Who says the North is afraid of break-up? Certainly not!
The Northern Hausa/Fulani people were the first to threaten the Nigerian federation with secession when on the eve of the birth of an independent country they vowed to break away if 50% of the legislative seat was not given to them.
The North again in 1966 after their successful ethnic cleansing with their so-called counter coup tagged Araba (meaning break-up/separation in Hausa language)with Yakubu Gowon displaying the Northern flag, national anthem and other paraphernalia of state went ahead to say that “the basis of unity does not exist”. The North pulled back after having quenched their lust for blood with the death of 300,000 Igbos living in the North and Yorubaland and having received sound advice from the British and American diplomats not divide the country when they can have the whole empire to control.
Since the present Boko Haram inspired imminent break-up of Nigeria started, Northern politicians and their traditional rulers have taken clandestine steps to establish diplomatic missions in the Arab world as a way of maintaining and establishing formal diplomatic relations with them when the eventual collapse happens.
This followed a similar move made by Yoruba people in the year 2000/2001 under the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo which they are still secretly maintaining till date.
Information obtained by Eastern Pilot Newspaper reveals that Mr Wale Adele of Tribune Newspapers upon his return to the Far East reported that and quote “In China, Nigeria’s flag symbolises Hausa/Fulani nation”.
Every other major nationality in Nigeria is prepared for the inevitable break-up apart from Igbo businessmen and women who are dotted all over Nigeria still investing heavily in areas where they are regarded as aliens.
It can be confidently argued that the only people still holding on tenaciously to the notion of One Nigeria are those South Easterners with business interest outside Biafraland.
Any day they come to their senses and commence the task of relocating to their homeland Biafraland, Nigeria will cease to exist as we know it.