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Sunday, 8 November 2015


Freedom remains the greatest asset any reasonable person will love to secure. It's no doubt, that human society is ever dynamic, as such, man tends to drift towards a planned, progressive and promising end that is fortified, embedded and established on harmonious coexistence of individual. 

A society that is characterised by the above-described qualities must have been seriously programmed to respect the rights of its components. Sadly, this seemed not to be the case of British-Nigeria allies who have since the forceful and false amalgamation of this bloodshed- jungle called Nigeria in 1914, turned to be the predators of the industrious people of Biafra. It's indeed an unarguable fact that the dynamic nature of human society today has also stimulated and necessitated the urge for self- determinism, which is centered on freedom of association and disassociation, freedom of speech, freedom of existence and coexistence, amongst all. Hence, a son can wake up any day and disown his parents if he feels unsafe, ill-treated or senses any element that could result to perpetual human degradation, demoralisation and dehumanization from them, vice- versa . 

Before 1967, the blood of the Igbos(Biafrans) was made to flow on the streets of Northern Nigeria, serving as the water in their wash hand basins, water in their cooking pots and that in their cups. This brutal act of the Hausa-Fulani people propelled the then Governor of the Eastern region, Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu to unavoidably declare independent state of Biafra as a means of rescuing and saving the lives of his people who were then under the siege of the inhuman and autocratic leadership of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, as the Nigerian Prime Minister. 

This, therefore, resulted to Nigeria Civil War declared against the people of Biafra from 1967-1970 by the government of Nigeria, with the sole aim of wiping the entire Igbo race from the surface of the earth. As though that would place British government on the edge of realising the grievous mistake made by Lord Lugard on his experimental amalgamation of the then Northern and Southern Protectorate of Nigeria without due consultations of the two concerned entities or critical examination of their origin, culture and religion, instead, British-Nigeria allies connived and tagged the Biafrans as rebels. 

They also went as far as inciting and instigating the rest of other World Powers to see Biafran agitation for freedom of existence and right to live in the same wrong perception, hence resulting to the prevention of importation of warfare and food into Biafran territory during the war. At the end of the war, the money allocated for the proper development of the Eastern region in what seemed to have been the positive result of the war, that is, for the proper execution of the 3Rs, which are reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction as agreed by the Federal Government of Nigeria was still diverted by the same Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon for the development of the Western Region, subjecting the people of Biafra to untold hardship. 

Since 1967 till date, the Igbos have remained the endangered species, most marginalized and brutalised group among other tribes in Nigeria. In Nigeria of yesterday and today, Igbos remain the most formidable force that protects, sustains and enhances the complete cycling and recycling tempo of human development. Igbos also remain the best projector and preacher of unity. 

In Nigeria, as exemplified by the attitude of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, who despite the gruesome massacre of his brothers(Igbos) in the Northern Nigeria, went and told AbubakarTafawa Balewa, the then Prime Minister of Nigeria that " We are one Nigeria and should forget our differences." Instead of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa to reciprocate such peace move with a positive response, he replied Dr. Azikiwe that"You are a southerner and a Christian while I'm a Northerner, a Muslim. We must understand our differences." Similarly, Igbo musicians were the first to start incorporating all the three major Nigeria languages in their songs. With the hospitality and unswerving spirit of determination of the Igbos, they remain the most understanding, loving, caring, adventurous, industrious and focused in Nigeria. Pathetically, though, despite all these appreciable characters of an Igbo man, he is the most hated and alienated in Nigeria. What a sad and ugly scenario! The wrong done by the Igbos to deserve this high degree of intimidation and maltreatment is a question that must be answered by the enemies of Igbo Biafrans.
However, the continuous subjection of the Igbos to everlasting sufferings, killings and ridicules by the Yoruba Hausa-Fulani conspirators, under the disguise of Nigeria leaders, has often precipitated the frequent agitation of the Igbos for the independent State of Biafra, which Nnamdi Kanu has played a key role in its actualization. 

Recently, Nigerian Government under the leadership of General Mohammed Buhari arrested and detained Nnamdi Kanu, an act that portrays dictatorship, less respect for human rights, sheer wickedness and intimidation. Ever since, Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention despite the order by Nigeria apex court for his release. In a move by the people of Biafra to demonstrate their displeasure on the illegal detention of their Hero Nnamdi kanu by Nigerian government and at the same time, express their undiluted Support for him as they maintained unmitigated resolution to uphold the realisation of Biafra State through peaceful protest, Nigeria government has opted to be shooting at sight these innocent Biafra Citizens everyday. Isn't this animalistic and inhumane? More so, I have always wondered where the eyes and ears of the United Nation are.

Similarly, since we (Biafrans) have always been treated as strangers in the country where 95 percent of both natural and human resources needed for its development and sustainability is dependent on us, we therefore unequivocally and categorically say " we are good and old enough to live and shall by the UN charter on freedom of existence, allowed to live and choose whom to coexist with.). Enough is enough Nigeria Government! Enough is enough British Government!! Enough is enough other enemies of Biafra. Long live Nnamdi Kanu!!!!!! Long live Biafra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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