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Sunday, 29 May 2016

AS WE CELEBRATE OUR HEROS DAY LETS NOT FORGET NNAMDI KANU

AS WE CELEBRATE OUR HEROS DAY LETS NOT FORGET NNAMDI KANU

By Okonkwo Isaac Somto

For Family Writers



In 1960, Nigeria gained independence from Britain. Six years later, the Hausa's in northern Nigeria began massacring the Igbos in their region, prompting tens of thousands of Igbos to flee to the east, where our people were felt safe. Thousands of Igbos was massacred and the Igbos doubted that Nigeria’s oppressive military government would allow them to develop, or even survive, so on May 30, 1967, Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu and other Biafran representatives of the area established the Republic of Biafra, comprising several states in Biafran land. Also other ethnic groups that constituted the republic were the Efik, Ibibio, Annang, Ejagham, Eket, Ibeno and the Ijaw among others.



Nigeria bing so cruel declared war on the republic of Biafra. After two-and-a-half years of war, 3.5 million Biafran civilians died in fighting and from starvation occasioned by the total blockade of the region by the Nigerian government. After 50years, Biafrans all around the world remember the 30th of May, as a day our beloved nation sacrificed and fought for the freedom of our people, where over 3.5million Biafran lives was massacred in the process. 50years later, Nnamdi Kanu is the symbol of Biafra. This noble and fearless leader needs no introduction.



Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Biafra was unlawfully arrested on 14th of October 2015 by president Muhammdu Buhari on the account of asking for freedom for his people. Millions of Biafrans all around the world protested for the release of their beloved leader. Even the Nigeria Judiciary issued the DSS to release Nnamdi Kanu and grant him bail but president Buhari, who is widely known as a tyrant and a dictator, ordered the DSS to discard such orders, stating that the Judiciary does not have power over his government. Its over Eight months now and Nnamdi Kanu is still in prison, while over 4000 Biafran protesters have been killed in the process.



So as we celebrate our HEROES day on the 30th of May 2016, let's not forget that our leader Nnamdi Kanu is still held captive and also honour the lives of our  innocent brothers and sister who were unjustfully killed during our peaceful protest by the Nigeria Armed Forces following order from the Dictator Muhammdu Buhari.



God bless our Heroes, Bless IPOB and Bless the Republic of Biafra. ISE!!!

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