The former minister made the comments via an article titled “The Bloody Legacy of Usman Dan Fodio ”.
He also called for the destruction of “Islamist terror” in Nigeria and throughout the entire world.
The former minister made the comments via an article titled “The Bloody Legacy of Usman Dan Fodio (Part 1)”.
The article reads:
On 19th September 2016 after the latest bombing in New York, Mr. Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, said "In the 20th century the United States of America defeated fascism, Nazism and communism. Today the United States of America must destroy (radical) Islamism".
Mr. Trump is absolutely right! Yet it is not just in America that the scourge of jihadi violence and Islamist terror must be destroyed. It must be uprooted, defeated and destroyed throughout the entire world, including Nigeria.
Sadly in this respect things appear to be getting worse. Reports coming in suggest that no less than eight Christian worshippers were murdered in cold blood whilst their Church was burnt to the ground in Borno state just yesterday.
One wonders when this sad and sorry tale will end. One wonders when this recurrent and utterly beastly bloodfest and this outrageous orgy of violence will stop?
If it is not Fulani herdsmen and militants slaughtering southerners in their homes and farms it is Boko Haram butchering Christians in their Churches in the north. Sadly our President does not give a damn and he is behaving true to type.
Like the Roman Emperor Nero, as his nation burns, as his people suffer, starve and feel the pain of economic recession and as members of the Christian community in his country are being slaughtered he has, yet again, opted to play the fiddle and jet out of the country.
This time he has travelled to New York and, worse still, he has gone with a record 108-member delegation despite the fact that we are facing the most terrible recession in the history of our nation.
Yet this contribution is not about the idiosyncrasies of Buhari or the barbarity of Boko Haram but rather about their historical predecessors and forefathers and the unholy agenda that they collectively seek to purse and enforce. The history is clear. Let us go back to the beginning.
Sheik Usman Dan Fodio, a violent and relentless jihadist, the man who led his people from Futa Jalon in modern-day Guinea to Sokoto in northern Nigeria in 1804 and the father of the Fulani Caliphate, once said:
"Conscience is an open wound, only truth can heal it".
I find it hard to imagine how a genocidal maniac and Islamist terrorist who killed, maimed, pillaged and burned his way to infamy in the most barbaric way and who enslaved millions in the north and took their self-respect, identity and dignity away from them can speak of "conscience" and "truth"?
The bitter truth is that he had neither of the two. I have always found it curious that the Guardian Newspaper used his words as their motto.
Perhaps they didn't know who he really was and what he really stood for. They say that there is no compulsion in religion yet this is a man who literally soaked northern Nigeria in blood and who took the lives of millions of innocent and defenceless men, women and children amongst the Hausa tribe in Gobir and other northern tribes in his quest to impose and establish Islam.
The Bible says "knowledge is power". It follows that ignorance is a terrible affliction: it is a terminal ailment which leads to certain death. In an essay that I wrote on 25th July 2016 titled 'Nigeria's Third Mahdi and the Last Of The Amalekite Kings', I described Dan Fodio as the "first Mahdi of Nigeria".
He was the greatest evil that ever afflicted our shores closely followed by an Englishman by the name of Lord Frederick Lugard who recommended and decreed the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria in 1914.
Between those two monsters many lives, destinies, families, nations and futures were destroyed and many stars were eclipsed. May the Lord repay them according to their works.