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Thursday, 15 August 2019



We know for certain the meaning of a slave; as a person whose freedom has been taken away. A slave can equally be regarded as a person legally owned by somebody and is forced to work for them. It is quite disheartening to learn that a slave is happy in his/her slavery. Ricardo Flores Morgan once wrote, “Nothing is as discouraging as a happy slave.”

In recent time, there was a news break out that Ebonyi State government under the leadership of Governor Dave Umahi, has banned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from organising any activity in any part of the state, insisting that the group remains proscribed.

Now, when we talk about slavery, everyone think that slavery is now obsolete or a thing of the past. But are you sure of that? There are so many kinds of freedom; like psychological freedom or mental freedom, intellectual freedom, economic freedom, political freedom, etc. A happy slave is one who has no psychological or mental freedom. That is the reason he does not know that he is a slave, because he is mentally enslaved. This makes it more difficult for such a person to be liberated from that mental slavery. This is because he does not know that he is a slave, but instead, he/she will rebel against it. Psychological slavery is the biggest monster that is destroying or ravaging the entire Africa. Slavery is what made up an African man's entire being or existence. When you talk of a black African man, what will occur to you is slavery. You can argue that a black African man has a slave mentality, he cannot stand on his own.

The methods of enslavement have changed; now they are more subtle, such that we can be happy slaves without even knowing it. Nobody likes being a slave, but what if we are not aware that we are slaves? By this notion we will unravel the mystery behind this happy or intellectual or psychological slavery. That is the type of enslavement the purported govervor of Ebonyi state has found himself. This is the reason why most times these happy, psychological and intellectual slaves exhibit the highest level of gullibility without knowing it. Sometimes, you think that these happy, psychological and intellectual slaves need brain reset or brain surgery.

In recent time, Family Writers Press International gathered how the Fulani terrorists have been ravaging Ebonyi state, killing and raping women, but David Umahi has not banned them. This is hypocritical and exact meaning of happy, psychological and intellectual slavery. The problem of these happy, psychological and intellectual slaves is poverty of the mind. This is because no right minded individual will candidly accept a murderer and ban unarmed and non-violent group. More still, Dave Umahi as the chairman of the South Eastern governor's forum, he did not condemn the killing of a priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu and kidnapping of a traditional ruler in Agbaogwugwu in Awgu L.G.A., Enugu State. Instead, he remembered to ban IPOB activities.

When you are unable to fight back against humiliation, when you remain defiant in the face of terror, it simply defines you as a slave. What are you afraid of? Why is Governor Dave Umahi afriad of IPOB? This is a question asked in two different ways. And that is the question Governor Dave Umahi failed to answer in his communique.

His statement partly read: “The attention of the public is hereby drawn to a Federal High Court order, which proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) since September 2017 and classified it as a terrorist organisation in Nigeria. By that order, the IPOB has become an unlawful organisation, and all it's activities become criminal within the provisions of the Terrorism Act of 2011. Members of the public are therefore warned that any participation in the activities of the organisation, under whatever guise has become an offence punishable under various laws of the country." He continued, “as a responsible government committed to maintaining law and order, the state government is not going to allow IPOB to endanger the lives and properties of their citizens, by organising any form of activity in the state."  But Fulani herders which is the 4th most dangerous terrorist group in the world are allowed to move freely in Ebonyi State. Family Writers Press International correspondent in Ebonyi State has gathered that Governor Dave Umahi has been giving land secretly to Fulani (the Fufulde) herders. As a result of that we now have so many Fulani communities in Ebonyi State.

Our quest as humans is a quest for happiness, or at least we think that is our foremost goal. According to Socrates, "happiness is the end of everything." But what does happiness mean to you? Having a family, job or security? Happiness is dictated by the society. People who rebel against happy slave syndrome

start to see the lack of reason behind the illusions and stereotypes that are imposed on us by this contraption called Nigeria. Nigeria is a country bound in disunity.

Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.

Edited by Peter Nonso Ikeh
For Family Writers Press International



The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Oginigba Family Zone in Igweocha Province of Biafraland, under the global leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, held her monthly general meeting on Saturday 10th August 2019. The zonal deputy coordinator, Mazi Ambrose Ochiemu accorded members warm welcome following the opening prayer led by Pastor John Gogo.

