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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

LAGOS POLLS: Dissatisfaction of Lagos youths and why they boycotted council's polls

LAGOS POLLS: Dissatisfaction of Lagos youths and why they boycotted council's polls


Young Nigerians in some parts of Lagos have expressed their dissatisfaction with their leaders by refusing to be part of the voting exercise during the council polls in the state.

At about 11.15am, our correspondent, who went round Oshodi and its environs, observed many youths playing football on major streets in the area.

Many of them said the state and federal governments had not done anything significant to make their lives and communities better.

“We don’t want to vote because our leaders have not done anything for us, the roads are bad, no electricity, what is the essence of voting then, said 24-year-old Adeyemi Sunday.

Similarly, another youth, Olu, 26, said he did not have a voter’s card. “Even if I did, I will not vote,” he said.

“They are not concerned whether we vote or not. They (elected officials) would still get into office despite our votes and do nothing,” said 21-year-old John Onwuka.

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BIAFRA: If Nigeria Breaks, Southern Kaduna will go with Biafra, Danfulani tells Kanu

Southern Kaduna will go with Biafra, Danfulani tells Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu ( left) , with social crusader and advocate of Southern Kaduna people, Dr. John Danfulani ( right), when the latter paid him solidarity visit yesterday in Umuahia.

Published by Family Writers Press

By Anayo Okoli. UMUAHIA – DR. John Danfulani, a social crusader and activist from the embattled Southern Kaduna has said that the people of Southern Kaduna would prefer and be comfortable to go with the Biafra Republic rather remain with Nigeria where the people were being killed on daily basis with any adequate protection from the Government.

Danfulani who spoke yesterday in Umuahia, when he paid a solidarity visit to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was quoted to have said that “the people of Southern Kaduna share a lot of values in common with Biafrans”, and would not hesitate to follow them “if Nigeria breaks up”.

The former university teacher bemoaned the fate of minority ethnic nationalities in Southern Kaduna who are mostly Christians and lamented government’s indifference to their ordeals following incessant unprovoked attacks by herdsmen. “If Nigeria breaks up we won’t go with the North. Certainly we will go with Biafra because we share a lot in common. We can form a confederation based on agreement. It is better for us because we are safer in Biafra.

In the North, they don’t like us because we don’t pray like them. So, it is better we follow those who share the same faith and values with us”, Danfulani was quoted to have said. According to him, if the Federal Government failed to heed the clamour for the restructuring the country before 2019, Nigeria might not remain a single political entity. It was his opinion that Nigeria was amalgamated for British economic and administrative convenience against the people’s wishes, saying there was need for the country to be restructured. “Nigeria remains the only country in the world where people were merged together because of the economic interest of their colonial masters without their consent.

If we fail to restructure now, it may be late after 2019″, he warned and wondered why some people are considered sacred cows in the country while others are treated as second class citizens. Danfulani who is the Coordinator of the Centrum Initiative for Development And Fundamental Rights Advocacy, CEDRA, frowned at the inability of the security agencies to arrest the Arewa youths who issued quit notice to Ndigbo to live the North. “Why is it that until today the leaders of Arewa youths who gave a quit notice to Ndigbo are yet to be arrested despite the warrant of arrest? They are parading the streets and nobody has touched them. “If it is John Danfulani I would have been arrested because I am John. If it were John Danfulani, Governor El- Rufai would have crammed me into prison”, he said and accused Governor El-Rufai of persecuting him because of his faith. “El- Rufai is after me because I am a Christian and identify with Christian minorities in Southern Kaduna. He is like the White South Africans behind apartheid rule while I am like the indigenous South African people that own the land. “Is it not a crime to pay terrorists with the state funds? Yet El- Rufai said he is using Kanuda State funds to pay herdsmen massacring Christian minorities in Southern Kaduna and nobody is asking him questions”, he lamented.

