10 June 2016
The irony of hypocritical Nigeria
By Mike Smith
10th of June 2016
During the time of Apartheid, one of South Africa’s biggest critics at the United Nations was Nigeria who complained bitterly about how we treated our blacks.
Ironically between 1967 and 1970, when the Christian Igbo people declared independence from Muslim Northern Nigeria and founded the Biafra Republic the Nigerian government, backed by the Communist USSR, went to war with the Igbo, surrounded Biafra, blockaded Port Harcourt and proceeded a genocidal rape and slaughter of about one million people and deliberately and unashamedly starved a further two million to death.
Of course the USA turned a blind eye and declared neutrality.
Today Northern Nigeria is ruled under Sharia Law and the accompanying human rights abuses.
According to the USA Department of State report on Nigeria “The most significant human rights problems included the abridgement of citizens' right to change their government; extrajudicial killings by security forces; the use of lethal and excessive force by security forces; vigilante killings; impunity for abuses by security forces; torture, rape, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners, detainees, and criminal suspects; harsh and life threatening prison and detention center conditions; arbitrary arrest and prolonged pretrial detention; executive influence on the judiciary and judicial corruption; infringement on privacy rights; restrictions on freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion, and movement; domestic violence and discrimination against women; female genital mutilation (FGM); child abuse and child sexual exploitation; societal violence; ethnic, regional, and religious discrimination; trafficking in persons for the purpose of prostitution and forced labor; and child labor.”
Tja…It makes Apartheid South Africa look like a picnic in the park.
Currently Nigeria is experiencing many problems including an extremist Islamist insurgency by terrorists of Boko Haram in the North East, Niger Delta militants in the South and the violently militant Fulani Herdsmen who are affiliated to ISIS and Boko Haram in the East.
Ironically when he was faced with an offer of help from the UN to combat these terrorists, the then Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan , declined the offer and rather opted for Ageing White South African Mercenaries from the Apartheid era because he believed they would get the job done a lot better and a lot cheaper than the useless UN soldiers.
Of course this irked South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula who said that SA soldiers assisting the Nigerian army in their fight against Boko Haram should be arrested on their return.
Current president Muhammadu Buhari's administration terminated the previous contract with South African mercenaries when he came to power in May last year, because of its lack of accountability and transparency in how it operated.
Five months later according to a report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law released Oct. 7, 2015, more than 1,700 people were killed by Boko Haram again.
So what do the Nigerians think would now be the “Only solution to the country’s problems”??
Lo and behold…They want Apartheid!!
United Nations asked to divide Nigeria into SIX Republics
Funny isn’t it? Apartheid soldiers, Apartheid politics….Like I always said…The day would still come that all our former critics would beg us to show them how to introduce Apartheid.