father, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power.
We use the minorities in the North as willing tools, and the South, as
conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never
allow them to have control over their future”*
— Sir Ahmadu Bello (Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of Northern Region)
The Parrot of October 12, 1960.
*”The conquest to the sea is now in sight. When our god-sent Ahmadu
Bello said some years ago that our conquest will reach the sea shores of
Nigeria, some idiots in the South were doubting its possibilities. Today
have we not reached the sea? Lagos is reached. It remains Port-Harcourt.
It must be conquered and taken.”*
– Mallam Bala Garuba, West African Pilot Newspaper, December 30, 1964.
I have just read the nonsense coming out of the office of the so called
Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Abubakar
Malami, declaring the Àmòtékùn Project, also known as Western
Nigeria Security Network as “illegal.”
As some have posited, this is not unexpected, but it is a very terrible
temerity by a dumb and myopic messenger of those who think that they own
this crabbed contraption called Nigeria. It is such an arrant nonsense
fueled by odious audacity of a slave driver with undue self-estimation
Many commentators have been pointing to Hisbah, the religious police in
Kano State and are wondering what made that legal and our own
Àmòtékùn, “illegal.” Such observations are correct. It should worry
sane minds who expected a modicum of fairness and balance in the
administration of public affairs.
But what the vile vituperations of the villainous Malami showed, is the
mentality of an undeserving servant who found himself in a position he
never expected himself to be. As a result, he would do anything they
asked him to do without thinking, without consideration of the variables
in the milieu and without assessing the possible consequences of his
actions. That is if he had residual capacity to do so in the first
If the Nothern governors could get together to declare Shariah laws in
their states in a Country that is Constitutionally secular and heaven
did not fall, heaven would not fall because of this Àmòtékùn Project
of the Yorùbá Nation. The worst that could happen is for the God
forsaken Country to break up. And it would be a welcome development for
all its enslaved ethnic nationalities.
If the sun could still rise from the same East after the introduction of
the Hisbah religious police in Kano, nothing would stop the same sun
taking its natural course in the West because of Àmòtékùn in
Yorùbá Nation. Dogs would still bark like dogs. Goats would still
bleat like goats. Birds would still chirp like birds. The worst that
could and would happen is that this bedevilled Country would break up.
And that would make millions of us happy.
May be this is the time to speak about the useless 1999 Constitution
that was imposed on Nigerians without their consent. May be this is the
time to throw Nigeria itself into a garbage and let a new dawn arise
from its ashes. May be it is time to sing a new song of freedom from
domination, subjugation, denigration and exploitation of the Nigerian
peoples by itinerant Fulani ethnic predators and their sentries.
The atrocious1999 Constitution gave the State governors the
responsibility as Chief Security Officers of their States without
anything with which they could actualise that responsibility. The Police
is not under them. The Security Agency is not under them. They are not
commanding any military garrison or division. Yet, this is supposed to
be a FEDERALISM?
I am aware that Mr. Malami might not have the requisite intelligent
quotient to comprehend the simple fact that “Laws are made for men, men
are not made for laws.” If he could understand that, he would have known
that he has just perched himself on a ravenous Tiger that would not just
swallow him and those who sent him on that destructive message, but that
would swallow Nigeria along with it.
The travesty of a government to which this Malami is an attorney
general, has demonstrated selective capability to protect the Country.
It has exuded a chronic incompetence in all spheres and lives have been
cheapened. This Malami is part of a cabal that have used the
appurtenances of the Federal Government of Nigeria to engage in ethnic
cleansing, killing innocent citizens and bringing in people to occupy
villages and lands owned by others.
This Malami is a joker of the highest order. He has no ball to declare
the murderous Miyetti Allah, going all over the Country with AK-47
spilling the blood of innocent citizens, as “illegal,” but has the
putrid impudence to declare the Àmòtékùn Project as one. The first
law of nature is self preservation. The Yorùbá Nation has a duty to
protect its citizens. The Yorùbá people have an obligation to protect
their mothers, wives, sisters, aunts and children among others. They
have a burden to do so and do so with their lives if and when necessary.
Malami should hear it now and clear, his doltish declaration is just a
gaseous nonsense. It carries no weight in any form or shape. If he
thinks that because the control of all the security agencies are in the
hand of Northerners, he could engage in such nincompoopish shenanigans,
he has some bitter lessons to learn.
Oòduà land is on the march. It is being propelled by the spirit of
freedom and liberty. It is being oiled by the confluence of both the
spiritual and the physical. All true sons and daughters of Oòduà are
now awake and alert. No obstacle of whatever genre would be able to stop
us. The journey would be harrowing. It would be utterly challenging. It
would demand our sweat and where necessary, our blood. But it is a
journey that has been forced upon us. It is a journey that we have to
make. And we are making it.
By the way, we recognise all the voices of patriotism all over Yorùbá
Nation on this matter, as much as we recognise the deafening silence of
internal traitors. Time would apportion appropriate rewards for
everyone’s contribution as we face the external enemies in Oòduà land.
Malami must know that at this point in Nigeria’s trajectory, the
Yorùbá are prepared to defend their land. They are prepared to protect
their people. That are prepared to chase away impostors, usurpers,
trespassers, bandits, cowheads, crooks and criminals from their land.
Malami must know that we do not care about any useless declaration from
his office. He must know that we really want him to go to hell. And we
don’t care if he does.
“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.”
-John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1960.
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