I heard one of those oft-repeated shibboleths, political correctness statements from our Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo: NIGERIA CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER WAR (Nigerian Tribune, April 29, 2021 )
You must have heard many people say that and there is a sense in which it is true. This nation is in a bad state – financially, spiritually, economically, politically, etc., and we cannot afford anything that serves as a distraction or waste of resources and even of human lives.
We all know this. However, that is only half the truth. It is more than that. The very reason we have these issues was because of Nigeria – its faulty foundation, wobbly structure, iniquitous resource allocation system, fraudulent Constitution, geographic imbalance, wanton injustice, oppression of minorities, etc.
Can anyone deny these? Why do we have these? It is for Nigeria. Can we right all these wrongs? If we cannot afford another war can we afford justice, fairness, equality:’ to all, etc? Telling us we cannot afford another war solves nothing, it is not the point. It has been used to. justify all manners of injustice against Nigerians.
The people who annulled a free and fair election of June 12, 1993, told us the same thing. That we cannot afford another war, that we should accept our fate, and soon they gave us one of them that we did not vote for that led us to where we now are today.
We cannot afford another war? But we are already in war. As I write, 55 communities in Plateau State have been taken over by foreign Fulanis and the natives now in IDP camps; another unspecified number of villages in Niger State as I write this are under Boko Haram flag.
About 70 persons have died in Benue and Enugu this last week of April. Three university students and worshippers were killed in Kaduna this week for no other reason than that they belong to a nation that has more fools than wise. Just yesterday a couple was gunned down in Ogun State and another couple in Oyo State. No one has been apprehended for these crimes.
How else can we be at war? If there is to be war would it be worse than this? So it is not true to say Nigeria cannot afford another war. We are already at war. A war has been declared against us by these people and our government even seems to have favour for them. It is for the rest of us to decide how we intend to respond to this threat because it won’t go away. To fight it or to submit to their demands. It is our choice.
Enough of this ” we can’t afford another war” tying down the hands of the people while the rouge elements and terrorists are having a field day.
Yes, we can afford another war. Another war is better than remaining a slave in your fatherland; another war is better than living under a religious system alien to your upbringing. Some people are dreaming of an Islamic Caliphate on the back of NIGERIAN resources and wealth, they envisage an Islamic Republic of Nigeria and they are working towards that goal in spite of tepid denials.
Now, why would I live under a Caliphate? Let there be war instead. War is not the worst thing. I hate war. I abhor it with all my heart. I seek peace and pursue it. But I abhor slavery even more. I detest it with every fiber of my being. I shall not die a slave under any system or any power be it a Caliphate or Biafra or Oduduwa.
The God of heaven and earth made me free; no man, no power on earth or above the earth or under the earth will take my freedom away from me or abridge my liberty.
Yes, we can afford another war and even many wars still. If to live in peace means the rest of us must submit to second slavery or submit to an alien and perverse system or religion – a pernicious religion that has brought more woes on the world than good, then, fine let there be war instead.
I shall not be a slave and my children will not be slaves here. It will not happen. There are things to be fought for. Contrary to apologists of confusion and exploitation, not all wars are bad and to be feared. In my next piece on JUST WAR, I will clarify this. There are wars that are good to be fought to redeem your honour and image which your Creator vouchsafed to you.
Israel has fought 4 major wars and several other undeclared wars, silent wars with quiet weapons, with terrorists, and today she lives in peace. America has fought a Civil War and today the people are still preparing for another Second Revolutionary Civil War to recover their nation from Antichrist elements and liberal anarchists. War is better than slavery which the purveyors of stealth jihad are secretly and cleverly working for.
Is there anyone who does not know what Boko Haram is fighting for? The Fulani terrorists who are enclosing and holding men hostage and occupying communities, who don’t know their objectives and goals?
Is there anyone who does not know what their aims and objectives are? And you think we should wait until they take us out one by one?
Please enough of these lies, holding people in fear because Nigeria cannot afford another war. No, we can afford another war because it is far more preferable than for all ethnic nationalities to be slaves to one tribe. War is better and even more preferable than a Fulani Suzerainty or Hegemony.
I do not know what others may say and I do not speak for anyone. But as for me, I stand with Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death.” I shall not be a slave of anyone. Christ has made me free and I shall be free as long as I live.
“Stand therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage” ( Galatians 5:1)
April 29, 2021
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