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Divide Nigeria Now, No Angel can Unite Us – Northern Elder

 Alhaji Mohammed Mahadi Shehu '1914 Amalgamation was a grave mistake' Yorubas  more homogenous than the North Chairman o...

 Alhaji Mohammed Mahadi Shehu

'1914 Amalgamation was a grave mistake' Yorubas  more homogenous than the North

Chairman of Dialogue Group in Kaduna, Alhaji Mohammed Mahadi Shehu, has lamented the deep ethno-religious divisions in the country, stating that breaking up the nation may not be such a bad idea.

The prolific writer and public speaker stated that the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates by the British in 1914 was a huge mistake.

He stated that most Nigerians have not been able to rise about ethnic and religious sentiments, making a united nation difficult to achieve.

Shehu disclosed these in an interview published by Daily Sun on Monday.

He said, “When the amalgamation of Nigeria took place, virtually everybody’s head in this country was not up. In other words, nobody realised the consequences of merging this country.

“With the passage of time, with the knowledge, with clear daily happenings it was realized long ago that the amalgamation was done in haste, out of mischief without taking into consideration the peculiarities in Nigeria.

“But before it was realised, it had been done and it had become a country. Events from 1960 to date have clearly shown that the amalgamation was the biggest mistake of that century and there is nothing wrong in righting the wrong once you realise the wrong is wrong. Amalgamation is wrong.

“Our togetherness had been fused together not through consultation but through unilateral action of the colonial masters and politicians at that time to serve their immediate needs. That was what happened.

“You will agree with me that from 1966 till date, precisely, it has not been rosy and easy for Nigeria. It has been one form of calamity, tragedy or the other. In fact, now we are at the height of suspicion. We do not trust and believe in each other. We are at each others’ throat and at daggers drawn. Must we allow another war to come before we part?

“Let us peacefully go on the table, break the Kola, distribute the country for everybody’s peace. If we do not do it now, the future generation will abuse us.

“It is better for Nigeria to break into smaller, smaller countries as much as possible if that will allow us to save properties, lives, relationships and posterity because I do not see any Angel coming now, in human form, to unite Nigeria.”

Shehu added, “People have gone under the umbrella of Islam and Christianity to advance their political cause only for them also to ride on the same Islamic and Christian umbrella to plant hate and venom in the mind, heart, psyche and socio-economic activities of Nigeria such that today, that unity is no more there.

“If anybody is pretending that there is unity in this country, he is on his own and God help him. But I am not going to live in denial; all is not well.

“All will not be well until these divisions are identified or are rather addressed by giving people independence the way they want it.

“Ask any Yoruba man, 90 percent will tell you he is waiting for the actualization of an Oduduwa Republic. Ask any Igbo man, he is waiting for the actualization of the Sovereign Republic of Biafra. Ask anybody from the Niger-Delta region, he is waiting for the Niger-Delta Republic.

“It is only probably in the North that there is no agenda of Arewa Republic because of our peculiarities. The Yoruba nations are more homogenous than the North. Niger-Delta and the Igbo are more homogenous but they all have their own internal divisions. But in the North, we have ethnic minorities, other smaller enclaves that are not willing to go with the majority ethnic tribes because of their previous experiences and that of their great, great grandfathers. They have also lost trust in the bigger tribes.

“The issue of power shift is an interesting issue and that tells you that it is better we divide Nigeria. One example; if you hear an Igbo man clamouring for power shift, if power were to shift to an indigenous Muslim Igbo, ask an Igbo man, because there are indigenous Igbo Muslims there; if power were to shift to say, Imo State and it is shifted to an indigenous Muslim Igbo, if you ask the entire Igbo nation who are not Muslims whether power has shifted to them they will tell you no. If you ask a Yoruba man about power shift, to say Modakeke; ask an Ife man whether power has shifted to him and the answer will be that it is not because it is to his sworn enemy.

“If people from Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Taraba, Middle Belt who are clamouring for power shift, a minority from them, a Tiv Muslim were to emerge president of Nigeria, Tiv people will tell you they have not seen power and that power has not shifted to them.

