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Saturday 2 September 2017


By Chijindu Benjamin Ukah || For Biafra Writers

September 2, 2017

Following the news making round the social media and offline press, it is unfortunate that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government and some unscrupulous elements are calling for the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra TV; Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The Nigerian government has refused to learn from their past grave mistakes. Since Kanu’s arrest in October 2015, the Nigerian state has continued to shut down to the level of becoming almost insignificant before the international community, because of the regime's widespread human rights abuses and the inability of the government to handle Kanu’s matter democratically.

We have not forgotten easily that courts of competent jurisdiction twice ordered the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, but the Nigerian dictator Muhammadu Buhari bluntly disobeyed the two court orders to release him. In saner climes, this singular act of utter disregard and desecration of the seat of justice, is enough reason to impeach and arrest Buhari but nothing was done about it. Therefore, Buhari should be arrested for violating court orders, not Kanu.


It is also on record that Lawal Daura, the Director-General of DSS, flouted court orders to release and compensate another Biafran; Bright Ishinwa Chimezie for illegally detaining him for many months. Till date, Bright Chimezie is still in the custody of the DSS against the court order. Lawal Daura should be arrested not Kanu. If the men in authority can flout court orders and cannot be arrested, then Nigeria is in one almighty mess.

The law is not a respecter(sic) of persons. It should be for everybody in the country, beginning from those in the helm of affairs to the least individual. But in Nigeria, the government authorities choose the laws to adhere to and discard the ones not favourable to them.

It beats my imagination that the only song we hear everywhere is “re-arrest Kanu”, When Arewa elders like Tanko Yakasaai, Yerima Shettima, Junaid Mohammed and their Arewa youths are walking free, gallivanting in Abuja even when the United Nation has demanded for their arrest and punishment for their treasonous and genocidal quit notice issued against the Igbo-speaking Biafrans in the north.

Nobody is calling for the arrest of those behind the anti-Igbo genocidal song, calling for the killing of Igbos in northern Nigeria, but they are fast to call for the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, an innocent man who is only exercising his fundamental human rights.

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I must state categorically clear that calling for Kanu’s re-arrest is simply a call for war, only a dictator, supporters of dictatorship, sectionalists and war mongers will call for the re-arrest of a man who is democratically exercising his human rights, let alone when the person in question is the leader of an emerging country; Biafra. Those calling for Kanu to be re-arrested should be arrested because they are inciting war. The Buhari-led government must understand that re-arresting Nnamdi Kanu is a crime against humanity and must be resisted by the Indigenous People of Biafra and people of good conscience around the world.


Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
The Biafra Times

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