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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Terrorist Tag and Military invasion: Don’t keep quiet in face of intimidation – Igbo elders

Terrorist Tag and Military invasion: Don’t keep quiet in face of intimidation – Igbo elders

Former Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof Ilochi Okafor has charged elders of Igboland not to keep quiet in the face of brazen intimidation by the federal government against the people of the South-East.

Prof Ilochi Okafor 
Prof Okafor, who spoke during a special court session presided over by the Chief judge of Anambra State, Hon Justice Peter Umeadi in a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new legal year of the Anambra State judiciary, stated that the proscription of the activities of the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the South-East governors was done in bad fate.

He also condemned labeling of the group as a terrorist organization and the deployment of soldiers to the south east, saying that the federal government had no justification for the action, but only sought to intimidate and bully the people of the region.

“I am 73. If I do not speak out, when will I ever speak out? Is it in the grave? But speak out I must. Our bar is not all about holding dinners, attending weddings and funerals, where we eat and wine. Nor is it about holding conferences devoted to endless speeches and pontification.

“If our governors, lawmakers and political class sit by and keep silent, elders should not. I urge elders to speak out now. The Igbos are peaceful people. Demonstration towards self realization of the right to self determination are recognized as fundamental human right in international law and united nations charter.

“Nigerians are bound by such law, our people are issued with civil notice to leave the north or face very dire consequences, and no person has been arrested. The army has not been stationed in the north. October 1 is the deadline and is around the corner. Who protects our people presently in the north?”

Okafor said that “it is a known fact that armies do not arrest civilians, rather police do, and that armies cannot be stationed against a peaceful people or demonstrators.”

“Despite the verbal violence and grandiose rhetorics of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB is not a terrorist group. No person has been killed by IPOB. Its rallies have been heavily crowded, but it has not been shown that any person carried or discharged weapons during the rallies.

“Their exuberance proved the wide, aggressive and passion filled disconnect with Nigeria and the older generation. I belong to this generation, and we have failed our people. For the Igbo self-haters, the enemy within is a bigger threat than the enemy outside.

“We must listen to our youths. Their dissatisfaction is real, profound and deep. The political class that sit in the comfort of their mansions in Abuja and elsewhere in the world must listen to the youth now or never.

Former Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Prof Ilochi Okafor has charged elders of Igboland not to keep quiet in the face of brazen intimidation by the federal government against the people of the South-East.

Prof Okafor, who spoke during a special court session presided over by the Chief judge of Anambra State, Hon Justice Peter Umeadi in a ceremony to mark the commencement of a new legal year of the Anambra State judiciary, stated that the proscription of the activities of the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the South-East governors was done in bad fate.


He also condemned labeling of the group as a terrorist organization and the deployment of soldiers to the south east, saying that the federal government had no justification for the action, but only sought to intimidate and bully the people of the region.

“I am 73. If I do not speak out, when will I ever speak out? Is it in the grave? But speak out I must. Our bar is not all about holding dinners, attending weddings and funerals, where we eat and wine. Nor is it about holding conferences devoted to endless speeches and pontification.

“If our governors, lawmakers and political class sit by and keep silent, elders should not. I urge elders to speak out now. The Igbos are peaceful people. Demonstration towards self realization of the right to self determination are recognized as fundamental human right in international law and united nations charter.

“Nigerians are bound by such law, our people are issued with civil notice to leave the north or face very dire consequences, and no person has been arrested. The army has not been stationed in the north. October 1 is the deadline and is around the corner. Who protects our people presently in the north?”


Okafor said that “it is a known fact that armies do not arrest civilians, rather police do, and that armies cannot be stationed against a peaceful people or demonstrators.”

“Despite the verbal violence and grandiose rhetorics of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB is not a terrorist group. No person has been killed by IPOB. Its rallies have been heavily crowded, but it has not been shown that any person carried or discharged weapons during the rallies.

