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Chinweizu: Open letter (zz) to Nigeria’s non- Fulani nationalities: the NSLM manifesto

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Elderly women displaced from Benue community during attacks launched by killer herdsmen

By Chinweizu
(Nslm333@hotmail.com)

Any ethnic nationality in Nigeria’s New South which does not get itself admitted into the United Nations as a new nation by Christmas 2019 is a goner. It would have committed auto-genocide, with gleeful assistance from the Jihadist army and ethnic-cleansing Fulani militias.
Should it fail to accomplish the above, it will be physically exterminated during Buhari’s second term, just like the Jews in Hitler’s Germany; the Tasmanians, and the Native Americans.
That’s my simple message.
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You want to know why and how?
In 2015, secularist and non-Muslim Nigerians, hungry for change, helped to put Buhari, a self-declared Jihadist, into office as the President of Nigeria. That was like sheep flocking to seek refuge in a mosque on the eve of the Id al-Fitr. And Buhari and his Jihadist Cabal have used his first term to lay the groundwork for a massive sacrifice of the sheep.
In July 2018, Buhari showed his death-dealing hand when, through his media spokesman, he warned non-Fulani Nigerians to:
“Give Up Your Ancestral Land For Ranches Or Die”
http://ends.ng/video-give-up-your-ancestral-land-for-ranches-or-die-president-buhari/ (Accessed July 2018)
That was his way of discouraging resistance to the secret project exposed in January 2018 by the Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM in its Media Release where it said:
The Fulani Nationality Movement, (FUNAM) after extensive deliberations on the state of the nation . . . we hereby make the following declarations:
d) That we have asked all Fulani across West Africa to raise money and arms to prosecute the oncoming war. We call on all Fulanis to prepare for this Holy War. There is no going back. All over the world, Nigeria is the only country given to Fulani by God.
f) That the Cattle Colony is the only solution to the crisis. Whether the Federal Government or State Governments accept or not, we have asked all Fulani herdmen all over West Africa to move to Nigeria and penetrate every corner for the upcoming Jihad. We have asked them to be armed since it seems it is the only language Nigeria understands. . . .
–Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) MEDIA RELEASE
Kano, Saturday January 13, 2018

Summary of Deliberations by the Fulani Nationality Movement, (FUNAM).

Now that Buhari has rigged himself into a second term, those non-Fulani Nigerians who want themselves and their ethnic nationality to survive Buhari’s second term should pay close attention.

THE FULANI PROJECT IN NIGERIA
In 1960, the Fulani project in Nigeria was defined as conquest and domination. Their political leader, Sir Ahmadu Bello told his people that Nigeria should be Dan Fodio’s Estate:
“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.”
–Sir Ahmadu Bello, Leader of the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), and Premier of Northern Nigeria, (Parrot Newspaper, 12th Oct. 1960; republished on November 13, 2002, by the Tribune Newspaper, Ibadan.)

Prior to that, in 1957, the same Sir Ahmadu had vowed to conquer and Islamize the south:
“We the people of the north will continue our stated intention to conquer the south and to dip the Koran in the Atlantic Ocean after the British leave our shores.”
–Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the Northern Region of Nigeria, 1957.