According to him, the people of Southern Kaduna had suffered so much in the hands of “those who think they own the North”, jus the same fate of the people of South East in Nigeria. “We face the same suppression and oppression that the Igbo face in Nigeria. We are hated in the North and we are the target of barbaric attacks by those who are out to extinguish us”, the activist said. Dr. Danfulani also decried the poor state of infrastructure in the South East particularly roads which he described as the worst in Nigeria. He lamented that Nigeria’s unfair treatment to Ndigbo is the reason for the agitation for self determination. “I plied the roads down to this place and I saw how terrible they are. I never knew we still have this type of road in Nigeria. The Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway is a nightmare”, he said. On his visit to Umuahia, Danfulani said it was to show solidarity to Kanu who he described as a God-sent hero championing a just cause. “I came to show him support for the travails he has undergone. He is pursuing a legitimate cause that is acceptable and guaranteed by the United Nations charter.

That is why I have come to encourage him and assure him of our support in Southern Kaduna. “While he was in detention, I was among those who organised a protest for government to obey the court order to release him. I came for the groups I represent in Southern Kaduna in solidarity with him”, Danfulani said. In his remarks, Kanu thanked Danfulani for speaking against injustice as well as his efforts in defense of the oppressed and marginalized people of Southern Kaduna and assured him of the full assistance of Biafra to Christian minorities and the oppressed people of Southern Kaduna as well as the Middle Belt. “Biafra will not abandon Southern Kaduna and Middle Belt”, Kanu promised.

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IPOB: THE DOGGEDNESS OF NNAMDI KANU AND HIS DETRACTORS' NAME CALLINGS

THE DOGGEDNESS OF NNAMDI KANU AND HIS DETRACTORS NAME CALLINGS

By Samuel Ebeku
Published by Family Writers

It is now a known phenomenon that when one wants to attract traffic on his wall, he derogates Nnamdi Kanu either by writing rubbish about him or distorting his statements. You may call Nnamdi Kanu a clown or a miscreant but he has so far achieved what your professors, your governors and your so called intelligentsias have not been able to achieve. Prior to his emergence, a mere mention of Biafra can earn one a good beating cum jail sentence but today Biafra is discussed both locally and internationally.
Nnamdi Kanu has awakened the consciousness of people to the myriads of injustice that Nigeria state represents.

Nnamdi Kanu
Because of Nnamdi Kanu's unwavering struggle for the emancipation of Biafra, the whole Nigerians are now calling for a restructured Nigeria which otherwise was a no go area. About 2 months ago Afenifere, the pan Yoruba group, issued a joined communiqué with their Igbo counterpart, the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, to boycott the 2019 election should the Hausa/Fulani insist on its opposition to restructuring. As a way of yielding to this pressure, the APC led government has constituted a quasi restructuring committee which the masses saw as dead on arrival because of the lopsided composition of the members. Despite its rejection, that's a plus on its own and the credit must be attributed to Nnamdi Kanu led struggle.

Nnamdi Kanu has given voice to the voiceless. Today, because of the wave of agitation crises crossing the entire nation, a certain Prof. Jerry Gana can now stand bold and tell the core north should Nigeria break, they will not go with the north. The middle belt have been under siege by the core north prior to this period but today they have issued various communique demanding the Republic of middle belt.

Prior to this period, I have never heard of a group under the aegis of Hausa Christian movement. Today they have secured their voice condemning the killings of Christians in southern Kaduna and other places in the north and warned of a grave consequence should the killing continue, they warned should Nigeria break up today southern Kaduna will go with Biafra whom they thing have the same value system, Instances like these are legion.

Kanu may has his flaws as a human being but take it or leave it, Kanu has positively impacted so much on the general psyche of this nation within a very short time that any lover of justice must give him a maximum support rather than the unnecessary media distractions most of whom derive pleasure in distorting his words. Last time Nnamdi Kanu said "He was given Biafra with 5 Igbo states but he insist on the inclusion of Rivers and lower Benue" while the media published that he demanded the whole of Benue state. For your myopic mind the lower Benue are the Igbo speaking Benue that were originally from Ebonyi state before they were geographically carved into present day Benue state during state proliferation.

Unfortunately, most of these people calling Nnamdi Kanu all sorts of malign names lost their voices when the combine team of police and military tortured and massacred our brothers and sisters in Biafra soil. They were dead silent when fulani herdsmen butchered our kind in various towns in Igbo land. Haters, I have this advice for you, save your time and data, Nnamdi Kanu is a household name in Biafra land and no amount of your name calling and distortions can change that.

