Dot in a circle - what is there to hate about the Igbos?

 

Nigeria is about 200m, Igbos are over 40m of those 200m, that's 20% at the least. 40m is not a dot in a 200m circle, it is a big circle on its own! Anyone who stayed in school to finish primary 6, would have known this 🀷🏾‍♂️, Yomi Lawal writes.
 

Location is Ladipo spare parts market in Lagos. Went there in search of a part for my then jalopy. Standing over a plank and attempting to put my negotiating skills to test, "kedu!," the industrious man half yelled at me. "Odinma!," I replied. Then he launched into a conversation, all in Igbo.

I told him, I didn't understand all he said and laughed. He was surprised, he incredulously asked me if I wasn't Igbo, I said I wasn't. "You look Ibo" he said.

Several times I encountered banters like this, even amongst Yorubas who automatically assume I wasn't Yoruba and would later ask when I speak "shey Yoruba niyin ni?"

A dot in a circle? Which dot? You want to wipe away a dot in an empty circle? We know you can't even draw a circle without a dot in its center, since when is a dot a sinister thing? Since when 

See, it is only an animal that sees others as prey to be conquered. Dot in a circle? As in millions of people are dots in a circle?

Nigeria is about 200m, Igbos are over 40m of those 200m, that's 20% at the least. 40m is not a dot in a 200m circle, it is a big circle on its own! Anyone who stayed in school to finish primary 6, would have known this 🀷🏾‍♂️

Continuing with my Ladipo story, turned out I went back to buy a tokunbo radio for the jalopy which didn't work as expected and I went back for a refund. The seller refused to give me a refund or change the radio. Thinking I was defeated, it was an Igbo man that told me I should report the Igbo seller to their leadership in the market. I was taken to their leadership and I made my case. They ordered the seller to give me a refund or change the radio! They told me if he didn't, I should come report him. The seller went to his shop and gave me my money! 

The Igbos are successful in business because they have a working structure! Centuries of apprenticeship system and well defined conflict resolution mechanism. How dare a man whose life was spent living off the sweat of others call an entire nation of industrious people a dot? 

You do not label over 40m individuals as if they have only one personality. We say "killer" Fulani herdsmen and the Fulani "elites" are the problems we are facing. We never labeled the entire Fulanis as criminals. A supposed president of a nation however thinks all Igbos are IPOB members and that membership makes them criminals 🀷🏾‍♂️

What is there to hate about the Igbos that is not worse in other tribes if we are to view it from a tribal issue? Can you buy something from a Yoruba trader in the market and without leaving the shop return that item for a refund? Most of them won't give you your money back πŸ˜’. You can't even stand in front of their shop as a potential buyer without being told to "kuro niwaju igba mi" 🀷🏾‍♂️. What then is there to hate about Igbos if others are doing worse than they are accused of? 

I hear Igbos like money. Those looting under buharis government are northerners - mostly - and sprinkles of other tribes, are they looting because they hate money like Rotimi Ameachi? 😏. Igbos like money, we see most of them working for it! Those who like poverty, we see them too working for it πŸ˜‘

The shoot at sight order he has given to his goons against IPOB, I am also a target 🀷🏾‍♂️, if I look Igbo to an Igbo and look "not Yoruba" to a Yoruba man and certainly does not look northerner, buhari's extrajudicial kill order is also directed at me🀷🏾‍♂️. It is also directed at all of you because gunmen in uniform under the influence of drugs will shoot anyone not in uniform πŸ˜’

Back to the dot which is a big circle, there is no dot in any circle. What we have are circles within a circle and a clear Dolt in a murderous cycle 😏. buhariMustgoNow!

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