By Sir Ahmadu Bello


Thus, by 1960, the Fulani project in Nigeria had been defined as having two components: Fulani Domination and Islamization-by-conquest (i.e. Jihad). And since 1960, the Fulani in Nigeria have been implementing that project.
Then in 2018, something was publicly added to the Fulani Domination and Jihad project. It is the Living Space campaign proclaimed by FUNAM and supported by Buhari. That is to say, the Fulani project in Nigeria now has three components: Fulani Domination, Jihad and Living Space, which I will call FUDOJILS for short.
To see what’s coming to hit them, the non-Fulani nationalities need to look at Nigeria through special lenses that can recognize, in addition to the Fulani domination that many Nigerians have come to know as the “born-to-rule mentality”, two usually unacknowledged things: (1) Jihad; and (2) the Fulani Living Space (Lebensraum ) project.
Unless they do, they will be clueless about the mortal danger they are now in, and clueless about what they now need to do to avert the disaster that Buhari is all set to inflict on them in his second term.
For lack of these special lenses, the leaders of Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities (whether assembled in Afenifere, Ohaneze, PANDEF, MBF or other organizations ) are clamoring for restructuring. But they will not get restructuring while a Fulani or a Fulani-loyal non-Fulani is President. That’s because restructuring is not in the Fulani interest. And they will repudiate any restructuring agreement that would adversely affect their domination, just like they got Gowon to renege on the 1967 Aburi Agreement. The non-implementation of the confederal structure agreed at Aburi started the slide towards Biafra’s declaration of independence and the subsequent civil war to drag Biafra back into Nigeria; or they will pocket veto (i.e. refuse to implement) it, just like Buhari pocket-vetoed the report of President Jonathan’s 2014 Confab on how Nigeria can be restructured to achieve greater success as a nation.
But more important: in clamoring for restructuring, these leaders are like mice agitating for conditions that will allow them to live in the same cage with a cat that, by its nature, can’t stop eating mice. These leaders delude themselves in hoping that some terms and conditions can be found that will oblige the cat to stop eating mice and live at peace with them. Amazing!
Even after Buhari had, back in 2001, declared his “total commitment to the Sharia movement” in Nigeria, i.e. that he is a Jihadist, those mumu Nigerians did not understand and went on to help to make him President in 2015; and in 2019, some of them did whatever they could to help Buhari rig himself into a second term. Had they understood what a Jihadist is, their instinct for self-preservation would have prevented them from helping Buhari become President in 2015; and it would have restrained them from helping him to rig himself into a second term.
Since 2015, most Nigerians haven’t known what to do about Buhari because they haven’t figured out and put the correct name to what he has been doing. When they do, they will know the nature of the war he has been waging on them, and can then step out of their clouds of confusion and respond appropriately.
I now invite the non-Fulani Nigerians to put on their lenses for seeing both Jihad and the Fulani Living Space project. I invite them to admit into their framework for understanding Nigeria the concepts and the evidence for these two phenomena. That way they will begin to understand the hurricane of bloodshed that Nigeria is heading into, and they can then see what they must do so as not to be sucked into that vortex of destruction.
I can think of no simpler or clearer way to get them to see what Jihadists are about than through two statements: The first was made by the founder of the Sokoto Sultanate, a.k.a. the Caliphate, Uthman Dan Fodio in 1810 when he proclaimed that his project was to convert the pagans and wash their land with blood:
“Allah has bestowed on me and my people the historic duty to spread the holy faith of the Prophet throughout the Caliphate and convert these pagans. If they refuse to accept Allah and his Prophet we will wash the earth, the forests, the mountains, the rivers and the streams with their pagan blood. Ours is a holy and righteous calling. We are doing the work of Allah”.
— Sheik Uthman Dan Fodio, the father of the Fulani Caliphate and the first Mahdi of Nigeria. (Early 19th century)
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The second was the declaration made in 1957 by Sir Ahmadu Bello, Dan Fodio’s direct descendant and Jihadist heir, to conquer and Islamize the south (see page 3 above).
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That Jihadist project is the religious part of what Buhari has been carrying out in his first term, and is committed to completing in his second term—namely, ignoring the secular character of the 1999 Constitution and putting northern Muslims, and preferably his fellow Jihadists, into every possible office in the government.
And the second part of what Buhari has been doing is the Fulani Living Space (Lebensraum) project that had been going on, unrecognized for years, before FUNAM made it public; and that the Buhari government supported and abetted by warning non-Fulani Nigerians, to “Give Up Your Ancestral Land For Ranches Or Die” (see page 1).
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If you doubt Buhari’s determination or ability to exterminate the non-Fulani in Nigeria, you should recall the bloody ethnic cleansing his military was aiding and abetting in the Middle Belt until General T. Y. Danjuma alerted the world about it in 2018. Buhari thereafter suspended it for the 2019 election, so as to get a second term in which to resume and extend the ethnic cleansing down to Lagos, Forcados, Port Harcourt and Calabar on the coast.
Do you, as a non-Fulani Nigerian honestly and sincerely want yourself, your family, your loved ones and your ethnic group to become victims of Buhari’s FUDOJILS project? If not, you need to invest enough time and effort to understand what Nigeria has been put through in the last 20 years.
How to understand today’s Nigeria through 30 major events and related occurrences since 1999
For the enlightenment of those Nigerians who do not understand Buhari’s agenda or who say they see no agenda, only incompetence, we shall examine 30 major events of the last 20 years and decipher the agenda that is being implemented.
1] 1999, the fraudulent 1999 Constitution was decreed into effect by Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar.
2] 1999: Obsasanjo, a.k.a. OBJ, was elected and took office as President and he promptly retired wholesale the Caliphate military officers, thereby depriving the Fulani of full command of their habitual military instrument for dominating and ruling Nigeria.
3] 2000: Shari’a was adopted by 12 states in the Arewa (Far North) bastion of the Caliphate, in violation of the 1999 Constitution.
4] 2001: Buhari declared that he wants Shari’a extended to the whole of Nigeria. He thereby identified himself as a Jihadist
5] 2005: Mustapha Jokolo, the Emir of Gwandu and the second highest person in the Caliphate hierarchy, second only to the Sultan of Sokoto, called for Jihad to restore Caliphate domination and end the alleged marginalization of Muslims by the OBJ government.
6] 2005: Boko Haram grew strong after it was adopted by unknown powerful patrons including, allegedly, the then Governor of Borno State, Ali Sherif.
7] 2009: Bala N’Allah, a Fulani member of the House of Representatives, called for the extermination of Niger Delta militants. He told the House of Representatives: “We can do away with 20 million militants for the rest 120 million Nigerians to live.”
8] 2009: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underwear bomber, a mechanical engineer and son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a wealthy Nigerian banker and businessman, attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009. His father, who was described by The Times in 2009 as being “one of the richest men in Africa,” is a former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria and a former Nigerian Federal Commissioner for Economic Development.
During his sentencing in 2012, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, declared: “The Mujahedeen are proud to kill in the name of God and this is exactly what God told us to do in the Koran. …”
Nigerians should therefore stop believing the lie that Boko Haram, like Al-Qaeda and other Jihadist terrorists, is a byproduct of poverty and lack of education. Islamists are not motivated by poverty or lack of education. For example, Osama bin Laden was a very rich man; and his 9/11 hit squad was made up of well-educated persons. And Umar Abdulmutallab, the “underwear bomber”, is neither poor nor uneducated. We need to understand, as Abdulmutallab told the court, that what breeds Islamist terrorists is their Jihadist religious beliefs.
9] 2010: A Caliphate bigwig, Lawal Kaita, threatened to make Nigeria ungovernable if President Jonathan sought the presidency in 2011.
10] 2011 to 2019: In 2011, Boko Haram issued a quit notice to southerners in the north, and began enforcing it by bombing churches; The Fulani Militia, in battalion-size units armed with AK-47s and other sophisticated weapons, attacked villages in Benue State, and even ambushed Benue Governor Gabriel Suswam in 2014. From the ambush of the Governor, there were clear indications that elements in the military were aiding and abetting these Fulani militias in their attacks on villages in Benue State.
11] 2014: Ismaila Gwarzo, a Fulani who had been Abacha’s National Security Adviser, declared that “Nigeria is Allah’s gift to the Fulani (…) to rule and to do with as we please.”
12] 2015, May 29: Buhari, the self-admitted Jihadist, became President of Nigeria. He felt strong enough to start ruling Nigeria as an Islamic country. And his fellow Northern Muslim bigwigs have been conducting themselves as if Nigeria is a de facto Islamic country instead of a secular democratic republic, as provided for in its 1999 Constitution. This will be seen in the events listed below.
13] 2015, July: Buhari declared that he will probe only corrupt officials in the Jonathan government.
14] 2015, September: Fulani herdsmen abducted Chief Olu Falae from his farm and released him for a ransom. Chief Falae is a prominent Yoruba leader; he was a 1999 presidential election candidate, and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
15] 2015, December: Global Terrorism Index named Nigerian Fulani militants as the fourth deadliest terror group in world, after al-Shabab, Isis and Boko Haram.
16] 2015 to 2019: Buhari, in his appointments, has been brazenly flouting the Federal Character provision of the Constitution, and has overwhelmingly appointed Northern Muslims.
17] 2017, August: The Emir of Katsina abducted an underage Christian girl, forcibly converted her to Islam and married her.
18] 2017, September: Buhari’s Defense Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, boasted about the Fulani record of political murder with impunity:

