Date: September 16, 2019, 12:06:26 PM
Obasanjo, Fulani and battle cries!: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
By comparison with the shooting insurgents in the North-East and North-West, a mere call by the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, to Igbos in the South-East to stay at home for a day invariably leads to Army Snake and Cobra dances in the zone. Yet, the political leadership asks others to eschew ethnicity when discussing national issues. Why were there no snake dances in Katsina while it developed into the kidnap capital of Nigeria?
Sandwiched between Boko Haram, kidnappers and bandits now holding sway in Borno, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and parts of Niger states was the terrorist attack unleashed nationally by suspected herdsmen in the last four years. To be sure, herdsmen had been clashing with farmers for years before May 29, 2015. But, that date marked a watershed in their activities. Until then, their activities were low-key. Body counts in the last four years and two months to date – over 60,000 fellow Nigerians slaughtered by herdsmen all over – would have been a befitting monument to some of history’s worst villains – Attila the Hun, Hitler.