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Saturday, 1 October 2022

You do not have the capacity to stop Biafra agitation - IPOB tells Atiku

 


October 1, 2022 | The Biafra Times


IPOB PRESS RELEASE 

The attention of global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU was drawn to the laughable and disgraceful statement credited to the Fulani herdsman, Islamic Agendist and quashi PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at Enugu State, on the 27th day of September 2022, where he was ranting how he would stop Biafra agitation if he becomes the President of the zoo. 

Those deluded South East politicians around Atiku Abubakar should warn him to stop using Biafra agitation championed by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU and IPOB for his useless political campaigns. He and his efulefu polititcians in the East should stop talking like morons and bragging about what is beyond their reach. Biafra Independence movement struggle being championed by IPOB is beyond the zoo's local politics. IPOB being the largest liberation movement in the world has a crop of intellectuals in her leadership doing great works and are unstoppable by the criminal Nigeria polititcians.

Atiku Abubakar and his corrupt political gang must know that we allowed them to enter Enugu State does not mean we don't know what to do to stop them from entering Enugu State ever again. As much as we are a civilized movement, we don't want to be used for corrupt election campaigns or we will forced them to stop their campaigns in our territories.

If the Fulani Agendist has nothing to tell his gullible and treacherous fellowers like Emeka Ihedioha, Nnia Nwodo, Osita Chidoka and a few others, he should stay off instead of incurring the wrath of IPOB. If he continues after this warnings, we would ensure he doesn't campaign in the South East during this campaign season let alone talking rubbish to his rented audience. IPOB knew why we did not stop him from entering Enugu State, and if he doubts our capability of stopping him, let him talk against IPOB again. 

We knew that the efulefu polititcians from the East some of whom mentioned above, told him and his Deputy Ifeanyi Okowa that IPOB is not on ground but we will prove them wrong if they go ahead to use IPOB and Biafra Agitation for their zoo political campaigns.

If Atiku thinks he is dealing with those set of Alleluia polititcians around him from the East, he will be disappointed because they are a bunch of expired polititcians with no iota of integrity or respect from the people. They are only after the monies Atiku looted by selling Nigeria Assets to his cronies as Vice President and Head of Privitization team during Obasanjo Government. For the sake of these men and the fulani evil agenda, Atiku and PDP will lose entire South East totally if there would be another shameful selection process called election in Nigeria by 2023.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar you can do anything to please your gullible fellowers but you cannot stop Biafra agitation championed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members worldwide. The only remedy to this current agitation is fixing a date for Biafra referendum to ascertain where people of Biafra wish to stay. 

Your fellow Fulani Agendist late Buhari threatened to stop Biafra agitation by force but he failed and ended up in a shallow grave somewhere in Saudi Arabia. If you also dare you will join your fellow Fulani Agendist who have sworn to end Biafra agitation but all ended in their graves.  Biafra struggle is a spirit that will destroy everyone of her enemies.

On the Monday sit-at-home order;  Yes IPOB leadership initiated it but after much appeals from our mothers and elders our leader asked us to review it and stop it. Some of our people voluntarily chose to continue to sit at home on Mondays. IPOB leadership respects people's voluntary wish, but those Nigeria Agents employed by some Eastern Polititcians and the Fulani Government are the ones using their gangs to enforce Monday seat at home by destroying our people's properties just to blackmail IPOB. Therefore, we are not responsible for the enforcement of the continued non-existent Monday sit-at-home.  We are fully committed to the unconditional release of our Leader and the liberation of Biafra people from the bondage of Nigeria.

We are not interested in Nigeria politics, therefore, never you mention IPOB in Biafraland during your campaign. Mentioning IPOB name will destroy you and your political party. 


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB WORLDWIDE.

NNAMDI KANU IS NOT GOING TO COURT, NEITHER DID HE ORDER ANY "SIT AT HOME ON 4TH, OCTOBER, 2022,


October 1, 2022 | The Biafra Times


For the purpose of clarification, the Fundamental Rights Suit, filed on behalf of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the Federal High Court Umuahia, Abia State, is scheduled for Ruling on jurisdictional issues raised suo motu by the Court, on the 4th day of October, 2022.

Let the members of the general public be properly informed and appropriately guided, that we have the firm instruction of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to inform the public, lovers of freedom and UmuChineke, that Onyendu will not be coming to Court on the 4th day of October, 2022.

