The Dot Nation, the Home of the Gods - Onyeji Nnaji
The world of the Igbo has been approached with undulating sarcasm by her neighbours. The Igbo have been metaphorised ridiculously by the nationalities around them simply because the civil war of the 1967-70 was not a complete success due to the slyly attitude of Britain. If you want to know, really the content of the picture below.
The aftermath of the civil war event led to the most derogatory reference to the Igbo. The North called the Igbo "Nyamiri" because the starved Igbo population in Kano pleaded for water. Obasanjo, in 2017, referred to the Igbo as "Miscreants", not minding that his true father was an Igbo of the Onitsha royalty. The Igbo has been called terrorists even when they had no weapon.
The present APC government under the Buhari administration, after announcing to the world the preparedness of his government to commence the pogrom which the British could not achieve in 1906, readily intoned that the Igbo are "a dot in a circle".
Dot in a circle is a grammatical metaphor used to denote military training ground where shooting is the principal intention. Buhari's government did not speak with mincing words. He was very much equivocal in the clarification that the military will use Igbo land for a show of prowess to complete the mission himself and his cohorts could not achieve in the 1970s Igbo genocide.
Buhari, by semantic implication, metaphorically maintained that Igbo land is a place designed for a show of military might, with the Igbo governors organizing the stage for the massacre of their own people.
Unfortunately, the said Buhari, gifted with calling his subjects "dogs and baboons" that shall "be soaked in blood," forgot so easily that the "circle" will not stand anytime the "dot" is affected. The nucleus of the circle is the dot at the center. Puncture the dot and the circle will deflect
immediately. The dot is the cell, the Crux; and of course, the beginning of the existence of the circle without which the circle will not survive within minutes. If Nigeria feels great without the Igbo, let there be a referendum and finally the freedom of the Biafrans; then watch and see if the British contraption, in the guise of a nation, will stand. If after the massacre of the Igbo in 1067s, the subsequent bombing of the Igbo territories by the military and the killing of the Igbo at Uzo-Uwani,
Nimbo, Egedegede etc. by the untouchable Fulanis coupled with the destruction of their means of livelihood in various parts of Nigeria, just like the confiscation of the Igbo landed properties, business, factories and billions of Naira freezed in all the Nigerian banks after the war yet the Igbo are waxing stronger and better world round; the threats of life cannot get the Igbo intimidated. Buhari should know this.
The Igbo are gods; they were gods from the beginning; those days when they saw no darkness until they encountered the daughters of the created man. The Igbo are one unified entity sensuously, although we are diverse in our democratically conditioned philosophy. Abaribe semiotically dramatized what the indefatigable spirit of the Igbo meant when he replied Presedent Buhari that the Igbo is not afraid of any mortal, except his Chi. We are the foundation of this Earth; remove that dot at the centre and watch if the world will stand. If you want to know why the Igbo are who they are, then you will need to study the Egyptian Book of the Dead and ask yourself why the sun does not rise in Abydos or elsewhere in Egypt, but chooses to rise in the most neglected part of the world; the home of the Obasanjo Miscreants; the dot in a circle; of course, the habitation of chi. The sun rises in ABAKALIKI.