”When I say that the Presidency must come to the north next year I am
referring to the Hausa-Fulani core north and not any northern Christian
or Muslim minority tribe.
The Christians in the north are nothing and the muslim minorities in the
north know that when we are talking about leadership in the north and in
Nigeria, Allah has given it to us, the Hausa-Fulani.
They can grumble, moan and groan as much as they want but each time they
go into their bedrooms to meet their wives and each time they get on
their prayer mats to begin their prayers, it is we the Fulani that they
think of, that they fear, that they bow to and that they pray for.
Some of them are even ready to give us their wives and daughters for one
nights sport and pleasure. They owe us everything. This is because we
gave them Islam through the great Jihad waged by Sheik Uthman Dan Fodio.
We also captured Ilorin, killed their local King and installed our
Fulani Emir. We took that ancient town away from the barbarian Yoruba
and their filthy pagan gods. We liberated all these places and all these
people by imposing Islam on them by force.
It was either the Koran or the sword and most of them chose the Koran.
In return for the good works of our forefathers Allah, through the
British, gave us Nigeria to rule and to do with as we please.
Since 1960 we have been doing that and we intend to continue. The Igbo
tried to stop us in 1966 and between 1967 and 1969 they paid a terrible
price. They were brought to heel and since then they have been broken.
No Goodluck or anyone else will stop us from taking back our power next
year. We will kill, maim, destroy and turn this country into Africa’s
biggest war zone and refugee camp if they try it.
Many say we are behind Boko Haram. My answer is what do you expect? We
do not have economic power or intellectual power. All we have is
political power and they want to take even that from us.
We must fight and we will fight back in order to keep it. They have
brought in the infidels from America and the pigs from Israel to help
them but they will fail. The war has just begun, the Mujahadeen are more
than ready and by Allah we shall win.
If they don’t want an ISIS in Nigeria then they must give us back the
Presidency and our political power. Their soldiers are killing our
warriors and our people every day but mark this: even if it takes one
hundred years we will have our revenge.
Every Fulani man that they kill is a debt that will be repaid even if it
takes 100 years. The Fulani have very long memories”.
These are the words of an unrepentant Haramite by the name of Aliyu
Gwarzo who I am told hails from Kano. I might add that his views do not
represent the thinking of the majority of hausa-fulani people but it
does represent a tendency which is, more often than not, kept as hidden
and as secret as possible.
The fact that it is not often spoken or publicly expressed does not mean
that it is not there. Whether we like to admit it or not there are some
individuals, like Gwarzo, in our country that fully espouse the
doctrines of apartheid and who honestly believe that they were born to
rule and that Nigeria was bequethed to their fathers and ancestors.
Wining and dining with such people is like making merry with a cult of
vampires: one must do so with a very long fork and knife.
To them the return of power to the north, and when they say north they
mean the small cabal of ultra conservative fulanis and no-one else, is
an imperative that must be achieved by any and every means necessary. To
them cheating, lying, killing, maiming, deceiving and pretending is fair
game providing that objective is achieved.
It is an insidious, deadly and dangerous agenda which, sadly, many from
outside the north that have aligned with the opposition and particularly
the Buhari presidential aspiration are unknowingly feeding into.
Luckily for us the Aliyu Gwarzo’s of this world do not speak for or
represent the thinking of the ordinary working class hausa-fulani, or
indeed northerner, who are as much of a victim of this chronically
racist cabal as anyone else.
Neither do they speak for the more enlightened, progressive and
civilised elements within the northern ruling class that are silently
rising up like the Kashim Ibrahim Imams, Abubakar Umars, Nuhu Ribadus,
Sambo Dasukis and Ahmed Muazus of this world who are doing their very
best to swim against the tide and establish a new northern Nigeria where
racism and ethnic bigotry has no place and where all men, regardless of
tribe or creed, are regarded as being equal before the law and before
Unfortunately I cannot vouch for some of the leading members of the
opposition and particularly the Buharis of this world in the same way.
One of the strategies that the hegemonists have employed to achieve
their objectives is the insidious attempt to use the Nigerian chapter of
the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group (BBOG) to undermine and rubbish
the attempts of the present government to get the Chibok girls back
It would be interesting to know who funds this group and who the hidden
forces, foreign or otherwise, that gives them orders really are. Are
they involved with the CIA? Are they linked to the South African
intelligence agencies? Are they in bed with M16?
These are questions that need to be answered. Every single Nigerian
yearns and prays for the return of the Chibok girls but when this
otherwise laudable initiative and noble activism becomes a rallying
point for everything that is anti-Jonathan, anti-government and
anti-military it gives cause for concern.
