“HIS MASTER’S VOICE”
The call by Arewa Youthful Adults for Igbos to move out of the North confirms the declaration made by Sir Alhaji Ahmadu Bello in the 50’s that Igbos are unwanted in Northern Nigeria. Africastallestman calls members of the Arewa Youth Organizations youthful adults, because they are channeling the thoughts of the Arewa Adults as in the Gramophone Company symbol, “His Master’s Voice.”
The true intention of these adult youths is to steal Igbo property without compensation. This quote from their statement underscores their roguish intent:
“As a first step, since the Igbo have clearly abused the unreciprocated hospitality that gave them unrestricted access to, and ownership of landed properties all over the North, our first major move shall be to reclaim, assume and assert sole ownership and control of these landed resources currently owned, rented or in any way enjoyed by the ingrate Igbo in any part of Northern Nigeria.
Consequently, officials of the signatory groups to this declaration, are already mandated to commence immediate inventory of all properties, spaces or activity in the north currently occupied by the Igbos for forfeiture at the expiration of the ultimatum contained in this declaration.”
Unfortunately, these roguish miscreants cannot escape punishment, if the looting of Igbo property of 1966 repeats itself. The ICC (International Criminal Court) at The Hague is watching events in Nigeria.
The Igbos are willing to leave the North after being adequately compensated for their sweat and toils to “Make Igbo Land Great Again.” The days of braving meningitis, Talakawas, Boko Haram, beheading mobs, Fulani Herdskillers, and hate would soon be over.