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Monday, 10 February 2020

The Military Siege on Eze Kanu's Burial Is a Mockery to Igbo Tradition, Such Can never happen in the North

The Military Siege on Eze Kanu's Burial Is a Mockery to Igbo Tradition, Such Can never happen in the North

The military invasion of Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, the home town of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to destabilize the burial right of his Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu of Afara Ukwu Ibeku in  Ancient Kingdom of Umuahia, Biafra land and his wife Lolo Ugoeze Sally Kanu, is a grave mockery to Igbo tradition. The Nigerian Presidency with the quest to Islamize Nigeria have given directives to Nigerian military to lay siege in the whole of Afara Ukwu Ibeku to  arrest, molest and kill any unarmed IPOB member that will attend the burial. Biafrans in numbers have died in the hands of the Nigerian military that the world should thus, take note of this looming genocide and the insult on the sensibility and dignity of Igbo tradition because IPOB all over the world will join hand with the people of Afara Ukwu Ibeku to bury and mourn the Royal legends accordingly.

The international community (United Nation, Amnesty International, AU, EU), should as a matter of urgency caution Nigerian presidency over the jihadists soldiers to vacate Biafra land (Afara Ukwu Ibeku), to avoid further genocide and brutal military expeditions on the people whose King is to be buried in less than a fortnight.  Without mincing words, the heinous activities of the Nigerian Military in IPOB leader’s Home town is same as urinating on the traditional stool of Igbo race, not minding the fact that the death of His Royal Highness, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife was as result of the military invasion tagged: " Operation Python Dance II", in the Palace of His Royal Highness on the 14th of September, 2017, which led to the loss of over 28 innocent Biafrans and a security dog. The gruesome massacre intends to repeat on the 14th February, 2020 will be unacceptable by Biafrans.

 The time has come for all Igbo political, socio cultural, opinion and religious leaders to rise and reject the military occupation of Afara Ukwu Ibeku community especially now that they are in mourning mood over the sudden death of their King courtesy of the Nigerian military brutality.  It is the height of insult to the Igbo race that such a military presence is laying siege of a community where a monarch is to be buried within the next few days. It’s obviously known that His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Okwu is one of the first class Chief among the traditional rulers in Nigeria. Imagine what would have happen supposed such uninvited military siege invade the burial preparations of Emir of Kano or Emir of Zazzau, accorded the same traditional position as that of  Eze Okwu Kanu in Igbo land before his death. Let it however, be known to the world that the Nigerian government is presently provoking Biafran youths to armed conflict.

This particular case, practically will be different from other cases Biafrans would be killed and nothing will happen. The betrayal of any Igbo politicians will not be tolerated because over the years, the treachery, selfishness and sabotage among the Igbo political leaders have ridiculed Igbos in the Nigeria federation controlled by Fulani cabals.  It’s really a time to say "Enough is Enough", to the Nigeria Islamic government. This is not about the IPOB leader, Mazi NnamdiKanu or the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but to respect the dignity of Biafrans. Any military still parading in Afara Ukwu Ibeku, to disturb the upcoming burial right will not be entertained lightly. The Nigerian government is advised to relocate the jihadists’ soldiers to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Sambisa forest to face Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and ISWAP, terrorizing and killing people with impunity.

The international community must prevail on this, for the Nigeria government to respect Igbo tradition and dignity of the people by withdrawing those bloody soldiers from AfaraUkwu, to enable the family of His Royal Highness bury their parents in peace.  Burying of the dead however, has never being a call for war. And there is no form of threat to peace and tranquility anywhere in Biafra land as the land remain peaceful and will continue to be the most peaceful place under heaven devoid of any violent crime except few criminal activities of Nigerian Army, police and Fulani herdsmen terrorists in the region courtesy of  road blocks extortion and senseless killings of law abiding citizens by both Nigerian soldiers and police SARS at their different outpost in Biafra land.

Witten by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Onyebuchi Eucharia O.

For Family Writers Press International





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