In every sense, the annual commemoration of 30th of May by Biafrans, stands very crucial and memorable in modern history. This very event totally reminds humanity about the worst injustice and genocide that were meted against out Biafrans right from ages till date. Recalling the ordeal that gave birth to the ugly incident which occurred in the sixties for instance, we can never forget in a hurry, how the Biafran race was subjected to an orgy of gruesome, ethnic cleansing in Northern Nigeria. It was such a provocation that prompted late Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, the erstwhile military governor of the old Eastern region, to summon an emergency meeting with the then Nigerian government led by Yakubu Gowon, in Aburi – Ghana, which however ended in futility. As an enlightened and loving leader of his people, he was left with no other alternative than to revert the region to it’s original status, following the refusal of the Nigerian government to keep to the peace accord acceded to in Aburi by both parties.
Retired General Yakubu Gowon, the then Governor-General of Nigeria from the Northern region, decided through glaring policies of hatred, to instigate more genocidal attacks on Biafrans, in accordance with their sinister plots to completely wipe out the Biafran people. Yakubu Gowon in criminal collaboration with Britain, the Arab world and other foreign allies, unleashed mayhem which led to the death of over 3.5 million Biafrans including men, women, children and even the elderly. Though the war ended after three years of air, water and land blockades orchestrated by the annihilative ideology floated by Obafemi Awolowo, the then finance commissioner. They brokered peace with a deceptive slogan which read: “No Victor, no vanquished”, but Biafrans are not just being treated till date like conquered people but as helpless slaves. The most provocative of them all before the purported end of the conflict, is that while millions of Biafran women and children suffered the major victims, the Nigerian war criminals are yet globe trotting and made remain unpunished by the global community till date.
The Biafra genocide has an ugly record of over 3.5 million that were slaughtered in cold blood. It was the worst extermination drive ever to be recorded in human history and yet the world has remained deaf and dumb, trying to sweep it under the carpet.
The emergence of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, God’s ordained point man, was precipitated to bring this wave of horrendous injustice against the Biafran race to a total end. And part of the agenda, is the institutionalization of the Biafran Heroes and Heroines Remembrance Day, annually. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, which he ably leads, ensures that the memory of the sacrifices of our fallen freedom champions, does not go down the drains. The history of the Biafra nation and her people must be preserved, come what may. The IPOB leader ensures that despite the avalanche of the enemies’ antics towards rubbishing our history, the resurrection of the Biafra nation and the legacy of our fathers must live forever. In one of the historical steps of the IPOB, the memories of 30th of May have been awakened as a well deserved annual commemoration all over the world. And it is noteworthy to state here too that the activities of saboteurs within, are also well known.
30th of May Heroes and Heroines Remembrance Day as being annually honored by genuine Biafrans, friends and all lovers of freedom, stands out as an avenue to fully expose the enemies of Biafra and her people. Anyone, in whatever shape or form that stands opposed to the sacrifices of our fathers, has not only been enlisted as an enemy but has pitched himself/herself in battle with overwhelming Biafran citizens. It is absolutely certain that this fight is uncompomisable and it must be won.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media