NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 177

————————————————— ————————————————— ————————————————— That was in 2005. Then in 2012 we get this statement from Jokolo: Highlights from Caliphate Colonialism essay: Introduction We have seen that for the Caliphate, gaining and retaining power by fraud and mass slaughter is more congenial than doing so through free and fair elections. Given that background, the sample news headlines, displayed in this essay, that link Boko Haram operatives to Caliphate figures (acf leaders, Caliphate politicians, as well as Emirs) are prima facie evidence that Boko Haram has Caliphate sponsors. Jokolo’s authoritative and insider’s statement in 2012 pretty much establishes the point. The Caliphate must go! Kick out the Caliphate, so we can uproot its feudalist principle of public-office-as-fief-forprivateplunder that has fostered Nigeria’s lootocratic “corruption”. The Caliphate must go! Kick out the Caliphate so that Nigerians can move forward to true federalism and general prosperity. However well any nationality thinks it has done under Caliphate colonialism, it stands to do much better after we jointly free ourselves from these arrogant caliphate parasites, that is to say, after the Caliphate’s lion’s share of the national cake is taken from them and redistributed. The Caliphate must go! The long-suffering victims of Caliphate Colonialism must now go on the counter-offensive and drive the Caliphate out of Nigeria. We must then seal the border between the Caliphate Shariyaland and the new Secular-democratic Nigeria. If need be we should erect an Iron Curtain or build a Great Wall to keep these jihadist barbarians out of our new Nigeria. The Feudal-theocracy version was best articulated by Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, in 1960 when he told his Caliphate constituency: ———————————————— q1) “The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great-grandfather, Uthman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities of the North as willing tools and the South as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us, and never allow them to have control over their future.” —Sir Ahmadu Bello, Leader of the npc and Premier of Northern Nigeria, (Parrot Newspaper, 12th Oct. 1960; republished on November 13, 2002, by the Tribune Newspaper, Ibadan.) L———————————————— Why? BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE This reported statement by the deposed Emir of Gwandu declaring that Northern politicians created Boko Haram, is like the testimony of the former deputy leader of a criminal gang turned prosecution witness. We must recall that when he was the Emir of Gwandu, he was the Number two man in the Caliphate hierarchy, second only to the Sultan of Sokoto. Besides, he was the very man who, at a meeting of emirs in March 2005, called for a fight with the Obasanjo government. And it was a few months later, in mid-2005, that Boko Haram began to show evidence of better financing and increasing capacity. Jokolo must know well whereof he spo