Not everybody knows that it is very easy to do what agent provocateurs recruited by the Nigerian government are doing. It can only be surprising to those without foresight. I have said it before that it is easy to defend Satan or criminals in Africa if you are a little bit smart and have the conscience of a devil.
The first ingredient used in recruiting agent provocateurs is money. Yes, Igbo si na Onye ji igu Ka Ewu n'eso. When you give people money, you have gotten yourself acceptance.
This was exactly what Fulani used to make crimînals and men with questionable characters rulers in Igbo land. Go back a little in history and check the crop of leaders we had in Igbo land. You will call people like Michael Okpara, Akanu Ibiam, Chinua Achebe, Odumegwu Ojukwu, etc. These men did not become leaders just because they were rich, rather they became leaders because of what they had inside. They were not made by the Fulani. They made themselves. That was why when it came to a point in their lives that they need to defend the interests of the Igbo, they spoke without fear or favour. But immediately after the war, Nigeria imposed an economic war against the Igbo. They started hunting for men capable of betraying their people and empowering them. That was how today's rulers were born.
Today, you have rulers that can recruit Fulani herdsmen, named them Ebubeagu, and use them to slaughter their youths. You have rulers that tremble at the sight of the Fulani oligarchy. Men without balls will always speak down on their people just to keep feeding fat on the suffering of their people. Today, the Igbo region has the worse roads. They have no railway or train transportation, yet no ruler in Igbo land is complaining.
In a country where Fulani Oligarchy is releasing known terrorists, the same Fulani government is still holding Mazi Nnamdi Kanu after the Court of Appeal set him free, yet no Igbo ruler is speaking. On 11th December, infiltrators gunned down some Igbo women in the marketplaces and burned down ancient Afo and Nkwo markets in Urualla, yet the same Igbo governors who have been against IPOB refused to condemn it. These are the type of rulers the Fulani gave to the Igbo people. They just allowed them to enrich themselves through the looting of their people's resources and with it took charge. Only a few have the willpower to suffer rather than betray their people, reason what is happening today is happening.
So what the Nigerian government gave to the agent provocateur is money. With money, you can win people and get followers. People love where money is. What the agent provocateur needs is just a little smartness. Let me also say it here that infiltrators did not make their money through fundraising. What they used fundraising for is to fool the world and make them think they are not into money laundering. The bulk of the support came from the Nigerian government. But to fool you, they had to tell you about fundraising. First, he has no right to use the name of IPOB to conduct fundraising, but how can they legitimize the money government is giving to them without fundraising? Remove fundraising it becomes money laundering. Thats why they had to claim being in charge of ESN when he knew absolutely nothing about ESN.
Broadcasts are prepared, pancakes applied, kingly clothes put on and the room decorated like a Palace. All these things are psychologically creating an impression in the minds of gullible people. The provocateur will also place his pictures beside that of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This has never been done by many trusted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's followers, but he is doing it. Do you know why? They needed to create this impression inside you that after Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, it is him.
As these impressions are being created, the plan to abduct and kïll Mazi Nnamdi Kanu continued. Immediately, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was kidnapped in Kenya and renditioned to Nigería, the agent provocateur changed his mode of broadcast. He started speaking like a leader and dishing out subtle orders. When he was cautioned he accused every IPOB leadership of selling Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He kept twisting every news to favour him. He has Nigería media on his side. The governors that recruited him donated lots of followers to him. New phones were bought for them and they opened fake accounts with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's pictures. Their job is to support the agent provocateur and attack IPOB leadership. These people will never agree even if you give the superior arguments. This is exactly how to spot them.
There is no one close to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the agent provocateur has not insulted and attacked. IPOB leadership was attacked. He even bragged that he will be their end. A boast that will never see the light of day. He has insulted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's wife and lawyer. The only person remaining is Mazi Nnamdi Kanu himself.
But let me tell you how it will end. His last attack will go for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. For sure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not only reject them, but he will also curse them for waging war against IPOB. But they will accuse Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of many things, among which are; that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been cloned by the Nigerian government. That he was replaced in the DSS dungeon. Some of them will say how he agreed to compromise the reason he was released. They will tell you how the zoo will never release him if he didn't compromise.
But the truth is that this attack on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be their last burial. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will thank DOS, thank the lawyers, and his media warriors that stood with the struggle. And the infiltrators will become history and will only be remembered when historians like us will detail the events surrounding this sacred struggle.
Elochukwu Ohagi, Philosopher, Teacher, And Activist, 2022.