I have been combating myself over the weekend, my mind undertaking a marathon cum 100 meters race between, anger, despair, desperation, disgust and others.Over the years I have tried to convince myself about the viability of Nigeria as one indissoluble country were all and sundry would feel at home irrespective of were they originate from.
Body of Victims of the Jos Genocide
I have been putting my Yoruba nationalism in the background and engaged more on National issues whilst trying to unite different Yoruba self determination groups quietly and also selling the idea of a Yoruba Nation within Nigeria, with the right to self determination under a confederate unit. The event in Jos is about to change that. Not the killings in Jos alone as we all know killings based on ethnicity will keep recurring in Nigeria until the day we all seat down on a round table under a sovereign national conference and decide on how we want to live together as brothers, sisters or otherwise. Until we do that the blood to keep Nigeria together will flow more than the blood required to take it back to the pre colonial days when independent Nation-States lived and developed at there own speed.Back to the source of my anger.