I just read one of Femi Aribisala’s posts and it reminded me about what I told my students about a week ago that we need to apologise to the Igbos and pay at least $10 billion to them as a small reparation for unleashing death and destruction on them.
We behaved like animals when we butchered them and starved them, including children to death! The merciless killings, added to the civil war, wiped away millions of Igbo souls.
And since the civil war, they’ve been marginalised politically and in terms of infrastructure. As a Southern Kaduna person i perfectly understand their plight.
To our shame they do not even have a seaport even though they are first class traders worldwide! Religious riots in the north have been responsible for huge Igbo losses. And for one dubious reason or the other, it is often Igbos that have been killed in the north.
Any oppressed group would organise resistance. That’s natural. But for demanding for a Biafran Republic apparently due to northern power elites’ intransigence on the simple matter of restructuring, the Igbos have been threatened with expulsion.
WE ARE SORRY IGBOS FOR ALL THE WICKEDNESS YOU HAVE SUFFERED FROM PARTICULARLY NORTHERNERS. THAT MAY BE THE REASON WHY NORTHERN NIGERIA IS THE MOST BACKWARD BY ALL INDICES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
WHEN IT IS EVENTUALLY ALL OVER, YOU’LL LOOK FOR YOUR ADVERSARIES AND NEVER SEE A TRACE OF THEM!
Emmanuel Sule Rabo is on Facebook.