As such, Onyendu neither directed, approved nor authorized anyone to declare a sit-at-home on that date.

Members of the general public are advised to go about their normal business activities on this said date. This clarification has become compelling and necessary, in view of the avalanche of misleading information on the social media, and plethora of calls I have received from concerned UmuChineke to this effect. 

We have assured UmuChineke that we shall inform you any time Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is scheduled to appear in Court. 

It is to be noted too, that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has several suits pending against the Federal Government of Nigeria, her agencies and officials, in various courts across the Country. For instance, the main Suit challenging the extraordinary rendition of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, filed before the Federal High Court Abuja, against the Federal Republic of Nigeria & Anor, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/462/2022, and the Suit challenging the constitutionality or otherwise of the 2022 Practice Direction on the trial of terrorism offences, filed against the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court & Anor, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/550/2022, are equally coming up for Hearing next week, before Hon. Justice Ekwo of Court No. 5, Federal High Court Abuja.

However, kindly note that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, still NEVER APPROVED nor AUTHORIZED that on the said dates, the members of the general public be directed to sit at home. 

Please let us be properly and adequately guided. This should be a period for serious circumspection and focus, we should not allow those who have no interest of the present fate of Onyendu to derail us.

Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi KANU is passing through his present ordeal because of his earnest desire to emancipate his people from any form of suffering or oppression, there is therefore, no way he will support anything that will bring more hardship on the same people he is suffering for.

Thank you all, UmuChineke and remain blessed.


Signed:

Sir ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq. (KSC)

IPOB’s Lead Counsel.

1st October, 2022.


The Biafra Times

Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah

Contact us: [email protected]

Friday, 30 September 2022

NIGERIA COURT MUST PROTECT THE SANCTITY OF HER JUDICIARY, ORDER KANU'S UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE - IPOB

NIGERIA COURT MUST PROTECT THE SANCTITY OF THE INSTITUTION OF JUDICIARY BY ORDERING FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU - IPOB 

September 30, 2022|The Biafra Times


We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of the great liberator and prophet Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to state unequivocally, that the rendition of the IPOB leader from Kenya to Nigeria since June last year till date is a violation of his fundamental rights. 

Abinitio, we wish to place it on record that the criminal abduction, torture, illegal detention and unlawful transfer of great Leader- Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria constitutes a natural bar to any prosecution or his further detention in DSS solitary confinement.

Extraordinary rendition is a serious crime under international law. No civilized nation in the world, more so, those under common law system of justice, condone kidnapping and extrajudicial transfer of suspects across international borders, without the authority of law grounded in an extradition process. 

Nigeria court must protect sanctity of the institution of judiciary by ordering for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the face of the violations of international and local laws by Nigeria Government in the abduction and extraordinary rendition of our great leader and prophet Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. 

A plethora of judicial pronouncements from the US to Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia and even South Africa under the apartheid regime, are uniform in their condemnation of extraordinary rendition. 

Ironically, the present Attorney General of Nigeria, is also against Extraordinary rendition but it appears only so, when it concerns people from his Fulani tribe like the one concerning his dubious officer ACP Abba Kyari who America intelligence demanded from Nigeria to US. This Government hypocritical stance was demonstrated in the case of disgraced/suspended ACP Abba Kyari, who was allowed to undergo extradition proceedings in Abuja to contest a US warrant of arrest issued against him. But our Leader being of the Igbo ethnic stock was denied the same due process of law in Nairobi Kenya. 

If an obnoxious regime like the erstwhile apartheid regime in South Africa can be compelled by their own apartheid Appeal Court in Pretoria, to recognize the illegality of Extraordinary rendition, we therefore implore Nigerian Courts here in Abuja to prevail upon the present regime to release our great Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu without further hesitation or delay.

Nigerian Government can amend and prefer new charges from now till thy kingdom come, the fact of the matter remains that no court in Nigeria has the authority or jurisdiction to try our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Nigerian Government is in material breach of a plethora of laws and conventions both municipal and international. Nigerian Court must send an unequivocal message that Executive lawlessness and prosecutorial banditry cannot be tolerated in a constitutional democracy as pretentiously practice in Nigeria.

The image maker of IPOB wish to let public know that Abubakar Malami lied under oath.

