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Updated on March 12, 2010

Our Agony in their hands.

I will not be biased but will rather tell the truth as i see it. It doesn't mean that it is the problem of one side but believe it, the cause has been from one side. There have been quite a good number of religious, ethnic clashes in Nigeria. Nigeria as you must know comprise of over 250 ethnic groups and Islam and Christianity are the two major religions practiced in Nigeria.

There have always been clashes between these groups and if i have to be fair and honest, the whole clashes are caused by one group.The Muslims. And their atrocities always lead to vengeance.The northern part of Nigeria is the home land of the Muslims while the East, South and part of west is the Christian dominance area.

These tension and clashes has to do with the Igbos and the Hausas in particular. I will not blame the Government for these clashes but they have not done much to help because the same government has been marginalizing the Igbos and has systematically tried to wipe away the Igbo tribe. The Biafra/Nigeria war is not a new story.

That was a sectional war and ever since the independence of Nigeria, the Igbo tribe has been victimized as far as Nigeria is concerned.Nigeria is not an Islamic nation so why will a population of over 150million be hard to control when places like Indonesia, Malaysia, India ect despite their population does control themselves.


History has made it known that it is unsafe, we have been oppressed from 1960 and it has been so up til today and the recent attack on Christians in Platue State is an evidence that it is not safe to be an Igbo man among them. I did not say Christian because the attack is sectional, it is not just religion anymore but a tribal attack.


Our people has always cried for disintegration but is an Igbo man safe with an Igbo man?

This is the major problem because Igbos are disunited and why do i say this? I am an Igbo man though i did not witness the civil war but i heard of it and i have read a lot about it. Once upon a time, there was a movement for the restoration of Biafra which is the Igbo nation and the cause of the civil war.Most Igbos never gave MASSOB a breathing space, to them, it is a waste of time yet you hear them shout about the atrocities committed against the Igbos by the Hausa/ Fulanis.

I mean no offense because i have a good number of friends among the Hausas but like i said from the start, i intend to speak the truth and will do so.

Listen to me with open mind because i am heartbroken.Just like then to Pharaoh;

Nigeria let my people go.


We are not powerless

Since the independence

You have forsaken us


We are not powerless

We are not stupid


Is it that anywhere you see us

You try to kill us all and go free


In 1967 you invaded us


Do you think that we are powerless

Why did you have to break into the house

And stab a one month old baby


The innocent woman sleeping

Whom you shot to death

The innocent young girl on her way to school

Whom you descended upon and raped then killed


Is it a sin that we traveled this far to be with you

What did we do

Where did we go wrong

What is the problem


You said you wanted sharia law

We said practice it in your quarter

You said Bokko Haram

We raised our flag


You came after only our sons

You termed MASSOB evil

You killed our brothers in Jos


There is no sunshine In Nigeria any more

There is no longer moonlight in the corner

Let us all stand as one and say no to this

It is the people's revolution for freedom


I have to defend my land and brothers

I have to fight this cause with my blood

And no matter what happens at last

There will be an answer to WHY

I have been so much oppressed


All we need is freedom

Nigeria let my people go

Let us go down to our land

And build our markets

Do our Business down home

Let us disintegrate ourselves

This is becoming unbearable

We want no revenge

All we want is freedom

Let us march out of Nigeria

It will be a peaceful revolution


Let us all stand as one

And simply ask WHY?


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    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks pmccray,Micky is like a god and a guide to greatness, he leads to truth that is why he led you to me and i must say that i will never be biased but will always say the truth cos u know one thing pmccray, you can hide the truth for centuries but one day,it will see light but until that day..long live MASSOB.


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      8 years ago from Utah

      Rossimobis; I was advised by my friend Micky Dee; to read your hubs. I must say that your hub slaps us, here the States, in the face with the bare reality of what real hell is like. I am an American black woman and you're hub has left me speechless. I will continue to read your written word in order to hear the truth and not what our big corporate media's feed us. Thank you for your truths my brother.

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      And he said to them,"Ask and you shall be given,seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be open for you" therefore, "speak and those who have ears will listen." Thanks A.M. Gwyn for stopping over.

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      A.M. Gwynn 

      8 years ago

      The truth is always hard isn't it? People don't always want to hear the truth. If they know the truth, how can they be silent? But only the truth can be told.

      You must always keep telling all that you can.

      There are people listening with the ears to hear...

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Mickey Dee,d fact is that those who portray themselves as our leaders are the main perpetrators so who will ever say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH to dis thing we r all caught in? No one of course that is why some1 will boldly say In Allah's name....(I KILL)......Dim x, there are a million folks like your friend,it is a systematic ethnic cleansing caused by the so called Colonial masters.Thank you for the soul food u left above.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      There can never be any justification for the atrocities you have described, here. I know you speak the truth.

      I have a dear young friend an Igbo girl who ran away from her homeland and even though she loves it, is too afraid to go back.

      May God bless you and keep you,

      May his light shine upon you,

      May he strengthen you each day.

      Dim x

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      My Brother Rossimobis. This hurts me so. It's hard to believe that you do not short-circuit your computer keyboard with tears. The crimes that are justified in minds because "my God is better, my religion is better, my political posture is better, and the "better belief" kills and thinks and wants others to think they are justified in killing, torturing, maiming"! My God please help us!

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks Moulik,the truth is always powerful.

    • Moulik Mistry profile image

      Moulik Mistry 

      8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Very powerful writings - love it and appreciate it...

    • Rossimobis profile imageAUTHOR

      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      You make sense above, thanks for stopping by.

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      8 years ago

      Yes! The problem has always been from one side. We are not begging to be one but only want peace, if we cant stay together as one then let us path ways in peace. Let them have their islamic republic we have our Niger-delta to ourselves and the Ibos has their in peace so also the Yorubas.


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