Who Are They Fighting For?


I happen to be in a car with four men and two of them happen to be Ibo but grew up in Lagos and quite fluent in Yoruba. The two men claim they are Lagosians and regardless of the fact that Lagos is a Yoruba state, it is owned by Ibos since as they of the opinion that Ibos made Lagos what it is.

These men further argued about not leaving their fortune in Lagos to go back to their states. The men seem to believe the fight for Biafra is totally selfish and unreasonable.

I listened intently for their reasons, they said that the people fighting for separation in the country are rich and wealthy, fighting only with words. One of them was quick to add that if a war was to break out, these men would give them guns to fight while their sons and daughters would be secured abroad. They have would die for their chidren to enjoy.

They also mentioned that these men would dialogue with the President and various politicians who will pay them to keep quiet, eventually, the said people they are fighting gets nothing in return. 

I thought to myself, if these men represents the voice of the Eastern people whom some prominent figure are supposedly defending, then who are they fighting for? 

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