Malami and APC Government are in a mess for perjuring themselves in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's matter. Imagine an Attorney General that doesn’t know the law he is meant to be a Chief Law Officer of Nigeria. Malami lied and has persisted in these lies by pleading charges that did not meet the requirements of SEC. 195 of their Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). This is perjury contrary to SEC. 117 of the Criminal Code Act which state that: Any person, in any judicial proceedings, or for the purposes of instituting any judicial proceeding, knowingly gives false testimony touching any matter which is material to any question then pending in that proceedings, or intended to be raised in that proceedings, is guilty of an offence which is called perjury”.

By levying the following charges, none of which contains date, time and place of where the alleged offence was committed, the mandatory legal requirement to ensure its total compliance, was flagrantly disregarded by Malami in the breach of SEC. 196 of ACJA.

Unfortunately, Justice Binta Nyako saw this but her maternal instinct to protect her husband and son facing sham corruption charges and the wider interest of her Fulani tribe to maintain a stranglehold on the lives of other ethnic groups in Nigeria led her to pervert the course of justice in her refusal to dismiss all the charges.

We insist that our great Leader Mazi Nnnamdi Kanu should be released unconditionally without Further delay/ hesitation


COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB WORLDWIDE


The Biafra Times

Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah

Contact us: [email protected]

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Vision 2020-20 and the Hopelessness of the Nigerian State

 


By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie | The Biafra Times

September 30, 2022

“And what became of Vision 2020-20 now?” I asked myself, suddenly realizing that we are already in the last quarter of 2022, two years behind the promised year. Arms folded over a bare chest, one leg crossed over the other, I lolled back in the sofa, staring blankly into the thin air as bitter memories galloped through my mental frame.

More than a decade ago, we were being placated by the scammers running Nigeria with Vision 2020-20 project – a project aimed at launching Nigeria into the world’s 20 topmost economy by the year 2020. In their thoughtlessness, the nerveless non-analytical stomach-driven political stooges parading as pressmen in this failed British experiment called Nigeria ran away with it, helping the scamming old vultures to drive home their fraud. And because we have been so psychologically raped and mentally eclipsed, we swallowed the pill hook, line and sinker, smiling at our doom and singing praises to our predators.

2020 has come and gone. The bogus and much hyped project was nowhere near being achieved, and no one even dignified it with a mere mention. As with the rest of Nigeria’s projects, it went down the drain as if never dreamt up.

This is 2022, and it’s fast sliding by. No one talks about Vision 2020 anymore – not the government, not their ass-licking press, not you and I who, although have been fooled over and over again, still submit ourselves for further pranks. We are in 2022, yet we are nowhere close to the world’s 20 topmost economy. In contrary, we are even sliding lower into oblivion, debt rate increasing, productivity decreasing.

Today we are again being promised the unimaginable. The politicians are at it again. We are being told that by 2023 this sham we mistake for a country will be producing aircraft spare parts and, like victims of psychological rape we are, we believe this yarn, with the more mentally inept even clapping for our mental rapists.

The promises of a better Nigeria are akin to the promises of a horny man to a whore. Fact that Nigerian youths fall for the same deceit over and over again puts a question mark on our collective claim on intellectualism.  Nigeria is a country where tribalism and religion are more important than technological growth. No such country ever develops.

It’s our choice to either go our separate ways and grow like India and Pakistan, Malaysia and Singapore, or remain forcefully lumped together while holding ourselves down.


The Biafra Times
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
Contact us: [email protected] 

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Amid deteriorating health SSS denies Kanu food, medical attention - Lawyer

Amid deteriorating health SSS denies Kanu food, medical attention - Lawyer






September 23, 2022

By Lawson Ozoemela | The Biafra Times


ABUJA - Counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu has bemoaned the "flagrant disobedience" of court orders by Nigeria's secret police, the State Security Service (SSS), in denying his client proper medical service.

In a press statement, following a court-ordered periodic visitation, Thursday by a team of Kanu's lawyer; Ejiofor said the IPOB leader, who has been in the SSS facility for over 14 months, had not eaten anything for the past two days owing to the worsening state of his health.

The legal practitioner said rather than have Onyendu [Kanu] be given substandard drugs, SSS officials should "allow us have Onyendu back unconditionally, or better still, allow us to purchase the prescribed drugs for Onyendu pending his unconditional release from their custody".

The statements reads thus:

UPDATE ON OUR ROUTINE VISIT TO OUR INDEFATIGABLE CLIENT - ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SERVICES (DSS) ABUJA, TODAY, BEING THE 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2022:

As usual, the Court-Ordered routine visit to  our indefatigable Client - Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was conducted today, at the DSS Headquarters Abuja, where Onyendu is still being held in solitary confinement for over 14 months. 

