A brother sent to my WhatsApp account the article with the above headline by a faceless Anthony Kolawole who claimed to be an academic doctor from Nassarawa state university. This said person launched a drunken tirade on the great Nigerian social activist and public affairs commentator Dr. Peregrino Brimah by casting doubts about his identity and activism so as to nullify all his great writings and publications.
Since after the brutal Zaria Massacre by the Nigerian Army that killed close to 1000 defenseless and unarmed Shia Muslims, Dr. Peregrino Brimah though a practicing Christian was at the forefront in demanding for justice to the victims of the brutal massacre. So it is just a matter of time before the masterminds and executors of that brutal slaughter launch sponsored attacks on him and the above-named article should be seen in that light.
It is important to note that it is not only Dr. Peregrino Brimah that categorically condemned the brutal Zaria massacre and called for independent, impartial and credible probe but all the Human Rights organizations the world over. Majority of social activists in Nigeria also called for an impartial probe but the sponsors of Anthony Kolawole who masterminded the brutal Zaria massacre that killed close to 1000 civilians and buried them in mass graves chose to attack the loudest voice. They launched this attacks so as to bury what was undoubtedly a war crime.
It is also important to note that this is the first time I am seeing any write-up bearing the name of “Anthony Kolawole” and to feed my curiosity I used Google Search engine to check for any past article or publication of “Anthony Kolawole” but could not find any. This means that “Anthony Kolawole” is a fictitious personality sponsored by the Northern Nigeria civilian-militatry cabal that murdered close to 1000 defenseless Nigerian civilians to serve the evil Saudi Wahhabi agenda in Nigeria. But for the sake of posterity and academic discuss I will address the issues raised by “Anthony Kolawole”.
Anthony Kolawole wrote: “Brimah was apparently able to take time off as a paid gun calling for the bastardization of the Naira to champion the cause of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) or Shiite Sect. He wants all Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari to join him in criminalizing the Nigerian Army for taking on radicalized youths of the sect who thought they could kill the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.” The claim by the Nigerian Army that IMN members wanted to “assassinate” the Nigerian Army Chief was the first narration by the Nigerian Army to justify its brutal onslaughter against a civilian population that resulted in the death of close to 1000 civilians. Since then the present Nigerian Army authorities had given four other narrations as to their reason for the brutal Zaria massacre!
Anthony Kolawole wrote:”How many times have these people created gridlocks that cause delays which in turn leave hapless travelers moving into the night and into the hands of armed robbers?” It is a fact that all religious organizations in Nigeria discomfort travelers due to high number of participants and to accuse #IMN alone of this “crime” is selective and malicious. And not only religious organizations but also political rallies and campaigns but the sponsored Anthony Kolawole only singled out IMN for attack and wanted to use that as a justification for the brutal slaughter of close to 1000 Shia Muslims and burying them in mass graves.
In order to give himself a semblance of credibility that is non-existent the sponsored Anthony Kolawole wrote:”Nothing and absolutely nothing justifies the needless loss of any human life particularly when the situation is avoidable.” But all his tirades against the respected Dr. Peregrino Brimah, all his incoherent rantings against IMN and it’s leadership was to justify the monumental loss of valuable Nigerian lives that the Nigerian Army are paid to protect and defend.
The ugly face and agenda of the sponsored