Veteran (elder) Udechukwu Uwakem Simon gave the exhortation for the day, taking his reference text from the book of Nehemiah from Chapter 1. He briefly gave a narrative on the personality of this examplary biblical character, chosen by God in his days to lay a solid foundation for the final Israelitish journey back home from their captivity in the land of Babylon. He championed the rebuilding process of the city of Jerusalem destroyed by the armies of their captors. Veteran Udechukwu harped on the need for members to imbibe the sterling qualities of humility, obedience, courage, commitment and discipline as epitomised in the life of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He enjoined all to fully take hold of the Biafra restoration mandate being driven by the IPOB leadership.

IPOB oath of allegiance to was solemnly and reflectively re-administered on members to fire up their commitment to the Biafra restoration cause. The zonal deputy coordinator, Mazi Ambrose Ochiemu encouraged all to be up and doing according to stipulated guidelines. He warned against acts of sabotage which of course has dire/corresponding consequences. He cited the  Bible book of Ecclesiastes chapter 12:13-14 in reference.

Reports and suggestions on very relevant issues concerning the zonal women wing as raised by the leader, Mrs. Sandra Ngozi George amongst others from the unit coordinators were equally addressed.

The executive body of IPOB family in unit 2 was dissolved for dereliction of duties and acts of insubordination. New executive was constituted amongst whom are:

* Mazi Christopher Akposeye..... Coordinator
* Engr. Omono Omono..... Deputy Coordinator
* Mazi Joshua Gift Mark... Secretary
* Mrs. Ngozi Udechukwu... Financial Secretary
* Mrs. Kate Victor Kalio.... Treasurer

Mazi Onyekachi Bright Uba, the zonal coordinator, administered the oath of office on them. He advised them to abide by the working principles of the IPOB leadership and warned against acts inimical to the Biafra restoration struggle within their unit and the zone.

On behalf of the newly constituted executive, the coordinator, Mazi Christopher Akposeye thanked the house for finding them worthy of appointment and promised they will never betray the confidence reposed in them.

The meeting eventually adjourned at 6:55pm with a closing prayer said by Mazi Ambrose Ochiemu.

Peter Oshagwu
Reporting for Family Writers Press International



It is essential to know that freedom is pivotal in life and so must be treasured and contended for above every other concerns. What really is freedom? By simple definition, 'FREEDOM' means having the ability to act or change without constraint. Somebody can be said to be "free" when he/she can easily adjust without restriction. In the theory of philosophy and religion, there exists the window of freedom without undue interference, hinderance or enslavement. It is an idea closely related to the concept of liberty. An individual who experiences unfettered freedom, enjoys protection in all legitimate concerns whether theoretically or in practical terms. Beyond the physical realm, freedom generally, does not have any political, psychological or any other dimension.

Important questions average Biafrans need to ask themselves are: Are we as a people free in the real sense of it? What actually led to the Nigeria/Biafra war of 1967? What was the aftermath of that war and what is the present day reality? Verifiable history forms part of legitimacy in the bid to holistically determine our future. The freedom struggle initiated by the late People's General, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu on the 30th of May 1967 through the declaration of the Biafra nation, is yet persistently carried on till date.

The existence of a resilient and highly enlightened group like the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in all shades of activity and operation, has remained phenomenally examplary in the history of mankind. IPOB has carved a niche for itself globally, by tenaciously propelling the Biafra restoration struggle in over eighty eight (88) nations of the world. The crack and highly intelligent team of it's leadership and refined followership are exceptionally incomparable. There is a popular Igbo Biafran adage which says: "Azotacha Ana Azozie Ute", meaning "There ought to be Reclamation of Land first before that of Investment". This is primarily the reason why Biafra must firstly be restored before the government that will administer the nation is constituted.

In the Bible book of Matthew Chapter 6 verse 66, we are enjoined: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and every other thing shall be added unto you". Series of quotes and practical instances clearly affirm the importance of firstly seeking for freedom which is an inalienable and invaluable asset to mankind. The Israelites according to chronicled accounts, struggled for freedom for four hundred (400) good years before accessing their land of promise. They did not permanently settle in a strange land until they moved to settle purposefully in the land of fulfillment. Same experience seems applicable to the Biafra restoration quest.