Today’s visit was centered on our curiosity to ascertain the DSS level of compliance with providing Onyendu the requisite medical treatment that would address his deteriorating health condition.

Sadly, we made startling discovery that despite the alarm raised on Monday, calling for the intervention of responsible foreign Governments and institutions, on the DSS flagrant disobedience of Orders of Court, particularly in denying Onyendu access to his personal medical doctor and medication, the lawless DSS immediately resorted to local chemist store to procure substandard drugs to be administered on Onyendu.

Since it is now obvious that the DSS does not have the facility, capacity and/or resources to manage Onyendu’s deteriorating health condition, we are compelled  to publicly implore the DSS, to allow us have Onyendu back unconditionally, or better still, allow us to purchase the prescribed drugs for Onyendu pending his unconditional release from their custody. 

May we also seize this medium to inform the World that Onyendu has not eaten anything in the past 48 hours due to the concomitant excruciating pains occasioned by his gastro intestine disorder, which the DSS have deliberately failed to avail him with the prescribed possible medical relief.

With this development, we are now convinced that the Federal Government of Nigeria is ostensibly afraid of the anticipated positive outcome of the Court of Appeal's judgement. Hence, they are doing everything possible to subject our Client - Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to severe torture, and inhuman/degrading treatment before he finally regains his freedom. But, be assured that this strategy is dead on arrival.

Nevertheless, we assure you, UmuChineke, that our defense team eminently led by the indefatigable Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, is not relenting in all actions we are taking to correct this anomaly and to put to a halt, this seemingly impunity and lawlessness being brazenly exhibited by the DSS.

Forward ever and backward never, UmuChineke.

Thank you all, Ezigbo UmuChineke and remain blessed, even as you continue to remain law abiding.

We appreciate you all.

We move!

Signed:
Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Esq.
IPOB's Lead Counsel
22nd September, 2022.

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

IPOB Trial: FG agrees 'kidnapping' Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya

IPOB Trial: FG agrees 'kidnapping' Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya


• Appellate court adjourns 'sine die' for judgement





September 14, 2022 | The Biafra Times

ABUJA – Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Tuesday dragged the federal government of Nigeria to Court of Appeal, owing to the remaining seven-count terrorism-related offences leveled against him.

Recall that, Trial Justice Binta Nyako of Federal High Court had quashed eight (8) out of fifteen (15) amended charges. On the other hand, dismissed the bail application of the accused.

In the proceedings, Justice (Ms.) Jummai Hannatu Sakey of the three-man appellate judges annulled the motion of accelerated hearing, filed by the appellant, noting that same had been overtaken by events since the matter was ripe for hearing.

The appellant's counsels led by Mike Ozekhome, SAN, prayed (that) the said seven-count charge were related and intertwined with the former, dismissed by the lower court; asking that the latter should follow suit. In furtherance of the appeal, in the case of 'extraordinary rendition,' Ozekhome cited Extradition Act Cap E25 LFN 2004; that the trial court lacks jurisdiction to try the accused. 

Presiding Justice Sakey posed a query to the respondent - federal government of Nigeria (FG) - legally represented by Mr David Kasuwe, with respect to extradition of the IPOB leader. The respondent, however, affirmed the rendition processes embedded in the laws of extradition in Nigeria were not put into effect. 

The intermediate court did set aside the bail application of the appellant [Kanu] pending ultimate ruling; however, stated that judgment would be served as soon as possible.

"If the charges are incompetent, then no need for bail as the charges shall be struck out. If the charges are competent, then court shall rule on the bail, granting or denying," the court ruled.

Subsequently, the court adjourned (sine die) with no appointed date, but would communicate with both parties in relation to a new date.

However, November 14 remains the date for substantive trial affixed by the lower court.


Written by Lawson Ozo
Published by Charles Opanwa 

Monday, 15 August 2022

Nigeria, a Hegemonic Terrorist Entity




Nigeria, a Hegemonic Terrorist Entity


By Nelson Ọfọkar  Yagazie | Biafra Times

August 15, 2022

Nigeria, the failed British experiment, designed by Fredrick Lugard to last five score years, had since inception been a terror to mankind. Created not by the will of God, but that of man to serve the interest of the British, the consent of the federating units was as important as used tissue paper. Judging the people subhuman, the experimenting Brits, indifferent to the cultural, religious and ideological gulf between the constituent units, had gone ahead to force three nations – Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa –together as one country.

