|Biafran shot by the Nigerian army|
Reports has it that people attended the occasion in great numbers, but as preparations were still under way on 30th may 2016, in Nkpor, a combined team of Nigeria soldiers and police, stormed a Catholic Church premises where some IPOB members were waiting to embark on prayers and threw some canisters of teargas on them right there in the Church before shooting at them.
Eye witness narrated that more than twelve persons died in the Church while the trigger happy team of police, army and Navy took the corpses of the killed ones to unknown destinations. It was also reported that wounded persons were trailed to the destinations where they went for treatment and shot at close range or strangled before taking their corpses away.
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"Some who survived the shooting were also arrested and whisked away in the police and army vehicles. Many of them were 5aken to their barrack, while the rest nobody knows where they have taken them to" said another witness who pleaded anonymity. This army shooting is coming following Buhari's Democracy day message in which he said Nigeria remains a country for those who are agitating for Biafra or Niger Delta Sovereignty.
Analysts believe strongly that the message Buhari gave was an indication that he is prepared to crush Biafrans again as he did during the civil war, using his disguised Book Haram boys in army and police uniforms to achieve that. What make Boko Haram's killings in the churches different from the Nigeria army's killing in the church?
It would be recalled that Muhammad Buhari upon resumption of office, commanded his soldiers to shoot the Biafrans who were protesting for their inalienable human rights without mercy. Yet the same man came on air on Democracy day to tell the world that he is "Democratic" by delivering a smoothly written message which its contents are never understood by him.
Today on Biafra Heroes day, another bloodletting by the army took place in various locations of the land where army and police combined forces to unleash mayhem on the defenceless Biafrans who were sober and mourning the loss of their dead heroes past, they were neither armed nor even protesting.
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Would the men of integrity in the society continue to keep mute and watch a blood thirsty "president" and his army annihilate Biafrans simply because they are asking for freedom? Would the international community sit on the fence and watch an Islamic jihadist continue to perpetrate genocide against Biafrans without saying a word or intervening?
It is high time the International Community, UN, EU, AU, and other humanitarian bodies who hate injustice being done to the Biafrans, begin to speak and not only condemn this atrocities, but make sure that Biafra freedom is achieved and the perpetrators of these various genocides and war crimes are punished without fear or favour. Let this shooting that took place on 30th and 31st may,2016 be the last straw that will break the carmel's back so that Buhari will understand that self determination is never a crime, he should bury his pride and let Biafra go.
Written by Ezza Heritage.
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers