By Tony Nnadi
The recent claims by one Dr Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, the Director, Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, Zango Shanu Zaria regarding the factors responsible for the rapidly spreading and escalating Killings and Criminality across vast swathes of Territory in Northern Nigeria now heading Southwards, is part of a carefully choreographed Narrative Offensive being driven by the murderous Fulani Caliphate in Northern Nigeria to disguise their bloody Southward CONQUEST and COLONIZATION campaign laced with JIHAD.
Unfortunately, many Stakeholders especially in the International Circuit get very easily deceived by these Roguish Narrative Merchants who also engage heavily paid Lobbyists and Publicists to market their Falsehoods in decision-making places across the globe.
This Paid-False-Narrative-Peddling which offer masquerades as Lobbying in Washington DC, was how the Atrocious activities of the notorious Terror Machinery, Boko Haram got downplayed by the immediate past United States Administration which inexplicably refused to categorize it as the Foreign Terrorist Organization it clearly was (and still remains) even as Boko Haram wreaked grand havocs, which included the Bombing of the United Nations’ Building in Abuja, openly pledging Allegiance to ISIS and rapidly mutated to the West African Operations of ISIS under the Codename ISWAP, (Islamic State, West Africa Province). It took the global outrage that greeted the 2014 Chibok Girls Abduction to persuade roll off the heavy stone the Falsehood Lobby Merchants had placed at the mouth of the US Policy Vent.
Boko Haram went on to clinch the coveted title of the World Number-One Terrorist Organization whilst the Lobbyists were selling their False Narrative of Poverty-In-The-North-East which required only the infusion of some Economic life to that charred part Nigeria. In unison, like drunken sailor, the UK, EU, UN, US, World Bank and many other Development/AidAgencies, rushed with Billions of Dollars in Economic Investments to cure the North East of Nigeria of Terror. They all forgot that Muttalab, the Christmas Day Pant-Bomber over the Skies of Detroit, was from Norther Nigeria and is the son of the Chairman of one of Nigeria’s Leading Banks.
When the Buhari Administration arrived in 2015, it officially commandeered to the Boko-Haram infested North-East Nigeria, all available Foreign Development Assistance designated for Nigeria. For reasons not difficult to fathom, the donors all obliged him.
Then came the rampaging Fulani Herdsmen which already won the Fourth-Place Trophy on the Global Terror Index. The same Falsehood Merchants, wearing the badge of Lobbyists and paid by vested Cow-breeder interests, went to town with the concoctions of Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes occasioned by the impacts of Climate Change.
However, with the conundrum of the “Fulani” prefix to the “Herdsmen”, the Terror Categorization that came a bit sooner than it did for Boko Haram, the avalanche of evidence pouring out from the survivors of the ravages of the “Herdsmen” ; the March 2018 bombshell by Nigeria’s Former Chief of Army of Staff, General T Y Danjuma, pointedly accusing Buhari’s Federal Government of Nigeria as well as the Armed Forces of Nigeria controlled by it, of COLLUDING with the murderers and FACILITATING their Operational Movements, and it became difficult to maintain that line of False Narrative. Accordingly, their Narrative spin-masters had to construct other False Narratives.
What we have had is that going from :
(1) ”Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes driven by Climate Change” we came to
(2) “Inter-Communal Clashes arising from unresolved land disputes”, to
(3) the current : “Banditry and Criminality that is rampant Countrywide”
There was the earlier False Narrative of :
(4) “Extreme Poverty in the North is the reason for the Violent Youth restiveness”.
The 4 false Narratives above are aimed by their Caliphate creators and peddlers at covering up and casting the blindfold over the ETHNIC CLEANSING going on and the Land-Grabbing MOTIVE behind the Ethnic Cleansing Campaign all further disguised by the Facilitating Religious cloak of Islamic JIHAD.
Stripped bare, it is the FULANI killing off the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria in order to permanently take over the ancestral Lands and Waters of these Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.
Anyone who swallows any of the 4 False Narratives listed above will NEITHER see the ETHNIC hand of the Fulani behind the spreading violence neither will the person see the plain TERRORISM wearing the garment of JIHAD which facilitates the Murderous CONQUEST and COLONIZATION CAMPAIGN Campaign of the Invading Fulani Caliphate NOR the Motive of the murderers .
Anyone who wants to understand or tackle the problem can see more clearly with the aid of the Telescopic Precision provided by the General T Y Danjuma’s March 2018 charge of COLLUSION by the Federal Government of Nigeria and it’s Armed Forces/Police with the Murderous Fulani Herdsmen in their ETHNIC CLEANSING Campaigns. This in addition to a plethora of other evidence including the actions and pronouncements of Principal Officers of the so-called “Federal Government” (Including Buhari, the Chief of Army Staff Buratai, the erstwhile IG of Police and the Buhari’s Spokesman Femi Adesina) clearly establishes WHO IS BEHIND THE KILLINGS: Precisely the FULANI
In the same vein, in addition to a deluge of other evidence, the May 2019 FULANIZATION Charge of Nigeria’s Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo point clearly at the MOTIVE of the Fulani FG-Backed Murderers. Namely : TO TAKE OVER PERMANENTLY THE ANCESTRAL LANDS OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF NIGERIA AND BECOME THE NEW OWNERS.
Between the establishment of WHO IS DOING THE KILLINGS and WHY THEY ARE DOING THE KILLINGS, the 4 False Narratives are exposed as the falsehoods and decoys they are.
This latest False Narrative of Countrywide Banditry and Criminality is clearly designed to create the impression that bad Governance in Nigeria has led to a revolt of the poor.
Curiously, from all over Nigeria where Kidnap Victims abducted from the dilapidated Nigeria Highways, all come back with tales of Fulani Kidnappers even in the South of Nigeria.
This puts the lie to the “Countrywide Banditry and Criminality” Narrative.
The Lower Niger Congress asserts positively and unequivocally that the Massive Violence going on all over Northern Nigeria and now spreading Southwards is the attempt by the Global Islamic Caliphate led by ISIS, to seize and confiscate as its new base, the West African Sub-Region with the that Nigerian State that it already captured Via Boko Haram as its Strategic Operational Base, a mission ISIS could not accomplish in Iraq and Syria. If the Global Community, particularly the United States does not rally and deploy a solution package, the cost will be enormous when that Global Islamic Caliphate now operating under the Codename ISWAP digs in and sucks in the ungoverned spaces the World calls Chad, Niger and Northern Mali, all Satellite Playgrounds for Caliphate Nigeria.
The Engagements of the LNC and it’s MNN Alliance Partners with the Monster-In-The-Making offers the Global Community, a Quarantine Plan to Isolate and Contain that Monster, if only it can be emplaced whilst the opportunity remains open.
Tony Nnadi, the Secretary General of Lower Niger Congress (LNC) wrotes in from Capitol Hill, Washington DC.