Date: December 09, 2019, 07:14:14 AM
Fulani can never be indigenous to Eastern Nigeria. Here are the reasons: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
The article is nice, the place of interest was where the Ibibio, Efik, Ijaws etc are termed Eastherners(Yoruba's were right afterall calling them Omo ibo). These fight is not only for the Eastheners, it is a fight for the whole Southern region. Nigeria used to be Southern and Northern region respectively, me thinks this fulani fight might return Nigeria to her previous status quo.
Well, the truth is that "South South" and "South East" are actually geographical South East or Eastern Nigeria in practical terms going by culture, religion, and even political orientation. The former "Midwest" comprising of current Delta and Edo were not part of the old East, but still are regarded as "Omo Ibo" in the West and "Inyamiri" in the North. However, the Nigerian politics of the last 10 years or so have firmly demonstrated that the geographical East as identified above actually share same political worldview as well. But what finally cemented the unity of the East is the Buharian brand of politics of exclusion and hegemony which culminated in the national impunity which the Fulani herdsmen are demonstrating, up to developing the balls to directly insult Ndigbo the largest of the Eastern ethnicities, and that has infuriated the whole East.Sizable number of online commentators expressing outrage and anger against the Fulani vigilante idea floated by Miyetti Allah, are not even Igbo, and yet they all shared in the anger. I suspect that they know that if Igbo were to be overrun by the Fulani jihadists, they themselves would not stand any chance. So, the East is, in fact, united in the resolve to stop the Fulani advances -by all means. As for the South West, the zone has to demonstrate its full resolve to join the other parts of Southern Nigeria in putting up a united front against this evil agenda. The East will not hope on the South West to join that effort because of how some leaders from that zone has firmly pitched their political tent with the Buhari regime. Methinks that a mini-civil war may be fought among Yorubas themselves to forcefully shift the politics of the zone in a definite direction. The rest of the South will only stand aside and watch, waiting for when the Yoruba reaches a firm position on what they want in Nigeria.But the Fulani are not going to be waiting; their advances continue, only that they will meet a massive push back, likely a war in the East soon, a war that will certainly not be fought in the East alone this time (according to many threats issued by some Biafran militants). Nigeria is sitting on a massive keg of gunpowder. It is as if God is trying to finally divide Nigeria using these Fulani hegemons.