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Saturday, 10 September 2016

BIAFRA: Open Letter to David J.Young deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy: We want Biafra not Reconstruction.

Open Letter to David J.Young deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy:  We want Biafra not Reconstruction.

David J.Young
Dear Mr. Ambassador, I’m writing this letter to you in your capacity as an official representative of the Obama Administration in Nigeria. It’s an important job, and a difficult one I understand. However I would like to address a few things as regards to your first visit to Bayelsa state on Wednesday, September 8, 2016.

Mr. Ambassador, while addressing the current situation in Bayelsa, you called for all stakeholders to dialogue as part of the process to arrive at equitable and fair solution for all involved. You also made mention of the need to improve and develop the oil spilled Regions in Bayelsa state. You further stated this and am quoting you: "We encourage Nigeria to establish conditions and mechanisms for lasting change over time and provide economic opportunities and services for Deltans. US provides assistance to the region, through maritime security training, aviation security, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, good governance planning, agric system and a number of other activities. So we want to be your partner.”

Ambassador David Young, since it's your first visit to Bayelsa state, I will overlook your callowness on this issue. With all due respect Mr. Ambassador, we Biafrans no longer want the help of Nigeria nor the United States of America in the development of our lands. We are tired of your ostensible promises and dialogues in the recreation and reconstruction of our own very lands. Enough of the pretence and political policies that continue to favor only those benefiting from the oil wealth of our lands, you say US provides all kinds of assistance to help better the region and yet thousands of innocent children are dying every day in Bayelsa from infection and starvation as a result of the oil spillage caused by the same shareholders who don't care about the lives of those living in these regions instead they valve the millions of dollars coming out of Niger Delta over the well-being of those living there.

Mr. Ambassador, I know you must have noticed the outsized number of Nigeria troops now patrolling in Bayelsa when you visited the state. Am very sure you know why President Buhari stationed those soldiers there, obviously it's not for a peace talk or dialogue but for war. So tell me, Mr. Ambassador how do you expect Biafrans to sleep peacefully knowing that anytime soon they could be a casualty of an ongoing oil-war in their own lands. You say United States of America wants the best for my people (Biafrans) and they are willing to help in the development and reconstruction of the affected areas and regions, right? Well, that's good news if only we were willing to accept your help but we won't as long as it doesn't involve giving us Biafra.

Why not direct your message to President Buhari's adminstration who continue to kill innocent Biafrans in Nigeria. The Nigerian military have already commence their mission in Bayelsa by harassing and killing innocent civilians in Niger Delta, all in the charades of fighting Militants in the region. Buhari's government has targeted Biafrans and Christians in Nigeria, by freezing their right as a people and effectively paralyzing them. We have had enough and we have expressed our crave for a sovereign state of Biafra. That's all we want now, that's all we are fighting for. Biafra!

The people of Bayelsa want Biafra, not reconstruction and we humbly request that you as an Ambassador of the United States of America do endeavor to pass our message across to the United States President, Barack Obama. We the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) are alarmed by the deteriorating human rights situation in Nigeria under General Muhammadu Buhari's government. Arrests and detentions of Biafrans, oppressive behavior towards civil society and freedom of expression/speech, religious cleansing, and harassment of opposition figures have multiplied since Buhari became president. So you see Ambassador Young, what the people of Bayelsa needs is freedom to govern themselves and develop their own lands and what Nigeria needs is separation.Human rights organizations and Amnesty International have already called for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra,Nnamdi Kanu and also other Biafrans who are still held captive, but such calls have not been heeded by the government of Muhammadu Buhari, which persists in a targeted campaign against Biafrans.

The federal government of Nigeria cannot be both a respected member of the United Nations Charter and a repressive, kleptocratic autocracy. It must choose. We the Indigenous people of Biafra, urge you Ambassador David young and the United States of America to see to it that Biafrans get fair justice and freedom to self-determination.

Yours sincerely,

Okonkwo Isaac Somto

For Family Writers

7 comments

  1. Yes!
    All We Want Is Biafra, Biafra Independent and Sovereignty. We want to govern ourself period and nothing else.

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  2. all we need is Biafra restoration and freedom from the contraption called Nigeria.let them go to hell with their evil plans whether they like it or not Biafra must be restored in the name of chukwu okike abiama we'v prayed ise ise ise e e .

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  3. If America,Britain and member countries of UN are fair in their roles to Biafra issues,they should give a legitimate consideration by recognising and give Biafra its freedom.
    After that they can have a direct discussion with Biafra government to know how they will have birateral relationship with each other. Since we are aware that whatever the zoo will do for them,Biafra will do it better.

    The earlier you attend to this calls of freedom of Biafra the better for all of us.
    It is everyone's rights to have his or her freedom.
    Biafrans will not be exceptional.

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  4. If America,Britain and member countries of UN are fair in their roles to Biafra issues,they should give a legitimate consideration by recognising and give Biafra its freedom.
    After that they can have a direct discussion with Biafra government to know how they will have birateral relationship with each other. Since we are aware that whatever the zoo will do for them,Biafra will do it better.

    The earlier you attend to this calls of freedom of Biafra the better for all of us.
    It is everyone's rights to have his or her freedom.
    Biafrans will not be exceptional.

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  5. The truth is that Britain,America and EU in large are afraid to face the consequence they allready created,but come rain come sun The Land of rising Sun BIAFRA is here to stay there is no man or woman who can stop it

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  6. Dear Ambassador Young, for 100 years of amalgamation of Southern and Northern protectorates as One Nigeria, the country has not worked. Instead, the Eastern region, mostly Christians have been on the receiving end of Islamic militant and radical Islam from the north. Then, there are enormous ethnic hate, bigotry, divisiveness, oppression, marginalization and economic exploitation of Biafrans. Since 1940’s more than 5 million Biafrans have been killed by pogrom, genocide and massive war crimes. The US government, EU and UN must let Biafra - an ethnic group of more than 60 million people to be free and have their own independent nation. It's an issue that must be solved now - before it's too late.

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