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Thursday, 20 June 2019

FAMILY WRITERS PRESS EDITORIAL: THE DRUMBEATS OF WAR AND THE COMING OF BIAFRA

FAMILY WRITERS PRESS EDITORIAL: THE DRUMBEATS OF WAR AND THE COMING OF BIAFRA

One of the cardinal purposes of God on this planet earth is that humanity would experience His love, peace, justice, freedom and progress which is driven via the vehicle of a robust and untainted relationship. These were to be replicated amongst diverse races, tribes and of course nations. Unfortunately however, wickedness set in thereby changing the cause of divinity. The depraved state of man thus, totally rubbed him of these sterling and indispensable qualities, awesomely provided for, through creation.

Centuries back, according to historical accounts,  White colonialists invaded the African continent in search of greener pastures  (economic fortunes), thereby introducing/adopting very strange, adverse and inhuman control mechanisms within their various areas of interests and conveniences. Prominent amongst these alien supremacists were the British who adventured into the West African sub-region amongst few other areas in Africa. In the West African axis, dwelt various indigenous nationalities amongst whom were the Arewas, Oduduwas and of course Biafrans. Discovering this vast expanse of arable land with divergent rich natural resources particularly in Biafraland and coupled with ostensibly strong, ingenious and republican inhabitants, the British opted to cash in. Armed with both economic and political intrigues, they resolved to forcefully contrapt a colony albeit for selfish interests, by forcefully and trickishly merging these three major divergent ethnic nationalities with converse value systems into one entity christened Nigeria.

Colonial control (government) over the people was adopted with the Arewas being employed for usage as enslavement stooges over and above others. These are people, most of which are Islamists who lack civilized administrative acumen, dwelling in less productive areas. The Arewas (Hausa-Fulanis) thereby became the mole whlist the better educated but grossly chameleonic and unstable Oduduwas (Yorubas), covertly schemed in. Biafrans on the other hand, who are naturally known for their intelligence, ingenuity, strength, peacefulness, hospitality, productivity and humanness, never foresaw any danger neither did they have any aota of suspiscion against their neighbors. They were lumped together in a caricatured enclave called Nigeria in 1914 by the British. There was never any overriding mutual consent to be one as a nation by these diverse indigenous dwellers right from creation. This concocted arrangement of the British supremacists, thereby precipitated over the years till date, a cacophony of generational discomfort, restiveness, mistrust, enslavement, death and destruction.

Biafrans right from the year 1929 till date, have suffered and are yet unabatedly, been suffering disgusting spate of death hitting over eight million, in the hands of British-backed Hausa-Fulani cum Yoruba led Nigerian governments. Biafrans have indeed been subjected to varying degrees of dehumanization without retaliation. Many are being killed across Nigeria on religious related violences especially in the Northern region just because they are Biafrans (non-Islamists). Biafra owned properties and economic interests worth fortunes across the Western/Northern regions of Nigeria have either been destroyed or confiscated. Politically, socially and economically, there has been heightened wave of strangulation against the people by successive Nigerian governments. Politicians of Biafra extraction have been fulanised, paying allegiance to the Sokoto caliphate ostensibly to retain their self-serving fortunes at the expense of the well-being of their people. There presently exists grand designs to perpetuate the denial of Biafrans of good motorable road network, functional seaports/airports and other necessary basic social amenities. The coastal region of Biafraland have been grossly ravaged/polluted due to massive crude oil exploration activities, with the people being made to suffer life-threatening consequences.

Notable Biafrans across Biafra territories have been callously humiliated, extra-judicially arrested, incarcerated, killed and maimed by the Nigerian State through the instrumentality of it's security operatives. In all these mad drive to permanently subjugate and enslave the people, Biafrans have remained strong, law abiding and peaceful, despite the deluge of victimization and pauperisation they are being made to face for daily spanning over decades. Boko Haram terrorists and their counterparts in the Fulani killer herdsmen, who are undoubtedly being sponsored, patronised and protected by the Nigerian government, have been killing Biafrans, ravaging their farmlands with their cattle in accountable number of indigenous communities, kidnapping and raping our women with reckless abandon. None of these monsters has either been arrested or prosecuted.

It was this wave of unbearable servitude, death, dehumanization and impoverishment of our people that gave birth to the prevalent agitations for the independence of a Biafran nation as being uncompromisingly, courageously and intelligently championed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)  globally, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.   In all these persecutions and provocations, there has never been any chronicled account whether in Biafraland, wider Nigerian enclave or even internationally, of Biafrans bearing arms, killing anybody or even got involved in destructive tendencies. It has been a record of peace, civility and tranquility. But despite these series of war drumbeats coming from the British-backed Islamic government of Nigeria against Biafrans and their interests, one thing remaineth sure. And that is the full and total restoration of the sovereign nation of Biafra. This has irrevocably crossed the rubicon and this present generation and that  yet unborn, will proudly and progressively live in their own homeland that was originally purposed for them by God Almighty. Biafrans are determined even in the face of persecution, propaganda and even death, to escort this cause to a victorious end. The restoration quest is on and can never ever be revised come what may.

Written by Peter Oshagwu
(Deputy Editor-in-chief)
Family Writers Press International

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