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Sunday 6 February 2022

Biafra: The DOS's Consent To Political Solution And The Need To Fertilize Deterrence

 Biafra: The DOS's Consent To Political Solution And The Need To Fertilize Deterrence

For some time now, a few misguided and disgruntled persons in conjunction with faceless groups and agents of government’s disinformation and misinformation have flagrantly engaged in outright lies, mendacious falsehood and misleading commentaries, deliberately delivered as truth, but is rather nothing more than a campaign of calumny and disingenuous destructive criticism of the Directorate of State(DOS) of the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB). Good a thing, with all the important assignments handed the DOS by virtue of the central role they play, the last thing they have limited time for is to elevate such fringe and conspiracy theorists to a position of urgency or importance.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra fully understands that the reasons for the failure of Republic of Biafra between 1967/1970 bordered on lack of information vehicles, absence of politically negotiating tools, a leaky financial purse and a poorly motivated volunteer force. Very important but not exclusive was the non-existence of a robust legal representation.

The existence of the enumerated items would have fetched what is called a deterrence(Action taken by states or alliances of nations against equally powerful alliances to prevent hostile action). The lack of them meant that Biafra was negotiating from a position of weakness for an avoidable war that was not good for anybody, except the United Kingdom that was sending a message, which is: “We can do anything to you and get away with it.”

But, since Biafra was convulsing in death throes at that time, it is understandable why many things were hastily done. The saying, “if you want peace, then prepare for war” means that war should be a last resort. War is not good for anybody and should never be entered unprepared, otherwise the casualty would be catastrophic. Biafrans are living witnesses of this, no doubt. Therefore, anyone telling you otherwise is a devil’s advocate. 

The intelligence displayed in the formation of Radio Biafra, IPOB funding system, strong legal team, amongst others would mean nothing had a centralized-decentralized body like DOS not been there to coordinate things. The DOS is centralized, in that it only play a central role of a decision making body in IPOB. The body is also decentralized in that it is made up of Biafrans from all works of life, all over the globe. So, the importance of such an unpredictable but intelligent body cannot be measured. It is the masterpiece of a genius work, anchored on divinity. To maliciously continue to criticize the body for standing on the part of peace is totally a proof that one is working for the enemies of Biafra.

This freedom fight that the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu led IPOB is engaging is one that completely falls in line with the internationally accepted democratic rules and processes. It cannot be successful without significant politicial deliberations and other persuasive diplomatic approaches. And the DOS have consistently walked on this part, and have been thrown into muddy waters of heavy destructive criticisms by agent provocateurs. Their only offense is that they are giving ways for political, and other peaceful approaches. Because the IPOB leadership derives no joy in the waste of lives that has been long witnessed in Biafraland.

Nonetheless, those that are working for the enemy must criticize anything IPOB do. Whenever government agents, compromised Igbo politicians, paid infiltrators and brown envelope Nigeria journalists got paid by the government these compromised fellows will definitely do they job they were paid for.

Imagine for a second what would have been the story of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by now if the DOS is not there to weather the storm. It is responsible for making sure that the enemy do not hijack Radio Biafra. It is responsible for making sure that the people’s volunteer force is not infiltrated by government undercover agents. It is there making sure that the Biafra fund is protected, that the legal team is the best for the legal matters of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafrans. Imagine what the Fulani herdsmen and terrorists would have done to the people of Biafra by now without the presence of a deterrence – a people’s volunteer force aka ESN.

That a country like Russia has not invaded Ukraine today is because of deterrence. Therefore, the importance of deterrence cannot be overhyped. Whether it is called a political solution or diplomacy, they are necessary in the process. 

Hence, the DOS is simply playing their role of making sure they point the Nigerian government to the direction of the deterrence, to prevent them from doing something that will lead to a full blown war, to force the government to a negotiating table. Every reasonable person agrees that that is what is best for everyone. So, those throwing tantrum at DOS are nothing but liars that should be ignored. A political solution is good for as long as there is enough deterrence to goad the Nigerian government. The DOS is doing just that!

Written by Chibueze Daniel

Edited by Ogah C S Maduabuchi

For Family Writers Press International

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