19] 2017, September: Buhari’s military, in its Operation Python Dance, killed non-violent Biafra self-determination demonstrators near Aba, Abia State, SE Nigeria; but, at the UN General Assembly in that same month, Buhari declared his support for Muslim self-determination campaigners in Western Sahara.
20] 2017, September and October: Buhari withdrew Nigeria from 90 non-Islamic international organizations but kept it in Islamic organizations like the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the D8 (a grouping of Islamic less-developed countries formed by Turkey).
21] 2017, October: Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, a member of Buhari’s Jihadist Cabal, began a process of changing Chiefdoms into Emirates.
22] 2017, October: The World Bank President revealed that Buhari asked the World Bank to focus its development projects only in northern Nigeria.
23] 2015, May to 2019, March: Buhari’s security agencies, almost all headed by Fulani officers, have been unable to seal (or is it uninterested in sealing?) Nigeria’s borders to stop foreign Fulani herdsmen from coming into the country.
24] 2018, January: In a media release, the Fulani Nationality Movement, FUNAM, declared that Nigeria is Allah’s gift to the Fulani, echoing what Gwarzo had said in 2014 (See item 11 above).
25] 2015-2018: Under Buhari’s watch, Fulani militias and Boko Haram intensified their attacks on Christian communities, their mass murder of Christians, and the murder of priests, especially in the Middle Belt. In March 2018, Gen T. Y. Danjuma, a former Chief of Army Staff and former Defense Minister, revealed that Buhari’s security forces have been aiding and abetting the Fulani ethnic cleansing militia in the Middle Belt, thus adding his prominent voice to many other such reports.
26] 2018, May: The president of Miyetti Allah, the Fulani Cattle Breeders’ Association, insisted on Cattle Colonies and Grazing Reserves and rejected ranching. Their ulterior land-grab motive was explained by Col. Madaki and Gen. Lekwot.
27] 2018 May: Trailer loads of Fulani infiltrate forests in Cross River; and helicopters supply Fulani base camps in Delta State. Infiltrations have also been reported from other states in southern Nigeria.
28] 2018 July: Buhari’s government, through its media spokesman, warned non-Fulani Nigerians to “Give up your ancestral lands or die!”
29] 2015-2019: Buhari continued to pack the Judiciary, from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court down to all levels, with Northern Muslims.
30] February and March 2019: Free and fair elections, Buhari Jihadist style, were held and Buhari was, predictably, declared winner by his Fulani-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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What these 30 events show is that, since 2000, Nigerians have been under a relentless and continuous Jihadist assault; yet, most Nigerians do not speak about that fact and possibly are unaware of it. They have been suffering a Jihad for the last 20 years without realizing it. How is that possible? How is such systematic ignorance possible?
It is possible because of the paradigm or framework with which people view their world. If that framework is defective, it doesn’t enable them to recognize certain things. It’s like how we can’t see bacteria with our normal eyes until we look through a microscope. In the same way, in color blindness, a Green-blind person is unable to see the green part of the spectrum and hence can’t see a green object that’s in front of him.
There is a political/conceptual equivalent of color blindness. Some of those who still see no agenda may have simply failed to recognize what they are seeing for what it is. It may be a matter of non-recognition: for example, if they lack the concept of “forest” they cannot recognize numerous trees as being a forest.
Therefore, it is necessary to name and describe the particulars of Buhari’s FUDOJILS project, and point out their collective significance, so nobody can pretend the agenda and its consequences were never pointed out to them.
Let’s see how a defective conceptual framework has operated to blindfold and confuse Nigerians.
PARADIGMS, PERCEPTIONS AND EXPLANATIONS
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The creeping Islamization of Nigeria: 1960-2019
When Nigeria was granted independence in 1960, its visible and official ruler was a Muslim: Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the Prime Minister. He was the political lieutenant of Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna (warlord) of Sokoto. The Sardauna, being Sir Abubakar’s boss, was the real political supremo of Nigeria. This simple fact of reaching independence under Muslim leaders has had serious consequences for Nigeria’s history.
It is an Islamic doctrine that a country is Islamic if its ruler is a Muslim, even if he is the lone Muslim in his whole country. And as a Muslim ruler, he is obligated to spread Islam, starting in his own country. Accordingly, since 1960, the Jihadist Muslims in the Sokoto Sultanate, a.k.a. the Caliphate, have relentlessly tried to Islamize Nigeria through what they call “advancing Shari’a”. But the non-Muslim secular democrats, in Southern Nigeria especially, took no notice of the Islamizing project of their Fulani Caliphate compatriots. They didn’t even notice the significance of the green on Nigeria’s flag. They didn’t notice that, in Muslim eyes, the green-white-green flag proclaimed that Nigeria was already a Muslim country. In contrast, the Fulani-led Jihadists in Nigeria, who had been on Jihad since the early 1800s, carried on steadfastly with their project of “advancing Shari’a,” expecting, someday, to advance Shari’a to a point where they would be in a position strong enough to complete the Islamization of Nigeria.
The clueless Westernizing and Christian Nigerians put up no informed and organized resistance to the creeping Islamization of Nigeria by these Fulani Caliphate Jihadists. Even when, in 2000, the Caliphate Jihadists made Shari’a the de facto Constitution in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, the Westernizing Christians and secularists did nothing to resist that rebellion against the official secular democratic identity and Constitution of Nigeria. (Unlike what happened in Turkey in 1997). They were still clueless about the creeping Islamization of Nigeria when they helped install a Jihadist Buhari as the President of Nigeria in 2015. When he thus became the political leader of these Jihadists, Buhari was determined to conclude the creeping Islamization of Nigeria. He and his Jihadist cabal believed their position was at last strong enough for them to drop the disguises of the preceding 55 years and boldly rule Nigeria as a de facto Islamic country. And that is what Buhari has been doing since 2015, to the consternation of the still clueless and confused secular democrats, who mistake Buhari’s Jihadist actions as simply incompetent or dictatorial.
Most of Nigeria’s modernizing secular democrats are completely unaware of this fundamental Islamization aspect of Nigeria’s history, and therefore don’t understand what Buhari is about, and how to save themselves from it.
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A Tale of Two Paradigms
Perceptions of Nigeria and its politics have been guided by two radically different paradigms: (A) The Modern Secular Economistic (MSE) paradigm; and (B) The Ethno-religious Paradigm.