Right from the beginning of the amalgamation of sharply diverse indigenous nationalities called Nigeria by the British imperialists, there has been excruciating tales of woes for the people. Dr. Fredrick Lugard and his wife, Flora Shaw, orchestrated the enterprise in 1914 by merging the Southern protectorate with that of the North, thereby handing over the reins of power to Sokoto caliphate otherwise known as the Osman empire. This arrangement was aided by the British government, crudely subjugating, enslaving and marginalising the people of the old Eastern region known as Biafrans. Up till date, acts of gross injustices and criminality have unabatedly been visited on Biafrans by successive governments of Nigeria. There exists relentless denials to relevant public offices as well as unwarranted killing of the people, confirming daily, the dire need for freedom.

Nigeria is an evil entity and Biafrans have to be free. Agents of darkness invade our land with impunity and we have no other option than to re-enact our resolve for total liberty and civilized democracy. This will definitely engender viable Economy, Health, Technological, Educational, Infrastructural, Electoral development/growth. There also will be an institutionalized, vibrant Judiciary, religious harmony and respect for fundamental rights of citizens. Freedom benefits are encompassingly inexhaustible and cannot be alternated.

Let us understand the full import of what a free Biafran nation has in store for us all and persuade the undecided to join the convoy when there still remaineth time. Without freedom, we as a people cannot maximally exercise our God-given rights nor fully utilize our potentials. Nigeria is not and cannot be our "Canaan". Biafra is our land of destination and fulfilment and that we must definitely get!

Written by Egwuatu Chukz

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International



"It is Biafra or nothing"! This is a common reverberating statement made by the family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. It remains the core mission statement commonly made by hardcore IPOB family members with unrepentant sagacity. IPOB, despite series of heinous brutalisation of it's members, proscription of it's activities and the criminal it's tagging as a terrorist organization by the Nigerian Islamic government, has courageously remained defiant and resolute in driving the Biafra restoration project.

This is meant to totally liberate the most victimized, molested, impoverished, marginalized and killed indigenous people in Nigeria in the 21st century. Right from inception, IPOB has consistently remained peaceful and has garnered for itself, unparalleled fame as the most civilized, peaceful, enlightened and organized indigenous freedom movement globally. And of course, that encouraging commendation of respect to men of integrity which the leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB core leadership and family members across the world, has garnered by carving out a niche to ensure that Biafra identity, proclamation of diverse human activities exerted on them are not just known but discussed and relived in the consciousness of civilized men globally.

The subjugations, atrocious acts of  enslavement and misery meted on Biafrans by the Nigerian government before, during and after the Nigeria/Biafra war between 1967 and 1970, that triggered off the birth of this divinely orchestrated movement known as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yet exist. IPOB came on board to optimistically embolden it's mission of completely abating the grievous sufferings and killings of the people through the following:

* To reclaim our lands forcefully taken away during the 1914 amalgamation by the British imperialists through Frederick Lugard.

* To protect the Biafran people against the Fulani killer herdsmen and their Boko Haram terrorist counterparts.

* To create an enabling environment for job opportunities/employments. Biafrans are daily being subjected to slavery, impoverishment and misery within the Nigerian contraption and elsewhere, scanning for greener pastures.

* To make provision for the security of lives and properties against external invaders as well as making adequately available, relevant social amenities needed by the people to stimulate and develop technologically and educationally across Biafraland, much endowed with enormous natural resources that can abundantly take care of the entire African continent.

Besides the above mentioned, the functionality of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is premised on non-political characteristics. It's mission as earlier stated, focus solely on the priceless restoration of the sovereignty of Biafra which must never be tainted by the corruption indices of the Nigerian polity. IPOB has clinically distanced itself from lending any form of support to Nigerian politicians or government, be it at the local, state or national level. Transparently, the movement has painstakingly and intelligently exposed and yet exposing the perpetrators of evil and wickedness without taking sides with any political party, groups or individuals whose actions and intents are devilish.

