It can still be recalled that in the year 2015, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in one of his live broadcasts on Radio Biafra gave a definitive warning. He reiterated to all who cared to listen, that there loomed dangers across the entirety of Biafraland. The IPOB leader pointedly stated that the Nigerian Islamic government would be sponsoring Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram terrorists with the mandatory agenda of invading and taking over Biafraland. This was followed up by series of his consultative moves during the early periods of 2014 and 2015 respectively. He engaged in massive sensitization of Biafrans particularly in the diaspora, trying to gallvanize them into aiding their people back home whose lives were under serious Islamic threat.
On 4th September 2015, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was invited to address the World Igbo Congress (W.I.C) in California, United States of America. There, he pleaded to the conscience of the conferees on the need for their support to Biafra freedom and self-defense of their own people. The World Igbo Congress is a global organization comprising of Igbos around the globe from the lost indigenes of Igbo race living in Maryland, the Caribeans, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Texas, Virginia, Brazil, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, etcetera.
During that conference, the IPOB leader, clearly laid bare, the dire need for self-defense back home against the senseless killing of Biafrans by the marauding Fulani Islamists. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had stated: “We need guns and we need bullets to defend our land or else our people will perish at home. A lot of secret massacre and genocide are perpetuated against our people at home. Are we to fold our hands and watch the Fulani government take over our ancestral land? It is high time everyone should come together irrespective of our personalities and let us begin to do the needful”.
After the interactive section of questions and answers by the participants, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu further explained that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is a body that can be trusted, that which is ever determined to fight for the total restoration of the sovereign nation of Biafra without any iota of compromise. This statement brought to an end, his address to the World Igbo Congress (W.I.C.).
It is however quite unfortunate that despite all his efforts aimed at warming and convincing the mammoth gathering of Igbo elites that converged in California, USA, for that congress from around the world, they yet remains a dead silence for anticipated action. There has not been any spark of compliance whatsoever, with that passionate plea for the protection and security of our people.
A handful of these Igbo elites disappointedly and surreptiously resolved to lend their support to the vampiric Islamic government of Nigeria led by Buhari and his All Progressive Congress (APC) political party. The administration has relentlessly, right from inception in the year 2015, been killing, maiming and incarcerating Biafrans without any recourse.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo socio-cultural group that lay claim to representing the interest of the Igbos remains hellbent in hobnobbing, winning and dinning with the Fulani caliphate of the North. The so-called Igbo elites shamelessly connived with the Nigerian murderous armed forces in killing, maiming, abducting and lawlessly detaining IPOB family members. These are peaceful freedom agitators that have never in anyway, been indicted for violence or violation of any known law.
The World Igbo Congress (W.I.C.) has up till date, never taken any bold step to fight the gross injustices meted against IPOB and Biafrans in entirety. Rather, they stood aloof and watched the illegal proscription of IPOB and it’s tagging, as a terrorist organization.
Just in the early part of this year 2020, the Oduduwa nation comprising of all the Yoruba States in Nigeria, through the instrumentality of their political, religious, traditional leaders, successfully carried out the commissioning of a well established security network christened “AMOTEKUN”. Members of this militia outfit will be given all necessary requirements needed and backed by law, to carry out their functions across Yorubaland, in defense and protection of their own people/ancestral land against the menace of the Fulani jihadists. Shamefully, the Ohaneze Ndigbo and the governors in Biafraland are still foot dragging in their confusion on what should be done to protect their own people in the face damning insecurity all over the place.
It is therefore imperative to remind all the politicians of Biafra extraction through this medium, that be it through peaceful or violent means, Biafra will fully be restored and that imminently too. Most assuredly, a day of reckoning fastly beckons!
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media