Growing up in Nigeria back in the days we were known as the Fela generation, Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre that combines traditional Yoruba with funk and jazz. One of his hit songs that made airwaves all over Nigeria and of course Africa was "unknown soldier", to many of us the song was a show of defiance towards authorities, an insult to the government, and so forth.

Forty years over since the release of the album, the song seems to be sounding even more like a piece of a puzzle, now let’s drawback and look at some major events in Nigeria the past 40 years:

On March 5, 2003, Dr. Harry Marshal of the ANPP was murdered in his bedroom in Abuja.
He was the National Vice-Chairman of the ANPP (South-south). He left the PDP for the ANPP

following a rift with some top players of the party
• On June 3, 2005, the principal administrative officer of Uvwie Local Government Area in
Oredo Local Council in Edo State was assassinated by unknown gunmen.
• In August 2005, Mr. Felix Eboigbe, councilor in Oredo Local council in Edo State was
Murdered by unknown assailants 
• On Christmas day in 2005, the Chairman of Warri South Local Council was murdered.
3.3. NORTH-CENTRAL
• On June 30, 2006, a governorship aspirant of the Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD),
Mr. Jesse Aruku was abducted and killed near his house in Bassa Local council in Plateau State by unknown assailants
• On August 15, 2002, the State Chairman of PDP in Kwara State, Ahmed Pategi was
Assassinated unknown gunmen 

• On July 27, 2005, PDP’s Assistant National Director, Research and Planning, Mr. Anthony
Ozioko was murdered in his residence in Saburi-Gwagwa, Abuja by unknown assailants
• On March 3, 2004, the convoy of the Benue State Governor, George Akume was attacked by
suspected assassins on his way to Kaduna. Although he survived the attack, a member of PDP’s
board of trustees, Andrew Agom, and Joseph Ngama, a police sergeant were killed by unknown gunmen.
• On March 4, 2004, Mr. Luke Shingaba, a chairmanship candidate, was killed in his house in
Bassa Local Council in Kogi State by unknown assailants
• On February 5, 2005, Sunday Atte, the leader of the legislative council in Yagba East Local
Council of Kogi State was murdered by unknown gunmen
• On February 18, 2003, A Security man in the residence of Chief Paul Unongo, ANPP
gubernatorial candidate in Benue State was murdered by unknown assailants
3.4. NORTH-EAST
• On February 23, 2003, Speaker of the Borno state House of Assembly, Hon. Inuwa Kubo,
escaped an assassination attempt on him by unknown gunmen.
• On February 5, 2005, Sunday Atte, the leader of the legislative council in Yagba East Local
Council of Kogi State was murdered by unknown gunmen.
• November 25, 2002, Lagos PDP governorship aspirant, Dele Arojo, was killed by unknown
Assailants.
• On February 5, 2005, Sunday Atte, the leader of the legislative council in Yagba East Local
Council of Kogi State was murdered by unknown gunmen.
• November 25, 2002, Lagos PDP governorship aspirant, Dele Arojo, was killed by unknown
Assailants.
• On July 16, 2005, unknown gunmen killed Alhaji Lateef (aka Lati Osogbo), a close associate
of Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu, a top-notch leader of the PDP.
While to the rest of the world UN stands for united, in Nigeria the combination of  U and N to any word is a code word for a coverup, take for example this:

Millions Stolen In Nigeria. Accused - Unknown Snake And Unknown Gang Of Monkeys

The animals are accused of "stealing" a combined worth of nearly $300,000. A sales clerk was suspended from her job in February after she claimed that an unknown snake had swallowed 36 million nairas, or approximately $100,000. Just weeks later, a senator was ridiculed for suggesting that unknown monkeys stole 70 million nairas, or about $194,600, from a farmhouse.

 

Now going back to the lyrics of Fela´s song “Unknown soldier “, in Nigeria we have unknown police who are members of the notorious SARS brigade killing innocent Nigerian youths, extorting families, and intimidating communities. Nigeria also has unknown soldiers responsible for the killing of innocent civilians in Urlu and other parts of eastern Nigeria.

Nigeria also has unknown civilians who are responsible for looting, maiming, and killing peaceful protesters by attempting to make a peaceful protest into a violent one.

According to Fela, the presence of unknown police, unknown soldiers, and unknown civilians are equal to an unknown government.

At the moment in pro-Biafra regions of Nigeria, unknown civilians are accused of attacking and burning police stations while unknown soldiers show up afterward killing innocent civilians as retaliation attacks.

The fear of the unknown in Nigeria is the sole reason why there are few voices of resentments over bad governance, everyone is scared of a visit from the unknown.

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