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Simon Ateba punctuates on the FFK saga and other tribal intriques

For some days now, Igbo people in Nigeria have been furious. Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Nigerian minister of aviation and presidential spokesperson bombed them with hateful and brain damaging words. Igbo people blasted him back with paraplegic and diplegic words. Kayode, a Cambridge educated Yoruba man, alleged in an opinion article that Igbo people are only guests in Lagos and their attitude of wanting to "grab everything" and flush all other people out is putting them in trouble in all parts of Nigeria. Igbo people erupted in anger and lambasted Kayode with social media weapons. The blast could be heard from Facebook to Twitter and every blackberry and ipad in-between. They described him as an irrelevant former failed minister of aviation who's seeking to get back into favour after years in darkness, limbo and gradual poverty. The war of words is yet to abate and is even escalating. Here is my opinion: Whether you're reading me in San Francisco or Beijing, the truth is, if you meet great, intelligent and gracious Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa men and women or indegenes from other tribes as I have been fortunate to meet, there's no way you can hate or disrespect them. If you meet the worst of them all, you will realise that bad people come from all tribes. No one is a saint. Believe me, no one is. Yoruba girls break hearts. Igbo girls break hearts. Hausa girls break hearts. Benin girls break hearts. Every tribe has people who inflict pain and trigger anger and leave us in hopelessness. But, in the end, when the come comes to become, no one knows who will scurry us out of trouble, no one cares who's treating your son on a sick bed. All we all want is healing, love, care and understanding our differences! Simon writes on his facebook page


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