Former military head of state General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) has told Biafra and Yoruba nations self-determination agitator to reconsider their moves, saying it is difficult to separate.
Abubakar spoke in Abuja during the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Legacy Dialogue 2021 organised by the Ibrahim and Maryam Babangida Library and Museum.
The event was put together ahead of the 80th birthday anniversary of former military president General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on August 17.
Abubakar told the agitators that there was strength in diversity, saying Nigerians should try to see how they can sink their differences and continue to live together in peace, being each other’s keeper.
“Even if you break Nigeria now, how are you going to do? When everybody, every Nigerian, anywhere you go in the village, you will find a Hausa man, a Yoruba man, an Igbo man, Itsekiri and so on and so forth. So, when you say you divide, where do you draw the line with the inter-marriages and so on and so forth? It is going to be difficult.”
But Gen Abubakar position on breaking of Nigeria was opposed by Dr Uche Kalu who reminded the former military Head of State that Nigeria was never a nation from the beginning and nothing could be done to force people together. Dr Kalu has this to say ” The former Soviet Union with a population more than double that of Nigeria and with more inter-marriages et al, did break up and heaven did not fall down. The Yugoslavians who are virtually homogenous in terms of ethnicity did also break up and but for the alien Albanian muslim sojourners of Kosoveo, the Slavic Croatians,Montenegrians, North Macedonians;Serbians and Slovenians do live in a good neighbourliness and in harmony.
In Nigeria, there is absolutely nothing there to nurture a harmonious co-habitation of the Indigenous Kwa/Buntu Nigerians with their barbaric,belliocse, and murderous alien Neo-Colonialist Fulani Overlords,who are hell-bent on Fulanizing and Islamising their Kwa/Bantu fatherland.
I wish General (Retd) Abdulsalami could in good conscience explain and justify why the Fulani power- that – be did and are still doing the followings?
1. Since after the Amalgamation of 1914 the Fulanis have continuously and consistently been washing our earth,forests,mountains,rivers and streams with the innocent blood of our Indigenous Kwa/Bantu people of Nigeria. In 1922,1945,1953 and 1956 ,the Fulanis launched some bloody Jihads against Southern Nigerian pioneers in the North .The records of the above Jihadist Campaigns are there in BBC Archives.
2. From the 1980s to early 1990s,the Maitatsine Terrorist Group slaughtered thousands innocent Christians,burnt many Christian places of worship and destroyed their human efforts.
3. Currently the Jihadist Killer Squads; the Ansaru,Boko Haram,Fulani Killer Herdsmen and ISWAP are out there slaughtering and cleansing Indigenous Kwa /Bantu Nigerians from their ancestral lands.President Buhari is a known godfather of the Boko Haram and the Grand Patron of the Miyetti Allah Sheikhs and their Killer Herdsmen too.
4.The unilateral declaration of Nigeria an Islamic Member State by thus registering us with the OIC. That has remained a fait accomplice up till today.
5.The imposition of Sharia upon us Christian Nigerians. A couple of years ago ,our Igbo daughter, a house wife and a mother,Oriaku Bridget Agbahieme,was brutally and publicly beheaded in Kano in a broad day light. A Kano Sharia Court tried her posthumously and found her guilty of blasphemy,while the 5 perpetrators of the above barbaric ,heinous and inhuman crime went scot free ,because according to the Court,they merely performed their Islamic obligation.
6 The use of land mass instead of demography as a criterion,which is the usual norm, to create our current Confederating Constituent Units,States and Local Government Areas by those semi-illiterate Military Bandits ,Despots and Rogue Usurpers of Power,who misgoverned and pillaged the country
from the 1980s to 1999 was a fraud.That created an unacceptable imbalance,which conferred an undue superior numerical advantage to the Islamic North.
7.Our hand-down Constitution of 1999 ,apart from being a writ plagiarized from the Holy Qur’an and garnished with medieval Arab cultures and moral values is illegal, because it was never ratified by the people of Nigeria.
Besides,the Federal Character cum Quota System therein,does indeed make Nigeria a de facto Usman Dan Fodio Estate of the Fulanis.
8.In matters of admissions into Institutions of Higher Learnings,Hausa/Fulani Students have the privilege of not having to compete with Igbo Students.As a result of that, lots of Igbo children ,who passed their WAEC Exams with flying colours are denied admissions into our Institution of High Learning,while over 90% of Hausa/Fulani Students in our Universities and Colleges, possess neither WAEC Certificates nor the equivalent,which is GCE.
9.The three Branches of our Federal Government,our Security Agencies and all our Federal Institutions are all headed solely by the Fulanis and their Hausa/Kanuri muslim mongrels.
We Indigenous people of Nigerians are quite incompatible with the Abokis. At this juncture therefore,the viable option is for us Nigerians to go our separate ways like the Soviets in peace” Dr Kalu concluded.