This position has never been comfortable with the apostles of injustice and messengers of death, hence the relentless vilification, victimization and killings carried out against the organization, it's leadership and family members by the Nigerian government through the instrumentality of the Islamisation agenda of the Fulani caliphate and it's cabals in Aso Rock. The drive for the actualisation of this satanic agenda has heightened in virtually all the regions and unless something potently drastic is done to contain and defeat it, the reality of this evil is well here with us. IPOB has remained stoutly unshakable with the truth of what transpired in the past, presently happening and the predictions of what will befall Nigeria.

The blame of the prevalent Fulani herdsmen killings should be harped on who, IPOB or the Nigerian presidency? It is however unfortunate that all the deceits of impostorous Islamic government of Nigeria still trades on bullying and holding down the gullible into losing sight of the circulative thrills of the Islamic agenda.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), possesses another sterling quality which is peace. Despite myriads of provocations and murderous actions meted against unarmed, innocent Biafrans by the Nigerian armed forces, IPOB has maintained high degree of discipline and maturity. The Nigerian armed forces have on several occasions, chatted the course for chaos through the unprovoked killings of IPOB family members since the commencement of Biafra agitation. Among those unforgettable memories is the gruesome killing of peaceful and unarmed agitators at Onitsha head bridge in 2016 protesting against the illegal arrest of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu which took place on the 14th of October 2015. Another, is the Catholic Church mayhem at Nkpor during Biafra Memorial Day, the Igweocha killings, the death brought upon the people as a result of "Operation Python Dance II" in Umuahia, Abia State. In the midst of all these, IPOB never retaliated in whatever form thereby remaining steadfast to the guiding principles of the United Nations charter.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has equally gone beyond just agitating for Biafra restoration through it's hospitality approach. It has at all times, identified and shown sympathy across board with the imprisoned, handicapped and bereaved Biafrans arising from the brutality of the Nigerian security forces. As a financially independent organisation whose incomes are internally generated, the organization has single-handedly sponsored some financially indisposed members  in respect of the struggle. IPOB remains the most disciplined, truthful, trusted, dependable and uncompromising Biafra restoration movement of our time. Big shame to the governors and political leaders of both the South-East and South-South regions who monitize their gains at the detriment of the lives and well being of their own people.

Today, the most talked about Fulani conquest drive is ravaging the entire spectrum of the evil British colony called Nigeria with virtually nobody standing in defiant opposition. It is no longer about Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB but the venomous killings of a catholic priest amongst others. The entire Biafraland is presently fulanised with herdsmen killers on rampage. Yet the governors were not ashamed to orchestrate the proscription of an armless, harmless, peaceful indigenous mass movement criminally tagged a terrorist organization. The politicians however, lack the clout to call indigenous people a terror group if really the meaning of the word "indigenous", is well understood. This is because even the uneducated knows what it means to be indigenous which encompasses even the governors themselves amongst other politicians at local, state and national levels. Indigenous in this context, includes all those that originated and sponsored the law of the proscription against the just, innocent people rightly advocating self-determination.

It is therefore shameful and a curse to be associated with a country or group of persons which forbid legitimate agitations, priding themselves with despotism, diverse military molestations and killings. The recent illegal proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) despite the genocidal orgy of government sponsored violence meted out against them in 2015 with thousands of Shiites killed, their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-ZakZaky and wife detained, mark yet another act of impunity by the Nigerian government.   This was being perpetrated against them (Shiites) simply because they are Hausa Muslims with religious ties with Iran against the Sunni Islamists who are Fulani foreigners that have religious relationship with Saudi Arabia. This position of the Nigerian government totally negates the principle of human rights that have to do with rights of expression and wilful association. The Shiite Islamic sect was slammed with proscription and tagged a terrorist group. And yet Nigerian administrators pride themselves as democrats?

The same fate befell IPOB in Nigeria which on September 20th 2017, grossly compromised Justice Kafarati of Federal High Court in Abuja, secretly and shamelessly, through the backdoor, proscribed it with a terrorist tag. This followed the deadly and most heinous military onslaught in modern history against an unarmed freedom fighter. It was murderously staged through a military expedition code named "Operation Python Dance II", which nearly claimed the lives of the IPOB leader himself and his parents. Although  more than 28 able bodied Biafrans were killed and properties worth fortunes wantonly destroyed. Nigerian army batallions criminally invaded the residential compound of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at Afara-Ukwu Ibeku community in Umuahia, Abia State in Biafraland, on 14th September 2017.

