Former Minister of Aviation and outspoken commentator on national issues, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted strongly to the massacre of villagers in Enugu, yesterday, by armed Fulani herdsmen. Below is his full statement released on his Facebook page, Olufemi Olu-Kayode, on Monday night.
The number of Igbos slaughtered by Fulani militants in Enugu this afternoon has gone up to 100. Many churches and homes have been burnt to the ground. When will President Muhammadu Buhari appreciate the fact that NON-FULANI LIVES MATTER?
In reaction to this horrific situation, Mr. Babatunde O. Gbadamosi, a highly respected Lagos-based businessman, wrote the following: “Scores slaughtered by #FulaniTerrorists in Enugu, but the Fulani President, Muhammadu Buhari, his Fulani senior security commanders and government functionaries are more interested in pipeline vandals that are killing no one!
Nigerians, if you don’t arm yourselves and fight back, na una sabi. Those of you Yoruba APC zombies that think you are special, when they finish with the Middle-Belt, the South-South and the South East, you will be next, and there will be no one left to defend you.
“I am referring to you, my Muslim uncles and aunties, who think the Fulanis will see you as kindred spirits and spare you. They will not. Just as they are fake Muslims in the eyes of the Arabs, you are also fake Muslims in their eyes, only useful to help subjugate your people under their rule, then you will see pepper. Kill Afonjaism now, and stand for something, or your children will one day curse the day you were born”.
Mr. Lere Olayinka added the following:
“In this April alone, Buhari’s Fulani herdsmen killed almost 200 Nigerians, but Buhari’s headache is Niger Delta”.
In his own contribution Mr. Charles Ogbu wrote the following:
“The Fulani vampires are at it again. Today, Enugu, my state is their target. Dozens of people have been reportedly killed and hundreds displaced with buildings including a catholic church burnt. This murderous group killed hundreds in #Agatu and occupied their land. The Fulani president did nothing. The Fulani headed DSS did nothing. They went to Anioma in Delta State, abducted and killed their king. The Fulani president did nothing. The Fulani-headed DSS did nothing. They went to Awgu community in Enugu State, killed dozens and abducted dozens. The Fulani president did nothing. The Fulani headed DSS did nothing. Only the police and the army did something this time: they arrested 78 indigenes of Awgu who are the victims and dumped them in prison and denied them bail on the allegation that they planned on attacking the Fulanis. Meanwhile, the perpetrators were allowed to roam free. It took a #hashtag campaign on social media for the #Awgu78 to be released.
“Today, these vultures are back again, visiting death and destruction on defenseless Uzo-Uwani people of Enugu state for no just cause. The president will not say anything about this. The DSS will not say anything. The police will describe it as a mere misunderstanding between farmers and herdsmen. They will hardly confirm that anyone was killed neither will they arrest or prosecute any of those invading fulani vultures.
The jadi-jadi governor of Enugu State called Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will neither say nor do anything about this. The religious criminal called Father Mbaka …the one who swore that Buhari is the Lord’s anointed… will not talk. Basically, the citizens are left with no choice than to defend themselves by any means necessary. You either die fighting to defend your honour, your family, your land and your dignity as a human person or you die cowering in fear like some coward. Either way, you stand little chance.”
Permit me to point out one fact here:
The Fulanis are not invincible (undefeatable) because they posses some kind of special fighting prowess. No! Not at all. These Fulanis are invincible because they are enjoying government support/cover/protection in their murderous activities. The impunity with which these guys operate is state-sponsored. This is a fact, not just my opinion. Deep down, you know it. I know it.
President Buhari has a constitutional duty to protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians. He swore to do this. He is being paid to do this. He has deliberately chosen not to do this. He has chosen to place the interest of his Fulani brethren above the lives of innocent Nigerians. Buhari believes that his Fulani people are superior to other Nigerians. This is no different from the mindset displayed by Hitler which led to the world war. We know how it ended.
The silence of President Buhari over the murderous activities of his Fulani brethren is a moral tragedy! This is the height of man’s inhumanity to man! Believe it or not, it will come to a time that Nigerians will rise up in their numbers and confront the Fulani beasts together with their sponsors. There is a limit to what a man can take.
Let it be on record that Buhari is the one setting this country on the road once travelled by Rwandans in 1994″.
My take? This is Yugoslavia downloading. This is the road to Kigali. This is Rwanda unfolding before our very eyes.
A few months ago I wrote an essay about the atrocities of the Fulani militants titled ‘The Herdsmen From Hell’ and I referred to them as “vampires, cockroaches and tsetse flies”.
In return for this I received the usual insults from shortsighted Nigerians who have always believed that the best way to contain evil is to tolerate it, bow before it, accept it and welcome it with open arms.
It appears that I have now been vindicated and my concerns have proved to be legitimate.
The very same people that condemned me and called me “‘a Fulani-hating racist”, “a purveyor of hate speech”, “a hater of Muslims” and “a loud-mouthed and paranoid alarmist” just a few months ago are now saying that I was right.
Yet sadly it is too late. The vampires are now in control and they have tasted blood. The Nigerian supporter of APC are on a roll and they are determined to conquer new lands for the Caliphate.
Worse still they have the covert backing and unofficial endorsement of the state. They will not stop now and neither will they retreat.
Yet they are in for a shocker. Unless there is divine intervention, what lies ahead for this country is conflict, terror, bloodshed, war and ultimately a very messy and violent division.
It saddens me to say so but that is the bitter truth. That is what “chanji” has brought upon us.