The problem I have with this man is that he always play to the gallery with obvious contradiction and argument based on rumors and innuendos. For example, the personality you are describing in the North-West as being allegedly having connection with BH, where are your facts for such a claim? Will you say that your conviction on this is based on a concocted document which had its source later discovered to be from Presidency? Are you also claiming that you are oblivious of the Court judgement in favor of this personality? It’s quite disturbing that somebody who is a former minister would be alluding to baseless allegations . I think, this demeans your scholastic posture. Else if you have any empirical facts proving your position, why not present it to the public or the SSS.

    Boko Haram and people behind them are definitely devilish set of people, irrespective of whatever their motive is. This is completely antithetical to the faith they claimed they profess.

    That being said, FFK position alleging and trying to make the readers believe that BH is purely about political dominance by a group of people is definitely not true. The question to ask is that when did BH issue start? Answer: It was during the tenure of late President Yar’Adua. Since then, BH scourge never stops. This clearly debunked the claim that this is the main and only cause as this article is making us to believe.

    Coming to Shariah and Boko Haram, these are two completely different things. Shariah, for your information, is a complete Islamic legal system. They are laws guiding the lives of Muslims. These are part and parcel of Muslims’ ways of life, and no Muslim has any apology for that. Boko Haram, in the other hand, are group of misguided people, to be simply put. They do things that are completely against Shariah and Islam. For example, Shariah/Islam does not support dichotomy in the search for knowledge to even treat one as Western or Easter education. Killing and maiming innocent people, kidnapping anybody, talk less of women/ladies/girls and even cause any form of terror! You may need to educate yourself, the more and of course with open heart, what Shariah really means. Also, the former Head of State you were referring to as treating ”political sharia” with kid gloves when he was in power was just being realistic based on knowledge and experience.

    I think we have got enough of name-calling and blame game, what needed to be done now is for every Nigerians to unite and fight this problem called Boko Haram and not to cause further divisions as FFK is obviously doing.

    • BUKAR MUHAMMAD

      wonderful reply. i also think that FFK is just delusional. he is just trying to show that he is some intellectual or something,not knowing that he is just exposing his arrogant,selfish and empty self for every Nigerian to see.

  • oneNigeria

    Bukar and cohorts..dont be absurdly naive betterstill stop being hypocritical faithfuls and face the reality of new Nigeria-no more second-class citizenship. The creme de la’creme of political northern extraction unequivocally threatened GEJ in the build up to 2011 that-“they will make the country ungovernable if he wins”-are insurgency, the resurgence of communal clashes mere coincidence? Or instrumentalities used to implement such threats? The minorities in the north are treated with utter disdain&highhandedness only seen as pawns. Now The middlebelt have chosen not to pitch tent with fulani/hausa north anymore-how do you intend to actualize the northern project come 2015-banking on tinubu that betrayed atiku, ribabu in 2007,2011 poll? What makes u think he may not replicate it again come 2015? that is that.

    History provides an unbiased platform for recontructing past events to present happenings-how the present came into being. Fighting, killing, irreligious pluralism and territorial conquest are ideologies well enshrined in a holy book shared by scores of million northerners and minor southerners. The shabaabs, maitatsine, mechanikic abdullahi, alzazawakis, dares salaam derived their inspiration from this holy books. Yet hypocrisy and shame has made us denied them and dissociated them from a pillar we actively or subtly share in. Those larvae of insurgency of d 90s, 80s and 90s that were not uprooted, later metamorphosed into BH plaguin us today.