Of course no state grows when plunged in internal rift and schisms, and the experimenting folks know such rifts are never lacking when people with different ideologies and cultural background are confined under one state. Yet, for their own gain, they didn’t think it twice to forge ahead with such experiment. As expected, the artificial borders holding Biafra, Oduduwa and Arewa together in the Nigerian state had bred animosity, and animosity as history would testify, had always been inimical to growth. The rupture in relationship among the merged nations had been employed to impair democracy in the region.

The failure of democracy in this British farmland mistaken for a country is evident in the toxic stew of aggression served the Biafran in recent years. It is not that the barbaric nature of Nigeria has ever been unclear. No. Even without bothering with the thirty months genocidal onslaught against the Biafran (itself an expansion of sustained pogroms that dates back to 1945), the subsequent genocidal attacks against the remnants of Biafra from 1970 when the war was verbally declared over, to this present day, speak nothing but barbarism. If it were just the Islamic extremists killing and raping us in their sworn quest to deep the Koran in the Atlantic Ocean, we would have known how to go about it, but it beats all imagination when government agencies who are supposedly custodians of the law and fundamentally created to protect life and property, turn around to unleash everything inhuman on the citizens.

The barrel of gun is turned against anyone who dares to speak up against the brutality and corrupt tendencies of the government. When such folks are not being gunned down by the army and police, they are being abducted by the DSS and thrown into prison without trial, and when trial is mustered, it is everything but fair. The judiciary itself, sufficiently intimidated and disgracefully subdued, seems to have forgotten the essence of its existence. Judgments are delivered at the government’s directive, making joke of the supposed “independence” of the judiciary.

That the judiciary is but a toy in the hand of the government is clearly demonstrated in the recent civilian coup orchestrated against the people of Imo state, Biafra. The Nigerian government, not comfortable with a governor sufficiently enlightened and brave enough to hold on to the tenets of democracy, ousted the duly elected executive governor of Imo state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, using the cowardly and fantastically corrupt judiciary. Although all evidence before them clearly and unanimously point Emeka as the rightful winner, the sham called Supreme Court, acting on order from the cabal calling the shots in the mafia government, pronounced Hope Uzodimma, a winner. That the figures doctored to elevate the Federal Government’s stooge, Uzodimma, from fourth position to first position spin far above the number of registered voters didn’t mean a thing to the subservient judiciary. The despot in power has given a directive and against the popular will of the people, it’s got to be carried out.

If it were just the squashing of the people’s will, perhaps we would have learnt to adapt, knowing that as hopeless slaves we are in our own land, our will doesn’t count. But they squash more than our will. Our life is squashed too. There is no guarantee of life anymore. And as I am writing this, there is no guarantee that I will live to see it published. We live everyday as our last, for we are gunned down when we least expected it. We are picked up by government agents, and like Christmas goat, slaughtered without a verdict. We are killed for differing in opinion; we are killed for daring to speak up against the perceived ills of the government; we are killed for refusing to accept Islam; we are killed for asking for self-determination, an option solely left for us having sucked the gall of inhumanity enough from the Nigerian state.

Freedom is legal anywhere in the world. The Nigerian state itself fought and gained freedom from the occupying colonialist Britain. Yet, for asking for that which is legal, for asking for that which Nigeria asked for and obtained on silver platter, the Biafran is gunned down. If freedom is a crime, why then did the Nigerian state ask for it from the British Empire?

In civilized settings, the question of self-determination is answered in a referendum box. We saw this recently in UK with the Scot, and in the EU with Britain. The Scot agitated to leave the UK, the government of United Kingdom, recognizing their right for self-determination, offered them a referendum. Not mustering up the needed vote, Scotland stayed back and the matter closed. No one was killed or jailed. The UK herself, fed up with the European Union, agitated to leave. A referendum was conducted and they voted to leave. No one was killed. The challenge was resolved in the ballot box. That’s democracy.

In this British zoo nicknamed Nigeria, democracy is mouthed but not practiced. Consequentially, asking for self-determination is misinterpreted as asking for war, and without hesitation, cannons, bayonets and howitzers are turned against the freedom-seeking Biafran. Rather than resolve the raging matter through a United Nations’ monitored referendum, the government, despite being a signatory to the UN Charter on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, turn on its killing machines against the unarmed citizens exercising their fundamental human rights. One wonders then if the power-wielding giants in Nigeria understand the meaning of Democracy.

