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Monday, 27 January 2020

It Is A Shameful Conspiracy For The United Nations To Renege On It's Resolution To Acknowledge/Punish The Crime Of Biafra Genocide

It Is A Shameful Conspiracy For The United Nations To Renege On It's Resolution To Acknowledge/Punish  The Crime Of Biafra Genocide

"Genocide is the first and greatest of the crimes perpetrated against humanity both because of it's scale and the intent behind it; the destruction of a group. It is therefore, a crime that obliges the international community to respond".....Alain Destexhe, once stated.

Korieh said: "The Rwandan and Darfur genocides in Africa as was the case of the Armenian and Kosovan genocides, all reflect the historical conflagration of human bestiality and resonate the Nazi trivialization of the Jewish priesthood in shape, though not in magnitude". However, unlike the Jewish, Armenian, Rwandan and Darfur genocides, the Igbo (Biafran) experience has for decades been neglected by scholars, activists and community leaders. This reluctance or indifference to a systematic study and documentation of the Biafran experience in Nigeria, stems from the attempt to subvert a focus on what transpired. Millions were gruesomely murdered under the orchestration, execution and supervision of the Nigerian state, which was practically assisted by the governments of Britain, Russia, etcetera.

Genocide is a word, dictionary defines as the systematic killing of a racial or cultural group. According to the United Nations Convention on Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, it means any act committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Such acts include:

* Killing members of a group.

* Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of a group.

* Deliberately inflicting on a group, conditions of life calculated to bring about it's destruction in whole or in part.

* Imposing measures intended to prevent births within a group.

* Forcibly transferring children of a group to another group.

These are treatments meted on the Igbos (Biafrans) in Nigeria, some of which started way back under the watchful eyes of the British colonialists.

READ HERE: The Biafra Genocidal Denial And The Accompanying Conspiracy

On the 11th of June 1968, precisely in the House of Commons, a Member of Parliament (asked the Foreign Secretary if he was aware of the depth of the feeling in the country that arms supplied to the Nigerian government should be cut off so that we should not be a party to the slaughter? Another asked him to "reconsider the policy on this point (arms supply), particularly now when the dangers of massive slaughter appeared to be brooding over the scene". A day later, another had argued that it has "now become a war leading possibly to the extermination of a race". One other said, "so long as we are sending arms, we are partly responsible for the bloodshed".

The Guardian Newspaper reported: "There is alarming evidence that the assurance given by General Alexander (British observer) amongst others, that Biafrans' fears of "genocide", are not the whole truth". The Newspaper further cited as evidence, the televised pictures of a Biafran being shot dead by a Nigerian army officer, shooting of four Red Cross workers, air raids on crowded Biafran markets, coupled with the reports of a group of Canadian Members of Parliament, which served as element of the genocidal war. It urged the United Kingdom to exert pressure on the Nigerian Military Government to reach out to a confederal solution. An article in The Times Magazine, noted that the conclusions of the observer team may have helped to "dispel from public mind, some of the horrors raised by the sight" of that televised execution but then, the news that millions of people could die of starvation, disturbed them yet again.

Cronje noted that "the observer team was not neutral. It was not instructed on what genocide is or how to identify it. It was dependent on the Nigerian Federal Military Government to provide transport and accommodation. It never investigated the 1966 massacres of the Igbos".

According to Chima J. Korieh in his journal titled: "Biafra And The Discourse On The Igbo Genocide", he stated that "indeed, according to the Investigator Report, hostilities between Federal Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra which began in July 1967, served as a continuation of an intention to exterminate the Igbo people. The war was indeed a Nigerian variant of what the Nazi called the "Final Solution of the Jewish Problem". "Since the late 1950s,  thousands of Igbo people have been massacred in different parts of Nigeria especially, in the Northern region. The genocide against the Igbos, conceived and executed with the support of public officials in many cases, climaxed in 1966. Even since the end of the war, the Igbo people (Biafrans), remain objects of targeted slaughter in different parts of the country. The massacre has not received any attention by "Genocide Scholars". A great deal of literature exists on genocide studies. In "Blood and Soil", A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur, Ben Kiernan reviewed the history of genocides and the attempts to exterminate groups of people based on their ethnicity or other characteristics. A massive volume of seven hundred and twenty three (723) pages, with absolutely no mention of Biafra genocide, carried the first attempt to systematically murder and wipe out a race in post-colonial Africa principally because of whom they are. Their identity as a people remains indisputably distinct and this, to those who are supposed to speak and take action, is a forbidden task. What a shameless conspiracy of the world!

Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

The Biafra Genocidal Denial And The Accompanying Conspiracy

The Biafra Genocidal Denial And The Accompanying Conspiracy

The unabated and institutionalized massive killing of Biafrans in Nigeria from early 1945 till date, runs entirely different compared to any in human history. Quite unlike the Jews, Cambodian, Kurdish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Sri Lankan, Armenian and Darfur genocides, the Biafran genocide has been carefully neglected, mistreated and avoided by the world powers, scholars, activists, historians, organizations and community leaders. The blatant unwillingness to have an organized study and documentation of the Biafran experience in Nigeria, stems essentially from the attempt to sabotage and destabilize a focus on what really transpired. Recall that more than five million innocent Biafrans including children, women, men and the elderly, were gruesomely murdered in horrendous genocide orchestrated, executed and supervised by the Nigerian State. This was criminally and completely assisted by Britain, Russia and other nations. Chima J. Korieh in his journal on "Biafra And The Discourse On The Igbo Genocide", gave first hand comprehensive accounts of investigations during the Biafra/Nigeria war. The Times report of 23rd August 1968, described the magnitude of the suffering in Biafra, thus: "In scope of suffering, in depth of bitterness, in the seeming hopelessness of any solution short of wholesale slaughter, there is no parallel to the tragedy that has been gathering force in the past fourteen (14) months in Nigeria."

"One of the opposing forces, wielding a full array of modern weapons from Britain, Russia and much of Europe, is the federal government of Nigeria. It is determined to crush a rebellion that it feels will destroy it's republic. On the other side, armed chiefly with determination, stands the secessionist State of Biafra, the home of Nigeria's Igbo tribe. The Igbos are convinced that they are fighting not only for independence but for their survival as a people" (Times 1968). The horrific killing of Biafrans prompted the American Jewish Congress to declare on the 15th of December 1968, in a memo titled: "The Tragedy Of Biafra", that "for more than a year, a little noticed but nonetheless savage and tragic war has been going on between the federal government of Nigeria and the former Eastern region of that country which in May 1967, proclaimed it's independence as a Republic of Biafra" (American Jewish Congress 1968:1). The memorandum concluded: "Obviously, concurrent with political efforts both by our own government and by international agencies to stop the war, more immediate efforts to provide emergency relief both private and governmental, must continue. Every means must be used to avoid imminent starvation. History suggests that every age has it's own time of moral trial. It is perhaps not too much to believe that Biafra fulfills that role for this generation" (American Jewish Congress, 1968:45).

Some of the investigations carried out, suggested also that the case of Biafrans be included in the list of genocides. Investigator's report concluded that with: "these speeches which are recorded in the parliamentary pamphlets of the Northern government and also the formation of the Sarduana Brigade in the region of incitement (Northern part of the federation), I find it difficult to believe that the acts of atrocities directed against the people of Biafra origin, were not premeditated, centrally directed and did not contain motives such as the extermination of these people or the denial of their right of existence or the intention to physically destroy them" (Investigator's Report, 96).

International Observers Team reported of such allegations:

* The shooting of members or field officers of the International Red Cross, which incidents were alleged to have occurred after the issue of the code of conduct.

* The treatment of Biafran prisoners of war in a manner inconsistent with the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war. The report contains some evidences of the non-observation of this Convention and here again, it is alleged that this has occurred after the issue of code of conduct.

* Intensification of the bombing of the centres of civilian population, resulting in the killing of masses of Biafrans which occurred from around December 1968, and as far as I am aware, it is still continuing.

Andrew Brevin and David MacDonald, two members of the Canadian Parliament on their return from Biafra, reported that: "genocide is in fact taking place". One of them stated that: "anybody who says there is no evidence of genocide is either in the payroll of Britain or being a deliberate fool" (American Committee on Africa, Relief Memo 4, 1st November, 1968). And Lloyd Garrison wrote: "the record shows that in the federal advances, thousands of Igbo male civilians were sought out and slaughtered" (New York Times Magazine, 31st October, 1968, page 92).

