WHEN THE PIGEONS REFUSE TO FLY
By Clement Udegbe Esq.
Recently the Catholic Priests organized a March, to protest the killings of Ndigbo and non-Fulani tribes of Nigeria by a powerful gang of armed Fulani herdsmen . As at last week, over 9000 persons have been killed by these Fulani herds men. It ought to be obvious that Fulanis are at war with Nigeria, but Nigeria is in a destructive self-denial.
These are terrorists by any definition of that word but Nigerian government appears to support, welcome and encourage their killings for Cows. The Fulani Herdsmen are so powerful that their leaders and supporters made seditious comments and none of them was questioned.
They, threatened that they would kill all males in the South East of Nigeria and Abuja could not be concerned. IPOB may have to bring an action of Genocide against the leaders of Fulani herdsmen as soon as possible, at the International Criminal Court, and Buhari will have to be joined in such an action, for his complacency and chilling lack of concern.
The Catholic Church as usual grabbed the bull by the horn and took to the streets to protest the evil under Buhari’s watch.
My respect for the Catholic Church started during those years 1969 to 1970 of atrocious , genocidal war against The Igbo people. Hunger was ravaging the land because of the economic blockade against Biafra, introduced by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in order to make Nigeria win and remain one.
That policy killed over 2 million people in Biafra. It killed more people than the direct fire from Nigeria and British combined forces. After the war, Nigeria came out with the highly wicked oriented policy of giving every Igbo man who had some deposits in the bank only £20 no matter what his bank statement or balance read.
The nation converted Igbo wealth thinking that they will stop the people God has blessed. He who is seated in Heaven laughed over the leaders of Nigeria and released grace to rebuild upon Ndigbo. It is clearer now,that because they used these banks against Ndigbo, the Nigerian Bank has grossly failed to help in effectively reducing poverty in Nigeria today. The banking System in Nigeria is part and parcel of the yoke upon Nigerian peoples, and will remain so for a very long time. The reason can be found in the Holy Bible which declares that the sins of the fathers shall be visited upon generations unborn.
God in His righteous judgement has used the actions by Nigeria against Ndigbo deal with the sections that were involved. For example, they used Banks to oppress Ndigbo after the war, and till tomorrow, Nigerian Banking system, has become a major yoke upon the people; The Middle belters were used by the aggressor Northern Nigeria against Ndigbo in that war, today, Fulani herdsmen have killed them in hundreds of thousands. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, a direct beneficiary of the Civil War and the Spoils of war has had to watch helplessly as his tribes people were massacred by invading Fulani people; Chief Obafemi Awolowo, whom they used to reduce the wealth of Ndigbo in the name of keeping Nigeria one, was repaid back in a most unfortunate way. After the war, as the Commissioner for Finance he came out with a policy that all the deposits of any Igbo man in the Nigerian banks earned the owner only £20 pounds. In return, Nigeria denied him the presidency he was so qualified to be and till tomorrow, he remains the best president Nigeria never had.
Let me make it abundantly clear that Chief Awolowo remains my hero, and I read most if not all his books. If the dead really see, Awo must be sighing, shaking his head and even shedding tears for what the Nigeria he once dreamt of has become via the machinations of his tribes men, Under APC.
Most if not all, the war Generals who relished in killing innocent Igbo families do not have anything to write home about today. The message here is for Buhari and Tinubu to look back and respect Ndigbo. Their God rewards those who fight them in mysterious ways. Buhari and Fulanis think the way forward is to kill for cows, and I know that God shall use the same cow to deal severe blows on them severally and individually.
During the Biafra war, The World Council of Churches, The Caritas International, and the International Red Cross, came to the aid and help of Biafra. Caritas was specifically of the Catholic Church. These organizations send food, dried food items from salted fish, tinned beef, Corn meal lased seriously with milk, and many other items to Biafra. Catholic Church earned my respect as a Child growing up in Biafra.
So when Catholic Priests of South East went on a protest March, I was moved and knew that soon God will do something for Ndigbo.
However I noticed that the avowed Igbo prophet of Buhari presidency was among the protesters. I could not help but ask ” is Mbaka now among the Protesters?” Mbaka is a known very rich prophet. He has a flourishing water factory, a booming adoration ministry and in order to win the attention of the north, he played the game of pigeons in his prophetic display. He told his listeners that Buhari would win the 2015 elections. His reason was that he got two pigeons and named one Jonathan and the other Buhari. Upon releasing the pigeons, the one named Jonathan did not fly.
At the swearing in ceremony of Buhari to see how pigeons play their role per Buhari released about 36 pigeons, and low and behold none of the pigeons flew!
If we are to apply the Mbaka pigeon’s principle, Buhari will not succeed or do well as a president.
First after six months into his presidency he became so sick that became a guest to the London hospital where he spent months. Whether he survived it or not is a matter of guess work today. We heard that his wife attended a special funeral service in Saudi Arabia; some claimed that it is his clone that is in Aso Rock today. British comedians and even politicians have openly helped to make the rumor strong. Nnamdi Kanu claims that some Nigerian diplomats in Sudan from where this Buhari was recruited has been killed. No Nigerian press has looked into this claim to rebut or substantiate it. It does not speak well of his presidency from whatever angle you looked at it. The recent romance between the north and Sudan seems to make me wonder.
Then Nigeria has never been as atomistic as it now under Buhari. The place is so divided, Igbos want to go as Biafra, Yorubas are asking for Oduduwa State, Edo People are considering a Midwest State, the North is decimated.
People are being killed in Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen of which Buhari is their patron, Nigerians are being rejected every where in the world because Buhari told the world that Nigerian Youths are lazy. Does he mean that only Fulani herdsmen Youths are hard working ?
Indeed, if the flight of released pigeons ala Mbaka is any sign to go by, it speaks volumes of Nigeria under Buhari, because the pigeons he released himself, refused to fly, and soon his tenure shall pass away.
Clement Udegbe Esq.
Veritas Hopefield Solicitors
16 Cobham Street, Ajao Estate Lagos.