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It is not my wish to talk too much this week. But I will use the little opportunity I have to weep for my people, Ndigbo; a people blessed by God with a phenomenal spirit of industry; a people famous for their spirit of adventure and a people whose belief in one, indivisible Nigeria is legendary.
However, despite these gifts, Ndigbo have displayed a horrifying lack of a sense of history. For a people to whom their nation's history has been anything but kind, the fact that they are actively repeating the same mistakes that have put them where they are, is, indeed, a tragedy.
What is that history?
From 1966 to date, the Igbos have been the most killed in various sectarian violence in the country. In 1966, they were mowed down in their hundreds in various parts of Northern Nigeria by Hausas who believed they were avenging the deaths of their people in the army in the January coup led by Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu.
As the killing of Ndigbo raged, assurances kept coming from Northern leaders that the Igbos were safe in the North. Even the then head of state, Yakubu Gowon, led in the assurances. But at the end of the day, the Igbos in the North were not only slaughtered in what has become Nigeria's version of the Holocaust, they were forced into a war of self-defence for 30 months; a war in which more lives were lost than in the previous pogrom.
Despite excruciating economic policies against the Igbos after the war, policies aimed at pinning them to the ground, they survived to become the country's most industrious and successful people in business and in many other spheres of life to the chagrin of their haters.
This saw Igbos returning to the same North that they experienced their worst nightmare to live and invest, with their hosts coveting their property and hating them the more.
Consequently, over the years, their haters wasted little time to pounce on and kill Ndigbo and loot their property at the slightest excuse. But like leeches that cannot do without their hosts, Igbos have not only remained in the North, but have invested even more, neglecting their homestead.
There was a time I visited an itinerant Yoruba local herbs dealer in Onitsha. All his property consisted of a mat and a single shirt on a rope. The other clothing item was the one he wore. Juxtapose this with the Igbos outside Igbo Land. They build mansions as homes, build hotels, have big shops and do many other things. Thus, while it is easy for the others to run for their lives, our material acquisitions away from home, prevent us from moving a finger.    
Till today, the ill-feeling harboured by Northerners, mainly the Muslim elements, against Ndigbo because of their industry, remains unabated. It was thus no surprise when sometime in June this year, a group of Northerners calling themselves Arewa Youths, issued a quit order to Ndigbo in the North. The order will expire on October 1 this year.
It was something that had generated intense national controversy, leading to calls for the restructuring of the country. In the heat of the quit order, the IG of police and the Kaduna State governor, in whose state the order was made, issued orders for the arrest of those behind the quit order. But it turned out that such orders for their arrest were pretentious as to date, not a single one of them has been brought to book, despite freely mingling with the people in the streets of the Northern states.
In the wake of that quit notice, Ndigbo in the North flooded the homes of Northern leaders and government houses to seek reassurance of their safety. It was freely given to them, just like in 1966. Now, the majority of Ndigbo in the North believe such reassurances. Because of that, they have decided to stay put.
But just recently, a more sinister thing happened. The same trouble makers in the North waxed a musical album that contained the worst message against any group of people in the country. In the album, they urged their people to rise up against Ndigbo, to hate them, to despise them and to treat them like scum. It is, no doubt, the greatest indication of the evil plan these people are hatching against us. It is bad enough to warrant a massive exodus of our people from the North. But what we have been doing is to complain to the very people that have done nothing to call the mischief makers to order. As always, they are quick to tell us that nothing will happen.
Now, I ask: where lies our wisdom? Where lies our shrewdness? Why are we foolishly allowing history to repeat itself? Is it because of our material acquisitions in the North? Are they worth more than our lives? What makes us believe that the security agencies will raise a hand in our defence when the new Holocaust begins?
Why are our governors not doing enough to provide soft landing for our brethren in the North, knowing that such will encourage them to return?
I can only weep for our people as they walk into a booby trap set for them with their eyes wide open. The impending doom for our people in the North will surely happen. The rest of Nigeria know it. But sadly, we, the victims, do not.
For those who have not heard the recorded threat against us, I give it to them in full, undiluted, below.
TRANSCRIPT OF THE ANTI-IGBO SONG CALLING FOR GENOCIDE AGAINST NDI IGBO IN THE NORTH
First I want to appeal to Almighty Allah to help me in this song not to deviate, these useless children of thieves and unemployed. Igbos in Nigeria have no sun.
Chorus:
Igbos (Inyamirin) are ungrateful people and fools
Igbos are a curse to Nigeria, whose existence and birth as a people in Nigeria is useless, that abortion is greater than the birth of the bastards.
Let's drag and drag and see who will sleep in the sun,
Igbo land, in the beginning, has no name, they were helped to get name and identity. And that's the beginning of their trouble.
Chorus:
Igbos (Inyamirin) are ungrateful people and fools
Igbos are a curse to Nigeria, whose existence and birth as a people in Nigeria is useless, that abortion is greater than the birth of the bastards.
Please let's ask, who is an Igbo, it's Igbo that suffered and said he needs water and that's how we started calling them Inyamuri.
Chorus:
Igbos are a curse to Nigeria, whose existence and birth as a people in Nigeria is useless, that abortion is greater than the birth of the bastards.
A child doesn't know fire until he marches on it and realizes, you will not be able to quench this fire you ignited. Stupid and shameless boy if you fit we are waiting. Let the country be divided and let's see who will cry.
Chorus:
Igbos are a curse to Nigeria, whose existence and birth as a people in Nigeria is useless, that abortion is greater than the birth of the bastards.
We knew they have nothing since their origin, it was with the money of the north, that oil was explored and found. We are farming and grazing with our cattle and knew they have nothing.
Chorus:
Igbos are a curse to Nigeria, whose existence and birth as a people in Nigeria is useless, that abortion is greater than the birth of the bastards.
We northerners farm beans and they have nothing, we farm rice and they have nothing, they neither farm potatoes nor cocoa yam. They don't have wheat, pepper, no grains and nothing. No onions and groundnuts, we eat surplus and gave southerners food. Let the country be divided, let the country be divided, we northerners are saying let the country split.
You said you don't want us, we too we don't want you anymore. This is our land and not someone father's land, brothers and sisters. We have all it takes.
Igbos are the ones that ruined this country, we all know that they are the ones disguising as Fulani killing people and committing armed robbery, they are the ones blocking roads and also disguising as Boko Haram killing people without shame.
They are the ones destroying our youths and children with drugs, let the country be divided because Igbos have no any day.
They did not support our President but rigged him out. Only Yorubas supported and collaborated with us. Hausa and Fulani too collaborated but Igbos refused and we don't want them anymore.
They inherited nothing but useless things from their origin, they did so many atrocities in the past. They killed Sardauna, Sir Ahmadu Bello our hero, they did same with Sir Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa.
Chorus:
Igbos are a curse to Nigeria, whose existence and birth as a people in Nigeria is useless, that abortion is greater than the birth of the bastards.
Last line
Now, after reading this, don't you think that even a tree will run without looking back? But our people are rooted to the spot across the Northern states, perhaps hoping against hope that the leopard will change its spots. Ndigbo: ndo nu.

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