Don’t get me wrong, please. I explained what I meant by that. Go read the thread of our discussion. The North has demonstrated courage in telling Buhari to wake up from his slumber and deal with the security challenge confronting the nation. I even cited the case of CNG that staged a mass protest in Abuja but its leaders were arrested and detained by Dss. No matter how badly we feel about the situation we’re constrained by he fact that Buhari still enjoyed the support of majority of the poor in the North who are being fed lies. It’s at a great risk that some of us are criticising the government. Even today I posted a stuff written in Hausa by a northerner from the president’s home state on Facebook where the writer was asking northerners what’s their problem with Sunday Igboho who was fighting for his own people, while here in the North bandits and kidnappers have denied us peace? Why are we jubilating over Igbohos arrest as if that will bring banditry to an end? Come to see the kind of comments people are making over the post. So you guys don’t understand our situation. You only look s issues from your own perspective. Your need to engage more with northerners who are open minded in order to understand what we’re going through.
The truth of the matter is there are progressive in the North like we have in the South. And there are conservative reactionaries on both sides. The major problem is that the progressives from the two regions have been unable to come together due to stereotyping. The June 12 struggle was an eye opener to this sharp division that prevented the progressives from forming a formidable force to send the Abacha military junta packing. We’re still stuck in that position.