Following last week earth tremor that was felt in some parts of Abuja, the indigenous people of Abuja have attribute the phenomenon to the anger of their gods against successive administrations for the injustices they have endured.
The Abuja natives weekend through the spokesperson of Abuja Original Inhabitants, Comrade Yunusa Yusuf, warned that the gods of the land will continue to fight for them until justice is done to the indigenous people, warning that the struggle is not yet over until deliberate efforts by the federal government to appoint a native as minister as well as give key positions in the federal cabinet to them.
“It is laughable how different government agencies and officials have come out to claim the recent earth disturbances in some part of Abuja is a natural occurrence because most people do not believe Abuja has indigenes and which in a short time will soon be regrettable.
“We have maintained peace as a people with utmost belief in every central administration that our deliberate marginalization in the scheme of national affairs will be corrected but what we continue to get for this peace offer is neglect and abuse.
“We have cried enough and we may have to divulge to other alternatives to agitate for our exclusion in the scheme of things by the federal government.
“Some recent time past, the Abuja Original Inhabitants had threatened to invoke the spirit of their ancestor in the Federal Capital Territory to join us in this genuine struggle to liberate our people.
“It is very regrettable that since our ethnic consensus to allow free government operation in the Federal Capital Territory, the government has not returned back the gesture but rather have sort different means to squash and alienate us in our ancestral land.
“Today, we the Abuja original inhabitants wish to reiterate categorically that the struggle is not yet over and we will not relent until deliberate efforts by the FG is visibly recorded which includes the appointment of an FCT native as a minister.
“We wish to remind you and every other resident not to jettison nor trivialise our belief in this struggle because in the nearest future, events will unfold that would give a better guide to our resolve. And if between now and October an FCT native is not appointed a minister, the Presidency (Aso villa) should expect an unprecedented earth disturbance”, the statement threatened.
The group however appreciates all non-natives that have shown the indigenous people enormous support in all realms during the struggle to bring about justice for all.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, had last Friday assured residents of the affected areas not to panic, noting that geological experts have counselled that Abuja was not on the line of any major seismic danger.