Finally, I want to say that Nnamdi Kanu is on a genuine mission to set his marginalised people of Biafra free from the massacring jaws of hausa fulani oligarchy through a series of peacefully coordinated civil disobediences, therefore anybody who advises him to get involved in Nigerian politics do not mean well for Biafra emancipation. The moment IPOB indulges itself in politics; it will become the duty of INEC to floor them thereby killing the movement. Moreover, Nnamdi Kanu doesn't possess the guiles of an average Nigerian politician. No wonder Prof. Ben Nwabueze, a renowed constitutional lawyer, recently referred to him as "The only genuine Igbo leader alive".
All hail Biafra.

POOR EDUCATION WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IMPRESSION THAT IGBO MUST LEAVE OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA-----NNAMDI KANU

POOR EDUCATION WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IMPRESSION THAT IGBO MUST LEAVE OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA-----NNAMDI KANU

Published by Family Writers

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, said Igbo must not vacate the North, or any other part of the country, as a condition for the actualisation of the agitation for Biafra.

The IPOB leader spoke in an interview with some journalists in Enugu, where he received awards from a number of pan-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students Union.


Reacting to the ‘quit notice’ issued to Igbo in the North by a coalition of Arewa youths, Kanu noted that secession from Nigeria did not imply that Igbo must leave the North, or other part of the country as suggested by the ultimatum issued by the northern youths.

He said, “You are aware that Scotland is seeking to leave the United Kingdom? Are you remotely implying that every person from Scotland, who lives in England, should now return to Scotland?

“Britain just left the EU. Are you now implying that every British citizen in the EU should come back to Britain in order to finalise that process of extraction of Britain from the EU?”

Kanu noted that what he described as “poor education” was responsible for the impression that Igbo must leave other parts of Nigeria in the event of the actualisation of Biafra.

The Biafran agitator added that he would not take issue with the Arewa youths, who he described as “inconsequential.”

Kanu, nonetheless, warned that Igbo, who resided in the North, were doing so at their own peril.

According to him, Igbo resident in the North are “sacrificial lambs” who could be killed at any moment.

Asked if Igbo in the North should ignore the notice to quit, the IPOB leader stated, “It is up to them. They have been in the North, and they (northerners) have been killing us (Igbo) since 1945.

“If you choose to live in the North, you choose to be a sacrificial lamb because one day, they will kill you. It is a choice they have made and they will have to live with it.”

Kanu insisted that the governorship poll in Anambra State, scheduled to hold on November 18, 2017, would not hold unless the Federal Government acceded to pro-Biafran agitators’ demand for a referendum.

Asked if he was not bothered that Ohanaeze Ndigbo had overruled his call for the boycott of the poll, Kanu said he was in charge of the people “100 per cent.”

He added, “No, I’m not (bothered) because the people are with us. We control the people 100 per cent and come Anambra, on the 18th of November, 2017, the whole world will be amazed.”

Although he said he was certain that the people of Anambra would boycott the election, Kanu said IPOB did not intend to stop anybody who decided to vote.

“We are entirely peaceful. We are not stopping anyone from voting. If you want to vote, you can go and vote. We are democrats,” he said.

Kanu added that the planned referendum would, once and for all, settle the debate between Biafra and restructuring.

The IPOB leader said, “We are calling for a referendum so that the people can actually decide, once and for all, what they want, for themselves; not anybody deciding for them.

“I have not argued Biafra from the standpoint of absolutism. I am not saying you must vote for Biafra. I am asking the powers that be in Nigeria to allow the people to determine for themselves.”

Reacting to his bail conditions, the IPOB leader said the court, which barred him from granting interviews, could not stop him from speaking.

He said, “I am not giving an interview, I am responding to the question you asked me. The judge is a very learned fellow. She cannot stop me from speaking.”

Earlier, Kanu had assured a delegation of the Igbo Women Assembly, led by Mrs. Maria Okwor, that the menace posed by Fulani herdsmen in parts of the South-East “would come to an end before the end of the year.”

He equally told members of the Igbo Students Union, who honoured him with the title of ‘Light of the People’, to join IPOB and propagate the struggle for Biafra on the social media.

