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Friday, 24 February 2017

BIAFRA: AN OPEN LETTER TO COL. AMINU ILIYASU ON HIS FAILED ATTEMPT TO BLACKLIST IPOB

BIAFRA: 
AN OPEN LETTER TO COL. AMINU ILIYASU ON HIS FAILED ATTEMPT TO BLACKLIST IPOB


24th February 2017

The press statement attributed to you, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, was indeed the height of embarrassment to the already ridiculed and barbaric image of the Nigerian Army of which you are one of its high ranking officers. Ordinarily, no one would have wished to respond to such an awkward and archaic press statement, but for the sake of setting records straight, i would like to address some major areas you goofed and wish you rework the image-damaging statement of yours using very few salient points.

“(1) the attention of 6 Division, Nigeria Army has been drawn to a baseless and (2)unsubstantiated allegation by one Mr Emma Powerful, who claims to be the media and publicity Secretary of a (3)gang that goes by the appellation Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in which he claimed that 11 of its members were killed by soldiers on January 20, 2017 in Port Harcourt while conducting a solidarity rally to commemorate the election of Mr. Donald Trump as President of the United States of America”

The above statement was credited to you and I want to raise pertinent questions which require your swift response. The issues I want to raise will emanate from the highlighted phrase. 

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(1) “The attention of 6 Division, Nigeria Army has been drawn”... Why did it take your office (Army Public Relation) almost a month to respond to an allegation? It's obvious that was to gain enough time to pad up your so called press statement? But if the press statement that took almost a month to be prepared could still be as poor as it is; if it took more than three weeks for you and the institution you represent to respond to an allegation of this magnitude, then it only proves your guilt, but which took time to counter as you had to look for ways to package your lie.

(2) “Unsubstantiated allegation by one Mr. Emma Powerful”. Well, I am still struggling to know what constitutes “substantiality” to you and your Army when pictorial and Videos pieces of evidence of your agency's havoc on innocent people are there for the world to see; if dead bodies in morgues and graves and injured ones in various hospitals are not enough substantiations, then I don't know what that is. 

I could deduce the press statement which you never bothered perusing and applying sound reasoning and judgment to before airing was scripted. Whichever way, your atrocities and that of the terrorist institution you represent will certainly hunt you all down on the appointed day of reckoning.

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(3) "the gang that goes by the appellation Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)”. The next blunder of yours is the identification of IPOB as “gang”. When has the Indigenous People's definition changed to “gang” by your dictionary? Could this be attributed to illiteracy or a criminal way of trying to paint Biafrans black? Could Arewa people to which you belong to be tagged “gang”? If Arewas are immune to such tag, then you must respect Biafrans and address us properly. We are the Indigenous People of Biafra and our history predated that of your Arewa clan which are wandering migrants from the heights of the Futajelon mountain. Or better still, you can kindly enroll in a history class for head fixing.

(4) “Wish to warn Mr. Emma Powerful …that Nigerian Army will no longer tolerate”. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, you messed up the whole scenario when you moved your anger and quarrels from the Indigenous People of Biafra to an individual, Emma Powerful. Mazi Emma Powerful is and remains the national mouthpiece of IPOB which is recognized by IPOB and Biafrans. He is not speaking in his individual capacity to warrant being threatened, but on behalf of IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu.

If you think there is a lie to Biafrans' claim, what prevents you from providing an evidence-based report to substantiate the so-called "lie" just like we have exposed your atrocities with videos and pictures? You recognized the fact that the activities of IPOB are “injurious” to the Army, but have you considered the depth of the injuries you have unleashed upon innocent peaceful Biafrans whose only crime is peacefully protesting for freedom which of course is their right and the pain the families of the victims are going through? Your crocodile tears will not save you and your murderous gang from answering to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague.

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(5) “Despite all the provocative attempts”....You indeed messed up those you represent when I heard this from you. What are the evidence of your so-called “provocative attempts”. Nigerian Army for your information does not have a single reputation. How does peacefully rallying in support of president Donald Trump amount to provocation? Are you not aware that mothers, children, and thousands of Biafrans had only the US, Russia, Israeli and Biafra flags in their possession? Where they in possession of arms and ammunition that got you provoked? Was the army in any way attacked before unleashing mayhem on Biafrans?....if so where is your proof like we have against you? Why not furnish the world with videos of your claims and spare yourself this long route to shame and disgrace. 

I should believe the same people provoked your criminal gang (Nigeria Army) in Aba massacre, Nkpor massacre, Asaba Massacre etc? Shame on you and your terrorist Army! You shamelessly lied that Biafrans were cajoling your troops to shoot at them and your Army refused! What a terrible way of lying, sir? 

You mean the Nigerian Army with the highest record of extra-judicial murders of unarmed Biafrans and Shiites when on peaceful protest will miss such opportunity to shoot and kill, when it is apparent that you are acting on Buhari's order to kill? Well, an average Nigerian is trained to lie, after all, Nigeria itself is a big empire of lies; but we have been trained genealogically to speak and expose the truth.
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(6) “the violent protest was subsequently subdued with the use of tear gas and arrests were made by a sister security agency with no casualty recorded on the either side." Are you implying that you killed nobody whereas explicit videos exist before the world of the killings perpetrated by the army? The killings at National high school Aba, showing battalions of Nigerian troops surrounding Biafrans, aiming their guns at them with an intention to shoot and eventually killing them is not evident enough? Donald Trump rally recorded 20 casualties and the bullets found at the site came from whose machine? Mr. Aliyu, it is indeed a shame, but not surprising that an Hausa-Fulani man in uniform could utter these statements using such face-saving mechanism.

It is an act of cowardice and a norm for the Nigerian Army to kill and deny even when heart-wrenching evidence in form of pictures and videos abound. But you must now understand that the world would always believe IPOB, considering that the Nigerian Army has been indicted with the official report of Amnesty International, a reputable organization that has everything in their possession showing the barbarism that has engulfed the army since Buhari took over.

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(7) “…Allegedly killing citizens of our great country”. The right and honest statement here should be “allegedly killing the slaves of our comatose country”. We are Biafrans and not part of your contraption which has expired going by the signed treaty. We are not and will never be part of a state that sponsors terrorism and kills her inhabitants. We have rejected your failed state and that is why you have the privilege of killing us on the streets; if we have Biafra today, you would not have the opportunity to see, talk more of killing us again. 

(8) “A well-observed trend of this gang is the malicious posting of old videos and pictures from their archives”. Here you come with the phrase “old videos and pictures from their archive”. But have you countered those old videos and pictures in order to disassociate your culpability in the killings? The answer is a resounding NO! Whether the videos and pictures are new or old, you have subtly admitted that the Army committed the crimes but your only contention is that “it was old killings carried out by you and your gang of assassins in uniform. 

It is foolhardy for you to think that your "kill and deny" tactics will continue to save you. Lying will only buy you time, but will never save you and all those complicit in the ongoing genocide carried out against Biafrans at the appointed time. We are not and will never be deterred to continue this struggle even in the face of death because we are already "living dead" in Nigeria. 

Written By Chika Austine
Edited and Published
By IkeChukwu NwaOrisa
For Biafra Writers

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