    Your kinsmen brainwashed a large number of folks by relegating the paramountcy of education in self-development a strong weapen in other to keep you in perpetual darknes so that they could continue to manipulate you to whichever direction it pleases and best serve their self-serving interests. Having made a mess of 38yrs of central stewardship, having adequately self-served their pockets, all you are given as dividends of their unscrupulous rulership are pervasive polio, unprecedented abject poverty, deception of uncontrolled child birth to exploit the numeric edge to their personal political advancement, they over-hyped the almajiri system over anything of which in reality has no personal economic benefit other than breed army of political mercenaries for their election. Given these myriad of mischief well orchestrated by your kinsmen, it wont be out of place to say they are more heartless than the colonialists with few exception of ahmadu bello, aminu kano and the like. You should be should be throwing stones at them for largely contributing retrogressively to our national stagnancy rather than try to defend the undefendable. The wasted IBB’s 8yrs in power alone was enough to better the lots of his kindred(talakawa)-he could do and undo using his dictatorial powers but instead, he cared less and did little to nothing aside loading his accounts with stolen legal tender. are you perpetually hypnotized or spelled for life not to see that your leaders have colosally impoverished you region, when would you wake up to this consciousness that their ploy to pit you in battlefied to fight till death fellow Nigerians while their children are abroad is an attempt to evade your possible unleashing of your dragon on them and demand of accountability for all the years? when would you realize that they have attracted hatred&contempt upon you by fellow enlightened nigerians given their unguided remarks? it is unfortunate that you are all seen as intolerant, inhuman, selfish, sleepy self-acclaimed demi-gods. when would you realize that thes politRickians have “subtly” sown seeds of antipathy, intolerance, animosity in you? they have manouvred u using the medium of religion that they do not even practise-“The religion of every politician is his/her interest”. I.G.P,N.S.A, C.of Custom, defence minister, chief of defence are all Northerners yet when Nyako wrote a memo accusing Govt of genocide you danced to that recklessly played gallery-are all the soldiers christians, do u know that there are more christians in adamawa, southern borno than muslims?why do u allow wickedness to prevail over object. From 1999 till date, every year, between USD500-1Billon is recovered of Abacher stolen loots in foreign accs. USD5billon will send scores of million helpless children currently hawking groundnut&doya to school from primary to tertiary level, would send tens of million of beggars to schools. This is only one loot amongst too many to count. No wonder the southerners call you ABOKI figuratively meaning the GULLIBLE DUMMY…if i were you, i wl keep mute, bury head in shame and vote for an alleged Infidel who has helped restructured and reformed the dysfunctional religious institutions, given more infrastructures than any notherner to you come 2015. Now that you can see, Wouldnt you rather tell them that GEJ is also a human being not a perfect creature. Muslims are fighting muslims in syria, muslims are fighting muslims in iraq, aghanistan, egypt, algeria,tunisa, yemen, lebanon, djibouti, C.A.R, libya, sudan-if there is grave confusion within same faithfuls, what more do expect between two dominant faithfuls!? Since patrick Yakowa died no bomb has exploded till date in kaduna-whyyyyyyyy? It is a pity. Brother rise above d innanities of ethno-religious sentiment. We are human before any other artificial attachment.

  • tRuthBeToldd

    Bukar and cohorts..dont be absurdly naive betterstill stop being hypocritical faithfuls and face the reality of new Nigeria-no more second-class citizenship. The creme de la’creme of political northern extraction unequivocally threatened GEJ in the build up to 2015 that-“they will make the country ungovernable if he wins”-are insurgency, the resurgence of communal clashes mere coincidence? Or instrumentalities used to implement such threats? The minorities in the north are treated with utter disdain&highhandedness only seen as pawns. Now The middlebelt have chosen not to pitch tent with fulani/hausa north anymore-how do you intend to actualize the northern project come 2015-banking on tinubu that betrayed atiku, ribabu in 2007,2011 poll? What makes u think he may not replicate it again come 2015? that is that.

    History provides an unbiased platform for recontructing past events to present happenings-how the present came into being. Fighting, killing, irreligious pluralism and territorial conquest are ideologies well enshrined in a holy book shared by scores of million northerners and minor southerners. The shabaabs, maitatsine, mechanikic abdullahi, alzazawakis, dares salaam derived their inspiration from this holy books. Yet hypocrisy and shame has made us denied them and dissociated them from a pillar we actively or subtly share in. Those larvae of insurgency of d 90s, 80s and 90s that were not uprooted, later metamorphosed into BH plaguin us today.