Meanwhile, IPOB, on Monday, alleged that some top politicians were plotting to kill Kanu, its leader, and other principal officers of the group.

It said huge amount of money and political patronages had been offered to certain people to execute the plot.

In a statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said any attack on Kanu would radicalise the Biafra struggle in a manner nobody could stop.

The group named certain governors, an elder statesman, a socio-cultural organisation, a security chief and a religious head as some of those masterminding the plot.

The statement added, “But we promise them that any attack on Nnamdi Kanu or assassination attempt will radicalise the struggle for Biafran independence to the point which no one can contain.

“We are reminding those evil plotters that if anything happens to our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who has been using non-violent methods for Biafran liberation since the inception of IPOB, that they will experience what they have not seen before since the creation of the contraption called Nigeria by the British.”

Monday, 24 July 2017

BIAFRA: IPOB WOMEN SHOULD TAKE BIAFRA REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN TO AUGUST MEETING ALL OVER BIAFRA LAND

BIAFRA: IPOB WOMEN SHOULD TAKE BIAFRA REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN TO AUGUST MEETING ALL OVER BIAFRA LAND


By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers

As Biafrans all over the world are now seriously waiting for Nigeria government to announce the date for Biafra referendum, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Women wing are hereby advised to take Biafra referendum/restoration campaign to their annual August Meeting of Biafra Women all over Biafra Land which is just few days away from its kick-off. Biafrans must not forget that there is an annual get together of Biafran women referred to as AUGUST MEETING which takes place in August every year in Villages, Communities, Towns and Cities of Biafra Land. August Meeting is always a place where Biafra women residing both at home and in diaspora come together and discuss burning issues of interest in Biafra Land such as development, peace, unity and harmony among Biafrans in the communities. If the leaders of Biafra women August Meeting will tell themselves the truth, there is no bigger issue at the moment in Biafra Land which deserve attention of August Meeting all over Biafra Land than Biafra referendum/restoration - a passionate desire of Biafra youths which has made Nigeria government kill them, massacre them, butcher them, humiliate them, poor acid on them, bury them in mass graves and still keep thousands of them in detention.

As the August Meeting is around the corner, Biafran youths are always proud of their mothers because Biafra women have never disappointed their youths any time in history. There is no such record anywhere in history that Biafran women ever succumbed to any challenge; from Aba Women Riot of 1929 to the latest Nigeria Army assault on Biafra women at Abiriba where Nigeria army officers lawlessly stripped Biafran women naked in a conference at Abiriba township Stadium, yet our mothers were not humbled by the presence of the armed jihadist military men but remained resolute. It is even our fathers (Traditional rulers, Political leaders, Religious leaders and Opinion leaders) that has being disappointing Biafran youths due to their greediness to political peanut change coming from Abuja and cowardice to Sokoto Caliphate but not our mothers.

As Biafra women have never disappointed Biafran youths in any challenge before, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the Supreme Command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) want Biafra women to make sure that Biafra referendum/restoration become 70% of discussion to be made in virtually every village and community in Biafra Land. IPOB want our women to know that this year's August Meeting is the greatest opportunity which they have to take Biafra referendum/restoration to the most interior villages in Biafra Land. If our mothers fail to use the instrumentality of August Meeting of this year to sensitize our aged women in their midst on the boiling issue of Biafra restoration, our grand mothers will be in the dark concerning Biafra. An opportunity such as the one obtainable in August Meeting is very important to the IPOB women to preach the gospel of Biafra referendum in every action they take during the days of the meeting in their villages.

However, I am happy that August Meeting is in the hand of caring and fearless Biafra mothers and we in IPOB worldwide expect nothing from them but to force the August Meeting of 2017 to be for Biafra discussion. If it is Biafra restoration alone that is discussed in August Meeting of 2017 by Biafra women, we achieved more than all that have been achieved since August Meeting began in history put together. Biafra women should know that the previous years of August Meeting discussions on development, peace, unity and love in Biafra Land has not made us to:

(A) have workable International Airport, workable Seaport or good railway in Biafra Land as development.

(B) have a lasting peace in Biafra Land as our greedy politicians who have become ripple of sadism to us still hands over our insufficent farmlands to Fulani terrorists who in-turns kills our fathers and brothers, rape our mothers and sisters and destroys our crops and streams, our sources of water.

