Nigeria: A Hell-hole for Christians by Fani-Kayode
allow it to take root in our country…….we will wipe it off the face of the
earth”- President Donald J. Trump. Now that is a real President talking! Sadly
our ailing Head of State does not possess such a mindset and neither does he
such a disposition.
Consequently he has refused to apprehend, caution, arrest or prosecute even one
member of the radical Islamist Fulani supremacists and terrorists since he came
to power just under two years ago even though they have butchered
inncocent Christians, burnt their homes and occupied their land.
Jonathan to make a presentation about the plight of Christians in Nigeria, the
Chairman of the United States Congresse’s Sub-Committee on Africa, Global
Health, Human Rights and International Organisations, Congressman Christopher
Smith, wrote the following: “my subcommittee has broadly investigated the
crises facing Christians in Nigeria today.
visits to Nigeria, speaking with Christians and Muslim religious leaders across
the country and visiting fire-bombed churches, such as in Jos.
Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world
northern Nigeria have been subjected to over the last 56 years can anyone
dispute Smith’s assertion?
influential and respected columnist in the United Kingdom’s Spectator Newspaper
painted a graphic picture of what has become the norm in northern Nigeria
rather well. Last week, in a widely read essay titled ‘Who Will Protect
Nigeria’s Northern Christians’ he wrote as follows:
spotted dropping arms and other supplies into the areas inhabited by the Fulani
tribes. Then the attack comes. For reasons of Islamic doctrine, the militia
often deliver a letter of warning. Then they come, at any time of night or day,
not down the dirt tracks, but silently through the foliage. The Christian
villagers, who are forbidden to carry arms (everyone is, in theory), have no
way to defend themselves. With some exceptions, they also tend to believe what
they were taught about turning the other cheek”.
and interventions like this from our friends in the international community it
appears that the world is finally waking up and recognising the fact that
northern Nigeria is in the grip of a great, blood-craving and blood-lusting
the Christmas holidays are still fresh in our minds and neither will we EVER
forget them. Yet sadly the carnage did not stop there. It continues on a
regular and systematic basis.
houses were burnt to the ground by Islamist Fulani militias on February 1st in
a town called Mummuye in the Lau Local Government Area of Taraba state. Little
girls were raped and chopped up like barbecue spare ribs.
castrated and hacked to pieces. Old men were gutted and sliced up like spring
onions. And women, both young and old, were slowly tortured and violently
violated in the presence of their husbands, children and grandchildren after
which their throats were slit open and their blood drained into fly-infested
gutters and the dark night soil.
flesh. This is carnage and butchery in its rawest and most primitive form. This
is a festival of horror and a frightful testimony of man’s inhumanity to man.
This is evil. This is unacceptable. This is barbaric. This is condemnable.
today. The only thing left to say is to pray that the souls of those that were
slaughtered in cold blood rest in peace.
but fear the one that can throw the soul into hell”.
kill our bodies and take away all that is dear to us but, because we are
believers and we are rooted in Christ, they cannot take our precious and
sleeps nor slumbers”. It says “many are the afflictions of the righteous but
the Lord delivers him of them all”.
re-ignite soul. They are our strength, our hope and our salvation. They are the
only redeeming factor in this entire ugly episode and unholy mess.
consolation that we have whilst the evil and the horror of Christian genocide
and mass murder continous to ravage and afflict our beleagured people and
plague our blood-soaked land.
have had enough. And let me take this opportunity to let those that care to
know, friend and foe alike, precisely what my mindset is and how this mindless
slaughter and ethnic and religious genocide has shaped my thinking.
have always been and they always will be. I am proud to say that I belong to
the far right when it comes to the political spectrum. I am an evangelical
Christian and I am an ethnic nationalist.