    Your kinsmen brainwashed a large number of folks by relegating the paramountcy of education in self-development a strong weapen in other to keep you in perpetual darknes so that they could continue to manipulate you to whichever direction it pleases and best serve their self-serving interests. Having made a mess of 38yrs of central stewardship, having adequately self-served their pockets, all you are given as dividends of their unscrupulous rulership are pervasive polio, unprecedented abject poverty, deception of uncontrolled child birth to exploit the numeric edge to their personal political advancement, they over-hyped the almajiri system over anything of which in reality has no personal economic benefit other than breed army of political mercenaries for their election. Given these myriad of mischief well orchestrated by your kinsmen, it wont be out of place to say they are more heartless than the colonialists with few exception of ahmadu bello, aminu kano and the like. You should be should be throwing stones at them for largely contributing retrogressively to our national stagnancy rather than try to defend the undefendable. The wasted IBB’s 8yrs in power alone was enough to better the lots of his kindred(talakawa)-he could do and undo using his dictatorial powers but instead, he cared less and did little to nothing aside loading his accounts with stolen legal tender. are you perpetually hypnotized or spelled for life not to see that your leaders have colosally impoverished you region, when would you wake up to this consciousness that their ploy to pit you in battlefied to fight till death fellow Nigerians while their children are abroad is an attempt to evade your possible unleashing of your dragon on them and demand of accountability for all the years? when would you realize that they have attracted hatred&contempt upon you by fellow enlightened nigerians given their unguided remarks? it is unfortunate that you are all seen as intolerant, inhuman, selfish, sleepy self-acclaimed demi-gods. when would you realize that thes politRickians have “subtly” sown seeds of antipathy, intolerance, animosity in you? they have manouvred u using the medium of religion that they do not even practise-“The religion of every politician is his/her interest”. I.G.P,N.S.A, C.of Custom, defence minister, chief of defence are all Northerners yet when Nyako wrote a memo accusing Govt of genocide you danced to that recklessly played gallery-are all the soldiers christians, do u know that there are more christians in adamawa, southern borno than muslims?why do u allow wickedness to prevail over object. From 1999 till date, every year, between USD500-1Billon is recovered of Abacher stolen loots in foreign accs. USD5billon will send scores of million helpless children currently hawking groundnut&doya to school from primary to tertiary level, would send tens of million of beggars to schools. This is only one loot amongst too many to count. No wonder the southerners call you ABOKI figuratively meaning the GULLIBLE DUMMY…if i were you, i wl keep mute, bury head in shame and vote for an alleged Infidel who has helped restructured and reformed the dysfunctional religious institutions, given more infrastructures than any notherner to you come 2015. Now that you can see, Wouldnt you rather tell them that GEJ is also a human being not a perfect creature. Muslims are fighting muslims in syria, muslims are fighting muslims in iraq, aghanistan, egypt, algeria,tunisa, yemen, lebanon, djibouti, C.A.R, libya, sudan-if there is grave confusion within same faithfuls, what more do expect between two dominant faithfuls!? Since patrick Yakowa died no bomb has exploded till date in kaduna-whyyyyyyyy? It is a pity. Brother rise above d innanities of ethno-religious sentiment. We are human before any other artificial attachment.

    • BUKAR MUHAMMAD

      u are verbose….i pray that this insurgence will not come to Ur state,,,,,

  • oneNigeria

    Bukar and cohorts..dont be absurdly naive betterstill stop being hypocritical faithfuls and face the reality of new Nigeria-no more second-class citizenship. The creme de la’creme of political northern extraction unequivocally threatened GEJ in the build up to 2015 that-“they will make the country ungovernable if he wins”-are insurgency, the resurgence of communal clashes mere coincidence? Or instrumentalities used to implement such threats? The minorities in the north are treated with utter disdain&highhandedness only seen as pawns. Now The middlebelt have chosen not to pitch tent with fulani/hausa north anymore-how do you intend to actualize the northern project come 2015-banking on tinubu that betrayed atiku, ribabu in 2007,2011 poll? What makes u think he may not replicate it again come 2015? that is that.

    History provides an unbiased platform for recontructing past events to present happenings-how the present came into being. Fighting, killing, irreligious pluralism and territorial conquest are ideologies well enshrined in a holy book shared by scores of million northerners and minor southerners. The shabaabs, maitatsine, mechanikic abdullahi, alzazawakis, dares salaam derived their inspiration from this holy books. Yet hypocrisy and shame has made us denied them and dissociated them from a pillar we actively or subtly share in. Those larvae of insurgency of d 90s, 80s and 90s that were not uprooted, later metamorphosed into BH plaguin us today.