The whereabouts of the parents of the IPOB leader, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Eze Israel Okwu-Kanu and his wife Ugoeze, are still unknown till date. Yet the same Nigerian government that ordered the military to kill, maim, destroy IPOB family members and Shia Islamic Sect still give protection to the Fulani killer herdsmen (terrorists), the world's fourth most deadliest terror group, who are brazenly ravaging communities with AK47 assault rifles, destroying farmlands with their cattle, raping women and killing indigenous land owners without arrest, prosecution or proscription. It is obviously clear that the Islamic agenda to overrun the country with jihadi conquest is certain. The indigenous population should not trifle with the ongoing development especially Biafrans both resident at home and in the diaspora. Islamisation is indeed a stark reality and needs to be urgently checkmated. The specified mission of the IPOB as touched herein must be supported for the unfettered liberation of the land from the trappings of darkness that seems to have been covering the light of Biafran people over the years.


Written by Onyebuchi Eucharia O.
Editor, Family Writers Press International



The ongoing nefarious activities of the Nigerian army in smack of gross criminality as officers stationed in Takum, Taraba State, obviously demonstrated the fact that they are in complicit enterprise with the notorious Fulani kingpin, Alhaji Wadume. They gruesomely killed police officers of Special Intelligence Unit, deployed from the office of the Inspector General, Abuja. They were detailed for a Sting Operation against the notorious kidnapper, before they were gunned down by officers of the Nigerian army. It is incumbent upon the Inspector General of Police therefore, to order the immediate arrest of the concerned soldiers and their Brigade Commander, for detailed investigations to be carried out into the incident. There is this urgent need for the arrest and prosecution of the soldiers involved as the notorious cum grossly unprofessional Nigerian army has gone berserk in virtually all the states in Nigeria, killing the innocent. This is in sharp contrast with civilized national armies globally who fight for the defense and protection of both their territorial integrity and peoples.  The Inspector General of the Nigerian Police must have to activate the constitutional powers conferred on the institution to appropriately combat crime and criminality no matter whose ox is gored. All the Nigerian army officers involved in this dastardly act alongside their brigade commander, have to be decisively dealt with as a deterrent to other vampires in army uniform, against future occurrences.

The Inspector General of Police should also note the hurried manner in which the arrested kidnap kingpin of Fulani extraction was released by the soldiers, who was not just chained by his captors but equally handcuffed by the police. The criminal involvement of the Nigerian soldiers in this show of shame, speaks volumes. If really there was any distress call alerting the soldiers of kidnap activities in town that prompted the gruesome murder of the so-called "kidnappers" that subsequently became police officers detailed for Sting Operation from the office of the Inspector General of Police, which one is ideally and professionally right for the soldiers? Is it okay to immediately release the captive from the police or take him into custody? In fact, everything surrounding the police officers killing saga by the soldiers, is a clear evidence that the Nigerian army is presently neck deep into criminality including highways armed robbery and kidnapping.

These crimes being committed by these officers at checkpoints on highways, major roads and streets, are indicative of the fact that the soldiers have really outstayed their usefulness and therefore should be ordered back to the barracks. The constitutional duties of the Police and Civil Defence in providing internal security for the citizens have been hijacked and bastardized by the Nigerian army. The army is only constitutionally commissioned to protect the territorial integrity of the country from external  aggression. The distress call that brought them into the scene would not have been if the police were allowed to perform it's duties.  The man-hours being daily wasted by the Nigerian soldiers outside the barracks and insurgency hot spots in the North-East on civil related concerns have very shamefully turned them into criminals and terrorists contrary to their professional/statutory mandate. If the Inspector General of Police fails therefore to decisively deal with thes uniformed culprits in the Nigerian army that orchestrated this police officers assassination, it will then reposition and empower the soldiers to carry on with their killing spree at the slightest provocation, with the corrupt mindset that nothing will absolutely happen.