(C) have not achieved any unity, love and harmony in the face of our greedy politicians who can even support killing of our people in daily basis so far as their selfish political interests are protected in the hands of Sokoto Caliphate and Abuja Cabals.

Considering these realities, if our Biafran women can shelve any other agenda of August Meeting and only feature Biafra restoration discussion, Biafran youths are satisfied. Any discussion on development and unity can be best done in next edition of August Meeting but this years own can be good to be exclusively done on Biafra restoration campaign. IPOB is now looking forward to seeing Biafra women extensively discuss Biafra referendum in August Meeting of this years. IPOB wishes our mothers happy successful August Meeting in Advance.

#NoReferendum!
#NoEelection!!

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nnamdi Kanu: Tell Umahi That Am Coming To Preach The Gospel Of Biafra Restoration In His Domain


Nnamdi Kanu: Tell Umahi That Am Coming To Preach The Gospel Of Biafra Restoration In His Domain

By Ogeh Friday Igiri
For Family Writers Press


The Indigenous People Of Biafra Ebonyi state chapter on Thursday, 20th July 2017, shut down their shops and halted every activities in the state following the proposed visit of the leader of IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the state, but was confused on hearing that the visit by the supreme leader of IPOB who has been highly anticipated by the indigens of the state was postponed.

On the early hours of Thursday, the Indigenous People Of Biafra in Ebonyi state were seen in different strategic points and junctions across the state waiting to receive the IPOB leader, as many mass transportation companies and shops especially in the urban metropolis were under lock and key to honor his visitation, while on the other hand, the security operatives in the state mounted in all nooks and crannies of the state capital waiting for the arrival of Nnamdi Kanu and Biafrans so as to shoot at sight as usual.

Before then, the governor of the state chief David Umahi Nweze, put a call across to the coordinator of IPOB in Ebonyi state Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya, a night before the visitation day to tell Nnamdi Kanu not to visit Ebonyi state, saying that the state is not part of Biafra and that the state do not have the mineral resources to enable them take care of the indigene should Biafra be restored. He added that it will be bloody if Nnamdi Kanu pays a visit to the state, because he is not in the state as at the time of the proposed visit.

This message was taken to the leader of IPOB, director of Radio Biafra, Biafra Television Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his country home at Afara-Ukwu Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia state Biafra Land, by three men delegation from Ebonyi state led by the state IPOB coordinator, Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya, Stanley Iwuala (Bishop) and Ogeh Friday Igiri, Family Writers correspondent.

The IPOB leader on hearing this message from Ebonyi state governor got infuriated and sent a direct message thus: "He is an Hausa slave, I do not have the intention of visiting Ebonyi state now but because of this I am coming to Ebonyi. Go and tell him that I am coming to preach the gospel of Biafra restoration in his village and if the Nigerian (zoo) Army or any security operative within the state hurt an ant, he will be buried alive with his family". This strong message was as a result of Umahi's challenge to IPOB and her supreme leader Nnamdi Kanu, being the chairman of South-East governors forum, who will do anything to protect the interest of the Hausa/Fulani cum Yoruba savages who are terrorizing Nigera in a bid to islamise her.

Meanwhile, the Indigenous People Of Biafra in the state and all over the world on social media platform has continued to throw in their disaffection on the order by the governor of Ebonyi state, that Nnamdi Kanu should not visit Ebonyi state on the ground that Ebonyi is not part of Biafra.
Such reactions that trailed the purported order by Umahi are : Who is Umahi to stop Biafra? If Nnamdi Kanu choses to visit Ebonyi, then the decision should be his, it is not the concern of the state governor. Umahi is playing with fire! I trust Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, they can handle him. These and many more were the reactions of people on social media platform.

