By Richard Izuchukwu Oragwuncha
For Family Writers
The hilarious 1960, the proclaimed Nigerian state by Lord Lugard, was orally announced to have gained independent of the British power. But the earlier ignored ethnic borders and traditional differences since 1914, left the country sitting on a keg of gun powder. The northern region was almost autonomous and a feudal state and more than 70 per cent of her inhabitants were basically Muslims, while the south had predominantly Christians and animist population and the Nigeria's major source of income (crude oil), was located in the south. Geographically, Nigeria was separated along ethnic divides. The Hausa/Fulani in the north, Yoruba in the south-west, Ijaws/Calabar and Igbo in the south-east.
After the death of Aguiyi Ironsi who happened to be a strong advocate of a continued united Nigeria, the heart breaking question remains, why the pogrom on the easterners surviving in the north when the matter was obviously military? Over 40,000 easterners were massacred especially the highly populated Igbos. Pregnant women violently operated on and unborn children pulled out and murdered. Humans set ablaze as they were still alive. All these were conspired against a particular group of people (Biafrans) for no just cause but hate.
The British government and the entirety of the rest of Nigerians conspired against the Biafrans just because they were hated for their hardworking nature, brilliancy, productivity, entrepreneurship, leadership quality, idealists, naturally gifted resources and what have you. Their original intention was to wipe out the Biafran generation and take over their land; mainly the today’s south-south were they believed the major quantity of crude oil was deposited.
The above incidents ushered in a heart breaking war that claimed the lives of over 3,000,000 Biafrans; which was enforced by a deadly war crime of starvation at the watch of the entirety of humanity across the globe. Hitherto, Biafrans are been murdered on daily basis by the security agencies, Fulani herdsmen, Hausa Fulani rioters etc. and no one is saying or doing anything about it. This is a script play as designed by the Nigerian slave masters (British) and until the entirety of the Indigenous people of Biafra is wiped out, they are not ready to stop.
Until they completely decimate and take over the Niger delta region of Biafra land, they are not ready to free Nigeria. Nigeria is orally independence, but I put it to you this day, Biafra must be free and completely independent of the British-Nigeria tyrannical suppression. Biafrans are free people and must be allowed freedom. It is their right and no man borne of a woman has such right to denying them that. Any Biafran who will live to participate in any way or manner or contributes in any form to Nigerian acclaimed 56th independence day celebration is either a dullard or a collaborator for a continued murder and decimation of the Biafran people and land. The only independence Biafrans should be clamoring for should be the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the freedom of Biafra. Send this massage to reach every end of the earth. Biafra must be free.