The authorities of the Nigerian police force must institute the arrest and prosecution of these trigger-happy, gravely unprofessional Fulani soldiers involved in this callous criminal activity even if the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai is implicated. The arrest will most definitely aid police investigation into the very root cause of the entire saga. It is important that the Inspector General of Police recalls that in the time past, retired General Theophilus Danjuma had accused the Nigerian army based on his findings pertaining it's complicity with the Fulani killer herdsmen and other Fulani Islamic criminals, in terrorising and killing law abiding citizens of Taraba State. This was flatly denied by the same Nigeria army. But it is now evidently clear that the vampiric killing of the police officers by the soldiers for their arrest of a hardened Fulani kidnapper whom they equally released, has confirmed the revelation of retired General Theophilus Danjuma.

The ball is presently in the court of the Nigerian police to courageously activate the provision of the law in dealing with this heinous crime shamelessly and criminally perpetrated by a supposed disciplined Nigerian army.

Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International



The plan for community policing which Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu revealed that the federal government will embark on, is at best, one gigantic project. This is surreptitiously aimed at diverting attention from it's acquiescence to the murderous AK47 wielding Fulani killer herdsmen and their sponsors, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), since the emergence of Buhari led APC federal government. Their heinous activities which include but not limited to ethnic cum religious cleansing, rape, abduction, land grabbing, killing and incessant threats to life and property of the innocent/law abiding indigenous population within the Southern and Central parts of the ravenous  jungle called Nigeria.

In all these satanic enterprises, the government in criminal connivance with Fulani oligarchy and supporters, have still not deemed it necessary to publicly condemn the perpetrators or get them arrested for prosecution even when the culprits defiantly accept responsibility. Victims have been left to their fate, mourning/burying their dead, licking their wounds and agonizing over the loss of their ancestral lands and properties.

The Nigerian government under the fistic grip of tyrant Buhari and his cabalistic All Progressive Congress Party (APC), have been behaving as if hundreds of thousands of innocent, defenceless children,  women and men gruesomely murdered by these marauding vampiric herdsmen, are just mere flies. The Fulani cabals in Aso Rock and their grossly deranged supporters pay colossal sums of money to the terrorist herdsmen in compensation, arms procurement and protection. Some years back, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, was reportedly quoted as saying that he paid forty million naira (40,000,000.00) to the Islamic jihadi invaders, to forestall further killing of the indigenous people of Southern Kaduna "because the governor happens to be one of their own".

The money so callously expended, was not to ghosts but to well known persons who should have been arrested and prosecuted for mass murder. What a travesty of justice! Did the herdsmen stop with their genocide? The answer is No!

Few months ago, it was also reported that the Fulani Islamic government of Nigeria, arrogantly gave out the sum of one hundred billion naira to the same terrorists "ostensibly for arms acquisition", whereas other peace loving nationalities within the Nigerian contraption are being disarmed by executive fiat. After several attempts of denials, Miyetti Allah came up with a statement that former President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan made a promise to them with such an amount. This according to them, was meant for the establishment of ranches in their home states, claiming that there was absolutely nothing wrong if Buhari administration fulfilled that pledge.

Has any ranch confirmatorily been established in the so-called home states of the cattle-herding/trading association? It is still a mirage. Miyetti Allah and their collaborators instead, went about threatening the indigenous land dwellers of dire consequences should they fail or resist repudiating their lands for private grazing businesses called RUGA Settlements. As if this does not suffice, they defiantly and arrogantly placed demand for the establishment of their own vigilante groups in various indigenous communities "whether the people liked it or not", a statement which the presidency seemed to have directly or indirectly re-echoed.

Having realized that the indigenous nations within the South and Middle Belt regions, vehemently rejected both the RUGA and the Vigilante berths, it then appears that the Nigerian government has rolled out another grand plan to further hoodwink the gullible through community policing which on the face value, suggests one of the effective modules to arrest the  rise of criminality in the society which is however fraught with restive questions wrapped up in distrust and insincerity.

* Why is it that the Federal Government of Nigeria which has been steadily opposing the establishment of State Police now suddenly started talking of community policing by-passing the States?