Even in Nigeria’s own constitution, self-determination is enshrined therein, and so is the right to protest. Yet, for exercising either of the two, we face the cruel barrel of a gun. This undemocratic and barbaric system of handling dissenting voices is instanced in the killing of IPOB family members in Aba High School in 2016 by the Nigerian army. The freedom-seeking group gathered in the school premises to offer prayers for the release of their Supreme Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who at the time, was being unlawfully detained by the Nigerian government for asking for an independent state of Biafra – same thing Nigeria asked from Britain and was given – and the might of Nigerian military was unleashed on them.

In war fashion the Nigerian army marched into the school in their numbers, and on one knee down as if aiming at a rival battalion, opened fire on the unarmed and defenseless praying Biafrans. Several were killed on the point, and several terribly injured, dying later on. Footages of this savagery was aired on Al Jazeera, and when the attention of then president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, who is now dead and impersonated by a facemask-wearing body-double employed by the cabal running Nigeria, the despot conveniently looked away, saying that he doesn’t want to see and issuing threats of worse terror.

This follows after Nkpor massacre – a 2016 May 30th military onslaught against IPOB members observing Biafra Heroes’ day, Onitsha Head-Bridge bloodbath – a military Mayhem on IPOB members protesting the detention of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and Onitsha Main-town slaughter – a joint attack of Navy and police against IPOB on awareness campaign.

On the 20th of January 2017, in Port Harcourt city, indigenously known as Igwe-ocha, Biafrans held a rally in support of President Donald Trump who, on that fateful day, was sworn into office. Fearing that Trump might notice them and extend a helping hand to their agitation, the Nigerian state moved its military against the rallying Indigenous People of Biafra, massacring a good number, injuring some and incarcerating the others.

The collapse of democracy in the Nigerian state and its attendant moral decadence are far-reaching, so much so that court verdicts are flouted with impunity. the Supreme Leader of the self-determination agitating group, Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, arrested and detained, was twice discharged and acquitted of all charges by two different High Courts sitting at the country’s capital city, Abuja, yet was unlawfully held back by the Department of Security Service, DSS. 

Not only was court order disregarded, the terrorists in power moved in to arrest five uncompromising judges among whom is the second judge that discharged and acquitted Nnamdi Kanu. While remanded in custody, fresh charges were leveled against the Biafran leader, and the judge handling the case was ordered to convict and sentence him to death by hanging. The judge, finding nothing to convict an innocent man but fearing persecution from the government should he declare Kanu free, turned a Pilate, washing his hands off the case. The next judge, John Tsoho, followed the same path, and the case was shifted to Justice Binta Nyako, whose husband and son the government was holding. Binta was told to convict Kanu if she wanted her husband and son back.

The constitution was turned upside down, Justice Binta ruled and overruled herself, sharia law was adopted in trying a Jewish conformist, and masked witnesses were invited to testify against Kanu, everything undemocratic was done to pervert justice. Nevertheless, with Biafrans mounting pressure on international bodies for intervention, Kanu, after two years of unlawful detention, was granted bail with the most absurd conditions. He was banned from talking to the press – an infringement on his fundamental right to speech; he was banned from being present in any group of people numbering up to ten, by implication, he cannot go to market, temple of worship, or even attend a family gathering – an infringement on his fundamental right to free association; he was banned from travelling outside Nigeria, even to neighbouring Ghana – an infringement to his fundamental right to movement. 

Meanwhile, a session of Nigerian constitution states that an accused is presumed innocent until conviction. Kanu is not convicted of any crime, yet he is denied of his fundamental rights. Only in a failed democracy like Nigeria’s can such absurdity be seen.

While in the unlawful detention, his followers took to the street to protest his detention and ask for his release. Despite such exercise being enshrined in the constitution, the Nigerian government moved its terrorist army to kill them. This protesting group has no weapon with them and is exemplary in peaceful conduct. Yet, the Nigerian government, undemocratic and barbaric, thought of no other way of handling them than firing life bullet at unarmed citizens exercising their constitutional rights.

