Saturday 17 September, 2016
I have no doubt that the late sage did what he thought was best for his side, the Nigerian side but that which he thought was best was barbaric, wicked, devilish and against all rules guiding the affairs of decent men. How can we forget that it was Muhammadu Buhari who led the Nigerian troop in an operation that saw hundreds of thousands of Igbo civilians massacred?
Regrettably enough, all the grave injustices and Igbo killings which forced Ojukwu to declare Biafra then, are still very much alive in today's Nigeria as the Igbos are still being killed and maimed and their hard earned properties taken from them by their Northern neighbours who apparently have no shred of respect for the sanctity of the human lives.
Even more regrettable is the fact that the current Nigerian president; Muhammadu Buhari has continued to demonstrate that almost 50 years after the Biafran war, the Nigerian state is still waging a clandestine war against the Igbos.As long as Igbos living in the North are still being killed by their blood-thirsty Northern neighbours over the flimsiest of excuses such as the drawing of the cartoon of Muhammed, we will never forget Biafra!
As long as the vampires known as the Fulani herdsmen can still trek all the way from Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, etc. to my village, somewhere in Enugu state and slit the throat of women and children in a state-sponsored land grabbing campaign, we will never forget Biafra!Biafra is an ideology. It is our identity. It is who we are! Asking us to forget Biafra amounts to asking us to spit on the grave of the millions of our progenitors who paid the ultimate price for the Biafran struggle.
If we forget Biafra, millions of our kind killed during the Biafran war would have died in vain!If we forget Biafra, our own Prince Nnamdi Kanu; the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra detained for over 9 months now, even against court orders, will have suffered in vain.Why is the Nigerian state so eager and desperate to get the Igbos to forget Biafra?
Why is the Nigerian state hell-bent on deleting Biafra from our memories?How can a state be so vile to want her people to forget an event that led to the death of millions of people --an event that could have been avoided had the then govt of Gowon not been very complicit in the ethnic cleansing against the Igbos resident in the North?Somebody should help me tell Mr Buhari; the ethnic cum religious bigot who has been running Nigeria as though he was the president for the Northern Muslims only, that neither gods nor men can make us give up on Biafra.
Even if it's just one Igbo man that is left standing in this fraudulent and very oppressive British Business center known as Nigeria, as long as the grave injustices that caused the Biafran war still exist, he will continue to agitate for Biafra.Lest I forget, IPOB is not an organization.It is not a club neither is it a political party. It refers to a people --an Indigenous People known as Biafrans. And its leader is Maazi Nnamdi Kanu who is currently in detention for reasons not unconnected with the Biafran course.
Creating fake groups like TRIPOB and co with the aim of creating the false impression of division within IPOB and discrediting Nnamdi Kanu, was a very foolish, moronic and idiot thing on the part of the security agencies and their collaborators. We can smell fraud from a million miles away.Arresting, imprisoning and killing thousands of Biafran agitators as the DSS and the army are currently doing, is a very wrong way to address the Biafran question.
I find it morally outrageous that a Muhammadu Buhari who had no issues offering amnesty and govt protection to the deadliest and fourth deadliest terror groups; Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen respectively, cannot overcome his hate for the Igbos and bring himself to look at the Biafran question with an eye and mind free from hate.When a section of your country expresses grievance against the state and threatens to secede, as the president, you owe it a duty to invite them like your children and listen to their grievances.
Even if you cannot address all their complaints, you should at least give them the assurance that you'd address some of them. We cannot deny that the Biafran agitators have genuine grievances against the Nigerian state.If we could survive heavy bombardment and blockade from the Nigerian state and her international allies for 3 years, survive with just 20 pounds to become among the wealthiest in the country today and still survive having our properties seized in the 'Abandoned property' saga to become one of the biggest owners of landed properties in Nigeria today, it will take more than a badly lettered highly vindictive ethnic bigot called Muhammadu Buhari to stop us.
We are Biafrans!We will never apologize for being who we are!!We Will Never Forget Biafra!!!Charles Ogbu