’Unongo’s call on Buhari to send soldiers to Southwest to protect Northerners dangerous’

Fani-Kayode and Unongo
Fani-Kayode and Unongo

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Critic, Femi Fani-Kayode has described as reckless and dangerous call made by Second Republic Minister of Steel Development and convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Paul Unongo, to President Muhammadu Buhari to send soldiers to Southwest to protect northerners.

Fani-Kayode, reacting to the statement on Sunday “the suggestion that Buhari should deploy soldiers to the SW to “protect northerners” by Chief Paul Unongo is reckless, irresponsible and dangerous.

“Fulani terrorists are killing our people all over the Southwest and now he wants soldiers to kill us too? Unongo is begging for war! The worst thing is that the man is not even a Fulani. He is a Tiv man and we in the Southwest love and respect the Tiv people.

“We know that they are great and courageous warriors but Unongo is not talking like a Tiv man but rather like an old slave who has lost touch with reality.“

According to Fani-Kayode, the same terrorists that “are killing your people are the ones that are killing ours and you want them to be protected? Northerners are not in any danger in the Southwest but Fulani terrorists and killer herdsmen who slaughter, rape, torture and kidnap our people most certainly are.

“We make no pretence and have no apology for that. If the state refuses to protect us from terror we have no choice but to protect ourselves. That is perfectly lawful. The only reason you need to worry for your safety in the Southwest is if you are a killer herdsmen or a terrorist.”

Fani-Kayode added that “We will not tolerate such beasts anymore and we will not alow them to slaughter our people. The overwhelming majority of Fulanis and northerners are not terrorists so they have nothing to fear. Only the wicked run when no-one is pursuing them.

”Unongo should know that the Yoruba people are slow to anger but irresistable in battle. Our heads may be bloodied but they can never be bowed. He should stop testing the will of the people of the Southwest with such absurd suggestions and desist from attempting to spark off a civil war.

“He should face his Benue State, help his Governor fight the army of killer Fulani herdsmen that have plagued and overwhelmed the state and leave the Southwest alone. The Yoruba are not Nigeria’s sacrificial lambs and neither are we slaves. No-one can threaten or intimidate us!”


  1. Paul Unongo and Audu Ogbeh are the last stooges of North Central Nigeria with rewired brains to think “North” even in their sleep. Most of youths in the Middle Belt would rather be Middle Belters than Northerners
    We are not Northerners and don’t want to be Northerners. If everybody were to go his way today, we surely wouldn’t want to go with the North. That being said, Fani- Kayode should be reminded we are a people of integrity and no Fulani slaves in the Middle Belt despite that mistakes were made in the past.We are a people of our own mind.

  2. Both Tony and FFK are saayng the same trash. No responsible govt will fold his hands while junkies and thurgs take arms against any citizen . And offcourse if need be to send soldiers, it should be done with clear instructions to shoot to death any trouble maker. Southwest or west South, we need no noise . There are lots of criminal in southwest than anything fulniman is doing. Those should concern FFK and to Tony. We need no noise about rogue like NNAMDI KANU. he is an outcast. He is a coward. You make empty statement and when the fire comes you start crying genocide. You are now claiming to be recruiting armies? You think federal govt will just take it easy? Offcourse, you will be crushed once and for all. Take your time and find legitimate things to do.

    • You are on point. A drug addict like Fani-Kayode should not be the mouthpiece of any group of people. The idiot will never come out to protest but will push gullible youths to endanger their lives while he keeps impregnating women at the age of over 70. Never seen a useless man like Fani-Kayode whose resume is just my father was …..

  3. The idiot knows that his people are now seeking refuge in Igboland. Even joining the Eastern Security Network ESN in droves. Same people that joined hands with North, South West and South South to kill NDIGBO during the last civil war. They are now begging us to enlist them in our security outfit to fight the animals from up north that have ravaged middle belt.
    So Nigerian army has become Northern Nigerian army that can be deployed against Southerners. Am happy this is happening to South West that has always connived with the North to kill NDIGBO. All we hear from the west is. kill NNAMDI KANU kill the IPOB members . Let the civil war start . Second beat jare…. according to Fela

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