* Which of these tiers of Government is really closer to the people: State of Federal?

* Who is rightly positioned to conduct the screening and recruitment of the said community police officers to ensure that terrorist infiltrators who may attempt having their ways under the guise of "Traders Associations" are appropriately sifted from being recruited to police the indigenous communities within the Southern and Central zones?

If the authorities at the federal level will conduct the screening/recruitment exercise, one then stands to reason that the proposed community policing is a ploy floated to officially re-engage and re-deploy the terrorists across various indigenous communities to undermine the existing security structures already in place; just as the so-called repentant Boko Haram terrorists are said to have been re-integrated into the Nigerian army. Any wonder then why the Nigerian military is reported by Wall Street Journal (WSJ), to have secretly buried in mass graves at odd hours in the night, about one thousand Boko Haram terrorists slain Nigerian soldiers since last summer?.

Other factors that totally render the community policing project by the Abuja based cabals suspicious, include the inability of various state governors especially within the Southern and Middle Belt regions, "is the fact that he who pays the piper, dictates the tone". What is presently happening in Benue, Taraba, Enugu and virtually all  the States within the indigenous regions, is a clear pointer that the Governors are ill-prepared or handicapped as Chief Security Officers of their States. The Nigerian government controlled security personnel often look the other way when herdsmen commit heinous crimes of ethnic cleansing, rape, kidnapping, etcetera, against the people. The State Governors' orders that the perpetrators be arrested for prosecution are blatantly ignored while the criminals are allowed to defiantly walk the streets in pride. At times, a make-shift exercise is carried out by arresting the victims of the crimes.

Whether community police officers that may be recruited by the Federal Government of Nigeria will eventually bear arms or not, is irrelevant, if perhaps they are barred from bearing arms because of "low risk assignment"  or simply to act as police informants. Their "residency" in an indigenous community or "traders association" will simply be sources of ready information to other armed jihadists taking cover in the forests and bushes, awaiting to strike within the operational environments. If the community police officers are armed, the jihadists within, will most certainly reinforce their hiding colleagues in other to assume legitimacy in their nefarious plots of unleashing mayhem on the innocent, law abiding indigenous citizens.

Another factor that showcases the community policing plan as a mere smoke-screen is the number of community police officers that will be recruited. And compared with the grave insecurity challenges Nigeria is presently grappling with, fifty police constables or community police officers given in a particular local government area will definitely be insufficient to contain the menace of Fulani Islamic terrorists facing the people, that is if they will not be an integral part of the problems. The Nigerian government has consistently and vigorously been opposing the establishment of state/zonal police outfits on the flimsy excuse that state governors will employ the usage of such innovation against their perceived enemies as if the hands of the Aso Rock based administrators are equally clean.

Does anybody need to cite the instances of the travails of Senator Dino Melaye in the hands of the Nigerian Police Force? What about the experiences of the Shiite Muslims, their leader, Sheik El-ZakZaky and his wife? What about the criminal and unwarranted deployment of combined security operatives (Police, DSS, Army, Navy), to effect arrest, detain and massacre unarmed, peaceful family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), even in their homes, prayer grounds and churches. These atrocious treatments are well known to the international community. The present occupants of Aso Rock in complicity with Fulani oligarchy, are not comfortable with the endorsement of State police or indigenous community vigilante groups especially within the Southern and Middle Belt regions because these will constitute formidable resistance to their rabid desire to fulanise the entire geographical landscape called Nigeria. This is their fear.

Written by Iheukwumere Uche

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International



It is very unfortunate that Nigeria is daily toeing the path of self-destruct by through the lawlessness of her administrators. The federal government has shamelessly given itself over to tyranny and vampirism through the instrumentality of it's security agencies especially, the Department of Security Services (DSS) and the Police. These agencies have relentlessly been kidnapping uncountable number of innocent family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in gestapo style and getting them illegally incarcerated for even more than a year without arraignment in court. It is incumbent upon the Nigerian judiciary to arise from docility and begin to carry out it's mandate by protecting the rights of law abiding citizens. For close to four good years now, the Nigerian jihadi cum grossly lawless security agencies particularly the Police and the DSS, have not only been abducting law abiding members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), but also illicitly keeping them incommunicado in detention facilities for months and years without formal court trials. The criminal and maladious antecedents of these supposed professional/disciplined security agencies, have really become sources of concern to the sane, where the duty of the judiciary globally, is to give definitive interpretation of the law that will engender the protection of the citizenry.

