RE: Biafra Is Plot By Igbo To Colonise South South – Sagir Ringim
Sir, I want to thank you for your concern about the welfare of the people of the South South by exposing the plans of the Igbos to recolonize the region.
But I am worried about the sincerity of these your concerns. Because of these worries, let us dissect and carefully assess your statements of fear and concerns in four (4) segments, so as not to repeat the mistakes of 1964, 1966 and 1967-1970s till date.
In your carefully written letter or chat with the Journalists as reported in the national dallies, you clearly stated that the Igbos want to;
(1). SEIZE THE ECONOMIC PROSPECTS OF THE MINORITY ETHNIC NATIONALITY OF THE OIL RICH REGION
Alhaji Ringim, may I remind you that the economic prospects of the South South is currently being seized and controlled by your people of the Northern protectorate of Nigeria.
Does that in anyway mean that you agree that your people have colonized my region?
Are you also aware that even the oil wells in Abia State, Imo State and Anambra state and recently Enugu State (Igbo land) are being owned by your people in the Northern Protectorate?
Are you aware that we in the oil rich region (South South) do not have control over our wealth, and its fortunes are determined by your people?
Are you also aware that after sharing the proceeds of oil between your protégés in Shell, Mobil, Agip and Chevron, the left over is given to 44 local government of your state Kano, and only 8 Local government of Bayelsa?
How more criminal could that be?
Do you know that even when the Natural Gas from my State Akwa Ibom is used to generate power from my state owned Power Station, that the fraud of a constitution you fostered on my people does not allow me to use same electricity in my state or region, but I am forced to load it into the National grid that sends same power to your home in Kano State?
Have you seen how the United Nigeria is enslaving me?
Are you aware that the fraud of your constitution took away the economic prospects of my region by empowering only the Federal government to build roads that your people from the Northern protectorate never built in my state for over 40 years until the coming of our own Son Goodluck Jonathan, when he allowed state governments to tamper with Federal Roads, yet you were busy building all the so called federal roads in your region?
That your fraud of a constitution imposed on us by you and your allies in the southwest took away the power from us to develop on the economic prospects of the region thereby taking away our rights to economic progress for over 50 years.
And here you are, sir, getting worried of what the Igbos will do to my people! Sir, have you been ever worried about what your people have done to my people?
How many of my people have you killed in your region?
Please tell me the number of my people slaughtered by the Igbos in their land that is enough for me to be weary of them.
Remember that these are my neighbors that lived peacefully with us for centuries, shared cultures, intermarried and even celebrated common cultural events before you came with your successful propagandas that deceived our fathers?
(2). COLONISE THE SOUTH SOUTH, CAPTURE THE REGION, COLONISE THE OIL FIELD FOR BETTERMENT OF THE IGBOS
Alhaji Sagir Ringim, may I remind you that the Igbos are not the colonist as you have insinuated here, but you and your people in the northern protectorate.
They have so far not shown the threat to colonize as when compared to your people.
It is your people that used the oil from our region to better the livelihood of your people and that of your few allies in the Southwest.
It is you that is synonymous with the word “CAPTURE”. It is your people that kill non-indigenes in your region to take-over their property.
Alhaji Sagir Ringim, just in case you think this generation is as vulnerable are our grandfathers and fathers you deceived by your propaganda.
You were able to make them see the Igbos as their enemies in the 60s. Please note that this is the 21st century of 2016.
We are aware of these same lies you told our grandfathers and fathers in the early 60s.
We are aware that after lying to them that they were different from the Igbos, you still went ahead and killed them in the name of killing the Igbos.
We are aware of the devilish, malicious and infernal act you used one of your willing protégés General Gowon to do when you suddenly created the South East State (Today’s Cross River/Akwa Ibom State), Rivers State (Today’s Rivers and Bayelsa state) just to devise the divide-and-rule policy that was advise by the evil British woman just to break the unity of the region.
We know that is was also based on Awolowo’s advise that certain parts of Igbo were sliced off, and added into the new states you created so as to weaken any form of unity that could hold.