(A) The Modern Secular Economistic (MSE) Paradigm
This paradigm manifests in different ways: a preoccupation, or exclusive concern with resource control; with taking the feeding bottle away from the Caliphate parasites; with the distribution of oil, VAT and other incomes; with “better life,”: namely, the eradication of poverty, diseases, illiteracy (in English), reduction of infant mortality; with building more schools, hospitals, roads, railways, dams, and such indicators as are used in the UN Human Development Index (HDI). The MSE world outlook refuses to recognize or give due weight to the serious ethnic and religious lines that divide Nigerians.
According to that MSE world outlook, all Nigerians, just like Americans, are secular and detribalized INDIVIDUALS practicing democracy and engaged in upwardly mobile striving for prosperity. Nigeria’s problems are supposedly rooted in poverty and tribalism, and can be solved only by reducing the numbers of the poor and by everybody becoming detribalized and learning to live together harmoniously through growing up together, attending unity schools, and finishing up with the Youth Corps experience of living in some part of the country other than their places of origin.
However, these things of the material world are of scant concern to Jihadists and the rank and file Almajiri cannon fodder who adhere to:
(B) The Ethno-religious Paradigm
From top to bottom, from royalty to the poorest rank and file, the Jihadists see the world in terms of religion and ethnicity. They are preoccupied with the prospect of dying when on Jihad and going from there straight to a Muslim heaven where they will be in the arms and beds of black-eyed, beautiful virgins.
But the heart of Nigeria’s problem is that the adherents of the MSE paradigm assume that everybody already shares or will soon be brought around to share their paradigm, mindset, desires and ambitions. They refuse to see, let alone understand, that the Jihadists are not like themselves. Even if they understand themselves, they don’t understand the Jihadists. In contrast, the Jihadist leaders are well educated in the secularist system of the West, as well as in the Muslim system of which the secularists know next to nothing. Is it any wonder that, “in a hundred battles” the secularists have been “defeated a hundred times” by the Jihadist leaders who understand both themselves and their MSE adversaries? And that has been the record in Nigeria’s history since Dan Fodio’s Jihad in 1804. The Fulani Jihadists have kept defeating their ignorant but arrogant MSE foes. The people who are avid for Boko (Western education) have not tried to understand the mentality of those for whom Boko is Haram or taboo.
If you don’t understand what a Jihadist is, and how he sees the world, and what he wants in the world, and you are told that Buhari, in 2001, called himself a Jihadist, you are likely to dismiss the statement as old and irrelevant to what is happening in 2015 or 2019. That’s like dismissing a lion’s roar that you heard last year as telling you nothing about the lion’s hunger for human flesh today.
Most Nigerians, especially the Christian and Westernized elites in the south, do not see a religious, let alone Jihadist, factor in what is happening in Nigeria. They see each of these events but don’t see a Jihad. They see each of these 30 events in isolation, never together as a set. They don’t see them as the trees that make up the Jihad forest. That’s because they adhere to the MSE paradigm for explaining politics; a paradigm that lacks the Jihad concept. Let’s see how well this MSE paradigm can explain the 30 items listed above.
THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF THE MSE PARADIGM
How well does the MSE paradigm, with its identification of poverty as root cause, explain these 30 events? How well, for instance, does poverty explain the attacks on Christian churches and communities and the killing of priests by Boko Haram and the Fulani Militia? Or Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok girls and their forcible marriage of the Christians among their captives? Or the Emir of Katsina’s abduction and marriage of an underage Christian girl? How does poverty explain Kaduna State Governor El-Rufai’s conversion of chiefdoms into emirates? Or Buhari’s brazen flouting of the secular democracy Constitution he swore to uphold? Or Buhari’s biased anti-corruption campaign? Or his skewing of security, judiciary and other appointments overwhelmingly in favor of Northern Muslims?
Poverty may explain the herdsmen attack on Chief Olu Falae’s farm and other cases of abduction for ransom. However, that the perpetrators were Fulani, or were on an ethnic Fulani agenda, was initially unacknowledged, in line with the “detribalized Nigerians” dogma. And the religious aspect was also not acknowledged because Nigeria was supposed to have already become, or to be developing into, a secular country where persons of different religions live tolerantly and happily as neighbors. Because they are in denial regarding these powerful ethnic and religious factors that actually dominate daily life in Nigeria, the secularists see the religious and ethnic mayhem in the Middle Belt and the Northeast as “senseless”, “irrational”, etc. Some have even blamed these massive killings on a “bunch of psychopaths and anachronistic feudal mentality.” In other words, their MSE framework obscures for them the nature and purpose of the killings they read and complain about.
But let’s ask a few elementary questions: Is poverty causing Boko Haram to burn churches and kill Christians?
Is poverty why the Fulani militia kill villagers and take over their villages in the areas they operate in?
