This article is in reference to the article written by Usama Dandare condemning the decision of Nigerian president to rehabilitate and reintegrate repentant Boko Haram militants. In the said article the writer posited that Nigerians should rise up to condemn the decision to rehabilitate Boko haram militants on the grounds that they killed many and the law of the land stipulated death for treason murder and such alike.
In countering his unfortunate view on perhaps what is the only good decision Buhari has taken since he became President almost a year ago, I wish to state in very clear terms that I do not support Buhari, I have never supported Buhari and will never support Buhari but will never fail to support any good or right decisions he makes as the President of Nigeria.
In order not to allow you waste your time reading this before disappointing you, let me state before hand that I support the idea that Boko Haram fighters should be rehabilitated and reintegrated and that I condemn any further shedding of black blood and enjoin you to hear me out and perhaps present your own reasons to counter mine as well. I am pro black and understand fully well that the whites only use the old military men to subjugate all of us.
Let me quickly remind us that the culture of shedding of black blood as a show of strength in black Africa was a product of the slave trade which is an European and American legacy. This legacy resulted in a system where the murderer is peaceful while the murdered is considered a savage and violent and we see the slave master today as peaceful while the slaves he bought with violence and bloodshed are considered savages and animals.
Blacks have for so long killed themselves over nothing that even the British terrorist called Frederick Lugard described the situation this way Centuries of lawless strife has made the African a worshipper of force (Lugard, 1922 pg 77). The colonial and early independence era army personnel whose understanding of black Africa will not be far from that of the colonial masters that believe that blacks are savages and should be killed at every opportunity are the reason the killings persist. We all know that the regimes of the old army recruits of the colonial and early independence era are characterized by one thing and it is “Violence and bloodshed”.
Blacks and Nigerians must begin to realize that killing themselves does not benefit anyone. They must also realize that the only reason the slave trade succeeded among blacks was due to a lack of brotherhood. It is sad and painfully so, that a black person who has seen how the whites handle issues that concern them with love and humility would then suggest that his fellow blacks be slaughtered simply because they are alleged to been behind some killings. Please, no one should misconstrue this as support for Boko Haram but look at it from “what they are doing” point of view. We must recall that the history of blacks killing themselves was enriched by the slave trade when the slave master will pitch one community against the other to capture slaves and sell to them for whiskey and other rubbish they come up with.
As this writer suggests that Boko Haram member be killed, we must remind him that enough of black blood has been spilled for nothing and in Nigeria by the same group of early independence and colonial era army recruits, brainwashed by the colonialists that the only solution to every problem was killing their brothers and sisters. We must all be reminded that what we know as Australia today, one of the most advanced countries in the world was formed by the same Slave masters teaching the old army recruits how to kill their fellow blacks but would not kill theirs. Australia was formed by condemned criminals who the slave masters considered harsh putting them to death and decided to ship them instead to an unknown land. Today, that simple thought of leaving them alive has provided the slave master another outpost where they overpowered the aborigines and colonized the place.
In our own case, we had sold our people, then colonized and left to be killing ourselves. We must all at this point remember that David Cameron who is like a mentor to Buhari today campaigned vigorously to have Nelson Mandela executed for terrorism along with other members of the ANC.Would Cameron have done that if Nelson Mandela was not black? We must remember that the then British prime minister was of the same view that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist and the then American President supported them. If you still have not learnt a lesson of brotherhood by now, then stop reading any further.
We must therefore remind advocates of bloodshed and violence like Usama Dandare that we have shed enough black blood and that now should be time to restore our honour. We must remember the late Umaru Yar'adua when as President he offered Amnesty to the then Niger Delta advocates of justice as I refuse to call them militants. If Buhari has somehow turned a new leaf from the tradition of bloodshed which the group of early independence and colonial era military men are known for, we should all then lend him a helping hand.
It is true that some may argue that Buhari has chosen to rehabilitate them because they are his brothers, but we must also remember that Goodluck understood what the whites were doing with us and said he couldn't be too hard on them because they are our brothers and it was misconstrued as support for Boko Haram. What is needed now is for those that know, to educate Buhari that Hausa/Fulani are not his brothers, Northerners alone are not his brothers but every black man on earth. The reason the slave masters did not like Jonathan was simply because he understood that with great power comes great responsibility.Remember that they stopped buying our oil and imposed an arms embargo but turned around to join Buhari to say arms were not bought because money was stolen which is a lie.The arms embargo was the main reason.
If Buhari could see all Nigerians as his brothers, he would never have shot the shiites, he would never have shot unarmed, harmless Biafran nationalists. It is the colonial poison of hatred for everything black and killing their brothers to make the slave master happy that is the cause of all our problems. We must therefore support the rare effort coming from Buhari especially considering that he comes from the group with a history of violence and death as the only solution to every problem.
If we as blacks can seek to look at the Boko Haram issue from the spectacle of forgiveness and perhaps understudy who the sponsors were including Buhari, we can offer suggestions that will benefit all of us. Imagine if the slave masters killed all the convicts and criminals they shipped to Australia? The reason the oyibos are able to use the old army recruits to kill their brothers and sisters or watch them being killed and remain unperturbed is the same reason they were able to enslave us. All our problems today are due to a lack of brotherhood and that explains why in the 60’s the old army recruits were happy that the oyibos were using them to kill their brothers. Today, the same group are still being used and for the first time it appeared that Buhari may have been touched by some sense of being black and whatever the pain they may have caused us, we need to see how best to help. If we were never divided, the slave master would never have seen the lackeys to use to sell their brothers. We may point to the injustice on people of the old Eastern region and Biafra from the 60’s till date but we must remember, when that was happening no one knew that it will be the turn of the Northerners today. Who knows whose turn tomorrow if we elected to continue the slaughter? As many as are ignorant of the impact of the senseless violence on all of us, let me remind you that every black person person on earth today is seen as a former slave simply because our forebears sold their siblings. It is also expected that we kill ourselves because they have succeeded in creating the divide https://youtu.be/VvWqr57Zcg8
Today we are known as a people who kill themselves and who are former slaves. In much the same way, because some people were refugees during the Liberian war, we are all seen as refugees today.
The way to go, must be therefore to educate Buhari that he stands to gain nothing from killing his brothers whether they are shiites or Igbos or Ibibios or Ijaws and I also refuse to call them Niger Delta because Asaba cannot be Niger Delta and Onitsha directly opposite it, is not simply because a white man told a lackey to make it that way. Whether Buhari believes it or not, if we took back the hands of time, himself, Obasanjo, Nnamdi Kanu, Abiola and the many innocent black people killed to make the slave master happer would all be in the same slave ship together. Buhari must therefore learn from his own experience - if he was executed by those that overthrew him in the 80’s he won't be president today.
Therefore the rehabilitation of Boko Haram “repentant” Nigerians must be encouraged and guidance can be provided to Buhari along the lines of what needs to be done. We must discourage all forms of bloodshed and remember that we have killed ourselves for centuries and yet the biggest beneficiary are the slave masters.I can almost certainly tell you that slave masters and savages of Europe and America must be working closely to see how best to incite Buhari to more bloodshed.They would wish he kills Nnamdi Kanu so that they can use that to keep black people divided among themselves. If you doubt this, remember they stopped buying oil under Jonathan, imposed an arms embargo and used BBC to sell the corruption crap to all of us, here was the reason they cited that made them stop buying Nigerian oil http://allafrica.com/stories/201412220407.html As soon as Buhari came in, they now lifted the arms embargo and jointly blamed corruption as the reason arms were not bought, which is a shame to black people.
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