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Friday, 18 September 2015

UNITED NATIONS AND BIAFRA GENOCIDE

UNITED NATIONS AND BIAFRA GENOCIDE
Chima Onyekachi
(For Family Writers)

In the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, the word "Genocide" is defined as "the deliberate killing of a nation or race of people. And also the United Nations defines "Genocide" as "a crime that is committed against members of a national, ethnic or religious group solely because they are members of that group". Then, why is the Biafra genocide not recognized by the UN or is there a deliberate ploy to hide the truth?

From June through October 1966, an ethnic cleansing was perpetrated against Biafrans in the northern Nigeria with the help of Colonel Yakubu Gowon's government which made His Excellency Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu to declare the Republic of Biafra as an independent state in other to protect and accommodate his people who fled to the eastern region because of the massacre.

Between 1967-1970, a clear act of genocide occurred when millions of Biafrans were systematically killed and most (women and children) starved to death due to the blockade by the Nigeria government with the help of Britain, Soviet Union, Egypt, OAU(exception of Gabon, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Tanzania) and the United States of America claimed neutrality and remained silent. These acts of genocide have gone from whispers to complete silence by the world and the UN in particular.

In the month of July, the world media were awash with the Srebrenica genocide which claimed less victims than the Biafra genocide, with dignitaries all over the world - including former US President Bill Clinton, Britain's Princess Anne and Pope Francis all paid tribute to the victims of the genocide.

It is on record that the Indigenous People of Biafra have always paid tribute to the victims of Biafra genocide annually on 30 May, and it is also noteworthy that the State of Illinois, USA has made a proclamation to recognize and remember victims of Biafra genocide.

The UN general assembly has proclaimed 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. It will be seen as a deliberate act of ignorance if the UN refuses to recognize the victims of Biafra genocide on the slated day.

I believe the UN still has men and women of integrity who recognized the need for indigenous people like Biafrans to seek self-determination and will also recognize the Biafra genocide.


3 comments

  1. Thanks for letting me world know that there is still at least a remaining human being left in Biafra land.
    I suggest that this letter must be presented to the United national assembly and pop himself to see .
    The world must say something this time around and stop pretending.

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  2. VERY NECESSARY!!!
    THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA'' MUST BE TOLD TO THE UNBORN THEY KILLED US THEY BROUGHT MAYHEM TO US!!! BUT THANK GOD WHOM WE CALL IN OUR BIAFRA TONGUE CHUKWU-OKIKE-ABIAMA WHO NEVER FELL..

    WHITHER THE WORLD RECOGNIZE THIS EVIL THAT Britain JOINED HAND WITH Hausa Fulani AND THEIR COHORTS!!!. GOD WILL TAKE US TO THE LAND HE PROMISED OUR FATHERS OF OLD #THE LAND OF BIAFRA!!!

    MAY THE NAME OF CHUKWU-OKIKE-ABIAMA REMAIN EXALTED TILL ETERNITY

    ISEE ISEEE ISEEEEEEEEE!!!

    LONG LIVE BIAFRA''

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  3. Everybody is claiming to be Deaf, Dumb and Blind because the British governments are actually the people responsible for what the Biafrians went through. It's a pity to the United Nation it's executives they are all hypocrites, snakes and fake ass pretenders. Soon Britain will face what is worse than what we went through 67-70s is just a matter of time.

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