Nevertheless, many have agued that the governor was totally wrong by saying that Ebonyi is not part of Biafra even when he knows that a good number of Ebonyians are registered IPOB members both within the state and other parts of Biafraland and in diaspora. They have maintained that, there is no state in Biafraland that needs the restoration of Biafra more than Ebonyians. While some were equally of the opinion that Ebonyi is not poor, that both natural resources and human resources are enough to alleviating and elevating poverty in the state and saving the indigens from impending doom of Hausa Fulani Islamisation agenda, which is contrary to what the state governor Umahi insinuated. The reason for Umahi's outburst is not unconnected to over dependent of the Nigerian state on the oil from many parts of Biafraland which they run to collect monthly at Abuja, the federal capital territory, which they are also using to develop and run the government of the evil contraption called Nigeria created by Fredrick Lugard of  Britain in 1914, thereby pay less or no attention to other natural resources and human resources alike.

Notwithstanding, the supreme leader of IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu assured the three men deligation from Ebonyi state that he will be visiting the state in no distant time, therefore they should go and prepare the Indigenous People Of Biafra to get ready for his visit to the state, adding that he will storm Ebonyi with millions of Biafrans sooner that anticipated.


Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

BIAFRA: HYPOCRITICAL STANCE OF AREWA NATION ON BIAFRA ISSUE AND THE GLARING INSINCERITY

HYPOCRITICAL STANCE OF AREWA NATION ON BIAFRA ISSUE AND THE GLARING INSINCERITY


By Orji Ezinne
For Family Writers Press


Rising from a meeting held in Kaduna state on 18th June, 2017 by the youths of Northern Nigeria under the aegis of Arewa Youth Forum, issued a quit notice to Biafrans which they tagged Kaduna Declaration, urging Biafrans resident in all parts of Northern Nigeria to vacate the region within three months with it's expiration on 1st October, 2017. This declaration was made barely few weeks after the massively complied and successful Sit At Home directives as given by the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, where Biafrans were urged to sit at home in respect to the fallen heroes of Biafra on 30th May 2017. The huge success recorded by that singular exercise was not unconnected to the glaring frustration being vented out by the Arewa nation through their youths which gave rise to the Kaduna declaration, but not without the blessing and full support of Northern politicians, elites and elders.


The wave of Biafra restoration reverberating everywhere around the world has started penetrating and manifesting in all facets of the Nigerian state especially in the Nigerian seat of power and the Northern Islamic states. Recently, many groups from Northern Nigeria have in one way or another expressed their fears and disaffection to the inextinguishable inferno called Biafra restoration movement. The Coalition Of Northern Groups in their continuous dance of shame have urged the United Nations to proscribe the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) a terror group, institute a criminal action against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the supreme leader of IPOB and as well provide modalities for an internationally organised and monitored referendum for Biafrans to decide their future in the contrapted Nigerian state. It is beyond my ken to this hypocritical stance of Northerners with regards to the way the Biafra question should be addressed.

Terrorism they say, is the calculated use of violence or threat of violence against any civilian in other to attain goals, which is done through intimidation or coercion. It can also be seen as an unofficial or unauthorised use of violence or intimidation in pursuit of  political aims. With this precise definition of what terrorism means, no sane human being will as a matter of reality proscribe or tagg the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation. For avoidance of doubt, the Indigenous People Of Biafra is a people not a group. Biafra is a nation and her citizens are referred to as the indigens of Biafra. The people of Biafra are the Indigenous owners of the land of Biafra, therefore, it is only a group of mischief makers that are bereft of the tenets  of modern way of freedom fighting will proffer proscribing IPOB and her leader terrorists, as a solution to the seemingly raging and unquenchable wave of Biafra restoration project. Is it not rather hypocritical to urge the United Nations to set up modalities for Biafra referendum and at the same time asked UN to tagg the people championing the cause a terror group without empirical evidence to substantiate the claims? It is now of essences to  make an unmistakable clarification as regard to who should be proscribed terrorists between IPOB and others championing different causes from different fronts in Nigeria, in a bid to differentiating one from the other. Firstly, it is sacrilegious for any sane homo sapiens to approximate IPOB with Fulani invaders and  Boko boys.