    Your kinsmen brainwashed a large number of folks by relegating the paramountcy of education in self-development a strong weapen in other to keep you in perpetual darknes so that they could continue to manipulate you to whichever direction it pleases and best serve their self-serving interests. Having made a mess of 38yrs of central stewardship, having adequately self-served their pockets, all you are given as dividends of their unscrupulous rulership are pervasive polio, unprecedented abject poverty, deception of uncontrolled child birth to exploit the numeric edge to their personal political advancement, they over-hyped the almajiri system over anything of which in reality has no personal economic benefit other than breed army of political mercenaries for their election. Given these myriad of mischief well orchestrated by your kinsmen, it wont be out of place to say they are more heartless than the colonialists with few exception of ahmadu bello, aminu kano and the like. You should be should be throwing stones at them for largely contributing retrogressively to our national stagnancy rather than try to defend the undefendable. The wasted IBB’s 8yrs in power alone was enough to better the lots of his kindred(talakawa)-he could do and undo using his dictatorial powers but instead, he cared less and did little to nothing aside loading his accounts with stolen legal tender. are you perpetually hypnotized or spelled for life not to see that your leaders have colosally impoverished you region, when would you wake up to this consciousness that their ploy to pit you in battlefied to fight till death fellow Nigerians while their children are abroad is an attempt to evade your possible unleashing of your dragon on them and demand of accountability for all the years? when would you realize that they have attracted hatred&contempt upon you by fellow enlightened nigerians given their unguided remarks? it is unfortunate that you are all seen as intolerant, inhuman, selfish, sleepy self-acclaimed demi-gods. when would you realize that thes politRickians have “subtly” sown seeds of antipathy, intolerance, animosity in you? they have manouvred u using the medium of religion that they do not even practise-“The religion of every politician is his/her interest”. I.G.P,N.S.A, C.of Custom, defence minister, chief of defence are all Northerners yet when Nyako wrote a memo accusing Govt of genocide you danced to that recklessly played gallery-are all the soldiers christians, do u know that there are more christians in adamawa, southern borno than muslims?why do u allow wickedness to prevail over object. From 1999 till date, every year, between USD500-1Billon is recovered of Abacher stolen loots in foreign accs. USD5billon will send scores of million helpless children currently hawking groundnut&doya to school from primary to tertiary level, would send tens of million of beggars to schools. This is only one loot amongst too many to count. No wonder the southerners call you ABOKI figuratively meaning the GULLIBLE DUMMY…if i were you, i wl keep mute, bury head in shame and vote for an alleged Infidel who has helped restructured and reformed the dysfunctional religious institutions, given more infrastructures than any notherner to you come 2015. Now that you can see, Wouldnt you rather tell them that GEJ is also a human being not a perfect creature. Muslims are fighting muslims in syria, muslims are fighting muslims in iraq, aghanistan, egypt, algeria,tunisa, yemen, lebanon, djibouti, C.A.R, libya, sudan-if there is grave confusion within same faithfuls, what more do expect between two dominant faithfuls!? Since patrick Yakowa died no bomb has exploded till date in kaduna-whyyyyyyyy? It is a pity. Brother rise above d innanities of ethno-religious sentiment. We are human before any other artificial attachment.

  • TruthBeToldNow

    Bukar and cohorts..dont be absurdly naive betterstill stop being hypocritical faithfuls and face the reality of new Nigeria-no more second-class citizenship. The creme de la’creme of political northern extraction unequivocally threatened GEJ in the build up to 2015 that-“they will make the country ungovernable if he wins”-are insurgency, the resurgence of communal clashes mere coincidence? Or instrumentalities used to implement such threats? The minorities in the north are treated with utter disdain&highhandedness only seen as pawns. Now The middlebelt have chosen not to pitch tent with fulani/hausa north anymore-how do you intend to actualize the northern project come 2015-banking on tinubu that betrayed atiku, ribabu in 2007,2011 poll? What makes u think he may not replicate it again come 2015? that is that.

    History provides an unbiased platform for recontructing past events to present happenings-how the present came into being. Fighting, killing, irreligious pluralism and territorial conquest are ideologies well enshrined in a holy book shared by scores of million northerners and minor southerners. The shabaabs, maitatsine, mechanikic abdullahi, alzazawakis, dares salaam derived their inspiration from this holy books. Yet hypocrisy and shame has made us denied them and dissociated them from a pillar we actively or subtly share in. Those larvae of insurgency of d 90s, 80s and 90s that were not uprooted, later metamorphosed into BH plaguin us today.

