Oye Friday 04 June 2021:
Whatever is built or achieved in life is planned and nurtured. The worst Igbo enemies today are those Ndi Igbo, who are of the opinion that we must take on the rest of Nigeria again (because we may be lucky this time).
They are our enemies because their major objective is to be seen as VIPs, revolutionaries, or liberators at all costs.
President Buhari is praying fervently for Igbo to take his bait and start a showdown with his regime. He knows that the rest of Nigeria will rally back to him. He knows that Cameroun and Benin are his allies. He knows that UN, AU, US, OIC, Britain, Russia, China, France, Italy, India, are his allies.
He knows he will blockade us again on land, sea, and air from the start and we will scavage for allies and find none this time.
He knows we cannot stop him from burning down Onitsha, Nnewi, Aba, Abakiliki, Enugu, Owerri, Awka, Asaba, Port Harcourt for us to starve again and surrender.
Like Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nnamdi Kanu will be carried on Time Magazine cover as the Man of the Year over the complete destruction of Onitsha, Nnewi, Aba, Enugu, Owerri, Abakiliki, and Awka. Kanu will make history over our dead families and wasted lives.
Now, to Nnamdi Kanu and his fellow IPOB masterminds, I say: Your brothers and sisters would be massacred, raped, and maimed in their millions by all other Nigerians again, as you grant interviews to world press and charity organizations to come to our rescue with food and medicine. Stop this nihilism now! Your vaulting ambition is downright callous!
When the dust of this prospective showdown settles, we will all return to Yoruba and northern lands cap in hand once again.
Ndi Igbo, who are in their forties and up (who are educated, traveled, or propertied), it is your responsibility to give your trending activism a thought, and to rub minds with one another in your own collective interests.
It is your responsibility to restrategize to stop expending your population for every enemy combatant you kill. And also it is your responsibility to preserve your investments. If you give your enemies the opportunity to loot and burn down your cities again, the world will not raise any eyebrows because shit happens.
After all, America and others (whom you expect to come to your rescue) burned down African American cities themselves. For instance, the following is a Wikipedia account of how one happened in America in the 1920s:
“The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and burned businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US. Alternatively known as the Black Wall Street massacre or the Tulsa race riot, it marks one of “the single worst incident(s) of racial violence in American history”. The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district – at that time the wealthiest Black community in the United States, known as “Black Wall Street”.”
Igbo, cheenu echiche.
By Chuma Oguagha