By Adeola Aderounmu
The 2011 Christmas in Damaturu will go down as the bloodiest in history. On a conservative note more than 60 people have been shot dead in the war between the Nigerian Military and the Terrorists in Northern Nigeria. In reality these 2 days of war may have claim over 100 lives, both civilians and soldiers.
Boko Haram wants to establish an Islamic Republic of Nigeria. If this group has some sense it should know that that is a dream that will not come true now or ever in the future.
It does not matter if Boko Haram gets support from internal or international sources, this ambition will never come true.
I am a yorubaman and Boko Haram should know that their dream of an Islamic Northern Nigeria starts and end in Northern Nigeria. That is all I can mention here. They should never, NEVER underestimate what we- the Yorubas- are capable of doing.
I am also convince that at this time of the failed Nigerian history the Eastern and Southern Parts of present Nigeria will also not be found wanting when it comes to defending their territories.
They-the terrorists in the North- are free to occupy their North and do whatever they like with it. It is theirs. When the lazy government is ready it will start a genuine process that will allow each region to go its separate ways and let its people determine the future they want.
It is also worthwhile mentioning how the Northern elites have contributed to the failure of their domain. The level of illiteracy and ignorance in Northern Nigeria ranks among the worst in the world.
Unemployment, lack of social amenities/infrastructure, non-availability of water, wave of diseases and other social vices associated with neglect and bad governments have taken its toll on Nigerians and Northern Nigeria-by their resolve to violence and willingly, terrorism- appears to be the worst hit by all the effects of maladministration.
A region that has held on to power more than other regions remains the most backward in all aspects of the failed Nigerian life. The terrorists in Northern Nigeria should start asking questions and they should ask the Professors like Jubril Aminu, they should ask the Buharis, the Abachas, the Babangidas and the Shagaris why their region is the first to collapse in the failed Nigerian amalgamation.
Boko Haram needs to hold its fire and think twice. Hopefully they have some members who can think.
When all these penkelemess is over, some of us will like to be separated from the Nations of Terrorists in Northern Nigeria. One day I want to live in Oduduwa Republic. So shall it be.