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ON THE TIV ANNIHILATION: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENTS OF NIGERIA, SAUDI ARABIA, ISRAEL, ITALY, THE VATICAN, FRANCE, BRAZIL, ENGLAND, CHINA, RUSSIA, and THE USA BY AONDOSOO LABE

AVE, IMPERATOR, MORITURI TE SALUTANT!

As a proud African of the Tiv race and a patriotic Nigerian, I want to state here in clear terms that there is a calculated attempt by the Hausa/Fulani in Northen Nigeria to annihilate the Tiv race of North-Central Nigeria. The Tiv are predominantly Christian (majority Catholics) and the most educated minority tribe in Nigeria with over 2million degree holders (7 out of 10 households in Tivland have at least 2 graduates, and hundreds of Professors). This advancement and self-motivated liberation has become a source of morbid worry to the Hausa/Fulani who are now ‘scared’ of our growing productivity and enlightment. This has led to series of unprovoked attacks by well-armed militias led by the Hausa/Fulani herdsmen on the Tiv people, that has displaced thousands, killed hundreds, and destroyed billions in property. These attacks are primarily directed at our socio-political and economic institutions via a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise the Tiv race (with over 10million natives in Benue, Taraba, Nassarawa, and Cross River states) before the ‘vital’ 2015 general elections. I may not be able to state all the morbid motives of the Hausa/Fulani but the well-executed attacks on the village of the Tor Tiv (Tiv Traditional Ruler) and the Benue State Governor’s convoy and the latter’s village, are convincing pointers to the fact that these attacks are calculated to cripple the political relevance of the Tiv race in Nigeria.
I am therefore calling on you to probe into the random reports of the utilization of chemicals as weapons in this genocide. This is also a warning to the government of Nigeria and the UN Security Council that should the Tiv people rise from Kwande to Gboko, Vandeikya to Agagbe, Keana to Wukari to defend themselves by “any means necessary”, your collective indifference will bear us witness. MSUGH NE KPISHI.

 

 

 

 

‪#‎AndrewAondosooLabe‬ is a critically-acclaimed award-winning writer based in Makurdi, North-Central Nigeria.

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  1. A wonderful piece which truly represents the yearnings and aspirations of the Tiv nation at the moment!The calculated genocide against the Tiv is aimed at nothing but 2 emasculate and impoverish the Tiv people politically,nd economically! As u rightly pointed out,the only option left now is for the Tiv 2 rise and defend herself since the military as gathered from a reliable source is in league with the scalawag-militants(Most of them are actually these nit-wits who are killing the Tiv!)This killings clearly justify the state of insecurity in the country:an attribute of a failed regime!On the weakness of this piece:You referred to Tiv as a Race!Tiv is a nation which belongs to the Negro race!And at Eddie,much thanks for posting this piece;I hope you will do something about the publication of all the pieces of writing on the Tiv genocide?Yes,you have to do it because it would be appreciated by all and sundry!It would be launched and all the prominent sons and daughters of Tiv would be invited;and by their contributions we shall know those who truly have the interest of the Tiv nation at heart!It’s a beautiful Dream,isn’t it?If it is as I dream ,then you have no choice but to see it come to pass!May the Rainbow be real!

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