    Your kinsmen brainwashed a large number of folks by relegating the paramountcy of education in self-development a strong weapen in other to keep you in perpetual darknes so that they could continue to manipulate you to whichever direction it pleases and best serve their self-serving interests. Having made a mess of 38yrs of central stewardship, having adequately self-served their pockets, all you are given as dividends of their unscrupulous rulership are pervasive polio, unprecedented abject poverty, deception of uncontrolled child birth to exploit the numeric edge to their personal political advancement, they over-hyped the almajiri system over anything of which in reality has no personal economic benefit other than breed army of political mercenaries for their election. Given these myriad of mischief well orchestrated by your kinsmen, it wont be out of place to say they are more heartless than the colonialists with few exception of ahmadu bello, aminu kano and the like. You should be should be throwing stones at them for largely contributing retrogressively to our national stagnancy rather than try to defend the undefendable. The wasted IBB’s 8yrs in power alone was enough to better the lots of his kindred(talakawa)-he could do and undo using his dictatorial powers but instead, he cared less and did little to nothing aside loading his accounts with stolen legal tender. are you perpetually hypnotized or spelled for life not to see that your leaders have colosally impoverished you region, when would you wake up to this consciousness that their ploy to pit you in battlefied to fight till death fellow Nigerians while their children are abroad is an attempt to evade your possible unleashing of your dragon on them and demand of accountability for all the years? when would you realize that they have attracted hatred&contempt upon you by fellow enlightened nigerians given their unguided remarks? it is unfortunate that you are all seen as intolerant, inhuman, selfish, sleepy self-acclaimed demi-gods. when would you realize that thes politRickians have “subtly” sown seeds of antipathy, intolerance, animosity in you? they have manouvred u using the medium of religion that they do not even practise-“The religion of every politician is his/her interest”. I.G.P,N.S.A, C.of Custom, defence minister, chief of defence are all Northerners yet when Nyako wrote a memo accusing Govt of genocide you danced to that recklessly played gallery-are all the soldiers christians, do u know that there are more christians in adamawa, southern borno than muslims?why do u allow wickedness to prevail over object. From 1999 till date, every year, between USD500-1Billon is recovered of Abacher stolen loots in foreign accs. USD5billon will send scores of million helpless children currently hawking groundnut&doya to school from primary to tertiary level, would send tens of million of beggars to schools. This is only one loot amongst too many to count. No wonder the southerners call you ABOKI figuratively meaning the GULLIBLE DUMMY…if i were you, i wl keep mute, bury head in shame and vote for an alleged Infidel who has helped restructured and reformed the dysfunctional religious institutions, given more infrastructures than any notherner to you come 2015. Now that you can see, Wouldnt you rather tell them that GEJ is also a human being not a perfect creature. Muslims are fighting muslims in syria, muslims are fighting muslims in iraq, aghanistan, egypt, algeria,tunisa, yemen, lebanon, djibouti, C.A.R, libya, sudan-if there is grave confusion within same faithfuls, what more do expect between two dominant faithfuls!? Since patrick Yakowa died no bomb has exploded till date in kaduna-whyyyyyyyy? It is a pity. Brother rise above d innanities of ethno-religious sentiment. We are human before any other artificial attachment.

  • oneNigeria

    Bukar and cohorts..dont be absurdly naive betterstill stop being hypocritical faithfuls and face the reality of new Nigeria-no more second-class citizenship. The creme de la’creme of political northern extraction unequivocally threatened GEJ in the build up to 2015 that-“they will make the country ungovernable if he wins”-are insurgency, the resurgence of communal clashes mere coincidence? Or instrumentalities used to implement such threats? The minorities in the north are treated with utter disdain&highhandedness only seen as pawns. Now The middlebelt have chosen not to pitch tent with fulani/hausa north anymore-how do you intend to actualize the northern project come 2015-banking on tinubu that betrayed atiku, ribabu in 2007,2011 poll? What makes u think he may not replicate it again come 2015? that is that.

    History provides an unbiased platform for recontructing past events to present happenings-how the present came into being. Fighting, killing, irreligious pluralism and territorial conquest are ideologies well enshrined in a holy book shared by scores of million northerners and minor southerners. The shabaabs, maitatsine, mechanikic abdullahi, alzazawakis, dares salaam derived their inspiration from this holy books. Yet hypocrisy and shame has made us denied them and dissociated them from a pillar we actively or subtly share in. Those larvae of insurgency of d 90s, 80s and 90s that were not uprooted, later metamorphosed into BH plaguin us today.

