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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Biafra: The Drumbeats Of Freedom Reverberates in Nigeria












By Chukwuemeka Chimerue || For Biafra Writers

September 26, 2017

Forget about the terrorist tag on the frontline freedom fighting outfit, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Nigeria; it is simply an afterthought by the government in trying to destabilize and quell the legitimate agitation. Just see it as a step in the right direction to getting to our destination(Biafra). That was why before it ran to the court to obtain its imprimatur, the government had already signed the proclamation proscribing IPOB which is unconstitutional and amounts to calling a dog a bad name in order to hang it.

But all these shenanigans about the terrorism tag on IPOB, would not in any way stop the drumming of songs of freedom. Of course there was curiosity that the same court under Justice Binta Nyako who had on March 1 declared the legalisation of IPOB, is now the same court that had proscribed it.

That was why the Federal government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, boasted during his chat to State House Correspondents that they have succeeded in cutting IPOB down to size, but does that stop the agitation? No! According to the lying Minister, IPOB had metamorphosed into a band of thugs and had perpetrated several acts of violence which no reasonable government could condone. But discerning people found it weird that what terrorism means to the government, is a defensive mechanism or resistance to a people harshly and rudely faced with military invasion— the deployment of armoured vehicles, lethal guns and other sophisticated machinery against defenseless people only armed with stones, sticks, etc.

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However, pictures of military brutality including testimonies of victims on social media to unarmed civilians/agitators without any shred of evidence as to why the 'black market' proscription of IPOB by the government, is yet to surface online apart from their usual sentimental verbose attestations and denials, has further deepened the perception that the later acted wrongly with ulterior motives.

The famous Nelson Mandela whom world leaders and Head of governments attended his burial, hosted him in London during his 90th birthday, and even sculpted a posthumous statue in his honour, was once tagged a terrorist during the apartheid era by white supremacists for demanding for the emancipation of his oppressed people. Similarly, if IPOB was not in the right direction vis-a-vis the Biafra struggle, perhaps, the government and indeed the political cabals in Nigeria that has opposed the change of status quo need not to worry a thing about them.

In my memo to the UN, US, UK and France [See: http://www.thebiafratimes.co/2017/09/biafra-northern-conspiracy-behind.html?m=1], I averred that the proscription of IPOB is a Northern conspiracy against the people of the Eastern region because believe it or not, if the government that proscribed it as a terrorist organization even when they are a nation or a people can have the effrontery to do so, then that simply means that any group of person or individual that springs up tomorrow to challenge the status quo or the elusive unity of Nigeria, will also be branded a terrorist.

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That was why in their application to an Abuja High Court, presided over by their Fulani brother, Abdul Kafarati, the FG had prayed for not only the proscription of IPOB but any of such similar movement who are likely to spring up in any form and by whatever name to agitate legitimately for their rights and the blind ignorant judge, stupidly granted the request. So now, the implication simply means that anybody in the Eastern region, be you from Niger delta or whatever that comes out in the future to challenge the skewed system and foundation of Nigeria is simply a terrorist. That is why it is extremely necessary for all people of good conscience whether you are an IPOB or not, to step out now in condemnation to this illegality obtained in a legal court.

The government pointed out without proof, that some disgruntled and corrupt elements of the opposition parties are sponsoring IPOB to destabilize the government but if that is the case as alleged, why have they not been able to arrest and prosecute those politicians? That too is evidence of failure of intelligence just like they have failed in all processes to provide veritable evidence on the bogus terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu and three others in court, thereby alluring to a secret trial in an open court.

But in all these, does the fight for freedom end? It is far from being over, hence what will warrant the delegation of Northern governors forum to storm Rivers, Abia, Imo and other States in Biafra land, recommending peace-building measures when there is no sincere recommendation for fairness, equity and justice in Nigeria. I call that a window-dressing approach.

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Sounds of freedom truly rings a bell in Nigeria of today. This bell which has been ringing for decades appears to be prominent now due to many years of neglect, ignorance and impunity of cabals who have held the country to ransom and had prevented her from expanding its frontiers in making meaningful progress and development. That is why those who had called for the creation of latitude for proper and frank discussion of terms of association in Nigeria to guarantee a win-win situation for all stakeholders has been rebuffed.

And more so, those who pays rapt attention to these sounds of freedom, will tell you that they are genuine, legitimate and flows with passion beyond the usual rhetorics. And it is not going to end any time soon as the odds still remain the same. We have seen how the denouement have further affected the delicate balance of forces and fault lines in the volatile polity.

Going back to the annals of history, just as President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the military invasion of Abia State, it should be recalled that during the regime of his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo, he equally ordered the military invasions of Odi in Bayelsa state and Zaki Biam in Benue state. It was also on record that former president Obasanjo also charged Niger Delta militants, leaders of ethnic militias, and other similar genuine agitations with treason, which led to their prolonged period of detention in prison custody.

