It is worthy to take notes of why there have been incessant malnutrition, high rate of poverty, high rate of diseases and above all the increased spate of terrorism in the northern hemisphere of the Nigerian territory.
Nigeria is a division of three major regions which consists of the Eastern, Western and Northern regions. The northern region have led the country politically more than any other region since her independence in 1960 from the colonial masters, the British government, followed by the Western region and the Eastern region which have always strived to contribute their own leadership quota for the wellbeing of the Lugardian empire but have been fought against consistently.
Despite the inability of the Eastern region to secure a major political seat in the country, it has remained the most peaceful and non-violent region and their people being so industrious in nature have always taken it upon themselves to develop every other regions of Nigeria to the detriment of their own land.
Taking into cognizance that majority of the resources that Nigeria is dependent upon both human and material, natural and artificial comes from the East, the people have received the highest rate of inhumane treatment politically and otherwise yet their joy of living and the zeal to develop any region they set their foot upon have never been deterred as they keep focused and believing God in any situation they find themselves without bearing grudges unlike other regions which are always envious of their unmatchable successes.
An instant enemy of the Northern region is any person from the East who has the temerity to oppose this unfair and deliberate imbalances and skewed system or anyone who is standing as a clog in the wheel of their continuous dominance in the oil and gas sector which is the biggest unifying factor in the country.
Being always on the leadership seat since after gaining independence, the Northern region have shown their incompetence in leadership having failed in all ramifications to address the challenges bedeviling the country which includes the rate of poverty and controllable diseases that have always swept the region. Their inherent parasitic nature have made them to remain very envious of the unquenchable successes of the Easterners even when the country’s constitution was written to favour them.
The northern leaders having sworn to continually impoverish the region and expose their people to all manner of diseases so as to earn them international sympathy, have continually device means to extort from the United Nations (UN) and world philanthropists like The Bill Gates foundation and many others. This undisputed assertion cannot be complete if the person who laid the evil foundation is not mentioned.
On October, 1960, Ahmadu Bello the then Sarduana of Sokoto and also the Premier of Northern region, in The Parrot Newspaper, openly laid down the foundation by telling the northerners that “this new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ‘ruthlessly’ prevent a change of power. We use the ‘minorities’ in the north as willing tools, and the south as conquered territory and never allow them to have control over the future’’. These minorities in the north are the poor northerners who are not Muslims and does not believe in Islam.
The politicians sponsor them to form terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, Maitaisine, Ansaru, Fulani Herdsmen, et al, with the sole purpose of creating avenues to extort UN in the name of internally displaced persons (IDP), malnutrition, infrastructural developments which they deliberately caused themselves.
The quest to keep the region in a sympathetic mode and as well to drive the then government of Goodluck Jonathan out of power, was what gave birth to one of the most dreaded terrorist group in Africa (Boko Haram). From the interview granted to Lawal Keita a notable figure in northern part of Nigeria on October 2013 by the News Magazine when Goodluck Jonathan was the president could be used to justify the authenticity of this work.
Lawal Keita in the interview said, “Yes, automatically Boko Haram will disappear if the north gets the presidency by 2015. I am sure’’. To make this look as if they never used Boko Haram to torment the regime of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and to make this assertion with an ulterior motive from Lawal to look real and have an unbiased outlook in the world, they relocated and renamed the Boko Haram members to Fulani Herdsmen and this time, with another purpose- to Islamise the country.
The activities of Boko Haram terrorists have become the most lucrative business of the northern leaders through the many monitory assistance UN offers to the internally displaced persons (IDP) in the northern region and to pursue their political ambitions.
Using the military might under the then Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ihejirika, to quell the uprising of the Boko Haram group, the incumbent President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari who was appointed by the dreaded group as their ‘negotiator’ with the government, earlier said in 2011 that “any attack on Boko Haram is an attack against the north’’.
Reasoning logically into the above statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari, you will find out that the actions of this terrorist group against the innocent populace is having the backings of the northern elites in other to earn from where they did not sow which have always been their modus operandi that have kept Nigeria in its present status.
It’s high time the UN ask deep questions on the different uprisings in Northern Nigeria that have made them to spend huge amount of dollars every now and then which yields little or no result to the reasons why aids are disbursed to them.
It’s quite necessary that the UN show up with clean hands of not been conniving with the northern elites to keep dehumanizing the people of the northern Nigeria by enriching their leaders whose desires have been to continually impoverish the people by sending them to their untimely graves just to receive aids from the international communities hiding under their predicaments perpetrated by the same elites.
It’s actually due for UN to ask why all the aids are channeled towards the Northeast alone whereas many lives have been wasted in Benue and millions displaced from their homes because of the menace and nefarious activities of the Fulani herdsmen terrorists in the Middle-Belt of Nigeria yet no one is seeking for international support for them.
Finally, the earlier the world leaders, UN, international humanitarian bodies look into the aids channeled to northern Nigeria to ensure that its purpose is optimally utilized, the better for everyone, else it would be regarded that all the philanthropists that have contributed to the betterment of the poor masses in Nigeria are in conspiracy with the northern elites to keep killing the people to preserve a particular set of persons.
Above all, it is right to point it out clear to all monetary donors to Nigeria that it is because of their so-called assistance that there have been high rate of impunity from the leaders in the country as having thought of what life will become of them if Nigeria is divided. They all vowed to keep Nigeria one despite whatever it will cost them, all to the detriment of the desires of the people to be free from political bondage that have divided the country beyond repair.
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