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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

NIGERIA'S MEDIA BLOCKADE AGAINST BIAFRANS IS A FRUITLESS MOVE


Nigerian Army On A Media Blockade Mission In Aba
As a matter of fact the existence of Press and Media coverage in the world today are special ways to enhance freedom of speech and also it is a very significant means by which the masses can checkmate the excesses of its leaders. It is also a way by which the oppressed can raise alarm over suppression of ones rights in a civilized or democratic society.

1967_1970 during Nigeria and Biafra war, Nigeria and British government consolidated and committed the world most dreadful genocide against Biafrans when over 6 million souls were killed including our children, fathers and our mothers. The war indeed was a brutal one, and it connoted the level of wickedness by two parties (Britain and Nigeria)  against Biafrans, over their right to self determination. One may ask, how possible is it that such cruelty was perpetrated against the Biafran race and the world was not aware of what was happening?

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The world should understand that the hatred displayed against Biafrans, especially by the Muhammadu Buhari led Nigerian government did not just start recently.
One of the most offensive device which Nigeria government used against Biafrans during the war, was  the total obstruction of media coverage, which limited the free flow of information regarding the war within its geographical space. As a result of this, most part of the world was not abreast with the ongoing genocide as at the time.

As if that was not enough, Nigeria government also ensured that the story about Biafra is not being discussed in any mass media and the every story about the war  was either dilluted, or removed from its education board.
Today, While crying out over the killing of innocent Biafrans, shooting and victimization of unarmed peaceful protesters, disobedient of court's orders and bribing of judges to rule against Nnamdi Kanu the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nigeria government have also ordered their armed forces to clamp down on vendors selling newspaper with Biafra stories in it.

They are doing all of this to prevent the world from knowing what is happening, they do not want their crimes against humanity exposed like they did in 1967-70. The killing of Biafrans and the unlawful detention of Nnamdi Kanu cannot be buried as if nothing ever happened, the world must be alerted. To sustain freedom of press and expression, we are urging every Human right group to put the dictator in line, as he has shown that he can never be a president, but a millitary junta.

The world must not keep silent this time, we have been denied access to many rights as a people, our leader Nnamdi Kanu has been denied his right to freedom, his crime was establishing Radio Biafra, and preaching truth which the Nigerian government term 'hate speech'. Radio Biafra is the only place we can tell our story, to let the world know our plight in the hands of the Nigeria government. signs of what happened in the past abound, the world should know that the second genocide against Biafrans has once again began. It will be inexcusable for the world to stay mute in the face of injustice.

Written By Amalahueze E. Akaeze
Edited And Published By Nwosu C.S
By Biafra Writers

1 comment

  1. A very interesting piece, but let us be more mindful about some of the figures we quote. Six million people did not die during the war. I know the British tried to downplay this figure by insisting that over one million died, but the figure is well above one million. Buhari recently acknowledged 2 million died while most credible figure never exceeded 3.5 million. So please lets keep it at that as it seems like mere propaganda to keep raising this figure.

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