Is it poverty that is bringing trailer-loads of Fulani to hide in forests near villages in Cross River State, and in Delta State where they receive supplies from helicopters?
How does poverty explain Buhari’s Jihadist actions and policies listed above (#s 13, 16-18, 21-25, 30)? Or Gov El-Rufai’s (#27)? or #s 1, 3, 5-11? Not at all.
Of course, the burden of showing that the MSE paradigm can explain all these 30 developments, let alone in a better way than the Ethno-religious Paradigm, is entirely on those who use it to explain Nigeria’s history. I have merely indicated a few of the cases where the difficulties of explaining things seem insuperable.
In contrast, does the Ethno-religious Paradigm explain most of the listed events? Yes, it does, as we shall see below. That’s because it acknowledges the powerful ethnic and religious aspects of life in Nigeria, and allows us to recognize the Fulani Domination, Jihad and Living Space (FUDOJILS) phenomena.
THE EXPLANATORY POWER OF THE ETHNO-RELIGIOUS PARADIGM
To show that the FUDOJILS project explains all of these major 30 events, it is necessary to link each to some FUDOJILS project or concept.
How Fulani Domination and Jihad explain some of these 30 events and how the Fulani Living Space project explains the rest.
#1: The imposition of the 1999 Constitution by military decree was to covertly entrench Fulani domination through the devices and frauds in that document.
#2: OBJ’s mass retirement of Caliphate military officers, was done to prevent the Fulani from overthrowing his elected regime.
#3: The adoption of Shari’a by 12 states in the Arewa (Far north) bastion of the Caliphate, in violation of the 1999 Constitution, was to further “advance Shari’a”; promote the Jihadist agenda; and protect the Domination agenda.
#4: Buhari’s coming out of his Jihadist closet was to position himself as the champion of Jihad.
#5: Mustapha Jokolo’s call for Jihad in 2005 was in the interest of both Jihad (Islamization by war) and Caliphate Fulani domination.
#6: The sponsored growth of Boko Haram was to promote Jihad as well as restore a Fulani domination that had been undermined by OBJ.
#7: Bala N’Allah’s call for the extermination of 20 million Niger Delta militants was aimed to secure Fulani Domination from challenge by its Niger Delta victims.
#8: The “underwear bomber’s” attempt was in the service of Jihad.
#9: Lawal Kaita’s threat to make Nigeria ungovernable for President Jonathan was in the service of restoring Fulani domination.
#10: Boko Haram’s quit notice to Southerners in the North, and the Fulani militia attacks on villages in Benue were some early manifestations of the Fulani Living Space project. These attacks, by some accounts, began as far back as 2009.
#11: Ismaila Gwarzo’s declaration that “Nigeria is Allah’s gift to the Fulani (…) to rule and to do with as we please.” was in furtherance of Fulani domination.
#12: Buhari’s becoming President of Nigeria placed him in a position to carry on the domination and Jihadist agenda of the Fulani.
#13: Buhari’s discriminatory anti-corruption policy is protective of Fulani officials and Fulani domination; it also applies the Jihadist principle that non-Muslims are not the equal of Muslims in an Islamic state.
#14: The abduction of Chief Olu Falae from his farm for a ransom looks like a crime motivated by poverty. But was it? It should be noted that Chief Falae’s farm has been attacked several times, but ransom was demanded only the first time. So, what motivated the attacks that followed the first? Could it also have motivated the first attack? Was the demand for ransom designed to mislead?
I think these attacks have a different purpose than economic. They were designed to intimidate the Yoruba and keep them subservient to the Fulani. I base this explanation on a device for Fulani minority rule that Ibrahim Tahir, in a boastful moment, revealed to Chuba Okadigbo when they both were colleagues in the NPN leadership under President Shagari in the early 1980s. The story goes like this: Okadigbo asked Tahir how come a lone Fulani herdsman could control a herd of hundreds of cows each of whom could trample him underfoot. Tahir explained it thus: The cattle leading the herd are liable to wander off in any direction and scatter the column of cattle. To prevent that from happening, the lone herdsman hastens forward and hits one of the straying cattle very hard with his stick until it returns to its place in the line. The others watch this happen and, not wanting to be beaten like that, learn their lesson and stay in line. And Tahir concluded by saying that that’s how his Fulani people keep their subject peoples under control. When any of the leaders of the subject peoples starts getting out of line, his Fulani masters publicly and severely punish him for all to see. His people, from fear of getting the same treatment, avoid following him. I think that’s what was being done to the Yoruba through one of their most prominent sons, Chief Falae. A similar thing was done in 1993 to General Lekwot by framing and sentencing him to death when his Zango Kataf people became restive after the Fulani used their cattle colony to take over rulership of Zango Kataf. On this explanation, the attacks on Falae and his farm were not for the ransom demanded when he was kidnapped in the first attack, but to publicly and repeatedly hit him so hard that the Yoruba would stay subservient to the Fulani. That is to say, despite appearances, this was also a case that served Fulani domination.
