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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Call For Self-Defense: No One Should Blame Biafrans

Call For Self-Defense: No One Should Blame Biafrans

Written by Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi
For Family Writers Press International.

Just on 27th October, 2019, combined team of Nigeria security agents which included Army, Police, DSS and others swooped on IPOB Family members, who were having their meeting peacefully and opened fire on them.

This happened in a state that has been consistently attacked by Fulani herdsmen. This same herdsmen have rapped women in Ebonyi, yet no military or police have attacked and arrested any of them anywhere in the state.

But the Ebonyi state Governor, whom Fulani herdsmen are killing his people sent soldiers against his own people who committed no crime other than conducting ordinary meeting. It is now a sin for indigenous people to gather in their own state, but known terrorists can easily move around, killing and raping people without confrontation.

This is a call to the world, human rights organizations to take note of what is happening today in Biafra land. They should know that they are pushing the people to the wall and they are bound to react. Hospitals have refused treatment to those wounded by the Nigeria security agents.

Recall that this is not the first time Nigeria government is killing Biafrans in Biafra land. Sometime in 2017, Biafrans were killed in Afaraukwu Umuahia and community secondary school Aba, as reported by Amnesty international. They have gunned down youths in Asaba, Onitsha, Nkpor and port Harcourt for peacefully protesting and standing in solidarity with President Trump of America.

Those who shoot to kill innocent people should know that they don't have the monopoly of brutality and violence. Not when the people starts reacting, some unthinking individuals will start writing trash. Those that are against beating up politicians in abroad have suddenly lost their voices. You defend the politicians, but when they kill people for exercising their fundamental human rights, you go mute.

I can only say that the day of reckoning is fast approaching!

Elochukwu Ohagi is a Philosopher, Teacher and Activist.

Edited By Paul Ihechi Alagba

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