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Thursday, 31 August 2017

INJUSTICE AGAINST BIAFRANS BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND PUTTING THE WORLD ON NOTICE

INJUSTICE AGAINST BIAFRANS BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND PUTTING THE WORLD ON NOTICE

By Ogochukwu Nnanna
For Family Writers Press

Since the emergence of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the ever relentless Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), there has been serious disquietness in the Nigerian seat of power amid the dictatorial and tyrannical tendencies of the Muhammadu Buhari's led Nigerian government. The agitation for Biafra independence became an international phenomenon due to the acute hatred and despotic nature of the incumbent president of Nigeria which led to the illegal arrest and unlawful incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra. After his abduction by the Nigerian government through the Gestapo DSS, he was held incommunicado in an underground cell and was taken to a magistrate court in Abuja where he was aquitted of all charges and discharged, but the Nigerian government flaunted the order of the court. The Nigerian government continued holding him and later took him to federal high court Abuja and levied bogus and frivolous charges against him. It took roughly two years for the Nigerian government to release Kanu on bail after they fragrantly disobeyed several court rulings ordering his unconditional release from detention. It is worthy to note that those bail conditions are not just inhumane, stringent, overlashing but also unconstitutional. Therefore, any bail condition that infringes the fundamental human rights of individuals must be condemned and challenged. It should be recalled that many Nigerian judges washed off their hands on the same case between Nnamdi Kanu and the Nigerian government on the bases that, unless the previous court rulings  are carried out or obeyed, they had no moral right to preside over the same case because their rulings might be circumvented if not in favour of the powers that be, hence might not stand such miscarriage of justice or to even face  humiliation afterwards. However, after the heroic withdrawal from the case by the judges, the case was gifted to an Hausa Fulani woman, Justice Binta Nyako who is a puppet doing the bidding of the Muhammadu Buhari's government.

During the unlawful incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, millions of Biafrans thronged the streets of Biafraland demanding the unconditional release of their leader as ordered by several courts of competent jurisdiction, that the Nigerian government flaunted with impunity which also contradicts the constitution of Nigeria. Thousands of unarmed peaceful Biafran protesters were openly shot at and gruesomely killed by the Nigerian security forces, just for exercising their constitutional right to protest as a way of airing their disaffection or registering their grievances and frustration of government dealings in a democratic dispensation. Up until now, no one has been held accountable for such massacre. Furthermore, there are marauding Fulani herdsmen masquerading as cow rearers, invading towns and cities of Biafraland and embarking on mindless rape of young and old women, unwarranted butchery of people and wanton destruction of property. Yet, the Nigerian government has not arrested or prosecuted any of them for the sake of justice.

There is now continous secret abduction of Biafran youth by the combined team of Nigerian security forces in Biafraland while feigning ignorance to the genocidal activities of the Fulani herdsmen and the Boko haram terrorists which had since been decleared the fourth and first world most deadly terror groups respectively, as designated by the World Terror Index. This illicit abduction has continued in different parts of Biafraland which has now made Biafran youths to live in fear at the mercy of the Nigerian security apparatus and have also become a money making venture for those men in khaki.

However, I want use this medium to put the World on notice, on the inhuman treatment being metted on Biafrans by the Nigerian government and their security apparatus on daily bases. While Arewa and Fulani herdsmen freely move in the streets intimidating and killing people, unarmed Biafrans are being abducted in their various homes, business areas and even in the streets while walking. Which other marginalization is the world expecting before coming to the rescue of Biafrans hence, Biafrans will continue to face humiliation and total extermination.

There are Arewa youths in the North issuing threats and genocidal quite notice ultimatum calling for the massive killing of Biafrans resident in Northern Nigeria if they fail to vacate their region on or before 1st October, here are people shouting Nigeria is indivisible but hypocritically operates a parallel system of government up North, with their private security apparatus called Hisbah sharia police and on the hand have sharia law which is operational in almost all Northern states against the generally accepted common law prevalent in other regions of the contrapted Nigerian state. Undoubtedly, the Arewa youth forum that made the infamous Kaduna declaration did that in collaboration with the Northern and Arewa elders hence, their choice of venue for such a call which can not happen without the direct permission of the government of Kaduna state. As far as the quit notice to Biafrans by Arewa youths remained uncondermned by the Nigerian government and no disciplinary action carried out on them, then the Nigerian government has no moral right arresting and detaining Biafrans who are exercising their rights to self determination without violent.

Recently, the Nigerian government through the office of the Attorney General of the federation, called for the revoke and re-arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the ground that he flaunted his bail conditions. Apparently, such bail conditions are not meant for humans and are unconstitutional. What moral right has the Nigerian government and the Attorney General, who never condemned or arrested the Arewa youth that issued the treasonous quit notice to Biafrans, to make such call? Unless those Arewa youths are arrested and prosecuted, Nnamdi Kanu can not be rearrested because such quit notice by Arewa youths is more treasonous compared to the alleged treasonable felony against Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian government without any forensic evidence to substantiate such claim till now. Therefore, such a call must be resisted.

Finally, the forthcoming gubernatorial election billed to take place in Anambra state on 18th November, 2017, must be boycotted by all Biafrans resident in the state.

Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press

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