They are the people of Plateau. They once believed that Buhari was the best thing after sliced plantain. They also probably once believed that Nnamdi Kanu is a “miscreant” who was “brainwashing his gullible IPOB followers”
They believed and hailed Nigeria’s FG for declaring Igbos as “terrorists” because they demanded for Biafra Republic.
But they went to sleep only to wake up to see Fulani herdsmen killing their parents, grandmothers, brothers and children for no reason.
They picked themselves up and ran to a primary school where they stayed as refugees in their hundreds.
They were safeguarded by government-sent soldiers and policemen who promised to look after them till peace returns to their community.
Sadly, they didn’t wake up this morning because Fulani herdsmen came and slaughtered them under the very nose of the Nigerian Army and Police who promised to protect them. Not a single one of their attackers was arrested or caught.
This is what happens when you support or keep mute over the brutalization and marginalization of others.
I hope the Yorubas, Northerners and others who are always dancing and jumping whenever “IPOB miscreants” are killed by Nigerian government and her military are seeing and learning from the sad experience of the people of Plateau?
What is happening in Nigeria at the moment brings to mind this timeless quote of Martin Nicollet.
“First they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists. And I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me,” – MARTIN NICOLLET .
Nnamdi Kanu has been working so hard to let the world know what is going on in Nigeria but many condemn him for speaking out. Given the frequency of these killings by the Hausa Fulanis, if something is not done urgently, it will be too late soon.