Buhari’s outrageous outburst on his wife in Berlin at the end of his Germany visit completely overshadowed the import of whatever was the original reason for this trip. Quite clearly if ever there was an incontrovertible link between congenital misogyny and genocidist depravity, psychologists and geneticists would have at last found a case study here.
Muhammadu Buhari, head of the Nigeria genocidist regime, was in Germany last week on a three-day “state” visit. According to a regime spokesperson, “cooperation on security”, a euphemism for possible German arms exports/transfers to Nigeria, was one of the pressing subjects on the agenda of Buhari’s discussion with German officials. Indeed, Markus Elderer of the German foreign ministry had been quoted in the Lagos Vanguard (7 June 2016) that Nigeria had asked for German weapons for “security challenges” especially in its northcentral/northeast region, epicentre of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency.
Alas, Buhari’s outrageous outburst on his wife during a joint Berlin press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the visit completely overshadowed the import of whatever was the original reason for this trip. Buhari was adamant as he responded to a reporter’s question on his wife: “My wife belongs to my kitchen”. He doubled down on the outrage later in the day when he told Deutsche-Welle radio (German external service broadcaster), “[my wife is there] to look after me”. Quite clearly if ever there was an incontrovertible link between congenital misogyny and genocidist depravity, psychologists and geneticists would have at last found a case study here.
Back to that so-called security principal focus billed for the summit, I have argued, variously, that Buhari is not really at war with Boko Haram - not to mention this organisation’s other ruthless cousin, Fulani militia. On the contrary, Buhari is an integral component of Boko Haram/Fulani militants. Buhari’s war, since his March 2015 imposition as head of Nigeria regime by US President Obama and ex-British Prime Minister Cameron, is to the south of Nigeria – in Biafra, occupied by Nigeria since 13 January 1970.
Buhari has continued the Nigeria state genocide against the Igbo people, fully supported by Britain, which he, himself, as a lieutenant then in the genocidist army has been an active participant right from launch date, 29 May 1966. 3.1 million Igbo people were murdered in the three phases of the genocide prior to 13 January 1970. Hundreds of thousands have been murdered subsequently including those murdered since Buhari’s current position in power, especially beginning October 2015 and has continued unabated.
Any German weapons sold/transferred to Nigeria presently, even a bullet, pistol or grenade, are more likely to be deployed to murder Biafrans. This will amount clearly to German complicity in the Igbo genocide, this foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa. Federal Germany, it must be recalled, in commendation, was one of the first countries which placed a comprehensive arms embargo on Nigeria during the May 1966- January 1970 phases I-III of the genocide unlike its “other half”, the GDR (East Germany), which ignominiously supported the genocide, particularly in its training and reequipping of squadrons of loaned Egyptian air force pilots flying Soviet MiGs who specialised in the carpet bombing of Biafran cities and towns and villages.
Germany started its direct “relationship” with Africa in the early years of the first decade of the last century quite abominably with its organised genocides against the following African peoples in the southwest region of the continent: beginning in 1904 and through to 1907, the German military, operating in the region, murdered 65,000 out of 80,000 Herero people or 80 per cent of the total Herero population wiped out; beginning in 1904 and through to 1907, the German military, operating in the same region, murdered 10,000 Nama people or 50 per cent of the Nama population destroyed. Thirty years later, the German-state would resume this southwest Africa genocidist antecedent 5000 miles away in the heart of Europe, its continental homeland, as it embarked on the gruesome genocide of Jewish people, murdering 6 million of them by 1945.
Given its catastrophic history in the 20th century, it is hopefully inconceivable that Germany would wish to “reengage” with Africa in this second decade of a new century, this time in southwestcentral Africa, by intervening to send weapons to Nigeria to enable the latter intensify its campaign of savagery in the ongoing Igbo genocide, a genocide in which Nigeria and Britain murdered 25 per cent of the Igbo population between 29 May 1966 and 12 January 1970.
* Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is the author of Longest genocide – since 29 May 1966 (December 2016).
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