Friday 14 October, 2016
It is now exactly one year since the illegal abduction and detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra cum the Radio Biafra/TV, Nnamdi Kanu, despite influx of calls for his release.
For Nigeria, nothing has changed. Things has slid from bad to worser and frustrating moments for Nigerians. Conditions has escalated to such an unbearable height for the masses due to irrational and deluded manner by which the federal government has decided to treat sensitive issues. It seems as if Nigeria is a terrible nightmare to her inhabitants.
Yet in all these, Nnamdi Kanu and his supporters are still waxing stronger even in the face of tyranny and all forms of persecution by the government. They have shown to the world that their unwavering support in the struggle for the restoration of Biafra is unquenchable and cannot be bought or subdued with moneybags. And so that was among the reasons why Nnamdi Kanu is still in detention for his uncompromising stance against government’s perception and assumption that he could be easily bought over to be on their side.
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Nigeria appears to have found itself in the middle of no return and so it is crashing and heading to a collision course. All the prophecies of doom has and is still befalling the artificial contraption named Nigeria.
We have witnessed the hostilities; the arrests, the torture, the heavy-handedness, the intimidation and the execution of innocent souls just because they called out for their freedom. That is the price the Nigerian state subjected them to because they prefer freedom over slavery.
If brutal persecution cannot deter them from intensely pursuing for their freedom, doesn’t that tell the government how serious and determined they are. Yes, Nnamdi Kanu was captured by the Nigerian government but has that stopped the Biafrans restoration project? Has that demoralized his followers? It has rather given them the strength and the necessary push needed to move forward with steadfastness and perseverance. Surely, this battle is of the Lord and the steadfastness just like Biafrans have demonstrated, shall prevail even when you deploy all arsenals to halt them.
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In a genuine and justified pursuit for freedom, a determined, steadfast, courageous and fearless being will bring out his life and do anything humanely possible to free himself and his people from the shackles of enslavement, that is what Nnamdi Kanu represents, therefore his continued detention is a bad wind which blows no one good and so releasing him is a step to ensuring that the one who holds him comes in close contact with peace.
As Nnamdi Kanu marks his one year in an unlawful detention, Nigeria will know no peace, security, financial freedom and otherwise until he fully regains his freedom and Biafra nation is restored.
We are still appealing to men of good consciences and courage including Biafrans all over the world to continue in their resolution and steadfastness in pressing for Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra’s freedom. Nothing should be allowed to derail them in the cause of this heroic battle for the total emancipation of the black race.
By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafa Writers