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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Biafra: Ohanaeze Looks The Other Way As Kanu's Father, Israel Okwu Kanu Is Held Hostage By The Murderous Nigerian Army
















By Ejike Ofoegbu || For Biafra Writers

September 16, 2017

Kill one Arewa youth and the whole village will boil, kill an Hausa elder, the whole country will be in a mess, slaughter a Sultan and the country will cease to exist. What is the meaning of Ohanaeze if they cannot take care of their own, look out for their own, and have an elderly love for their people?

It is a taboo that the happy-trigger terrorist Nigerian Army abducted a highly respected monarch in Igbo land, and the Igbo elders under the umbrella of Ohanaeze Ndigbo looked the other way, feigning ignorance of this evil and impunity being perpetrated by these hooligans. Have Ohanaeze suddenly forgotten the meaning of "Eze" in Igbo land, I would like to remind them once again.

"Eze" is an Igbo word which means King, which further implied meaning of "Chieftain" of a tribe or Kingdom. Such words as Igwe and Obi and others are used by Igbo people as titles of respect and homage to the Eze. Igwe is derived from the Igbo word "Igwekala or Eluigwekala, the sky or heaven above the sky is higher or bigger than land", implying that the Eze is a higher servant of the people. Obi is normally the centre building for receiving visitors in an Igbo leader's or man's homestead; and when used as a title of respect for the Eze, Obi implies: "the one who sits in the throne house or heart of the Kingdom."

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In Igbo tradition and culture, the Eze is normally an absolute Monarch advised by a council of chiefs or elders whom he appoints based on their good standing within the community.

It is therefore, a taboo and an abomination that an EZE of Igbo high repute is missing and taken away from his palace and the Ohanaeze elders are not concerned about it. In the olden days, you cannot pass "Eze" on the way without bowing and greeting him, if two Kingdoms engages themselves in a war, what the community defends is the Eze, so that no harm comes to him, but nowadays, a King is kidnapped and missing the elders of the land who ought to speak in condemnation of the sordid act are keeping quiet and going about their normal routines without restraint or consideration, not knowing that they are making themselves irrelevant before the people and their subjects.

Our well meaning elders should rise in condemnation of the high level of impunity perpetrated against the people of the land. Silence in this tensed atmosphere, is no longer golden as our people are being earmarked for elimination. All should rise in defense of what is right and just before the people.


Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
The Biafra Times

3 comments

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  2. They will still come for them one by one, time is ticking

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  3. They will still come for them one by one, time is ticking

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