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Thursday 17 August 2023

Southeast Insecurity: Government Aims To Rally The People Against IPOB

By Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu | Biafra Writers

August 17th, 2023.

Before this wind of insecurity in southeast gummed on the lips of the Nigerian media, the Southeast region has for long been militarized to the brim. Just as with every other territory under military siege in the world, the soldiers assigned to this region have been committing all manner of crimes mostly in the night. They rape, rob, extort, and harass citizens without provocation. Fortunately for the region however, IPOB emerged. 

The rise of insecurity in the region and the consequent spurious moves by the Nigerian government and its pocketed duplicitous media to profile the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) as the culprit, call for urgent attention. Before  we get bamboozled by the enemy media and so cast our stone at IPOB, let us ponder on the processes that brought insecurity into existence in the region. Let's ask ourselves how the insecurity in the Southeast began, what caused it, who is behind it and who fought against it? These are the synoptical questions that will not only help us ascertain the perpetrators but also equip our minds to be able to digest the enemy's scheme in accusing IPOB.

Whenever the issue of southeast insecurity is presented on the table, the Fulani movement called Fulani Nationalism and popularly known as Ruga, should come to mind. The Buhari government through Ruga occasioned insecurity on regions opposed to it. Many lives and properties were destroyed trying to force it on the people. IPOB being the single most important body in that vehement rejection, became an enemy of the government. 

Ruga massacred families, heightened tension, destroyed homes and means of livelihood. The horrible stories of an old women raped in their farms, young girls gangraped, mother and child butchered in their farms, villages burnt etc, were no good news at all. IPOB rose to the occasion.

It is said that politics and insecurity are one. The stealing of the people's mandate through the government's impossition of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State was to foster the implementation of Ruga. It was also to punish the southeast region that stood against Ruga through IPOB. By stealing the people's mandate, the government created insecurity. 

In a sane society that endorses democracy, protest remains one of the machineries citizens register their feelings. But in a flamboyant disregard to its own law, Nigerian government went ahead to massacre IPOB protesters, creating unnecessary tensions and insecurity. 

If the government intention was never to get at IPOB by creating insecurity in the most peaceful region in the country, what then was the reason behind the massacres.  If the government should enforce a movement that decapitates her citizens, who then occasioned insecurity upon the region?

In all intent and purposes, the Nigerian government in their desperation to demonize IPOB, wants to rally the people against IPOB by accusing IPOB of being behind the insecurity in southeast. My advice to the people is to stay focused and don't get hoodwinked by the brown-envelope Nigerian media lies.

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Edited By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie

Publisher: Eluwa Chidiebere Chinazu

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