According to well documented biblical history, Pharaoh the king of Egypt, arrogantly questioned with reckless opposition, the power behind the demand to let go, of the children of Israel from captivity. He trifled with the self-determination drive of God’s children and defiantly hardened his heart from obeying the law of natural justice. His magicians invoked fiery serpents to stamp out courage from God’s people. Ten good times he obliged to Moses’s requests to let the Israelites go. Ten times, he backed down. God is not a man. The freedom and independence of God’s people were irrevocably decreed and guaranteed. Egypt happened to be the only nation on earth that her leaders intently denied the existence and omnipotence of God, thereby choosing to mistreat His children.
By the evolving developments in this part of the world unfortunately, Nigeria and her evil rulers have overtaken the wickedness of the ancient Egypt and her despotic Pharaoh through neo-colonial cum barbaric subjugations of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Following the inhuman amalgamation of 1914 by the British, of three divergent and incompatible indigenous ethnic people groups of Arewa, Oduduwa and Biafra, this has despicably precipitated spate of woes for the Biafran people eversince, from fraudulent population census to the 1943 pogrom. The rape and humiliation of our grandmothers in Aba in the year 1929, down to the abduction, torture, rape and extra-judicial incarceration of our mothers/young women in Abiriba in 2017 and in Owerri in 2018, besides the genocide committed against Biafrans were midwifed by the British between 1967 and 1970.
This atrocious onslaught carried out against humanity was blatantly invented and callously executed to advance the egocentric interests of colonial slavemasters and their Arewa/Oduduwa stooges. This mayhem claimed over three million Biafrans including children, women and men, most of whom were starved to death. The compromised British/Nigerian Press were debarred from giving accurate reportage of the sad event of their governments’ blockade of Biafraland against aids materials through air, land and sea. Do we strike against Britain or embark on hunger strike against her for making weapons supplies to Nigeria? Nigeria soft targets in Biafra land which included market places, churches, schools, hospitals, internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, towns and villages were overwhelmingly destroyed by Nigeria war jets. Why then are Biafrans striking when Britain still cherishes and relentlessly hobnobs with the war criminals/genocidists like Gowon, Obasanjo, Danjuma, Babangida, Buhari etcetera? Nigeria, reeling consistently in hydra-corruption tendencies, yet holds them in high esteem as elder statesmen.
If anything, the upcoming Biafra General Strike Action is to pointedly demonstrate to the comity of civilised global society that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, are sick and tired of the political marginalization/slavery, religious bigotry/intolerance, gross social discrimination and economic strangulation/emasculation. Biafrans are resiliently willing to go all out to free themselves from the enslavement cages inherent in the evil contraption called Nigeria.
Yakubu Gowon, immediately after the criminal war of attrition carried out against Biafrans which ended in 1970, promised an adoption of a wholistic government policy comprising Reconciliation, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation as healing balm to the war ravaged Biafra but all that ended just on paper. Rather, it was implemented in the Western and Northern parts of Nigeria where neither bombs nor bullets were released. In Biafraland, there exists no viable road network, electricity hospital, industry, employment and freedom.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of (IPOB) worldwide, remains the latest sensation in freedom fighting for his people and the IPOB, is the most indisputable peaceful and largest freedom fighting indigenous movement ever known in the world. Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in October 2015 by the Islamic fundamentalist President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on the covert instigation of the shameless self-serving British government. That arrest widely elucidated damnable but peaceful protests globally. Justice Ademola Adeniyi of the Nigerian Federal High Court situated in Abuja, according to the tenets of civilised law, granted him unconditional bail. But living up to his tyrannical antecedents, Muhammadu Buhari in a well televised live presidential media chat, boasted before the world that he would never assent to Kanu’s release.
Combined team of armed forces comprising the Nigerian army, navy and police went on rampage acting on the orders of the presidency, gruesomely killing Biafrans including promising young men and women who took to the streets unarmed, jubilating at Onitsha bridge head on the news of the release of their leader. Should Biafrans really strike?
The darkest day in the history of the Biafra restoration struggle was the day quite a number of Biafran youths were massacred at Nkpor Agu in Onitsha Province amongst others killed while keeping Vigil Mass at St. Edmund Catholic Church on Biafra Heroes/Heroines Remembrance Day in the year 2016. Many were taken alive wounded and corrosive acid poured on them unto death. Several others were taken to Onitsha army barracks and their hands reportedly tied backwards, blindfolded and buried alive in mass graves. Our mothers that protested against this heinous and barbaric crimes at Awka, were shot at, wounded and remanded in prison at the orders of Governor Willie Obiano, the drunk vampire in Anambra State Government House. Biafrans must very certainly strike for the hundreds of IPOB family members that were rounded up and massacred while praying on the field at Ngwa High School in Aba Province by the Nigerian soldiers detailed from 144 battalion. The soldiers arrested several IPOB members, zonal/unit leaders and took them to undisclosed destinations. Their mutilated bodies which were bathed with acidic substances and dumped in Asa forests, were later discovered. In Yenegoa, Calabar, Enugu, Igweocha etcetera, were floods of murdered Biafrans’ blood. They all died in their prices for our freedom as a people.
The “Saboteurs Meeting” invented/sponsored by the Islamic government of Nigeria and convened/hosted by Ohaneze Ndigbo kingpins led by John (Judas) Nnia Nwodo in the company of other selfish elites/greedy political merchants from Igbo Biafran extraction is yet another heartbreaking event. The main objective was to ensnare Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and compel him to sabotage the Biafra cause or have him assasinated on his way back home. His courage and ardent refusal to compromise and betray over 70 million Indigenous Biafrans, provoked their (saboteurs’) signal to the Hausa-Fulani controlled Nigerian government orchestrated decimation by unleashing Operation Python Dance and Crocodile Smile across the relatively peaceful hinterland and coastal areas of Biafraland. The Nigerian military infested with the rank and file drawn from Boko Haram/Fulani killer herdsmen terrorists were callously detailed to wipe out the Biafran people. They came into the land in droves and murderously invaded the home of the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at Afara-ukwu Ibeku in Umuahia, Biafraland, killing 28 unarmed innocent Biafrans, the palace cook and a pet dog. Two hundred and sixty eight (268) bullet holes were counted on the walls of his residential home. The Amnesty International recognition of only 28 people killed in that dastardly raid is really disappointing because on that fateful day of 14th September 2017, thousands of Biafran visitors thronged his home. Death toll eventually rose beyond the initial number given. The whereabouts of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu together with his aged parents eversince then has remained mysterious.
At Isiala Ngwa along the ever busy Enugu-Umuahia express road, reigned a harvest of deaths. Family members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), were arrested, tortured, forced at gun points to swim in and drink stinking/poisoned muddy waters along the road, to die slowly and painfully. Several vehicles conveying Biafrans to the home of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at Afara-ukwu Ibeku, were seized by the soldiers drafted from 145 battalion and occupants summarily executed and buried in mass graves.
The General Strike Action billed for 14th of September 2018, affords genuine Biafrans the ample opportunity to adequately mourn these fallen brethren according to Biafra tradition. In keeping with this memorial therefore, there will be no vehicular movements across the entire Biafra territory. It is exceptionally mandatory that all public and private businesses be locked down throughout the day. This includes schools, markets, shops, banks, parks, etcetera. Every Biafran is expected to comply with this order judiciously by remaining indoors. The Saboteurs/Snitches must be handed over to Satan for buffeting and curses generally and reflectively placed on them for their acts of subterfuge and sell-outs.