We’re marginalised in South­ern Borno - Bassi

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We hear all the time that the North speaks with one voice in pol­i­tics and that the Mid­dle Belt is a tool for that cause. Al­legedly, Ah­madu Bello had called the Mid­dle Belt a tool for dom­i­na­tion of Nigeria. An­other thing is that we er­ro­neously be­lieve that the North has ben­e­fited the most from the way the govern­ment has been run. The aver­age per­son in Nigeria, from the South-east to the North-west, has not seen many fruits from the cur­rent sys­tem, and the elite run­ning this sys­tem have al­ways been multi-eth­nic. The day we re­al­ize this rather than fight­ing each other and adopt­ing a gang-like men­tal­ity with eth­nic­ity, it will be the day we find our free­dom and great­ness as a so­ci­ety.

Chuk­wuka Oko­roafor

coko­roa1@gmail.com

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