DON’T LET THEM GO ALONE ~by Tari Nemi
Sometimes I feel like weeping when I hear some of my brothers from coastal Biafra otherwise called Niger Delta is talk. It shows me how ignorant they are.
My people don’t know what they face. They don’t know the strength of their enemies. They don’t know the friends that they have. We don’t know many things.
You will hear them say things like:
1. Igbos want our oil
2. Igbos cannot be trusted
3. How are you sure they will not bridge the agreement for referendum?
4. Igbos will dominate and oppress us
5. Igbos want to dominate our ports
6. Igbos have not consulted us
7. Igbos are expansionists, they want our lands.
8. Biafra is Igbo affair, we are Niger Deltans.
9. Let them have their Biafra and leave us alone, we are Niger Deltans.
I shake my head. I grieve because God bless me with an eye to see far into the future.
I am deeply pained because of what I can see already if we let Igbos go and leave us behind with the hope of fighting Nigeria for our Niger Delta referendum.
I see the Fulani soldiers flooded our creeks engaging our combatant youths actively shooting them consistently and our civilian population being taken out by Fulani herdsmen, secretly killing us in the cities as the boko haram soldiers are killing our combatant agitators in the creeks.
I see a bloody anger unleashed against the people of coastal Biafra because of loosing their control over our brothers in the hinterland.
Remember, Yoruba will throw a blind eye to our suffering because they are cowards. The highest they will do is whisper about it while the Muslims among them will bring up unnecessary argument to suppress the little voice. The only people who will always stand by us, die for us if necessary and shield us (the Igbo) must have gone then and we will be left alone to face Hausa and Yoruba.
We will not survive it and our desire for Niger Delta republic will die a natural death and never rise again because the few left will never be large enough to combat the enemy. Don’t forget, our oil is the only reason, Hausa Fulani is in same country with us.
Nigeria is too large for us to confront without Igbo. Igbo has always being our shield.
Now I am not saying that we are weak, God forbid. But in war, not your strength win the war but your strategy, number before your weapons. CONTINUE HERE