Nigeria to have Oduduwa Republic if that is their wish. I believe in the right
of the Igbo people of south-eastern Nigeria to have Biafra if that is their
wish. And I believe in the right of every ethnic nationality to exercise their
right of self-determination if that is their wish.
their freedom and an eloquent testimony to servitude and slavery. I believe
that the sheer volume of innocent blood that has been spilled and shed on
Nigerian soil has made the nation, as it is presently constituted, irredeemable
and repugnant to God. It must be rededicated to the Lord and restructured and,
failing that, it must be broken into two or more pieces.
strong men and women of our day: the visionaries and the nationalists who, I
believe, put the interests of THEIR countries first before anything else. For
example I love President Donald Trump of the United States of America and I
admire President Vladimer Putin of Russia and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
right wing nationalist policies. I am also thrilled at the fact that they are
all men of passion and conviction and that they are all men of strong faith.
That is very important to me and I have a similar disposition.
Madame Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, Mr. Geert Wilders of Holland’s
Freedom Party and virtually every other right wing European politician and
their respective countries and people and I am constrained to say and do what
is best for mine. Like them I believe that the greatest threat to humanity, the
nation-state, the freedoms that we cherish and world peace today is the rising
power of radical Islam and Islamist terror.
to the peaceful co-existence of our people today is the barbarity of the
Islamic fundamentalists that are in our midst and the evil and sheer wickedness
of the genocidal maniacs and murderous barbarians that are known as the Fulani
militias and herdsmen.
life of a human being is not fit to be described as human. And that is the
demonic disposition of those herdsmen that kill innocent men and women at the
drop of a hat and that I have come to despise.
and they drink and bathe in the blood of innocents and infants. I despise the
concept of a hybrid mongrel state where integration with ethnic and religious
incompatibles is the norm and where I am expected to sacrifice my ethnicity and
religious beliefs and faith on the altar of an artificial, iniquitous and cruel
been subjected to for the last one year and seven months, I despise and have
nothing but contempt for that concept and I pray every day for the
restructuring or redefinition of Nigeria. This is because, in my view, the rest
of us have nothing in common with the core northern Fulani herdsmen and
militias and their friends and sponsors in high places.
tradition. Keeping us together in one nation is like putting two big lions
together in a small cage. One may be dominant for a while but when the second
one comes of age and has had enough, all hell will break loose and they will
fight to the death. At the end of that struggle only one of them will be left
standing. That is where we have got to in Nigeria today.
each other. A so-called nation where 808 people are killed by Islamist Fulani
militias on Christmas eve and Christmas day in Southern Kaduna simply because
they are non-Fulanis and they are Christians is not a nation: it is an
abbatoir. To the Fulani militants the Christians of Nigeria are not human
beings: they are nothing but sallah rams and Christmas turkeys fit only for the
is the only former President of Nigeria that has had the courage to speak out
against the killing of Christians in the north. He analysed the matter in a
comprehensive and extensive manner and he proferred solutions to the problem in
a presentation to the United States House Sub-Committee on Africa, in
Washington D.C. on February 1st 2017.
the issues of the killing of Christians in Nigeria, the last major incident
being the recent killings in Southern Kaduna in Kaduna state. The challenge is
how do we stop that from recurring? How do we ensure that Christians and
Muslims cohabit peacefully in Nigeria and practice their religions freely
without discrimination, molestation and killings?
because of impunity. Security and law enforcement bodies unfortunately have a
history of failing to apprehend the culprits of previous killings and
disturbances and punishing according to the law.
extremism, then religious persecution and extremism will kill Nigeria. The
potential danger associated with the level of conflicts going on across the
country is so glaring that no sane mind can ignore it………
the most deadly terror group in the world by the Global Terrorism Index.
Herdsmen operating in and around Nigeria are listed as the fourth most deadly
day the U.S. government and the Russian government decide to work together,
that will surely mark the beginning of the end of global terror”. President
Jonathan’s intervention and counsel is gratifying and it gives us hope.
leaders, including former Heads of States and Presidents, that have refused to
condemn, show concern or proffer solutions to the nefarious and abominable
activities of the Fulani militias and the religious genocide that is taking
place in the north, one thing remains clear: the blood of those that were
slaughtered is on their hands as much as it is on the hands of those that are
doing the killing.
and others and decided to turn a blind eye to what is fast turning into the
greatest and most comprehensive catalogue of crimes against humanity, ethnic
cleansing and mass murder in African history.