Nigeria: A Time to Decide – By Femi Fani-Kayode

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Nigeria: A Time to Decide - By Femi Fani-Kayode

Today there was a clash between Yoruba and Fulani youths in Ketu, Lagos state in which a number of people on both sides and some of our security agents were apparently killed.

Just a few days ago over 300 people were killed by well-armed Fulani herdsmen in Agatu, Benue state.

Throughout the country Fulani militias and herdsmen are wreaking havoc and are slaughtering their compatriots for one reason or the other.

Worse of all is the fact that our Fulani-led Federal Government and our Fulani-led Armed Forces are killing thousands of young igbos in the east simply because of their support for Nnamdi Kanu and their call for the establishment of the independent sovereigh state of Biafra.

Again a few weeks ago they killed over 1000 shia muslims and shot and abducted their leader, Sheik El Zakzaky, who has not been seen in public since.

As all this is going on our economy has ground to a halt, our people are suffering untold hardship and difficult times and the war against Boko Haram and islamist terror is still raging.

Today Nigeria has the dubious distinction of having within its borders the first and the fourth most deadly terrorist organisations in the world according to the Global Terror Index.

People are being slaughtered, abducted, pillaged, kidnapped and raped all over the country on a daily basis by the same group of vandals and heartless beasts simply because they believe that their own is now in power and that they can get away with it yet no-one appears prepared to do anything about it or call a spade a spade.

In the light of all these facts the question on everyone’s lips is what is to be done? We all hope and pray for peace and unity in our country but judging by the way things are going perhaps the first question that we have to address is whether we really have a country at all and, if we agree that we do, whether it will or can remain united and as one for much longer.

The rise of radical islam and the use of terror to achieve the objectives of those who espouse and believe in it has changed the world forever. Our country cannot be exempted or left out of this. We have changed forever as well and things can never be the same in Nigeria again.

Those that are in power in our country today appear to have a soft-spot for the terrorists and for reasons best known to himself our President has simply refused to condemn the murderous activities of the Fulani herdsmen and militias.

This is probably because he is, and has been for many years, the Life Patron of the Fulani Cattle Rearers Association: which is the umbrella organisation of the Fulani herdsmen and militias.

Then there is the sad and pitiful case of Ese Oruru in which the Fulani Emir of Kano played an unspecified and unclear role in the abduction, forced islamisation, rape, torture and kidnapping of a 14 year old southern christian girl whilst our security agencies turrned a blind eye to the whole thing and refused to rescue her for months.

It has been alleged that the girl was kept against her will at the Emir’s palace and that one way or the other she was used as a sex slave and she came out pregnant. Despite all this the police have refused to pick him up and compel him to answer the necessary questions that could have cleared the air.

All this because “his” people are in power and they believe that thay can get away with anything and everything, including pedophilia, slavery and, in many cases, murder.

Nothing reflects the degeneration to which our country and our values have been subjected to better than this.

It is time for us to do what we must do to save our country and if those that believe that they own it refuse to be reasonable and fair to the rest of us, perhaps we should consider the possibility of redefining her.

I renounce violence in every shape and form but sadly the Nigeria of today reminds me of Yugoslavia before its civil war and before it broke up into five separate countries. I see and smell blood in the land and we are living in very dangerous times.

The Nigeria of today reminds me of Yugoslavia before its civil war and breaking up into five separate countries. We are living in very dangerous times.

The Fulanis are like the Serbs of old in Yugoslavia: dominating, cunning and relentless. They have their own ethnic and religious militias and they are also fully in power. The only difference is that the Serbs were christians whilst the Fulani are muslims.

They both used their religious faith to muster support and effect their purpose.
One day though their yoke shall be broken and we shall be set free.

Permit me to conclude this contribution with the following words which I believe are prophetic.

O ye sons of Futa Jalo and ye daughters of the Vulture mountain and bitter waters: your princes and kings shall be exposed and brought to heel and you shall pay a heavy price for your oppression, wickedness and many sorceries.

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Paul Emuekpere

FFK should stop inciting Nigerians. He is part of the problems in the country. A traitor who can easily sell himself for a pot of portage. He should keep quiet.

Iboro Ekong

Why are the northern and the western brethren afraid to stay on their own. Is it because of our crude oil? Shame on them.


The fact still remains that the oppression being meted out on minority tribes using militias called herdsmen shall come to doom . No where in history has that ever gone on without the day of reckoning coming! One day an one day. Rule by deceit shall pass too.

Sanusi Ali

He can decide for himself and his useless family but not anyone.

Yusuf Fagge

Igbos are naturally not happy with political marriage between Hausa’s and yorubas. The deed is done and there nothing or little igbos could do about it. They are at liberty to shower all the insults, abuses and name names but the hard fact remains that no inyamiri, Igbo, and / or baby factorians will be given the political support in the next political battle by any one of us. The next president is already determined by the” animals “in the zoo, period.

Ariyo Toyese Kolawole


Ebere Ejem

fool at 40 is a fool 4ever,dats wot u re. yusuf

Akinyemi Kemi

Yusuf u have a cow brain what brought about d political marriage, do u marry for love or politics? We youabas are d peace makers more than u people

Amadi Uche

U r mad

Nelson Daniel Nelson

Bia fra must exist

Chinonso Anynawu

Thank God For This oooo

Mohammed Babagana

FFK should know that Nigeria has already decided while he was drunk and oblivious of his surroundings.

Momodu Jafaru

True oga

Nnamdi Chude