Letter To Ndigbo by Araba Fatade

I recognize your agitations and your struggles for freedom from the shackles of injustice and nepotism which the Nigerian nation has come to represent

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Letter to Ndigbo

Dear Igbos,

Due to the pressures of the moment in nation Nigeria, I find it imperative to pen you a few words. I recognize your agitations and your struggles for freedom from the shackles of injustice and nepotism which the Nigerian nation has come to represent.

May I use this medium to tell you in unequivocal terms that I identify with your plight, movement and aspirations for a society founded on equity, justice and fairness.

My attention however draws to a very unfortunate turn of events evidenced in a video that has gone viral.

May I quickly point out to you that that Hausa or Fulani man making your shoes or doing Okada business in your area is certainly not your enemy. In the least, that “Aboki” is as much a VICTIM OF THE NIGERIAN STATE AS MUCH AS YOU ARE!!!

He must be protected by you and shown a measure of humanity which we all love to see in our nation. I also appeal to you all to shun irate mentality which could be latched on to by your enemies.

May I quickly remind us of a most binding philosophy of the Christian faith the majority of you practice which is love under all circumstances.

Your faith preaches peace, love and fairness to all. Hence, I encourage you all to shun the dangerous allure of being provoked to thirst for a bloody macabre show. Doing that makes you no different from the Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists we so much hope to get rid of.

While we join hands to continue our struggle for a just and fair society where every man is treated with equal measure, be assured of my continuous support for your cause.

Yours faithfully,

Araba Fatade Bamidele

An activist for the oppressed in Nigeria @ 9ja Needs Help

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