#15: Putting the Fulani militia on the terrorism list immediately following ISIS, al-Shabab and Boko Haram can be understood as inviting Nigerians to see them in the same light as those other Jihadist forces; and as encouraging them to stop accepting the disinformation that the attacks by these militias were like the traditional farmer-herder clashes. After all, traditional herders did not carry AK47s and other sophisticated weapons or attack in battalion-size units. It therefore served to expose the Fulani Living Space project that had been hidden by the systematic disinformation about farmer-herder conflict.
#16: Buhari’s practice of overwhelmingly appointing Northern Muslims to Judicial, military and other offices not only brazenly flouts the Federal Character provision of the Constitution; it also, like #13, applies the Jihadist doctrine that non-Muslims are not the equal of Muslims in an Islamic state but second-class citizens.
Basically, Buhari’s general disregard for the secular democratic Constitution he swore to uphold is in line with the Jihadist doctrines that “Secularism completely contradicts religious ideology”. And “Democracy should be prohibited” because, among many other things, it “is the rule of the people [and] not the rule of Allah the Exalted”; “the legislator obeyed under democracy is mankind, not God”; it “is based on the idea of freedom of religion and creed. Under democracy, a person has the right to believe whatever he pleases, to adopt the faith of his choice, and to revert to any religion whenever he wishes to do so, even if this apostasy leads to the abandonment of the religion of God almighty, to atheism, . . . Beyond doubt, this is a matter that is in contradiction of many Sharia texts. A Muslim who reverts from his religion to disbelief shall be sentenced to death under Islam, as is set forth in the Hadith narrated by Bukhari and others: ‘He who exchanges his religion, Kill him.’”; Democracy “abolishes the authority of the Sharia over society and opposes it in form and in content”; and in all these ways “it stands in opposition to the religion of Allah.”
#17: In abducting an underage Christian girl, and forcibly marring her, the Emir of Katsina was upholding the Jihadist doctrine that “Jihad is waged to hurt the Infidels” . . . “taking them captive and enslaving them injures their honor and morale.”
#18: Buhari’s Defense Minister’s boast about the Fulani record of political murder with impunity serves to intimidate the victims of Fulani domination. It says, to them: look what we can do to you, and with impunity.
#19: Buhari’s militarily crushing unarmed Biafra self-determination demonstrators in SE Nigeria while he declared his support for Muslim self-determination in Western Sahara was an application internationally of the Jihadist doctrine of the inequality of Muslim and non-Muslim. It also was an application of the Jihadist doctrine that “Allah made annihilating the infidels one of his steadfast decrees when Allah said ‘Obliterate the infidels’. [Quran 3:141]
#20: Buhari’s withdrawal of Nigeria from 90 non-Islamic international organizations while keeping it in Islamic organizations like the OIC and the D8 confirmed and reinforced Nigeria’s official linkage with the Islamic world. It also further emphasized the Islamic identity that was imposed quietly on Nigeria at its independence in 1960 and advertised by its green-white-green flag.
#21: Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s move to change Chiefdoms into Emirates would extend Fulani domination over populations that had never been part of the Fulani emirate system.
#22: Buhari’s asking the World Bank to focus its development projects only in northern Nigeria was another act of Jihadist discrimination against the non-Muslims in the other parts of Nigeria and serves the interest of the northern bastion of Fulani domination.
#s 23-28 each serves the Fulani Living Space project that #24 made public. In particular, #23, not sealing off Nigeria’s borders, allows the inflow of armed Fulani herdsmen and militia into Nigeria; and #25, the aiding and abetting of the Fulani ethnic cleansing militia in the Middle Belt by Buhari’s security forces, facilitates the project; and #26: Miyetti Allah’s insistence on Cattle Colonies and Grazing Reserves and its rejection of ranching, together facilitate Fulani expropriation of the lands of non-Fulani peoples. Cattle Colonies, as Col. Madaki and Gen. Lekwot explain, are a device Fulanis have traditionally used to gain a toehold in the territories of their intended victims; Grazing Reserves will obviously help them penetrate other people’s territory and set up cattle colonies; and #27, the infiltration of Fulani into forests in Cross River, Delta, and other states in southern Nigeria implements the FUNAM directive to Fulani herdsmen from all over West Africa to “penetrate every corner [of Nigeria] for the upcoming Jihad.” And #28, the Buhari government’s warning to non-Fulani Nigerians to “Give up your ancestral lands or die!” aims to discourage resistance to the Fulani ethnic cleansing land grabbers.
We should note that the attacks on Christian communities and churches; the killing of priests and the mass murder of Christians all serve the Jihadist project of destroying Christianity and other religions that Jihadists consider repugnant to Islam. Basing themselves on the Quran, Jihadists claim that “Allah made annihilating the infidels one of his steadfast decrees” . . . ‘for the unbelievers are unto you open enemies’ [Quran 4: 101].
In Africa specifically, the destruction of Christianity and other non-Islamic religions was prescribed as a project by the 1989 Islam in Africa Conference that was held in Abuja. [THE ABUJA DECLARATION–The Islamic Initiative to Takeover Africa http://eaclj.org/religion/13-religion-feature-articles/15-the-abuja-declaration.html ]