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But the ex-president has reasoned that instead of using a sledgehammer to address the agitation, dialogue should be employed. He realized that the criminalisation of such agitation as Buhari is currently doing, would not surmount nor achieve its objectives, hence his advice for Buhari to embrace dialogue as a means of solving the national issues because the miscalculated slipshod actions and reactions of the Nigerian government and its security forces, has further helped to sharpen people's mindset that IPOB's agitation is not only legitimate indeed but embodies an overwhelming force of equity, fairness and justice which the Nigerian State has been avoiding since ages.

It is therefore unsettling that the IPOB proscription order seems to be going in the same direction of increasing the profile of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu when the Federal government ignored and/or flouted various court orders for his release from illegal detention. Let me also quickly add that it was yesterday, 25th September, that the Kurdistans voted in a referendum on whether to remain or exit Iraq, coming this October 1st, the Catalans in Spain, shall be towing the same path of honour in determining their fate. These two separatist movements proceeded to this level without their internal governments proscribing or tagging them terrorists. If the Nigerian government fails to listen to voices of reason, the drumbeats of freedom will continue to reverberate in Nigeria until the right thing(justice) is done.


The Biafra Times
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
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2 comments

  1. ONLY THOSE WITH DIRTY-RUNNING STOMACH BECAUSE OF HATRED, BITTERNESS -BLINDN ESS, MISCREANT /EFULEFUS, ENEMIES OF GOD, ENVIOUS , LONGER-THROAT(BECAUSE OF HUNGER IN D LAND),CURSED,REPROBATES,SELFISH,HYPOCRITES, SELF-DELUDED, MISINFORMED, EVIL-RELIGIOUS-BIGOTS /PARASITES ,WOULD NOT SUPPORT NON - VIOLENT & PEACEFUL BIAFRA SOVEREIGNTY. BECAUSE BIAFRA NATION STANDS ON TRUTH, FREEDOM & JUSTICE . BIAFRA IS BLESSED BY THE MOST HIGH GOD, NO MATTER WHAT, & SHALL NOT BE CURSED. AND GOD WILL SURELY GIVE US BIAFRA STATE BELIEVE IT OR NOT, LIKE IT OR NOT, IT DOES N'T MATTER!. AND BIAFRA SHALL BE BETTER THAN THIS MURDEROUS CABAL OCCUPATION CALLED NIGERIA !. I REST MY CASE

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  2. WHY YOU MUST SUPPORT BIAFRA PIONEERED BY MAZI NNAMDI KANU, NOW OR NEVER : (EXCEPT YOU ARE MISCREANT/ 'EFULEFU', WHO HAS MORTGAGED HIS/HER SOUL TO SATAN ! BECAUSE OF EARTHLY/SEFISH OR TEMPORAL GAIN)

    YOUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR GOD'S PLAN OF SALVATION FOR MANKIND!.
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA SOVEREIGNTY IS A SUPPORT FOR CHRISTIANITY !(THE ONLY RELIGION BY WHICH YOU CAN FIND THE WAY(JN.14:6) TO HEAVEN! ) OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT FOR GOD'S UNLIMITED BLESSINGS THROUGH CHRIST'S IMMEASURABLE & MATCHLESS BLESSINGS & SALVATION FOR MANKIND! OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA AS A PURE CHRISTIAN NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM & DELIVERANCE FROM ISLAMIC SHACKLES & BONDAGES!
    OUR TOTAL SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA RESTORATION IS A TOTAL SUPPORT FOR THE WELLBEING & PROSPERITY OF ALL OF US & THAT OF OUR UNBORN GENERATION!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA FREEDOM WILL USHER IN GOD'S UNLIMITED BLESSINGS ON THE MERIT OF CHRIST'S JESUS SUBSTITUTIONARY OFFER & REDEMPTIVE PRICE FOR US ALL!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR SOVEREIGNTY OF BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT THEREFORE FOR GOD'S CAUSE, PLAN & AGENDA!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT FOR PURE,HOLY CHRISTIAN NATION!
    A SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR TOTAL EMMANCIPATION FOR US ALL, ALSO FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN OTHER NATIONS OF AFRICA & BEYOND, FROM ISLAMIC SHACKLES & HIDDEN AGENDA(BECAUSE OATH HAS BEEN TAKEN TO ISLAMISE AFRICA & BEYOND!
    BUT, AFRICA IS FOR JESUS CHRIST!!AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED BEFORE THE EMMERGENCE OF RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH WITH OUR LORD,MASTER & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST! 
    SUPPORT BIAFRA NOW & BE BLESSED !
    FIGHT BIAFRA NOW & REMAIN CURSED!

    BUT WHETHER MAN SUPPORT HER OR NOT, GOD WILL ACHIEVE STILL HIS WONDERS & PURPOSE! 'CAUSE BIAFRA IS GOD'S PURPOSE & BECAUSE WE ARE PURELY CHRISTIAN NATION! GOD ALMIGHTY WILL SURELY GIVE US BIAFRA , WE ARE BLESSED IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME!!

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