Critical analysis of the experiences of those who witnessed the war, speeches by Northern and federal officials amongst others, reveal that the intent of these actors against the Igbos was genocidal. The International Committee on the Investigation of Crimes of Genocide, notes that there was an "evidence that leading functionaries of Northern Nigerian Native Administration, an agency which the British themselves described as 'an integral part of the machinery of government', were deeply involved in the planning of the massacres of 1953 (Investigators Report, 8-9). Two days before the massacres began on Thursday 14th May 1953, Mallam Inua Wada, then Secretary of the Northern People's Congress and later, Federal Minister of Works, convened a meeting of the Native Administration Sectional Heads at the Works Department in Kano during which he made "a very ill-advised and provocative speech" (Investigators Report, 9). Inua Wada was reported to have said that the North had: ".... organized about one thousand (1,000) men ready in the city to meet force with force.... The Northern People's Congress has declared a strike in all Native Administration Offices for Saturday 16th May 1953. We shall post sufficient number of men at the entrance of every office and business place....We are prepared to face anything that comes out of this business (Investigators Report, 9).

It is quite clear therefore, that "it was not what Biafrans did or did not do that has attracted this spate of relentless persecution, oppression and unwarranted killings but just simply because they are created Biafrans. This is their only crime.

Written by Obulose Chidiebere N.

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

Sunday, 26 January 2020



Sunday 19th January 2020, recorded a massive turnout of family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nsukka, Enugu State of Biafraland, as they converged and held their first meeting of the year. Also in attendance,  were IPOB Enugu State Executives and Biafraland National Secretary.

Members bitterly lodged a complaint about the disappointing absence of Radio Biafra signal within the entire Enugu North Senatorial District. They passionately pleaded with the IPOB leadership worldwide, to expedite action in this regard as that will effectively serve as a vast and fastest tool of evangelism across Nsukka and beyond. This area of Biafraland shares common boundaries with Igala and Idoma Biafra brethren in both Benue and Kogi States respectively.

The family members also urged Nsukka IPOB diaspora members to help install Radio Biafra relay station in the area. Support for Evangelism and Mobilization were equally sought, for increased establishment of family units and zones across the rural and urban communities within Enugu North Senatorial District.

Egwuatu Chukz
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

How Nnamdi Kanu Saved Amotekun From Being Destroyed By The Fulani

How Nnamdi Kanu Saved Amotekun From Being Destroyed By The Fulani

Written By Elochukwu Nicholas Ohagi,
For Family Writers Press International.

The North could have destroyed Amotekun if not for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's timely and fearless reaction. I know some unthinking lots will ask why am I attributing this to the IPOB leader. But you just need to hear me out.

Before now, the North have been using both the West and East anyhow they want. After using the Yoruba, they turn to Ndi Igbo and start using them. Ndigbo will gladly accept it and tell the Yoruba that they also did same. That it is now their turn to enjoy the backside of the Fulani. This is perfectly engineered by the Fulani using the leaders of both regions. The people remain powerless and can't question them. It has been this way for the past 50years.

The last ploy of the Fulani was the using of the Yoruba in 2015 to oust the government of Goodluck Jonathan. Something that didn't bring only destruction of the economy, but also destroyed countless lives.
Nnamdi Kanu

With the setting up of Amotekun by the Yoruba, the Federal government of Nigeria, using their normal tactics through Miyetti Allah terrorist group, wanted to use the Igbo to fight Amotekun, but failed. Earlier before now, they would have just gone directly to Igbo political leaders and they will start making statements against the security outfit, and the Fulani will then crush them. A support of the Igbo to the Fulani will crush the Yoruba, just like in 1966 where the support of the Yoruba to the Fulani gave them the assurance to wage war against Biafra.