#29: Buhari continued packing of the judiciary, at all levels, including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with Northern Muslims, is just another Jihadist device for Islamizing the Nigerian state apparatus.
#30: The 2019 free and fair election, Buhari Jihadist style, and INEC’s false declaration of Buhari as winner will facilitate every aspect of FUDOJILS during Buhari’s second term.
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It should now be abundantly clear that the FUDOJILS project explains all of these major 30 events that have occurred in Nigeria since 1999. It does so by linking each to some FUDOJILS project or concept.
WHY IT IS VITAL TO RECOGNIZE THAT THESE EVENTS ARE ELEMENTS OF A JIHAD
When you finally see that Jihad is being waged on you, you learn something vital about the fighting methods of your enemy. You are then able to see through his usual tricks and stratagems and then can evade or counter them. For instance, when he plays Takkiya on you, you are not fooled, you do not fall for what he says under oath, least of all for what he swears on the Koran, because you now know that Takkiya enjoins him to deceive the infidel, even by swearing falsely on the Koran. You also know that, like Muhammed’s example with the treaty of Hudaybiya, he will not honor any agreement he signs with non-Muslims. You realize that any talk or claim of integrity in a Jihadist enemy is just a pretense. You now know and you don’t allow yourself to be confused by the pretense.
Knowing these usual tricks and techniques of Jihadists, we can then organize to fight appropriately. If you recognize that your opponent in the boxing ring is a southpaw, you change your boxing stance and style to accommodate and take advantage of that fact.
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We have seen how well one paradigm explains these events and how inept the other is at the task
But it is even more important to ask:
WHAT SOLUTIONS DOES EACH PARADIGM SUGGEST?
In healthy and normal animals, a perceived threat triggers the fight-or-flight response. We therefore expect that when the normal among Nigeria’s modernizing secular democrats accept that they are under attack from Buhari’s forces, they will decide which it is to be for them: fight or flight.