The agonizing aspect of these evils however, hinges on the connivance of the Nigerian judiciary to deny the victimized, accelerated hearing/acquittal even when the IPOB legal team drags the culpable security operatives to  court for their failure to either release or arraign their clients that have been held incommunicado contrary to the provision of the law. The judges are equally corrupt thereby hampering constitutional stipulations. They make fortunes for the courts at the expense of the victims by granting them conditional bails. Recently, three IPOB family members were released on bail after prolonged, illegal detention that lasted almost a year. They were kidnapped from their residences respectively at very odd hours of the night by the lawless and vampiric officials of the Department of Security Services (DSS). The victims who recently regained their freedom on bail, are Mazi Justice Ude, Mazi Emmanuel Chigbo and Mazi Uchenna Emenike.

It is on this premise that the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC),  should be queried on when it will commence punishing obvious choice of lawlessness blatantly and frequently being exhibited by the Nigerian security agencies whose stock in trade revolves round kidnapping and detaining law abiding citizens without arraignment in court?  Have the Nigerian courts so degenarated to revenue spinning institutions through disgusting bail bonds  in cases relating to human right abuses? IPOB legal team has on innumerable occasions dragged either the Nigerian Police or DSS to court for failing to either release or arraign victims in court. It is a shame and crass negation of judicial ethics for law officers to be involved in professional money extortion termed bail in Nigeria. Immediately the huge sum of money is paid to the court registrar, the gravely compromised judges    uninterested in digging deep according to the calling of their profession as demanded by the Administration of Criminal Justine Act (ACJA).

Underneath are few instances out of numerous cases where IPOB members were detained without trial   and dubious grant of bail. There is absolutely nobody mentioning these cases  any more. They include:

(1) IPOB Women illegal detention in Owerri by the Nigerian Police. After  their bail was effected, the police was never called upon to give explanation on the reason why the women were arrested in the first place.

(2) The arrest of IPOB members by the Nigerian army at Ibagwa/Nike military check point in Enugu, took place while the family members were traveling to Nsukka for a program. Over one hundred and forty (140) of them were illegally detained. No crime was committed by them though except for the mere sighting of Biafra insignia in the bus they were traveling on. They were later granted bail. None of the army officers involved was ever punished for violating the right of these people.

(3) The Nigerian Federal High Court in Uyo presided over by Honorable Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu had ruled that Mazi Bright Chimezie Ishinwa earlier detained by the DSS be immediately released even unconditionally with a compensation of five million naira. This ruling was brazenly rubbished by another Judge, Justice Binta Nyako of Abuja based Federal High Court, thereby clearing the way for the DSS to go scott free with numerous court contempt hanging on their neck.

(4) Most of the time, the IPOB legal team had dragged the Nigerian Police/DSS to the courts to seek redress for abysmal human right violations against the  activists,

which ended without commensurate disciplinary action taken against the offenders.

The time has come for the IPOB legal team suggestively, to initiate suits against the Nigerian Police and the DSS for their inability to substantiate the allegation upon which they have been illegally abducting and detaining their clients at will. The legal team must have to understand however, if it is lawful for the security agencies to arrest law abiding citizens at random, keep them incommunicado as much as they can with their rights criminally violated and later get them released after paying colossal sums of money via court rulings (bail). It has to also be investigated if bail bonds (money) being extorted from IPOB family members are shared as booties between the corrupt Judges and the security agencies. A citizen cannot be arrested in a civilized society and kept incommunicado amidst severe torture and bail, the case just suddenly get closed without evidential proofs substantiating the reason behind the  arrest/detention. The security officer who effected his arrest at the first instance must definitely not go unpunished. This is the ample time for the resilient, courageous, highly enlightened and dependable IPOB legal team to teach this company of grossly compromised and shameless Nigeria security agencies involved, the required lesson.

Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
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