By Erasmus Ikhide
I once described the Yoruba race as a people that relish their language and identity, reverence their culture and tradition with supremo glamour and, utmost conviviality in the spirit of ethnic solidarity as a media aide to the former Governor of State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, now Minister of Interior. The political leadership of Yoruba race and non-political actors have never betrayed their own people.
The governors of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo and Osun States in South West Region have made the loudest and courageous statement with the establishment of Amotekun security outfit to protect their own people since the ethically compromised and ragtage federal police and military look the other way while Nigerians are slaughtered daily by Fulani marauding beasts across the country.
The frecking federal government, Attorney General of the federation and Miyetti Allah who have been vaccilating has yet to tell Nigerians the difference between the Hisbad security out fits in Kano, Katsina, Nassarawa and many other Northern states and Amotekun in the South West. Nigerians and the world need clarification on this from the power-grabbing Northern overlords.
Calling the bluff of the Hausa-Fulani’s oligarchy and its registered militant group Miyetti Allah Kautal certainly sends shivers through the marrow of the power-lust Northern political elites. Governor Rotimi Akerodolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) of Ondo State did not disappoint his people for the sake of political correctness. He did it in the past during the ill-fated NBA Annual conference in Port Harcourt in 1991.
The governors of the six South Western States have shown time and again that they’re leaders to be trusted and men of tremendous capacity, courage, immense sagacity and wisdom who stand to protect their land and its people against Fulani invaders, a people whose leaders have abandoned to their own detriment in the North. As we speak, one twelfth of all the states in the North is convulsiving under Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and armed bandits.
The question is why is the Fulani oligarchy so worried and scared about Amotekun in far way Southern Nigeria? Why are they in panic mode? Did Amotekun exposed them as the terrorists and sponsors of terrorism against the innocent people of Nigeria, expecially Christians and Non-Muslims?
Strictly speaking, Amotekun has given Fulani Herdsmen sponsors away as the enemies of the country. Better still, the Fulani terrorists gave themselves away in their panic-stricken attempt to condemn and decommission Amotekun in the face of obvious security threats.
Any surprise Miyetti Allah is not bothered that the Northern elites, over the years, have used political and military powers to suppressed and pauperized the region and made beggars out of millions of their youths who are daily transported to the Southern part of the country to unleash mayhem and terror. There shouldn’t have been Miyetti Allah itself in the first place if the Northern political leadership had used their long stay in power to education and equip their people.
Amotekun is the beginning of the fight for Southern emancipation from the strangulation of Fulani oligarchy and propulsive move to disintegrate the country, which the North has sworn over their dead bodies because of Niger Delta oil wealth. We needed a major ethnic group like the Yoruba to make that statement and to take a stand against the Fulani banditary ethnic group.
Amotekun as the open sesame should serve as impetus and encouragement to the South-South, South-Eastern and the Middle-Belt Regions, who are the major victims of Fulani barbarity where their loved ones are raped and slaughtered right before them on a daily basis.
Nothing impresses me more than the Yoruba Elders’ response to Miyetti Allah criminal threat that Amotekun would cost South West 2023 presidency if it is not disbanded. The response was “TO HELL WITH IT”. That’s to say the Yoruba wouldn’t be tenants in their own land in the face of the rampaging murderous Fulani migrants, henceforth. By the way, who needs presidency in a broken and vanquished nation where the lives of citizens are cheaper than sachets water (pure water)?
Whether the North like it or not, Nigeria has outlived its usefulness after forceful amalgamation and abominable contraption called Nigeria. The Yoruba people of South West Nigeria has won this battle without a single gunshot. We’re waiting for the rest region earlier mentioned to step into the line of freedom from the Fulani enslavement.
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