Nigerian Civil War or War of Full Establishment of Fulani Ruthless and Parasitic Rule over Nigeria?
Published by Frank, C. Osimi, Blog Admin,
August 25, 2019
On October 1,1960, the British replaced their direct colonial rule over Nigeria, with Fulani rule. Since then, the Fulani held sway in Nigeria, on their behalf.
On October 12, 1960, Ahmadu Bello went to London to thank the British, for handing over Nigeria to the Fulani on a platter of gold, and said the following boastful, arrogant and insulting words:
“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their future”.
Ahmadu Bello’s words (above), marked the official beginning of Fulani ruthless and parasitic rule over the geographical space called Nigeria.
The British had handed over Nigeria to the less-educated and easily-controlled Fulani, to represent their economic and political interests, and do with her whatever they liked, so long as British interests were protected and sustained, at the expense of morality, socio-economic development and the common good of the autochthonous ethnic owners of Nigeria.
To the British, the people of Southern Nigeria, were guilty of INTELLECTUAL ARROGANCE (OVER SABI) during colonial rule having been exposed to Western education, and MUST pay HEAVILY for it, at the end of THEIR direct colonial rule in 1960. .
In the eyes of the British, educated Southerners like
Herbert Macaulay, Nnamdi Azikiwe; Obafemi Awolowo, and others, who fought for liberation of Nigeria, and an end to oppressive colonial rule, were guilty of reckless ambition for advancement and equality. Same could not be said about the Fulani and Hausa North, who did little or nothing in the fight against British colonial rule.
Ahmadu Bello’s imperialistic declaration above, were not empty words.
From October 1960 to January 1966, Ahmadu Bello and Tafawa Balewa, intoxicated with power, went wild and attempted to capture and pocket Nigeria for the Fulani.
Their ruthless use of power against the indigenous people of Nigeria, which manifested in the rigging of 1962/1963 census figures in favour of the Fulani North, rigging of 1964 election results in Western Nigeria, slamming of treason charges against Chief Awolowo of the opposition Action Group (AG); his subsequent arrest and imprisonment, and many others too numerous to list here, led to a complete breakdown of law and order in Yoruba land.
The January 15, 1966 military coup by young officers of Southern extraction was aimed at nipping in the bud, the brazen attempt by the Fulani to pocket Nigeria.
The failure of January 1966 coup and the subsequent Fulani North’s coup of July 29, 1966, led to the collapse of attempt by the South to nip in the bud Fulani quest to impose their ruthless and parasitic rule over Nigeria.
On July 31, 1966, the Fulani appointed Gowon (A PUPPET), a Christian from the Middle Belt of Nigeria, head of the military government.
In the strategic calculation and permutation of the Fulani, Gowon was appointed head of state to make the Christian Middle Belt believe one of their own was in charge and with that, they succeeded in getting the support of the Christian Middle Belt during the genocidal war against the people of old Eastern region.
Many of the foot soldiers used against the Igbo during the war, were of Middle Belt extraction but little did they know they were fighting for the installation of their future oppressors and killers, as is being experienced all over the Christian Middle Belt, today.
The Fulani knew what they were up to, and and what they wanted:
complete appropriation of Nigeria and her economic resources, and used the people of the Christian Middle Belt as well as those of the the old Western and Mid-Western Regions as WILLING TOOLS, as means to an end, in the genocidal war against Biafra.
The collapse of Biafran resistance in January 1970, meant the collapse of Southern resistance against Fulani quest to forcefully impose their ruthless rule over the rest of Nigeria.
What many authors, writers and commentators, including many Historians that are supposed to know more, call the Nigerian Civil War, was actually the War of Establishment of Full Fulani Ruthless and Parasitic Rule over Nigeria.
The easiest and quickest way to finally end decades of Fulani ruthless and parasitic rule over Nigeria, is for the entire Middle Belt and the South to come together and go into military alliance with powerful states like Israel, the United States, France and others.
The big question is:
Would the oppressed, compromised (some of them) and intimidated people of the South and the Middle Belt come together to face and defeat their common enemies, oppressors and killers, in the face of obvious timidity, division and compromise by persons masquerading as political and religious leaders of the South and Christian Middle Belt?
Only time shall answer this big question!
May God keep and preserve us to see how it will pan out,
Frank, C. O. Osimi is a Historian/Strategist and commentator on local and international affairs.
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