In their determination to denigrate the efforts of our intelligence
agencies and our armed forces the leaders of the BBOG campaign seem to
forget that men and women of the Nigerian military and security agencies
are being killed every day in their attempt to protect us against Boko
These courageous and patriotic Nigerians are risking their lives for us
and they are giving their today so that we may have our tomorrow. It is
as a consequence of their gallant and courageous efforts that many of us
can sleep well late into the night in the knowledge that we are safe and
secure. Yet the leadership of BBOG do not appear to appreciate this and
instead of commending our armed forces and security agencies for their
noble sacrifice they constantly ridicule their efforts on CNN, BBC, Al
Jazeera and elsewhere. Worse still they are clearly in bed with the
If it is true that the Nigerian wing of the ”Bring Back Our Girls
Campaign Group” is the political wing of APC as Chief Audu Ogbeh, the
Director General of the Buhari for President Campaign Organisation, has
said then some of it’s leading figures have some hard questions to
Whatever happened to their claim of impartiality and neutrality when it
comes to political matters? This has proved to be the lie of the
century. Some of us knew all along that they were manipulating the
system and using the Chibok tragedy just to embarass the Federal
Government and the PDP.
I smelt a rat right from the beginning when it was brought to my
attention that virtually every single key figure in the Nigerian wing of
the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign is an APC member or sympathiser and
when I noticed that they constantly shied away from attacking or
criticising Boko Haram itself.
Instead of doing that they have channeled all their anger and toxic
frustrations towards the Federal Government and saved all their vitriol
and hate for the President.
One would have thought that they would blame the terrorists, kidnappers
and abductors as much as the security agencies who failed to find the
girls and rescue them but this is not the case.
As far as the key figures behind the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign are
concerned the Federal Government, who have not been able to find the
girls and return them home safely, are the demons whilst Boko Haram, who
are the ones that actually abducted the girls and subjected them to
rape, slavery, torture and the most extreme and brutal form of physical
abuse, are the angels.
This twisted logic is a manifestation of their sheer perfidy and a
reflection of their confused minds. They are a handful of heartless
people that will do and use anything or any situation to gain some
political mileage for their friends in high places.
This is so even where the liberty,welfare, future and lives of innocent
little children are involved. The truth is that those behind the Bring
Back Our Girls Campaign in Nigeria are shedding crocodile tears and they
have been doing so for the last few months.
They do not mean what they say and they do not want those girls to be
found and brought home because the political party that they represent
are getting so much political mileage out of this whole sordid episode.
This is sad and unfortunate but it is the bitter truth. It is utterly
despicable to use the plight of those poor girls for political purposes.
Worse still it is clear to me that Boko Haram, the military wing of the
APC, are working closely and in tandem with it’s political wing which,
according to Audu Ogbeh, is the BBOG campaign organisation.
The former are a bunch of sadistic murderers, pyschotic beasts,
perverted child rapists and reprobate sociopaths who actually carried
out the kidnapping and stole our girls from their school in the middle
of the night whilst the latter are a bunch of sanctimonious ”holier
than thou” pretenders who have an insidious and dangerous political
agenda, who do not give a hoot about the welfare or well-being of the
girls and who take pleasure and delight in gloating over the fact that
the Federal Government has been unable to locate, find or rescue them.
If the BBOG group really want those girls to be brought back they should
talk to their associates in the military wing of their political party,
the APC. Audu Ogbeh has confirmed that they are all working together in
the same party and for the same evil cause.
From what he has said one thing is clear to me: if enough pressure is
brought to bear on the leading figures behind BBOG by our security and
intelligence agencies they will eventually crack and they will be
compelled to bring their immense influence to bear over their associates
in Boko Haram to free those girls and return them safely to their homes.
It is time for this motely group of malevolent and politically-motivated
personalities to stop using the tragedy of the Chibok girls for their
own subterranean agenda and for gaining cheap political mileage.
As an addendum to this series of ugly and unfolding events permit me to
end this contribution with the following observation. The Australian
negotiator Stephen Davis, a man that was widely celebrated by the
opposition and the BBOG group when he alleged that Alhaji Modu Sheriff,
now a leading member of the PDP and Major General Ihejirika, the former
Chief of Army Staff, were sponsors of Boko Haram, has now alleged that
elements in Nigeria’s opposition do not want the Chibok girls to be
freed and that they are frustrating all attempts to get them released.
This is indeed grave news but I am not surprised. Some of us have been
saying it for the last few months but few would believe it or even
listen. I wonder what the leading lights of the opposition have to say
about Davis’ latest allegation and I would be interested to know whether
they still love and admire him as much as they once did.
I wonder if they still believe that he is the modern day hero whose
intentions for Nigeria are noble, who can tell no lies and who can do no
wrong. Most important of all I wonder how the leading lights in the BBOG
campaign, who clearly have a strong affinity with and empathy for
Stephen Davis, feel about his latest allegation. May God deliver us from
these pretenders and may He bring our girls back home at the soonest.