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Friday, 24 August 2018

ABDUCTION AND STARVATION OF IPOB WOMEN: A SLAP ON WOMANHOOD AND DECENCY

ABDUCTION AND STARVATION OF IPOB WOMEN: A SLAP ON WOMANHOOD AND DECENCY

The news of the illegal arrest and detention of over 150 IPOB women which has become one of the most debated issue in the mainstream discussion is unacceptable. A scenario that has attracted heart wrenching condemnation from people of good will all over the globe. A situation some have described as barbaric, heinous and crime against womanhood.

Recall that on 17th of August, 2018, the IPOB women drawn from all parts of Biafra land staged a peaceful protest in Owerri the Imo State capital to register their grievances over the invasion and disappearance of IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnandi Kanu and his parents after the brutal military raid in his home.

On September 14th 2017, the Nigerian Army under the pretence of OPERATION PYTHON DANCE II,  invaded the family home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Afaraukwu, Umuahia. His home was mercilessly bombarded with all forms of military hardwares which left about 28 innocent civilians dead and the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnandi Kanu and parents abducted. And since then, their whereabout remains unknown as all effort by IPOB Family members to reach them proved abortive.

Moreover, there is a saying that "No man goes to sleep when his roof is on fire". Thus, the Indigenous People Of Biafra Women out of love and compassion could not go to sleep when their son the supreme leader of IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is still missing hence the peaceful match.

Unfortunately, Nigeria a country known for impunity and lawlessness, once again exhibited her infamous delinquency, hatred and readiness to wipe out the Biafran people. The Fulani dominated Nigerian Police force unleashed terror on Biafra Women as ordered by President Mohammed Buhari, Ibrahim Idris, Governor Rochas Okorocha, Dasuki Galadima and other treacherous Igbo politicians.

It defies logic and reasoning how harmless women became a threat to the Nigerian government which resulted to the use of brutality, inhumane and degrading treatment against them by the Nigerian Police force. Consequently, over 150 of them abducted and kept in the dungeon while many others are yet to be accounted for.

The worst of its all, is the starvation policy adopted by the Nigerian government against these mothers. The women have been denied access to food, water and change of clothes. Family members barred from visiting them. Even  condemned criminals have the right to be visited according to law.
But Biafrans are being treated lower than animals in the contraption called Nigeria.
The sanctity of Womanhood has been desecrated.

I therefore call on people of good conscience to compel Nigerian government to release our mothers without any further delay because there is a point to which a man would refuse to be pushed.

As Martin Luther King said,
"The principle of self-defense even involving the use of guns and bloodshed has never been condemned even by Ghandihi '

The clock is ticking....

#FreeIPOBWomen
#FreeOurMothers.

Written by Godswill Leeleebari Gabriel

Edited by Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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