By Adeola Omo Aderounmu
In the last few days the world focused on the interview that Oprah granted Meghan. They took the global attention further away from a calamity that may shake Africa and indeed the world as Nigeria still remains relevant in delivering the black gold of premium quality.
It is impossible to follow the total numbers of terror attacks and terror-related kidnap in Nigeria today. It is happening so fast and so frequent that one is overwhelmed by the audacity of the terrorists especially in Northern Nigeria. They kidnap and rape school children, women and men. They take people from schools, colleges, marketplaces, their homes and just anywhere they can cart away people especially in bulk numbers.
They keep getting several millions of naira from the Buhari-APC government as ransoms for these kidnappings. Today is 14 March 14, 2021. On 13 March 2021, the terrorists demanded 500 million naira for the kidnap of students from a school of Forestry in Kaduna state. The victims were subjected to abuse and threats they were recorded and sent out to authorities. The video is widely circulated on the social media.
You will definitely not get all the details of what is going on in Nigeria in this essay. But what is your take on the government that does not kill terrorists? The government calls some terrorists repentant bandits, sometimes they are called repentant terrorists. How can a terrorist be called repentant? It happens only in Nigeria. They are released into the society after receiving VIP treatments and rewards. For terrorism!
In terms of the origin of terrorism in Northern Nigeria, that is a story that may already exist somewhere on my blog. Terrorism was created by politicians from Northern Nigeria. It was their idea of gaining political power and they used it to seize power at the center in 2015. The rest is history.
As a Yoruba, I am pained by the presence of Fulani terrorists on Yorubaland killing my fellow Yoruba in their homes, along the roads and on their farms. I have tagged the vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo severally on the social media and I am sure he knows my stand on the presence of Fulani terrorists in my home state- Ogun State.
I am appalled so much that there are not enough word to express my disappointment not only on Yemi Osinbajo but also on all Yoruba that keep supporting or participating in a government that sponsor and promotes terrorists and terrorism.
I am appalled that till today we have not seen at least 50 million people on the streets with a clamour to end the APC-Buhari mandate. It must be the 8th wonder of the world. If you are my reader, you will know that for me Nigeria is the greatest tragedy the world has seen since the end of the 2nd World War. Meghan’s interview is therefore a luxury and not a tragic occurrence.
My expectation is that Nigeria has reached a breakpoint and must be dismantled!
I am expecting my leader professor Akintoye to declare the Yoruba Independence from Nigeria on 15 March 2021. I am expecting well-meaning Yoruba sons and daughters to start the process of active disengagement from Nigeria. In the 1950s Yoruba Nation was better and richer than it is today. Therefore, those who have plans for 2023 need to rethink and join us to take Yoruba out of Nigeria. They should do so for the sake of their children and children’s children. They need to know that unless sacrifices are made, the future is hopeless.
I know a lot of young, vibrant Yoruba who are scared of giving up what they have not to join the Yoruba struggle. They need to know that these few months and years of sacrifices must be made so that the unborn generation can have a home and a land called Yorubaland. It is too risky not to make these sacrifices that will set Yoruba free from a terrorist-run Nigeria. It is now, not later, not after.
We have reached a breakpoint and Yoruba Nation needs to stand alone. It is not going to be rosy on day 1. But we will leave behind, life-long legacies and structures that the future generations will inherit and enjoy forever. There is a lot I want to say, a lot I want to write, a lot I want to explain but I don’t want you to be doubtful about your roles in this.
I have been writing for 2 decades, trust me when I say Nigeria is hopeless and will never get better. Do not confuse your personal achievements or the greatness of individuals of Nigerian extracts with the sorry state of Nigeria. Nigeria as a country is doomed and will never rise again. Nigeria has gone from good to bad to worse and there is no hope. There is fear and despair all over the country.
For Yoruba, our hope is Oduduwa Nation (The Yoruba Nation). Sing the Yoruba Anthem and spread the hope of the future.