THE HEINOUS EXTORTION AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORED KILINGS OF BIAFRANS BY NIGERIAN SECURITY PERSONNELS
By Onyedikachi Chimaobim
For Family Writers
Information reaching the desk of Family Writers this morning has it that a Biafran by name Eto Nduka has been shot dead by the Nigerian Police members. Further investigation has confirmed that Eto Nduka just came back from Indonesia for the Christmas to perform marriage rites of his new wife. This Biafran son who had successfully taken his wife home three days ago has been sent to an early grave by the evil Nigerian Police members for committing no crime. According to information he was on his way back from Owerri Biafra Land with his newly wedded wife inside his car when the evil Nigerian Police members stopped them at a check point and in few seconds he was shot dead probably because he refused to give them his hard earned money.
It is now both worrisome and glaring that Biafrans even in their own land are no longer safe as over 3000 Biafrans has been killed since October last year in their very land by same Nigerian trigger-happy Police/Army for no legal course. This is aside thousands being slaughtered at will in Northern Nigeria. A similar scenario was seen few months ago when a Biafran woman by name Bridget Ahgbaheme was beheaded in broad day light in kano,Northern Nigeria and was accused of blaspheming Prophet Muhammad ( curse be upon him).All the President of Nigeria Mohamadu Buhari could say about it was "we should learn to respect each other’s faith". This is the dumbest and most ridiculous response a President could give in the unconstitutional death of a citizen. He obviously showed his lack of concern in the life of Biafrans and his endorsement to the Islamic sharia law in a said circular country (Nigeria).
As a researcher and student of history, I have taken time to comb through the history of Nigeria and I found out that there has never been a time recorded in history where Hausa/Fulani Northerners nor strangers has been ill-treated, maimed or massacred in Biafra land in the unfortunate union called Nigeria. Whereas the revers is the case to Biafrans living in the Northern Hausa/Fulani land. They are being killed like rams at the slightest provocation. From my conclusion it seems Biafrans are the sacrificial lambs whose blood must be spill to buy more time for the unfortunate union called Nigeria to continue. Any day you read news in Nigeria about Police/Army rascality, Biafrans are the victims. There has never been a time you hear a Police man by mistake or by intension shot an Hausa/Fulani man to death, Never. Any day such news is heard, I tell you that day will mark the end of Nigeria. But in the case of Biafrans it is trending news and it has more or less become a norm.
It is on record that Biafrans are the most peaceful and adaptive people on earth. They are the most traveled specie and are found in almost every corner of the earth amidst unfriendly weather and hostile hosts. Biafra land is also the most peaceful and accommodative place to leave .But since the current federal administration of Nigeria came on board, Biafra land has been grid lock with military presence with sophisticated hardware. It is so evident that strangers who are visiting the land are scared because the place is a war zone. These Nigerian military rascals who are seen in every 50meters in Biafran roads intimidate Biafrans coming back to their land for Christmas coupled with heavy extortion."Honestly I feel so heartbroken, I feel like crying talking to you. What I and my family experienced just traveling from Lagos to Anambra was hell." This was the testimony of one Mr Chuks Okafor,a victim of Nigeria military extortion on Biafra roads when speaking to Somto Isaac Okonkwo of Family Writers. He went further to ask "is the Nigerian military now waging war on Biafrans, why this much road blocks". Mr Chuks who said he spent 15000 on Nigerian customs on the road,500 or 1000 on police check points and 10000 on army check points said he had to start doing bank transfers to the military men when he ran out of physical cash in the course of the extortion. He also claimed to had spent 37000 naira before getting to his village.
The most threatening thing about this extortion is that when you refuse to comply by giving them your hard earned budgeted money,it is either they shot you dead at the spot or label you a criminal. This is why you must know that there is no difference between the Nigerian military and the bokoharam insurgents you hear about.
An excerpt from another victim of this extortion Ebere Okolie of Family Writers read thus: I left my house by 4:00am on the 24th of December but got to Enugu by 9:00pm because of Nigerian Police and their road blocks. My children were crying when the Police men stopped us. They ask me to give them 5000 naira. I gave them 2000 naira they refused. People stopped and were begging them with me but they refused until a God sent came and gave them 2000 naira. They now asked me to bring the previous 2000 naira I gave to them earlier to make it 4000 naira.
We call on the international community to call Mohamadu Buhari to order as we know he is the Chief architect of all this abnormalities on Biafrans because in due time we shall act and there will be no hiding place for him and his co-travelers.Nigeria should stop taking Biafrans for granted as the gentle movement of a lion does not make it harmless.