The conclusive strategic decision of the President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald John Trump, on Africa in his foreign policy trust, is really informative. His dexterity and courageous approach to hurting issues are quite commendable. It is however expedient to bring to his notice that the only veritable action he could take in the face of damning evolving circumstances, is to facilitate modalities of totally dissolving the Nigerian contraption. This will effectively salvage the entire African continent, thereby, getting his name permanently engraved in human history. Nigeria, it must be noted, has posited herself as the greatest impediment to economic growth, social development, security excellence and a stagnating cog in the overall progressive advancement of the continent. The obsolete economic grading and the prevalent feudalistic political system in the country, have continued as heightened attainment by Africa because Nigeria has over the years, constituted herself as obstruction to the development of the African continent. With Nigeria as a geographical entity situated within Africa, the continent will persistently pose a liability to foreign aid program of the United States of America, instead of positively making contributions to the progressive development of global community. Africa in the next millennium, will continue to grapple with under-development, as long as Nigeria remains undissolved. And should the anticipated be actualised, the African continent will be greatly relieved with corresponding and rapid wave of all encompassing progressive advancements.
Premised on this background therefore, it is important for President Trump to be duly informed that the creator of Nigeria which is Britain, did not contrapt the three sharply divergent nations of Biafra, Arewa and Oduduwa as an entity to engender positive productivity and progress, but for the sole purpose of massaging her crass economic interests. This was the fundamental agenda behind the British colonial expedition in some parts of the continent where her tentacles were established. Great Britain forcefully merged the three different indigenous nations of Biafra, Arewa and Oduduwa within the West African sub-region, to facilitate her accessibility to the Atlantic Ocean while transiting raw materials from any of these component areas, ranging from Arewaland down to the Bight of Biafra for onward shipment to the United Kingdom. The British colonial explorers led by Fredrick Lugard, envisioned it then that if they were to establish Biafraland, Arewaland and Oduduwaland as three separate colonies, it would be really daunting to transport agricultural materials like rubber, cotton, groundnuts, zinc, tin, etcetera, through Bight of Biafra/Oduduwa territories from Arewaland to the Atlantic Ocean. The colonialists encountering transportation difficulties in the pre-colonial West Africa, opted for the cynical amalgamation of the British Southern Protectorate which comprised of Biafraland and Oduduwaland with the much older Northern Protectorate made up of Arewaland of Hausa kingdoms, Fulani invaders from the Sahara desert and other minor tribes of the North, to form the concoction being referred to up till date, as Nigeria. The British colonial overlords never put into cognisance, the devastating effect of such an arrangement on the innocent civilian population of the indigenous nations forcefully merged together.
It will really interest the US President, Mr. Donald Trump, to understand that even during the years of the British rule between 1914 and 1960, political power was handed to the Fulani oligarchy who served as the British stewards. The Arewa indigenous people who were angered by this amalgamation arrangement continually revolted even at the presence of the colonialists. Their defiant revolt culminated into the unfortunate gruesome massacre of hundreds of Biafrans in Jos riots of 1945. Few years afterwards and precisely in 1953, there existed yet another revolt against the amalgamation by the Arewas in Kano which claimed the lives of hundreds of Igbos (Biafrans). Perpetrators of this heinous crime were not however brought to justice by the British colonial admisistrators. In the year 1957, another atrocious revolt was staged by the same Northern inhabitants against the merger. This took place in Bauchi against the contraption which has Biafrans and Oduduwas whose value systems were at variance with theirs as co-inhabitants. They saw it as an arrangement that would precipitate obstruction to and corruption of their Islamic/Sharia religious tenets. There is predominant connection in all these ugly developments as those Igbo (Biafrans) killings, in the North defined the aversion of the Arewas to the co-inhabition in one country. Unfortunately, the British colonial entrepreneurs esteemed their economic convenience over and above the overall welfare of humanity in the West African sub-region who were forced into an amalgamated Nigeria. This has become a destructive stigma and an impediment to human, institutional and infrastructural development in the African continent.
Now that the courageous, truthful, indefatigable and highly principled President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump has beamed his foreign policy light on Africa, as publicly stated during his media parley with Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain in London, there seems to be a glimmer of hope. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to bring to the awareness of the US President, that the greatest level of injustice orchestrated by the British government, was to cynically leave Nigeria in a criminally amalgamated structure as it pulled back it’s businesses from West Africa. Every other colonially-induced devastation inflicted on the people nonetheless, the colonialists ought to have dissolved the Nigerian amalgamated structure and returned the indigenous people to their originality, habitatwise. The Arewas revolts in the North showcased their blunt displeasure with the amalgamation policy in Nigeria. Apart from the fact that few members of the Northern ruling class profiteered from the status quo, it has brazenly resulted in senseless killings of unarmed and non-violent Christian/non-Christian farming population through the evil activities of Boko Haram terrorists, Fulani killer herdsmen, terrorists of the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) West Africa, amongst other armed bandits under the sponsorship, patronage and protection of the Nigerian government via it’s armed forces.
President Donald Trump should courageously engrave his name on the gold of human history by mandating the Nigerian government to organize a referendum for all the indigenous people within the Nigerian federation to ascertain their fate in the continued existence of One-Nigeria. This step cannot be strenous for the US President and his global allies to undertake based on the fact that the increasing wave of agitations in the country, coupled with persistent terrorist attacks on the people, clearly serve as platforms for the outright dismemberment of country. Mr. Donald Trump should fully understand that Nigeria is presently plaguing the continent of Africa which only the powers of the western world can squarely counter. The greatest indelible mark in the history of the 21st century, is the US President’s strategic program which will precipitate the total dissolution of Nigeria, thereby saving precious African souls. The ability of the United States to instigate this much anticipated development is never in doubt. It is chronicled that Washington was instrumental to the peaceful dissolution of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), about four decades ago. It is therefore unthinkable that the peaceful dissolution of the Nigerian contraption for the progress of Africa will pose any difficulty. Obviously, Britain could be seen standing behind the evil Nigerian federation purely for egocentric reasons. But this self-serving interest of the British government must not be placed over and above the destiny and overriding well-being of over one hundred and eighty million of civilian population within West Africa. President Donald Trump is just few days away from making history if only he can fully comprehend the implications of his action and inaction in the entire circumstance. He must have to take appropriate steps to salvage Africa and her people as he dives into his outlined strategic policy trust for the continent.
Biafrans are unequivocally demanding independence from the defunct Nigeria federation so that peace, progress and security can permanently be restored in West Africa. There cannot be tranquility and development in an environment bedevilled with lawlessness, tyranny, incessant secession threats, terrorist attacks, decimation of Christian and non Christian farmers, wantom destruction of properties, gross civilian victimization and injustice. Africa is already at the crossroads, hopefully waiting and watching out for the triumphing Trump to institute appropriate actions for the betterment of humanity in this part of the world.
For: Radio Biafra Media