Signs of Nigeria’s “dismemberment” becoming apparent – Doyin Okupe
Former presidential aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe says “signs of possible dismemberment” of Nigeria are becoming hard to ignore.
He stated this in a Facebook post on Sunday while reacting to Friday’s stoppage of movement of food items from the North to the South.
A video had gone viral on social media showing truckloads of food items from the northern part of the country being stopped at a village called Kara in Jebba, Niger State before they could cross to Kwara State and neighbouring states in the South-West geopolitical zone.
Trucks carrying items like tomatoes, onions, beans, yams and cattle were affected.
A group, the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, later claimed responsibility for the act.
The group said it stopped its members from moving cattle and foodstuffs to the country’s southern part having commenced an indefinite strike following the government’s failure to address the alleged killings of its members in parts of the country.
Reacting, Okupe said it was a sign that Nigeria’s unity was under threat.
“God does not make a mistake. Florrid signs of possible dismemberment of this nation are becoming apparent.
“Personally, I do not believe that the manifest destiny of this nation is for its component parts to separate.
“But my father and my God, if it is thy will let a rainbow which will abort this storm appear and preserve this nation and comfort your people in Jesus name,” the ex-presidential aide wrote.
Okupe, who prayed against Nigeria’s break-up, challenged Northern elders to rise to the occasion and prevent further escalation.
“Food blockade from the north…..Are there no more elders in the north?
“Where are the stakeholders in this nation?
“A stitch in time saves nine.
“The plan of evil to destabilise Nigeria will fail in Jesus name,” Okupe wrote.