The attendant reaction so far exhibited by the Muslim Rights Concerns (MURIC) and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA/JNI) in Nigeria against the rationale behind Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike’s recent declaration of Rivers State as being a 100% Christian State is to say the least, most imbecilic, insulting and shameful. It has become imperative to begin to carefully trace the origin and penetration of the Islamic religion into the sacred land of Biafra. The attached urgency in unraveling the genesis and channel of this blood-sucking, destructive and grossly dehumanizing Islamic religion through which it entered Biafraland cannot be over-emphasized. The upcoming generation of Biafrans must have to be fully acquainted so as to stem the rising tide of this Islamic expansionism and domination of Biafra territories. The outburst of the Nigerian Islamic groups leaders against the declaration of the Rivers State governor barely 24 hours after, for publicly saying that the State is 100% Christian during a citywide crusade organised by The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Movement in Port Harcourt, Biafraland, is really provocative.
I cannot totally apportion blames on the leadership of MURIC and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, for having the courage to speak out against the bona-fide son of the soil, Chief (Barrister) Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike, who himself, is the Chief Servant of Rivers State. It must be noted that this State right from existence, has remained entirely Christian and there is no disputation about that fact. I blame some Sokoto caliphated slaves amongst us who lay claim to Biafra ancestry but yet are Islamic adherents. Such bigots include Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubu amongst few others who shamelessly continue to provide soft landing for the Islamic religion on Biafra soil. However, it is necessary to let the leaderships of Muslim Rights Concerns and the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs respectively, to know that Governor Nyesom Wike did not declare that Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Borno or even Plateau and Benue States are Christian States but his own home State. The global community knew long before now that the indigenous inhabitants of Rivers State are predominantly Judeo-Christian cum traditional religious adherents. Therefore, these self-serving Nigerian Islamic leaders should at their own interest, stay clear from Rivers State as their representative Islamic bigotistic antecedents/deception are not and will never ever enjoy acceptaction in the land. It is only the misinformed, insignificant few that got converted by the Northern Islamists resident in Biafraland, thereby creating the erroneous notion that there exists indigenous muslim faithfuls herein.
The Islamic leadership in the defunct Nigerian federation should understand that the Biafran people can never ever be cowed into submission just as the once vibrant and fearless Christian leaders under the umbrella body of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), have so disappointedly been playing subservience to the point that the morbid rascality and intimidation of MURIC and JNI can neither contained nor challenged. It is unfortunate that the outburst of these jihadi conquest expanionists against the just declaration of a Christian Governor like Barrister Nyesom Wike has not up till date, been responded to by the above mentioned Christian body. The most pathetic of them all which the leadership of the Christian Association finds itself, is that the few Church leaders who wish to adversely comment on the issue have chosen so to do on condition of anonymity. One therefore begins to question if Christianity in Nigeria has completely lost it’s bearing and potency in government related issues before Islam, even to the extent that majority of fiery Christian leaders can no longer courageously speak up against evil and their protagonists.
Since the Nigerian Islamic leaders pretentiously feign ignorance, it is important to bring to their notice, that Rivers State in particular and Biafraland in general, are and will irrevocably remain as Judeo-Christian State/Nation. The culture of the people runs diametrically opposed to any form of blood spilling and enslavement which are consistent phenomena associated with Islamic religion. Therefore any Biafran Islamist is just being misguided purely for frivolous gains which will adversely affect his/her offsprings in the coming years. Islam is not and will never be part of the philosophy of the Biafran people. It is totally strange and any covert or overt plan of Islamic expansionism and domination in whatever coloration targeted against Biafrans must be vehemently resisted and defeated. These nomadic invaders from the African Sahel region should just better be advised.
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media