The coming of Mazi Nnamdi Nnamdi Kanu has depleted the powers of Igbo politicians. They are even afraid to make useless statements for their slave masters. The IPOB leader has created much awareness, awoken lots of people and exposed Igbo leaders and the game of slavery they play with the Fulani. The Fulani hegemony know it is all over. The days of using Igbo people are gone, thanks to IPOB leader. Their plan to remind Ndigbo how the West disenfranchised them and promised to throw them into the lagoon didn't work.

Moreover, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu already pledged support for Amotekun and even promised 1 million IPOB members. This show of solidarity is something the caliphate can't overlook, hence the agreement to formalize Amotekun. The question is; Will Yoruba refuse to be used when their own time comes?

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Friday, 24 January 2020

IPOB Imo State Chapter Held It's New Year 2020 Thanksgiving Service

IPOB Imo State Chapter Held It's New Year 2020 Thanksgiving Service

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Imo State Chapter, under the Coordinatorship of Mazi Abraham, held it's Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 19th January 2020. The event took place at Annunciation Catholic Church, Imo Housing Estate, Owerri, the State capital.

It afforded the family yet another opportunity to reach out to the participants with the Biafra restoration gospel. The IPOB State Coordinator had a great moment with the people, as he intently and courageously dished out the realities of a freed Biafra via the restoration struggle. He emphasized that the realization of a sovereign Biafra, will permanently put an end to enslavement and the unwarranted killings of our people even within the South-East region.

Mazi Abraham who stepped out with massive crowd of IPOB family members to give their testimonies, fully sensitized the congregation, educating them on the importance for everyone to immediately get enlisted in the struggle. He further stated that IPOB as a highly disciplined entity, tasks nobody financially but requires availability, commitment and courageousness. Enumerating the many encouraging achievements of IPOB so far, the state coordinator pointedly stated that without the tenacity and voice of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Fulani killer herdsmen would have by now, overran the entire territory of Biafraland. The global family and the civilised international community have struck a very robust relationship and understanding hence the present monumental diplomatic results, all aimed at fast tracking the total restoration of the sovereign nation of Biafra.

The Officiating Priest, Reverend Father Chinemerem Bonaventure Opara, heartily welcomed the IPOB family, urging the entire congregation of worshippers to arise and collectively join him in prayers for them. He blessed the family with an encouragement not to relent in the struggle, assuring that the project is divinely orchestrated. "God has already ordained that Biafra will come", he maintained. He pointed out that the movement has remained peaceful and advised members of the congregation to get enlisted for the betterment of all. The priest eventually rounded up the service with prayers, blessing the IPOB family members and the congregation.

Thereafter, Reverend Sister Felicity Agu who had already joined the struggle from Rome, Italy, gathered the members for a brief talk. She revealed that she got enlisted, following the convincing voice on Radio Biafra Broadcast of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. She joyfully gave encouraging narratives of her experience in the restoration struggle, enjoining members to remain resolute and courageous.

The thanksgiving happened to be the best ever, courtesy of Mazi Abraham's leadership. Biafra restoration is quite imminent and all family members have to remain unruffled in this all important quest, the sacrifices nonetheless.

Ben Alvin Obi
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Nigeria Government Conspires with Boko Haram to massacre Christians -― CAN Raises Alarm

Nigeria Government Conspires with Boko Haram to massacre Christians -― CAN Raises Alarm
Rev. Dr Samson Supo

…Declares 3-day prayers, fasting

…Calls for total overhauling of security architecture

…Passes Vote of No Confidence in security chiefs

…Condoles bereaved

…Calls for help from International community

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle in reaction to the murder of a church leader, Reverend Lawan Andimi in Adamawa State by the insurgent group, Boko Haram said “almost losing hope in the government’s ability to protect Nigerians especially Christians”. Andimi while in captivity made a passionate appeal to the leadership of his church and the Federal Government to come to his rescue.

CAN claimed in a statement made available to the media that “the Church did everything within her reach to secure the safe release of this pastor gentleman but it was not possible because they didn’t have the military power to do so. “Just last Sunday, a clergyman, Rev Denis Bagauri was murdered by unknown gunmen in his residence at Mayo Belwa of Adamawa State. “The Church views the unabated kidnappings, extortions and killings of Christians and innocent Nigerians as shameful to the government that each time boasts that it has conquered insurgency.

