Nigeria is the Angel of Death
Through the years-from 1945 to be exact-to the present day, various Islamic movements with Jihadist tendencies have risen in the North, Middle Belt and Western regions of Nigeria to attack and kill Igbo people and other Christian ethnic groups from Eastern Nigeria.
The current Islamic killing machine is called Boko Haram. They were constituted, trained and financed by Northern Nigeria Hausa/Fulani politicians with wealth stolen from the Nigerian treasury. Their financiers are Muhamadu Buhari, Abubakar Atiku and Ibrahim Babangida, two of which are former Heads of State.
In the last three years the intensity of the attacks have steadily increased with Igbos and Christians in Jos, Maiguguri, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, Zaria, Jigawa, Sokoto and Abuja routinely slaughtered in massive numbers, their properties burnt and businesses looted.
In the list below, we have not followed any chronological order but the reader can choose to arrange the events in the order they prefer since the dates are provided. And though this is not an exhaustive list of all the destruction to lives and property of Igbos and other South Easterners nonetheless it provides a compelling argument and enough why the present map of Nigeria must be redrawn. This issue must be given urgent attention to stop further destruction of lives and property.
(1) On January 19, 2010 Ahmed Saka of Associated Press reported that a 24-hour curfew had been imposed on the city of Jos after 200 people were reported dead as another round of Islamic religious violence erupted. The rioting began after Muslim youths set a Catholic church ablaze. Witnesses said rioters armed with knives, homemade firearms and stones attacked passers-by and fought with security forces, leaving bodies in the street and stacked in local mosques. The Minister of Police Affairs Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, issued a statement the following Tuesday blaming the violence on what he called “highly placed individuals in society whom were exploiting the ignorance and poverty of the people to cause mayhem in the name of religion”.
(2) January 11, 2010 no fewer than 30 persons were killed in a renewed clash between members of an Islamic sect called Kala-Koto and security personnel in the Zango area of Bauchi City in the early hours of Monday. The Kala-Koto sect is claiming to be the remains of the original Maitatsine sect of the 80’s. Among the victims that died were 15 children between the ages of three and seven. A cripple. Yusuf Abba was hacked to death with a sword. A number of houses in the Zango area were set on fire. The sect went on rampage because they wanted their leader released who was imprisoned by the authorities for organising similar killings in the past.
To be continued