While they are fighting  for a cause different from each other's ideology, the former with all the realities, empirical evidences and her modus operandi is operating within the ambits of the law of the land backed by various international treaties and laws and the latter is a bunch of Islamic extremists who believes that modern education is haram (abomination) and yet the Fulani herders also believes that the lives of their cows are sacred than that of human. The latter with their antecedents and mode of operation have glaringly shown how deadly and evil the are. While the former have not killed any one or engaged the military in any gun battle rather, they have been imprisoned, killed, maimed, butchered in the church premises while holding prayers for fallen heroes, gifted with raw acid, even many were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destinations probably for summary execution or assassination; the latter have not only engaged the military apparatus on gun battles but have killed many military men and made away with their gadgets, weapons and other military equipments. The boko haram terrorists have killed uncountable number of innocent civilian citizens wantonly with little or no efforts by the state to contain their menace. They have also embarked on indiscriminate destruction of properties, yet the Northern elites and the Nigerian state are still paying lip service to such barbarity. With the above clarification, how can the United Nations proscribe IPOB a terror group?

Lest I forget, the activities and operations of Fulani herdsmen masquerading as cow rearers that roams around many cities and villages with their cow is another thing that posses threat to humanity. The Fulani herdsmen invade towns and villages kill, maim and rape women and young girls with reckless abandon. They destroy and ravage farms and farm products beyond repair, yet the government has not taken any swift action against them. Inspite of the atrocities being carried out by these savages, none of them has been apprehended, prosecuted or even made to face the law in any shape or form. It is worthy to note at this juncture, that both boko haram and Fulani herdsmen have been designated by the World International Terrorism Index, as the first and fourth world most deadly terror group ever existed (respectively). Therefore, urging the United Nations (UN) to tagg the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorists organization is not only being biased, juvenile but also it is empirically unsubstantiable, hence should be discountenaced and disregarded.

It is expedient to remind the Notherners that BIAFRA is legitimate, and the cause for her restoration is not just legal but has international backing with various treaties and laws. The United Nations also acknowledges the rights of the Indigenous People to self governance which is enshrined in their charter and Nigeria as a member nation is signatory to it. The Arewa nation should consult their supposedly learned  judge, Justice Binta Nyako who is incidentally presiding over the the court case between the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his co-defendants and the Nigerian government, who defiled Buhari's order and threat to acknowledge and pronounced Biafra and Indigenous People Of Biafra legal.


It is on record today that hundreds, if not thousands of Biafran youth have been killed by joint Nigerian forces countless times albeit state sponsored. There are many pictorial and video evidences to buttress and substantiate this claims. Amnesty International and Intersociety for civil liberty have documentaries readily available as evidences.


However, while we vehemently condemn the call by the Coalition Of Northern Groups for the United Nations to proscribe IPOB a terror group, we also applaud their call for a United Nations organised and monitored referendum for Biafran people and we urge them to keep the tempo high and maximally heighten this call proactively. Though the insincerity of this call is not hidden because it is fully felt by discerning minds world over. Demanding a criminal action against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu instead of engaging him in an open debate is a show of crass ignorance to the rudiments of self determination. Although when Nnamdi Kanu said he will destroy Nigeria with truth they thought it was with armouries hence, tagged it Treasonable felony ( levying war with guns and bullets against the state so as to ouster the existing government), how shallow minded they really are.

Arewa youths are thereby urged, to visit the past speeches of Gen.  Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, where he said " if what happened again 2011,(alleged rigging) should happen again in 2015, by the grace of God, dog and Baboons, will be soaked in blood", is that not a treasonous statement? Even the Kaduna declaration by the Arewa youths is a treasonable offence.  The earlier these people from Northern Nigeria wake up to face the reality on ground the better for them because no amount of threat will deter  a people who are determined to pursuing a justified cause to restoring their dignity as humans and no violence incitement will stop an ideology who's time has come. It is now time to bring to the consciousness of humanity the latest atrocity of the Nigerian security apparatus, which is the indiscriminate and secret abduction of Biafran youths from their homes, market places and in the streets of Biafraland and the demand for ransom. Biafrans have now become a trade in exchange for money and prey in the hands of the predators which are the Nigerian military. Biafrans have once again become endangered species in their own land.


I hereby urge all well meaning Biafrans, to dissociate themselves from voting in any Nigerian organised elections. A directive has been issued for  boycott of election in all parts of Biafraland beginning with the slated Anambra state gubernatorial election of 18th November, 2017. It is a civil disobedience which is an embodiment of democracy and will boost the Biafra restoration project.

#Boycott Anambra state guber election for Biafra to come.


Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

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