“It is reprehensible and saddening that each time the government comes out to claim the defeat of the insurgency, more killings of our people are committed.

Read Also: Dissolve Nigeria Now To End Terrorism In The West African Sub-region, EU Urged

– FG colluding with Boko Haram – Accusing the Federal Government of colluding with the insurgent, Boko Haram, CAN stated; “In the light of the current developments and the circumstantial facts surrounding the prevailing upsurge of attacks against the church, it will be difficult for us to believe that the Federal Government under President Mohammadu Buhari is not colluding with the insurgents to exterminate Christians in Nigeria bearing in mind the very questionable leadership of the security sector that has been skewed towards a religion and region! Is that lopsidedness not a cover-up for the operation of the insurgency? “If not, why couldn’t the well-equipped security agents of Nigeria get this man killed rescued?

– CAN calls for calm – “While we call on Christians to be calm, we challenge the Federal Government led by President Buhari to be more proactive about effort to get rid of the continuous siege on Nigeria and end the wanton killings and destructions of lives and property of Nigerians if the government is to be taken seriously.

Source: vanguard

Dissolve Nigeria Now To End Terrorism In The West African Sub-region, EU Urged

Dissolve Nigeria Now To End Terrorism In The West African Sub-region, EU Urged

It is now quite obvious to the world that the Nigerian government has absolutely no interest in fighting Boko Haram terrorists that are relentlessly wrecking havoc across the West African sub-region. Rather, it is treating the ones taken captive with kid gloves. Unfolding developments have made it necessary to outrightly demand that the Nigerian entity be immediately dissolved to save humanity entrapped within the sub-region from extinction. A couple of days back, the European Union eventually broke it's deafening silence over the terrorism menace particularly in Nigeria and West Africa, in general. In it's parliamentary resolution, the European Union in it's indictment of the Nigerian government for claiming to have "technically" defeated these terrorists, has totally condemned the insincerity of Nigeria in her purported fight against the terror group. It should be noted that these "messengers of death" (Boko Haram terrorists), are yet killing and abducting hundreds of people in places like Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and most recently, Sokoto State.

ALSO READ HERE: Boko Haram executes Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Lawan Andimi

It is important therefore, to call on the European Union Parliament to facilitate a direct action that will forestall further destruction of lives and properties by these strongly sponsored terrorist groups including Boko Haram, Fulani Killer Herdsmen and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). The European Union unfortunately, is lamenting as if every hope has been lost on efforts aimed at curbing their excesses or completely defeating these marauding Islamic murderers. Everything needs be done to avert future tragedies of all affiliate terror groups of ISWAP within the West African sub-region. The European Union should stop it's songs of lamentation over the activities of terrorists in Nigeria and the government's lack-lustre attitude being employed in confronting them. And without any disputation, the only veritable antidote to this menace lies squarely in the outright dissolution of Nigeria. This will then return the inhabitants of the nations of Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa forcefully lumped together in this terrorism enterprise called Nigeria by the British, to their originality and freedom.
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The European Union Parliament should be made to fully understand that instead of bringing to book, many hardened Boko Haram terrorists already captured during exchange of gunfire with the Nigerian soldiers, the Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, is steadily busy, setting the criminals free, under the ruse of rehabilitating/ reintegrating them back to the society and recruiting same into the Nigerian armed forces. The European Union Parliament should diligently probe the Nigerian government to ascertain the reason behind the release of captured Boko Haram terrorists who have never stood trial in any Nigerian court, whereas Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the non-violent leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is yet standing trial alongside other innocent Biafrans still in detention, on trumped up charges.

The European Union as a matter of fact and expediency, should push for the immediate dissolution of Nigeria because it presently and unrepentantly serves as a potential terror threat to humanity even within the West African sub-region. If Nigeria remains undissolved, let it be clearly noted therefore that soonest, even the European Union itself, will start grappling with an unprecedented embarrassment with what is in Nigeria's kitty against humanity. The West African sub-region and of course, the entire global community, need be saved now from the looming catastrophe being plotted by the conglomeration of Nigeria Islamic deadly terror groups. Oh yes, because it is coming!

Written by Mazi Onyebuchi Eze

Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International

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