“Their exuberance proved the wide, aggressive and passion filled disconnect with Nigeria and the older generation. I belong to this generation, and we have failed our people. For the Igbo self-haters, the enemy within is a bigger threat than the enemy outside.

“We must listen to our youths. Their dissatisfaction is real, profound and deep. The political class that sit in the comfort of their mansions in Abuja and elsewhere in the world must listen to the youth now or never.

“To Biafrans, I say that you must continue to agitate peacefully. The world is listening to you. Your cries against our marginalization and threats to annihilate us must never be drowned. Never before has any group in Nigeria brought to the fore the imperativeness and urgency of restructuring Nigeria.

“But as the Ohas of Ohaneze, you must find accommodation with the ezes of Ohaneze and other groups in Nigeria clamouring for the country to exist on principles of justice, equity, fairness and integrity and free of corrupotion, hatred and zealotry,” Okafor submitted.

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4 comments

  1. ONLY THOSE WITH DIRTY-RUNNING STOMACH BECAUSE OF HATRED, BITTERNESS -BLINDN ESS, MISCREANT /EFULEFUS, ENEMIES OF GOD, ENVIOUS , LONGER-THROAT(BECAUSE OF HUNGER IN D LAND),CURSED,REPROBATES,SELFISH,HYPOCRITES, SELF-DELUDED, MISINFORMED, EVIL-RELIGIOUS-BIGOTS /PARASITES ,WOULD NOT SUPPORT NON - VIOLENT & PEACEFUL BIAFRA SOVEREIGNTY. BECAUSE BIAFRA NATION STANDS ON TRUTH, FREEDOM & JUSTICE . BIAFRA IS BLESSED BY THE MOST HIGH GOD, NO MATTER WHAT, & SHALL NOT BE CURSED. AND GOD WILL SURELY GIVE US BIAFRA STATE BELIEVE IT OR NOT, LIKE IT OR NOT, IT DOES N'T MATTER!. AND BIAFRA SHALL BE BETTER THAN THIS MURDEROUS CABAL OCCUPATION CALLED NIGERIA !. I REST MY CASE

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  2. WHY YOU MUST SUPPORT BIAFRA PIONEERED BY MAZI NNAMDI KANU, NOW OR NEVER : (EXCEPT YOU ARE MISCREANT/ 'EFULEFU', WHO HAS MORTGAGED HIS/HER SOUL TO SATAN ! BECAUSE OF EARTHLY/SEFISH OR TEMPORAL GAIN)

    YOUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION FOR MANKIND!.
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA SOVEREIGNTY IS A SUPPORT FOR CHRISTIANITY !(THE ONLY RELIGION BY WHICH YOU CAN FIND THE WAY(JN.14:6) TO HEAVEN! ) OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT FOR GOD'S UNLIMITED BLESSINGS THROUGH CHRIST'S IMMEASURABLE & MATCHLESS BLESSINGS & SALVATION FOR MANKIND! OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA AS A PURE CHRISTIAN NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM & DELIVERANCE FROM ISLAMIC SHACKLES & BONDAGES!
    OUR TOTAL SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA RESTORATION IS A TOTAL SUPPORT FOR THE WELLBEING & PROSPERITY OF ALL OF US & THAT OF OUR UNBORN GENERATION!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA FREEDOM WILL USHER IN GOD'S UNLIMITED BLESSINGS ON THE MERIT OF CHRIST'S JESUS SUBSTITUTIONARY OFFER & REDEMPTIVE PRICE FOR US ALL!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR SOVEREIGNTY OF BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT THEREFORE FOR GOD'S CAUSE, PLAN & AGENDA!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT FOR PURE,HOLY CHRISTIAN NATION!
    A SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR TOTAL EMMANCIPATION FOR US ALL, ALSO FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN OTHER NATIONS OF AFRICA & BEYOND, FROM ISLAMIC SHACKLES & HIDDEN AGENDA(BECAUSE OATH HAS BEEN TAKEN TO ISLAMISE AFRICA & BEYOND!
    BUT, AFRICA IS FOR JESUS CHRIST!!AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED BEFORE THE EMMERGENCE OF RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH WITH OUR LORD,MASTER & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST! 
    SUPPORT BIAFRA NOW & BE BLESSED !
    FIGHT BIAFRA NOW & REMAIN CURSED!