“In Katsina State, the Karaduwa people have been clamouring for power shift to them. Governor Aminu Masari is from Karaduwa. But were that power fallen to an indigenous Christian in Malumfashi, Kafur, Yarabori, Askia or Funtua, the Hausa man in that area will tell you no.

“Even now as we are talking, Buhari is from Daura, ask any Katsina Central man if he believes power has shifted to Katsina; he would tell you no.

“So, a country where you feel only comfortable when a man from your Church, Mosque, house or tribe becomes president, that country is gone and it is only a matter of time.



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    1. Please sound this very expository to those who are benefitting while others are in crises especially the fulani people in the north and indeginious northern citizens, no Angel in form man can save Nigeria....... The earlier this fraud of a nation created by Lugard the murderer and a fraudster and his girl friend harlot flora shaw is divided, the better for everyone.

  3. Lack of trust is our problem. Amend the constitution and stop rigging elections then you will see the strength in diversity!

  4. To All.

    This Collapsed Nigeria now,collapsed in 1985 & 1998,National Rescue set by the Late Sir Louis Ojukwu nurtured/groomed Late Emir Ado Bayero,Seriki Kano & the World expecting the Nigerian National Rescue of a 4years National Govt,to be headed by Ex-P. Obasanjo as Chairman,1St V-chairman:Atiku,2nd V-Chairman:Peter Obi,General Special Adviser:Ex-P. Goodluck Jonathan,Ex-Gen.Danjuma:Defence Minister,Prof.Ango Abdullahi:Education M.,Afe Babalola: Attorney General,Ex-Col..Abubakar Umar:Interior Affairs M.,Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Finance M.,Dr.Oby Ezekwesili Planning Eco. M.,

    NNPC/Petrol M. by ex.Minister Edmond Dan....(from Delta State) & CBN by Prof.Charles Soludo,cautioned,use his intellect Only and Nigeria must add 4 CBN Deputy Directors,a US,a German,a French & a to guide the CBN to the World Practices/Mgt Affairs,Prof. Bath Nnaji:Power Minister. Also,General Matters' Consultant:IBB, Emirs' Affairs Adviser:the banished Kano Emir,Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,FGN Secretary:Ex-Col.David Mark & Credible Others to be Selected/Cautioned by Obasanjo led Team.

    Also,Nuhu Ribadu,as EFCC Chairman,to have 4 Foreign Directors/V-Chairmen,a US FBI,a German Interpol,a French Interpol & a British Interpol as to enhance Quality Practices and Murtala Nyako,as Senior Adviser on Tribal/Regional Chauvinists & Ethnic/Regional Separatists' Matters and to Apologize to the Elite/People of former Gongola State whom Buhari Medieval led Regime have insulted.

    Ex-Col.Hamza al-Mustapha,Senior Adviser on Boko Haram/Jihadists and Ex-Brig. Dan Sanda Seriki Mukhtar,Senior Adviser on Emirate/Islamic Modernization & Islamic Peaceful Relationships/Co-existences.

    Also, late Ado, late MKO Abiola, Late O.Saraki & ex-Gen. IBB sat together and removed Ex-Military President Buhari From Power and it is now that the World knew that they did a great job and huge Relief for Nigeria, as this Buhari led Fulani Extremist Slavery would have been on,since 1985,but God used men to save us from Hell, Mayhem, Insecurity, political/economic instabilities and in Hunger/Poverty.

    Strategically, these were caused by the Queen led Imperialists with the assistance of British Imperialists & its western Conservative Exploitative Collaborators and the Buhari led Fulani Extremists(Medieval thinking Fulani Sect.) with its Fulani Cronies

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  5. Alhaji Mohammad Mohadi Shehu, Your Personal Opinion For Nigeria's Problem Is Superb. On That Note, I Suggests That NIGERIA Should Be SEMENTED Into 6 Countries Using The 6 Geopolitical Zones As A Yard Stick.

  6. well spoken God bless you Alhaji Mohammed Mahadi Shehu.