    Your kinsmen brainwashed a large number of folks by relegating the paramountcy of education in self-development a strong weapen in other to keep you in perpetual darknes so that they could continue to manipulate you to whichever direction it pleases and best serve their self-serving interests. Having made a mess of 38yrs of central stewardship, having adequately self-served their pockets, all you are given as dividends of their unscrupulous rulership are pervasive polio, unprecedented abject poverty, deception of uncontrolled child birth to exploit the numeric edge to their personal political advancement, they over-hyped the almajiri system over anything of which in reality has no personal economic benefit other than breed army of political mercenaries for their election. Given these myriad of mischief well orchestrated by your kinsmen, it wont be out of place to say they are more heartless than the colonialists with few exception of ahmadu bello, aminu kano and the like. You should be should be throwing stones at them for largely contributing retrogressively to our national stagnancy rather than try to defend the undefendable. The wasted IBB’s 8yrs in power alone was enough to better the lots of his kindred(talakawa)-he could do and undo using his dictatorial powers but instead, he cared less and did little to nothing aside loading his accounts with stolen legal tender. are you perpetually hypnotized or spelled for life not to see that your leaders have colosally impoverished you region, when would you wake up to this consciousness that their ploy to pit you in battlefied to fight till death fellow Nigerians while their children are abroad is an attempt to evade your possible unleashing of your dragon on them and demand of accountability for all the years? when would you realize that they have attracted hatred&contempt upon you by fellow enlightened nigerians given their unguided remarks? it is unfortunate that you are all seen as intolerant, inhuman, selfish, sleepy self-acclaimed demi-gods. when would you realize that thes politRickians have “subtly” sown seeds of antipathy, intolerance, animosity in you? they have manouvred u using the medium of religion that they do not even practise-“The religion of every politician is his/her interest”. I.G.P,N.S.A, C.of Custom, defence minister, chief of defence are all Northerners yet when Nyako wrote a memo accusing Govt of genocide you danced to that recklessly played gallery-are all the soldiers christians, do u know that there are more christians in adamawa, southern borno than muslims?why do u allow wickedness to prevail over object. From 1999 till date, every year, between USD500-1Billon is recovered of Abacher stolen loots in foreign accs. USD5billon will send scores of million helpless children currently hawking groundnut&doya to school from primary to tertiary level, would send tens of million of beggars to schools. This is only one loot amongst too many to count. No wonder the southerners call you ABOKI figuratively meaning the GULLIBLE DUMMY…if i were you, i wl keep mute, bury head in shame and vote for an alleged Infidel who has helped restructured and reformed the dysfunctional religious institutions, given more infrastructures than any notherner to you come 2015. Now that you can see, Wouldnt you rather tell them that GEJ is also a human being not a perfect creature. Muslims are fighting muslims in syria, muslims are fighting muslims in iraq, aghanistan, egypt, algeria,tunisa, yemen, lebanon, djibouti, C.A.R, libya, sudan-if there is grave confusion within same faithfuls, what more do expect between two dominant faithfuls!? Since patrick Yakowa died no bomb has exploded till date in kaduna-whyyyyyyyy? It is a pity. Brother rise above d innanities of ethno-religious sentiment. We are human before any other artificial attachment.

  • agha

    this is a wonderful write up. thank you ffk. you have again gained my respect. what is more interesting to me is your boldness and desire to say the truth all the time. you are truly a student of history.
    i learn more each time i read from you. i hope those you are telling will open their eyes before it is too late. once again, thank you.

  • Sword of Damocles

    “seizes the broadcasting stations and subjects us to a familiar yet
    unwelcome early morning speech which is preceded by ”fellow Nigerians”
    and which ends with the announcement of a ”dawn to dusk curfew”? – FFK.

    only if all looters starting with IBB in 1985 to the present Clown Prince of Otuoke and all their accomplices (including family members, if they stole Nigeria’s money) are sent quick-quick to the GALLOWS. no sectionalism, ALL LOOTERS, full stop!!

  • miles

    State of Emergency was declared in those States. That means the Fed Govt is responsible for security in those States and in Nigeria at large. I repeat the Fed Govt is incharge of all affairs of security in States where state of emergency is declared. Something is wrong. Why was the US not invited before now? The US goes to any country in the world to fight terrorism “if asked.” What happened in Nigeria. I don’t get it.