This essay will not be released to or published in the mainstream Nigerian media because it will be considered as being “too hot”. Yet its message is far too important for it not to be written or for it to be ignored.
I would urge those that have thin skins, that are easily excitable, that have an aversion to truth or that are unduly sensitive to criticism and the ugly realities that we are faced with in Nigeria today to stop reading now and drop the essay because they will not be able to cope with its contents.
I am a historian and my intention for writing it is simply to enlighten, educate and inform rather than to create rancour, tension, strife, division or stress. I do not seek to incite anyone and neither do I believe in or advocate violence in any shape or form.
I have also proffered a solution to what I consider to be the problem that some of our northern compatriots pose at the end of the essay.
It is a long contribution so I have broken it into two parts. Each part is well worth reading and it is my prayer that you stay with me till the end. Here we go.
A few weeks ago one Mr. Adamu Mohammed wrote an essay on Facebook titled ‘Your Land Or Your Blood’.
The write-up was widely-published in Nigeria and it was well circulated in the social media. It has indeed been the subject of much interest and a heated debate.
Permit me to share its contents here. He wrote as follows and kindly overlook the bad grammer and colorful language:
“Ever since President Muhammadu Buhari took over the mantle of leadership of this great country Nigeria, we (Hausa-Fulanis) have come under severe media attack from enemies of progress.
Just because they are educated than us, they stereotype us with negativity. Just because they own and control the media, they use the media against us.
But let me make something clear to you stupid fellows hating us, whether you love us or hate us, it doesn’t change anything.
We are who we are and we will continue to remain like that. We hate you even more and we can never love you because you are all infidels.
I pity those of you who keep deluding yourselves that we can love and trust you simply because you worked against your people to our own advantage, never!
I heard that the stupid Governor of Oyo State, Ajimobi said that they won’t accept the proposed Grazing Bill.
But my message to the filthy Yoruba pig is that, if you don’t want to give us your cursed land, we will rear our cattle not only on your farmlands but in your churches.
And if you try to stop us, we would killed your chicken-hearted men like rabbits then turn your mothers, wives, sisters and daughters to our sex slaves like we have always done.
It is either you give the whole of South to us to use as grazing reserve or we soak it with your blood.
And what you would do like you always do is noise on Facebook and Twitter. You cannot be united against us because there would always be the likes of Tinubu, Amaechi and Okorocha in your midst who will divide you for selfishness and love of money.
Such treacherous characters can’t survive in our midst because we burn them and their families.
I so much detest Southern Christians because they are the problem of this country. If I have my way, there won’t be any functional church in this country, especially in the North.
That’s why I am so much happy with Governor El-rufai who is living up to the expectations of Allah in Kaduna State.
We are not really pleased with President Muhammadu Buhari who is too slow to implement everything we asked him to implement in this country for us, he has not even done 20% of the Northern/Islam agenda, what he is waiting for I don’t know.
We will make life unbearable for Igbos like they are in Hell, and yet we won’t let them have their useless Biafra because the whole of South is a conquered territory.
We can never see Yorubas as allies no matter how hard they try to please or serve us because they are born traitors and infidels.
Those slaves in the Middle Belt would continue to be willing tools in our hands, and the day they attempt to raise their heads, we will cut off their heads like weeds.
I lack words to tell the inconsequential and always crying Niger Delta because what we are waiting for is for President Buhari to declare state of emergency in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta, then we will show them how to use power.
We are at war with you people but we won’t allow the country to breakup because, natural resources found in any part of the country is our heritage and birth right.
We will continue killing you in large numbers until you are truly submissive to us as your slave masters. We won’t stop killing you until we fully takeover your land as a conquered territory.
This is not the time to mince words, this is not the time to sugarcoat things, and this is not the time to be economical with the truth, this is nothing but the truth, ignore it at your own peril”- ADAMU MOHAMMED.
As repugnant as they are and as despicable as he is we must thank Mr. Mohammed for his honesty and for speaking his mind. His views and intent are self-evident and need no further analysis or explanation.