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Saturday, 21 April 2018

BIAFRA, A NATION UNDER SIEGE

BIAFRA, A NATION UNDER SIEGE

Written by Ogochukwu Nnanna
For Family Writers Press

Biafra, a nation endowed with variety of blessings, has been  besieged for decades of years now. It has been tales of calamitous experiences for Biafrans and the global community seems unperturbed. The genocidal orgy of violence meted out against the people by a concentration of enemies has remained a non-discussable subject, with no foreseeable tangible plans from the International community to combat the anomaly. The name Biafra, appears anathemaic anywhere it is mentioned. But one thing is clear. Biafra is a divine project whose people are exceptionally endowed with enviable talents, knowledge and skills which have undeniably  premised them on the pedestal of professional positions globally in various fields of endeavors. Unfortunately though, the people of Biafra, were contrapted to co-habit an entity where human life, dignity and respect are grossly devalued and disdained. The continued decimation of Biafrans by the Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani killer herdsmen with no respite, holds sway.

Since the fraudulent amalgamation of the sharply divergent indigenous people groups in 1914 by Fredrick Lugard which he christened Nigeria, Biafrans have remained the sacrificial lambs used to service delusional unity. The resultant consequence of that forced union has been greeted with unrelentless spate of killings, victimization, incarceration, marginalization and enslavement. The Hausa-Fulani (terrorists) infested Nigerian military regularly proud themselves as licensed killers of the Biafran people and nobody seems emboldened enough to question it. Biafrans are treated as second class citizens even in their own homes, farm settlements, business places and worship centres. The Fulani killer herdsmen, adequately sponsored and protected by the Nigerian government, maraud every nook and cranny of Biafraland, destroying farm produce with their cattle and killing the land owners. The question have been: what is really the offence of Biafrans to warrant this level of hatred? Exercising even their fundamental rights of self determination, by peacefully congregating and harmlessly pressing home a demand as humans, as distinctively stipulated by the United Nations charter amongst others, they are yet being hunted, hounded, killed and  extra-judicially incarcerated.

Armed with these incessant inhuman attacks and degrading treatments in the hands of those that they were supposed to co-exist with, Biafrans have irrevocably decided to take their own destiny in their hands by courageously seeking for their freedom. The civilised global community has steadily and pretentiously be looking the other way, ostensibly for crass egocentric reasons. Their fear hinges on their assumed amount of power Biafrans will wield even globally through their romance with salient world players (world powers), should they be allowed to go. But the reality remains that "a slave" who realises his/her status and potentials must someday be off the shackles. The Biafran people have over the years, remained the endangered species of humans on earth and the season has dawned for their total emancipation.

There are presently, hundreds of thousands of Biafrans languishing in forced security custody in different detention centres across Nigeria. They were extra-judicially arrested and incarcerated, and have been in such dehumanizing conditions for years without trial. Those that are being despotically considered for trials in court, are being subjected to circles of endless case adjournments. The whereabouts of the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as of today, cannot be ascertained. It could be recalled that a battalion of Nigeria army aided with different kinds of military hardwares, murderously invaded his residence at Afara-ukwu, Ibeku, Umuahia in Abia State, on the 14th of September 2017.  These are the reasons why Biafrans have remained resolutely courageous in the their quest for freedom and the full restoration of their fatherland, Biafra. This of course, can never be compromised. The nation of Biafra must be restored.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

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