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Saturday 15 September 2018

Sit-at-home: Biafra Saboteurs fight-back IPOB’s resolve to institutionalize ‘Saboteurs’ Dayʼ

By Neferechi Ochiagha |For Biafra Writers

September 15, 2018

The Friday, September 14 sit-at-home protest has been concluded, presenting to Biafrans another institutionalized day that may run for ages. It was a day in which Biafrans chose to mourn their people killed by Nigerian terrorist armed forces as a result of saboteursʼ activities. In addition, it was a day to reflect on the activities of saboteurs in their midst, who from year to year have frustrated their every attempt at freedom and progress.

The inordinate activities of these saboteurs date as far back during the colonial era, when some fringe and inconsequential elements in the Biafra society offered themselves to be used in British attempt at indirect rule. They did this by playing the role of warrant chiefs, who are the harbingers of many of today’s so-called traditional rulers. Thousands of Biafrans were murdered, and others sold into slavery as a result of their connivance with the British authorities.

Due to the near-success of the abominable activities of those saboteurs then(many of which the Aba women revolt curbed), saboteurs have been emboldened in subsequent years. It was the activities of saboteurs like Ukpabi Asika, Emmanuel Ifeajuna, and several others that led to the successful execution of the Biafra genocide of 1967 – 1970, (dubiously dubbed “civil war” by British/Nigerian governments). Nothing less than 4 million Biafrans died in that genocide.

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There have been other saboteur activities of lesser degrees since 1970 until last year. Specifically, September 14, 2017 was the year the Nigerian army of occupation laid siege on the home of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to kill everything in sight, including a dog. But ever since the military invasion, neither him nor his parents have been seen or heard anything from them. In the final analysis, it was John Nnia Nwodo and his atrocious Ohaneze Ndigbo, together with the five Southeast governors that instigated and invited the Nigerian army of occupation to perpetrate the senseless and unprovoked killings of thousands of Biafran youths under the guise of Operation Python Dance.
This particular act of sabotage became a very strong and influential reason, forcing Biafrans to contemplate taking drastic measures against saboteurs in their midst. Institutionalizing the Saboteurs’ Day came as the first step in that regard. It has become a day for identifying saboteurs, and of deciding what can be done about them.

As things stand at the moment, 2018 Saboteurs’ Day had come and gone, and it had a far-reaching impact in the Biafra restoration project and the Nigerian society as a whole. It recorded a great success. The Nigerian government and its elements were thrown off board in a huge panic, and doing everything within their power to subdue the true reportage by the media. The saboteurs themselves have been doing everything within their own powers to douse the effect. In fact, they (saboteurs) started working against the day more than a month ago. The first thing they did was to attempt sabotaging the relay stations transmitting Radio Biafra signals in Biafraland. They, however, succeeded in doing so in some areas, making it difficult for the information to percolate down to every Biafran.

On the whole, the day was a success, the compliance of residents of most states in the South-East and South-South regions was very much encouraging and Nigeria is reeling under the impact. By the time it comes up again next year, the shutdown will be unprecedented in history as Biafra Heroes’ Remembrance Day has come to be.

The Biafra Times 2018
Edited By Chukwuemeka Chimerue
Publisher: Chijindu Benjamin Ukah

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