Monday 21 November, 2016
The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, a British public service broadcaster, is set to launch "BBC IGBO" in her bid to pervert the minds of the locals and further frustrate the restoration of Biafra. BBC was the world's leading broadcasting organisation as at 1950-1970, an era that Biafrans suffered dehumanization of different kinds, ethnic cleansing, targeted social dissociation, pogroms and British aided Nigerian war.
As at this dark era in the history of Biafra, BBC did not only invite these divisions and violence, but ensured that the rest of the world was kept in delusion of Nigeria's British-aided war crimes against Biafrans which included air, land and sea blockade, starvation, rape, torture, targeted at erasing Biafra from the face of the earth (just in Adolph Hitler's style).
According to Washington Post (editorial) July 2, 1969 "One word now describes the policy of the Nigerian military government towards Biafra genocide. It is ugly and extreme but it is the only word which fits Nigeria's decision to stop the International Committee of the Red Cross, and other relief agencies, from flying food to Biafra, 'Nazis had resurrected just here as Nigerian Forces."
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Amid these indignities, cruelties and savagery; when Biafrans grasped for breathe, when we needed as much help as we could get, when we needed media coverage the most; the 'then' world leading media, BBC, chose the side of the oppressor. BBC sacrificed our blood on the alter of political and economic aspirations. Thanks to Bruce Mayrock, an American student of Jewish descent that burnt himself to death in front of the UN Headquarters in New York on May 30 1969, with a large cardboard that read "YOU MUST STOP THE GENOCIDE -PLEASE SAVE 9 MILLION BIAFRANS."
BBC's reportage on Biafran independence movement or self-determination has always presented the agitation as a "rebellious act" to her listeners, viewers and readers. While BBC refers to the Scots seeking for independence as "Scottish Nationalists", it refers to Biafrans on the same course as "Secessionists". While it uses the term "Arewa" (the indigenous identity of Northern Nigeria) as people's identity, it splatters "Biafra" in tarnishing overtones.
Owing to the renewed agitation for the restoration of Biafra, orchestrated by the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, led by the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; Britain has designed "BBC IGBO" to reach out to the same people they machinated their death. Britain is back to the same people they air-raided and killed; that same people they purposed to exterminate.
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We are sure that 'BBC IGBO' has not come to tutor the Igbo people on UN's charter for self-determination, 'BBC IGBO' was not conceived to replicate the 'BREXIT' style of movement in Biafa, 'BBC IGBO' has not come to tell us how 'Igweocha' was renamed 'Rivers'; 'BBC IGBO' was not created to encourage peaceful agitation for the restoration of Biafra; BBC has not come to apologize for the media blackout against Biafra during the war -NO!
'BBC IGBO' was conceived to sell the benefits of a united Nigeria to Igbos the benefits that has claimed the lives of our elites and commons since 1914 and still counting, the benefits of being victims of radical expressions of religious beliefs, benefits of a divided Biafra, benefits that has claimed over 6 million innocent lives, benefits of creating more sea ports in the West, benefits of securing admission into public schools with a cut-off mark that favours the North. YES! This is the gospel they are coming to preach.
They have been preaching these in English language, but having lost out to Radio Biafra, with more elites believing in Biafra restoration, they have come to seek for believers of their gospel amongst locals. They are bringing the battle to our soil.
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Howbeit, Britain should have known that Igbo is just a language out of many others in Biafra. I would suggest they come up with BBC EFIK, BBC IBIBIO, BBC IJAW, BBC ITSEKIRI, etc. It might be helpful to their vain mission.
Someone forgot to tell BBC that an average Igbo man or woman places rational thinking far above Igbo language.
Notwithstanding, if BBC decides to continue on 'BBC IGBO' project and their mischievous intentions behind it, IPOB is twice ready to break her bars. The more IPOB counters and disproves her lies through Radio Biafra and other media channels, the more its ill-glorified image is tarnished. Her monopoly of information has belonged to history and their wings of deception will be clipped off soon.
BBC should have known that if their combined efforts with CNN and Aljazeera could not keep the world benighted about Biafra today; if the colonial masters could not persuade our fathers otherwise, then, 'BBC IGBO' is set to serve as one of the tools to preserve the Igbo language. 'BBC IGBO' is already on a failed mission.
United We Stand Against Evil BBC!
Written By Chinedu Ewulu
Published By Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
For Biafra Writers