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Wednesday 22 November 2017



By Prince Gilbert Okeke 
For Family Writers Press 

My personal detailed research over time reveals that black Africans and especially Biafrans have been subjected to litany  of human rights violations which have deliberately been neglected by different world powers /bodies namely :  United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), France, Russia, United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), African Union (AU), and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It is pertinent to point out here that since the commencement of agitations for the restoration of the sovereignty of the nation of Biafra and the accompanying spate of Nigerian government sponsored terrorism against Biafrans, these world powers /bodies have never deemed it as a duty even under their various laws and treaties, to intervene in defense of human rights and the sanctity of life.

The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) over the years, have been subjected to series of brutal treatments and deaths by the Nigerian governments and their agents just because they are peacefully expressing their rights to justice and freedom like other endangered indigenous people groups elsewhere in the world. 

It is very disheartening to note that even the United States of America which enjoyed tremendous amount of support prior to the last Presidential election that saw the victory of the incumbent President - Donald Trump, whose democratic ideals hinge on justice, freedom and equity, could turn a blind eye in the face of brazen acts despotism being unrelentessly meted out against Biafrans. It is on record, the enormous sacrifices of solidarity that were made during the swearing in ceremony of the President as the 45th US Commander-in-Chief, after Barack Obama. We can recall the gruesome murder of quite a number of Biafrans the combined forces of Nigerian security operatives who were detailed by Muhammadu Buhari, encountered on that very faithful day of 20th January 2017, in the course of staging peaceful rallies in solidarity. It was really bloody a price to pay. Corpses of young Biafran men and women littered the morgues while many others were either maimed or declared missing. 

The United Nations (UN) who by it's own different charters, ought to firmly be in the defense of the oppressed indigenous people groups anywhere in the world, has become political and toothless in carrying out it's own legitimate functions. This world body cannot deny the deluge of reports and petitions written  to it even via it's various agencies regarding the Biafran restoration question and all the accompanying atrocious  treatments from the Nigerian government. This is the world body saddled with the responsibility of proffering enduring solutions on issues bordering on conflicts of sovereignty of nations and people's freedom but unfortunately has been found wanting in averting avoidable conflicts and genocide. The Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) have been steadily killed, jailed, maimed and victimised by the Nigerian government of President Muhammadu Buhari with apparently no respite, just because we have maintained high level of civility and decorum in our approaches for justice as demanded by the laws of the United Nations.

European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) seem diabolically bonded in their cold craftiness to see to the prolonged suffering of the Biafran people. Their inactiveness in calling the Nigerian government to order is a clear betrayal and of course an unfortunate credential for a union that professes democracy, protection of human rights and that which upholds the tenets of civilization. 

The African Union (AU) is another unity body set up within the African continent by Africans to foster cohesion, freedom and unity among African countries. But it is disappointing to state here that this ideal of true brotherliness has been hijacked by a cult of cabals and despots within the continent who cherish the perpetual enslavement of their own people. The full import of African dignity, glory and respect have grossly been jeopardized by the wicked systemic egocentric activities of these leaders. Because the union is not independent hence their reliance on their colonial masters for political, economic, social and defense support and protection, member nations hardly can live up to their statutory role of proffering meaningful and unbiased solutions to serious issues like the Biafran restoration project and Nigeria. And like Legend Hero Marcus Garvey stated: "Any leadership that depends on other people, is a leadership that enslaves". Africa as a continent, instituted the African Union but it has woefully failed to address the question of rampant and unprovoked gruesome killings of Biafrans who are bona-fide and integral inhabitants of the African continent.

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), is a sub-regional power block that oversees as enshrined in it's statutory book, the welfare and well-being of all peoples within the sub-region. The government of this area of Africa which indigenous people of Biafra and other ethnic nationalities primarily belong, has maintained sealed lips over very salient issues. Lack of effective vibrant outspokenness against the array of Nigerian government's vampiric policies against of indigenous people of Biafra. The docility of the government of this sub-regional body smacks of callousness as it helplessly drags it's feet in pointedly condemning the Nigerian government's judicial mockery so far exhibited over the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the ebullient leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, which has unnecessarily been lingering in the ECOWAS court for close to two years running now. And because of parochial political interests, justice is being trifled with, against the overriding interests of the people whose future is in jeopardy.

Biafrans are special species of humans whose freedom and restoration are orchestrated and supervised by God Almighty Himself. 

God restore and keep Biafra!
God bless Biafra!! 

Edited by Peter Oshagwu 
For Family Writers Press

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