As A Yoruba Son, I Respect ESN/IPOB

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Initially, I wasn’t a fan of Kanu and Ipob due to how he started his Biafra agitation and how he singled out Yorubas. I understand that the Yoruba political class and Igbo political class don’t get along because of what happened in past with NCNC and AG and due to having different interests. Igbos also have a natural faux sense of superiority, which is mostly empty compared to the much more sophisticated and enlightened Yorubas. This is the crux of the distrust between the two. However, as interests between the two are aligning with the agitation for both Biafra and Oduduwa nations, I guess it’s time to start giving flowers to those who deserve it. ESN has taken the bull by its horn and recently, their mode of operation is reminiscent of how the IRA was able to force the British government’s hands with the Good Friday Agreement. Although ESN would’ve to be more daring to attack government infrastructures in Abuja, to get to IRA’s level. However, thus far, ESN has set the ball rolling and I can’t but admire and respect how courageous they’re from afar. I applaud and laud it. A wise man once said, there has to be war for peace to reign (paraphrasing here). War, sometimes, is a necessity especially when stakes are this high. And those who’re scared of it, are those who are never brave enough to try the unknown and aren’t risk takers. They prefer the status quo. But when the death rate in the status quo is similar to the death rate during a war situation and the stakeholders aren’t ready to come to the round table for dialogue, war is always the better option because it will force the dialogue. As someone who has been on 3 tours in war torn countries (not as a combatant but in technical capacity) I can authoritatively tell you that Nigeria is currently at war. The symptoms are there. Yes, war destroys infrastructures but infrastructures destroyed can always be rebuilt when there’s peace, stability and progress cue Europe, South Korea, Japan, etc. Also, all the technological advancements humanity has made came via wars and arms race. Nigeria needs to be balkanized. The status quo doesn’t work for anyone, including the average Northerners. The only people enjoying the country are the elites and a few. And not every Nigerian can escape. So what’s there to be scared of if you can sacrifice your life for future generations? Death is the only thing promised in life and you’re going to die regardless. There are hundreds of thousands of Nigerians in Libya enduring slavery with the hope of crossing into Europe. Likewise, the millions of Nigerians in the West Indies, Central America, and South America trying to cross into North America. And there are millions of Nigerians in Europe and North America trying to return to Nigeria because the dreams they were sold became a nightmare. So far how long is this cycle going to continue? The only solution is a balkanized Nigeria with a new sense of belonging. If Nigeria is ever going to be balkanized, the time is now. The ill-trained and ill-equipped Nigerian armed forces are already overstretched and their morale is very low due to the heavily losses they’re taking from ISWAP (I’ll create a thread later on what a soldier who just returned from that theatre said and how he called it a lost cause). ESN has upped the stakes and needs to be steadfast. Oduduwa republic agitation is still at an infant stage but has the capability to get messy if the FG makes a miscalculation. Hopefully, ND militants would join in the fray to bring Nigeria to its knees. Once we get to that stage, Fulani elites would have no choice but to call for a conference that would be a pathway to the eventual solution. I can authoritatively tell you that all the powerful countries are preparing for the eventual balkanization of Nigeria and the FG doesn’t have the support of any powerful country. God bless Oduduwa, Biafra, Niger Delta and Middle Belt republics.

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