By Azubuike Ihemeje Esq
Gentlemen, enough of this pretense of calling a spade a different name.
Henceforth, I won’t join the bandwagon of collective pretense of calling a well known, outlawed Terrorists group, unknown gunmen.
Just as I’ve consistently opposed and condemned the Northern communities, politicians, clerics, Imams, and leaders in their evil, and collective culpability, and in their continued acts and roles of forming, aiding, sympathizing, and supporting Bokoharam -what is now the deadliest terrorist organization in Africa- so also I shall not fail to identify and called out another replica of Bokoharam in the Eastern region.
I’ll endeavor to identify all their numerous supporters and sympathizers here, even from their mere cough.
Terrorism does not operate in isolation.
They’re well aided and supported by myriad of Locals. I shall do some detailed work on this local support in the Eastern states, subsequently.
For now, it suffices to say, that IPOB members have already justified the government decision to proscribe them as terrorists group.
Like some Northerners would usually hide under the excuse of poverty as the root of their own religious extremism and terrorism.
Those who perpetrate evil have always been hatred-filled, wicked and bloodthirsty from their heart, which actuates and motivates their evil activities.
It’s not poverty at all.
Criminals everywhere, say the same thing.
But, we also have kleptomaniac criminals.
Does Bokoharam wielding sophisticated weapons look like poor people in your eyes?
These are natural demons ordinarily!
So, also the frequent flimsy excuse by most easterners, that it was government’s undue military actions against IPOB that caused them to become deadly terrorists, have failed too.
IPOB members are naturally wicked, evil and filled with hatred against others who do not support their views, or those who oppose them.
That’s how they’re wired.
So, that is why, ever since their fugitive terrorist leader formed his Eastern Security Network, ESN, there have been plenty, increased rate of uncontrolled criminalities within the East.
Since their formation of ESN, it’s been extreme reign of terrors, anarchy, wanton killings, jail breaking,violence,
Bank robberies, crimes, criminalities, and Kidnappings.
Even hacking down of Suya selling or itinerant Hausa traders.
Now, can you please update me on the number of kidnap victims your ESN has been able to rescue so far? Even if one please.
Or can you tell the number of armed Fulani herdsmen the ESN has been able to neutralize, apprehend, or parade, since their formation?
If a bird claims to be an eagle, and it cannot fly, any one of two things may be responsible;
It’s either the bird is a lying impostor,
Or it’s not interested in flying altogether.
So, also, for a self acclaimed freedom fighters and regional security forces, to have constituted themselves into complete instruments of terror, anarchy, violent crimes, and serial killings, speaks volumes as to their real motives, objectives, and true nature of how they really are.
Not necessarily what you tell me, or promise me that matters.
What you do, and how you do it counts, even more than what you say.