    BUT WHETHER MAN SUPPORT HER OR NOT, GOD WILL ACHIEVE STILL HIS WONDERS & PURPOSE! 'CAUSE BIAFRA IS GOD'S PURPOSE & BECAUSE WE ARE PURELY CHRISTIAN NATION! WE ARE BLESSED IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME!!

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  3. WHAT AN UNEQUAL COMPARISON BETWEEN HEAVEN & EARTH HEAVEN & HELL,CAT & RAT,NIGHT & DAY,LIGHT & DARKNESS,LIFE & DEATH, CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM,ETC? TRULY ,NO JUSTIFICATION WHAT/WHERE SO EVER TO COMPARE PEOPLE ASKING FOR THEIR GOD'S GIVEN RIGHT & FREEDOM LIKE IPOB .DOING THEIR AGITATIONS & RALLY MORE THAN 200 PLACES WITHOUT BREAKDOWN OF ORDER & LAW OR HAVING RECORD OF CASUALTY FROM THEIR SIDE, TO FULANI MILITIA HERDSMEN,WHO MOVES ABOUT WITH AK 47 FREELY. THEY HAVE OVER & OVER KILL SO MANY PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT PART OF THIS COUNTRY YET ALLOWED TO CONTINUE THEIR WICKED ACTIVITIES WITH IMPUNITY ??!

    THEREFORE I DECLARED : CURSE ON ANY PERSON(S),SECTS,ORGANISATION(S) THAT WRECK & TWIST THE TRUTH FOR TRIBAL/SELFISH/ CARNAL INTEREST & MALICIOUS PURPOSE AGAINST THE BIAFRA RESTORATION !. CURSE ON ANY GROUP WHAT SO EVER & THE LIKES WHO SUPPORTS THE ILLEGAL/UNCONSTITUTIONAL/UNRIGHTEOUS BH-ARMY INVASION IN IGBO LAND ( AFTER WARD TURNS AROUND & PROSCRIBED IPOB & DECLARED HER TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. CURSE UPON ANY, LIFTING UP BRIBERY/ BLOODY-CORRUPTED HAND AGAINST MAZI NNAMDI KANU, BECAUSE OF POWER, FAVOUR-SEEKING OR EVERY OTHER REASON (S) .

    OTHERWISE, HOW CAN ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF THIS SORT (THAT CALLS WHITE, BLACK) ESCAPE GOD'S WRATH SEEING THE HAUSA FULANI OLIGARCHY HAVE CROSSED SO MUCH ON THE RED LINES! ( REAL FACTS/ INDISPUTABLE EVIDIENCES ABOUNDS HERE & THERE ) HEARKEN TO THE VOICE OF GOD!.

    Isaiah5:20 (King James Bible) '' Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!''
    (Matthew 23:33
    (King James Bible) ''Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?'' )!!!!!!!

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  4. Thank you Prof Ilochi Okafor for your words of encouragement and advice. Sure, Biafrans must continue with peaceful protests all around the world - including in SEE/SS region when it becomes necessary. We cannot be caged and kept in bondage because of the assaults, torture, and massacres by the Nigerian murderous military forces. We cannot be kept in slavery and bondage in our land - Never! All throughout the world indigenous peoples are seeking for freedom and independence through self-determination. It cannot be different in Nigeria. We must continue until we get Biafra or all of us are killed by the Nigerian State. We must not be cajoled because of their coward and barbaric acts. Biafra nation must be restored!

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