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Monday, 11 June 2018

BIAFRA: DETENTION OF JEWISH WORSHIPPERS, A DIRECT AFFRONT AGAINST ISRAEL

BIAFRA: DETENTION OF JEWISH WORSHIPPERS, A DIRECT AFFRONT AGAINST ISRAEL


Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers Press

To the uninformed, it is expedient to state here that the Nigerian government has surreptitiously declared a full blown religious cum political war against the Jewish nation of Israel. This hinges on the arrest and detention of Biafran Jewish worshippers who converged in Afara-ukwu, Ibeku, Umuahia in Abia State, Nigeria. The global community should be aware that a detachment of the Nigerian Police Force under the leadership of an Islamic bigot who also is the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Kpotun, was deployed to invade once again, the compound of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This was on the instruction of the Islamic government of Nigeria led President Muhammadu Buhari to ferociously clampdown on the worshippers who were observing SHABBAT, using the compound as their venue. Many of them were arrested and hurriedly arraigned in a Magistrate Court in Umuahia. And due to the trumped up charges and inconsistencies associated with the Nigerian judicial system, they have been remanded in prison since the 5th of May 2018.

The Abia State Police Commissioner, Anthony Ogbizi speaking to Newsmen on the offence of the arrested Jewish worshippers, stated that the mode of worship adopted, is unrecognized in Nigeria. The question then is: when has it become lawful in a secular state like Nigeria that methods of worship by a set of people must receive certification of the Police before practice?

It is on this premise that the nation of Israel must come to terms with the religious/political war which the Nigerian government has directly brought to her doorstep, and must not be treated with kid gloves. This war has been raging covertly. The Jewish worshippers arrest is a direct affront to Israel. The Abia State Police Commissioner's statement is basically inconsequential and immoral. The Nigerian Constitution of 1999 though single handedly written by Professor Auwalu Yadudu on the instruction of the then Nigerian Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, to protect and service the Nigerian Islamic interests and imposed on non-muslims, did not in any way officially recognize, approve or sanction any particular religion or method of worship in the country. In section 38 of the 1999 Constitution, which of course is precisely the supreme law of the country, it is boldly stipulated that everyone has the right to freedom of worship in any part of Nigeria including idolatry or anything of choice. The Nigerian Police bizarre clampdown on the Jewish worshippers in which many were arrested, wounded and till date being remanded in prison custody, is to say the least most callous and disappointingly oppressive.

The Jewish worshippers will be appearing in the Magistrate Court in Umuahia in the next few days. Their Jewish brethren within Biafraland are unanimously calling on the civilised global community to  compel the Nigerian government to effect the release of these victims of oppression as no crime was committed against the laws of the land.  They are innocent of whatever religious, political or ideological dichotomy that has existed or is yet existing between Nigeria and Israel, hence no assumed diplomatic row need be settled on the religious consciousness of the innocent Biafran worshippers. The governments of the United States of America and Israel should courageously take a stand against this religious persecution in Nigeria which is being driven by the Nigerian Islamic Jihadists.

The Israeli government must fully understand that any assault on the Jewish community in Biafraland by the agents of the occupational government of Nigeria is a direct affront to the Jewish nation, surreptitiously arranged to vent their frustration and anger against the present designation of Jerusalem as the eternal capital city of Israel. The government of Israel therefore should timely and aggressively wade into the Biafran question as the Nigerian government is overtly and steadily extending it's frustration to the State of Israel via the Jewish worshippers in Biafraland.

Nigeria must be made to keep to her bounds by respecting the religious and political interests of Israel within Biafraland in particular and the African continent in general. The rights to freedom of worship by Biafrans are being grossly impugned by the Nigerian government through the subjection of a certain group of people to illegal detention just because of their method of religious worship, contrary to the constitutional provision.

It is now over to the government of the Israeli nation to call on Nigeria to without reservation, accord due respect to the bilateral relationship both countries share, by allowing the people exercise their rights unhindered, in the adoption of their religious methods of worship even the Jewish religion. This is a guaranteed structure freely guaranteed in the law.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press

1 comment

  1. Can you imagine how ignorant these zoo police can be? May be this police commissioner has never read the 1999 Constitution, which is off-course an Islamic constitution? Biafrans - Christians, Jews and Animists must unite to free themselves from the Islamic sharia State of Nigeria.

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