Months on, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu made the shocking revelation that President Buhari is dead and buried in an unmarked grave in Saudi Arabia and is being impersonated by a body double that can neither speak Fulfulde – late Buhari’s indigenous language of Fulani – nor publically remove his cap as he is not bald as late Buhari. Kanu pointed out the height difference between the impostor and the late Buhari and, putting the last nail in the coffin, pointed out the difference in the palmar flexion creases between the body-double and the late Buhari. Describing such colossal deception as rape of democracy, Kanu decried the cabal’s negligence of the people’s will, adding that Nigerians should rise up to wrestle the country back from the merchants in power and enthrone back democracy.

Acting to preempt more startling revelation, the Nigerian state, under the pretext of Kanu violating his bail conditions, deployed a detachment of soldiers with the finest of arsenal in Nigeria’s armory and backed up in the air with two air force fighter jets to silence the secret-revealing Biafran leader. The invading military killed twenty-eight young men and a dog in Kanu’s home, injuring several others. By a streak of luck, Kanu survived the attack but sustained life-threating injuries which rendered him incommunicado for thirteen months and forced him into exile.

Keeping to its nature of intimidating legal practitioners, the Nigerian state deployed a joint force of military and police to invade the home of counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Barrister Ejiofor. Four people were killed on the spot, many others, including the Barrister’s aging mother, sustained bullet injuries, and the barrister’s house and neighbouring ones were set ablaze by the invading troop. Ejiofor’s saving grace is his absence in the house at the time of the attack. Realizing the target was missed, the police declared Ejiofor wanted on trumped up charges. The barrister became a fugitive for defending Nnamdi kanu and other IPOB members in law court. It took the intervention of different legal bodies – local and international – to rescue the fugitive legal practitioner from the murderous Nigerian police and army.

The world is aware of the Lekki Toll-gate massacre of unarmed Nigerian youths protesting police brutality. In every other place in the world the police maintain law and order, in Nigeria the police break law and order. And it’s not just that they do so, they do it with so much impunity. From forced bribery, the Nigerian police graduated to actual robbing and kidnapping. Victims are forcefully taken to automated teller machines (ATM) and at gunpoint, instructed to make withdrawals and hand over to the assailing police officers. When one dares to stand one’s ground, one is gunned down. One is even killed for more frivolous reasons such as having hairstyles the police in their pettiness considers indecent. So the youths having had it to their neck had taken to the streets to protest all over the country and the Nigerian army was unleashed on them. The Lekki Toll Gate incident is just one out of many of such mayhems.

Under the Pretext of enforcing Covid-19 lock-down order in Biafra land, the trigger-happy Nigerian police fires life bullet at Biafrans, killing innocent citizens here and there. A promising young man was recently killed by the police in Ohafia, Abia state, and the people, having endured police brutality for too long, took to the street. More of them were gunned down. Now aggrieved to the marrow, the people set a police van ablaze as a way of registering their grievance. The best the Nigerian government did in the situation is deploying the army in war fashion against the citizens. More people were killed and many more severely injured.

While soldiers and military hardware are being moved down east to Biafra land, up North, Boko Haram is ravaging cities. Ironically, the Nigerian government is more concerned with killing innocent Biafrans than engaging the deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

In June 2021, the Nigerian government in collusion with Kenyan government abducted, tortured and extra-judicially whisked Nnamdi Kanu – leader of Indigenous People of Biafra – into Nigeria where, since then, he has remained in solitary confinement. What else best describes a terrorist state?

Both Amnesty International and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra Judicial, Arbitrary and Summary Killings or Executions have investigated and published their findings on the arbitrary killings of members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Although the numbers and names of the defenseless citizens killed were under-represented, the reports did prove one thing: Biafrans are being arbitrarily killed. The investigators, not being on ground at the time of the actual killings, and susceptible to human error, excusably presented a statistics acutely below factuality and inconsistent with the realities on the ground.

Ok, the figures are way lower than actual statistics. But at least they are a proof that our outcry is not a hoax. We are being killed; we are being abducted, tortured and illegally detained. Our only crime is asking for freedom. But if freedom is a crime, then the entire humanity is guilty, for even Britain – one of the pioneer colonialists – demanded freedom from the EU.

The Biafran, battered and dripping blood, seeks referendum – the most civilized medium of settling disputes of political concern. As I type this, IPOB family members are being clandestinely assassinated by state sponsored vampires in military uniforms. Our appeal to all civilized society is to, taking into cognizance the savagery of the undemocratic state of Nigeria, weigh in on this matter. Let Biafra vote in a referendum to determine her fate as did Scotland in United Kingdom and United Kingdom in European Union. Freedom is legal anywhere on planet earth.

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