By the MSE paradigm, you should presumably do everything needed to terminate what it identifies as the root source of the threat: the poverty of the ethnic cleansers and their Fulani constituency. You should abolish the poverty of the Fulani even by giving up your ancestral lands. That means you should sacrifice your welfare, your wealth, and even your life to abolish or alleviate the poverty of the land-greedy Fulani militias. Since you will be killed immediately if you don’t give up your land, and will die of starvation and homelessness, perhaps more slowly, if you give up your land and become a refugee, that means that the MSE paradigm requires you, whatever choice you make, to sacrifice your life for the Fulani. What self-respecting person would do that? Not even a slave of the Fulani would do that. Did your God create you to be used as human sacrifice to the Fulani armed land robbers?
In contrast, the Ethno-religious Paradigm suggests that you terminate FUDOJILS, the source of the threat, by fighting; or that you flee from it.

Now, in March 2019, are non-Jihadist non-Fulani Nigerians organized for a fight? Do they understand Jihadists and how to defeat them? Do they have the trained forces, weapons and disciplined organization that can fight Buhari and his assemblage of armed forces for genocide: Boko Haram, Fulani Militia, Fulani Herdsmen, all aided and abetted by the Fulani-led Nigerian military? If not, what do they do? Plunge into a hopeless resistance? Get into a fight without more ammunition than the other guy?

It should be obvious that armed ethnic militants (the OPC of the Yoruba, MASSOB of the Igbo, the Avengers and other militants of the Niger Delta) are together no match for Buhari’s collection of armed forces. Given the mighty disparity between the armed strengths of the two sides, the secularists can’t hope to win militarily. As they can’t win by fighting, they must endeavor to win without fighting. And in this case, winning without fighting means flight into the protection of the United Nations. And for that, serious and expert diplomacy is needed to get UN membership for their new countries.

Flight and escape from your Fulani exterminators requires that you remove the territory and population of your ethnic group from the jurisdiction and physical control of Buhari’s Nigerian state. And this should be done preferably by Xmas 2019, before his genocide project gathers unstoppable momentum. And that is something practical that could be done if you have the will to find the way to do it.
Instead of sheepishly, lazily and dishonorably accepting and waiting passively for the Fulani to use you for human sacrifice, isn’t it an obvious necessity to find a way to escape the genociders and get into the safe refuge of the UN by Xmas 2019?
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