Despite his unconditional bail release as pronounced by a court of competent jurisdiction, Mazi Bright Chimezie is still being unjustly incarcerated nine (9) good months after, by the Nigerian Department of Security Services (DSS). He was today, Tuesday 20th February 2017, brought down to court by his captors.
It will be recalled that a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State ordered in the month of May 2017, that Bright Chimezie be released unconditionally and immediately. The court also made a definitive ruling that the security operatives attached to the Department of Security Services (DSS), should pay him Five Million Naira (N5, 000,000.00), in compensation for wrongful detention and violation of his fundamental rights. But up till date, the DSS has blatantly displayed it’s disrespect and ignominy to the rule of law as instructed by the court. They are yet holding him incarcerated.
It should made known here that at Bright Chimezie’s abduction by the DSS, the same shameless and uncultured security outfit tacitly denied having him in custody until it was belatedly admitted that he was indeed in their custody, following concerted pressures which were exerted on them by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). We, the (IPOB), cannot therefore tolerate our own being subjected to varying degrees of hallowing experiences or inhuman treatments by the agents of the Nigerian government. We abhor situations where innocent Biafrans are being hauled into prison custody for being Biafrans and exercising their fundamental human rights. We are well aware that justice cannot be served us here in Nigeria and so, we have decided to take our destiny into our hands as a people.
Our referendum is imminently on top gear and as we get our eyes focused on it, we must not also trifle with our self-defense mechanism as Nigeria remains adamantly primitive and terroristic, a country that does not understand the tenets of civilized democracy. Biafrans must of necessity, arise in unison and resist the ridicule of going through the Nigerian jaundiced and compromised Judicial process as we are not guaranteed any figment of justice herein.
Our planned referendum must have to be birthed this year 2018, and we must jealously and conscientiously guide ourselves according to set objectives. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which involves all original peoples born by Biafran parents whether in Biafraland or elsewhere, have been branded miscreants and terrorists, your sex, position and profession notwithstanding. With that “highly civilized and holily terroristic instincts” in us, we therefore must galvanize every available resources to “terrorise” our detractors and attain our valued freedom. We must be reminded that freedom has price-tag and we must ensure that the blood of our people will no longer be spilled or wasted. We as a people, treasure peace, justice and freedom while Nigeria thrives on bloodshed and destruction of human lives. All known legal principles have been tenaciously employed by the IPOB as civilized people but the Nigerian government and it’s agents have defiantly insisted through their policies that shedding of blood/killing is their only alternative.
Biafrans must remain strongly undaunted and keep the faith that our struggle for freedom is an inalienable right. As we get consistently focused on our goal, we shall never ever capitulate no matter the hurdles on our way. The International community is closely taking records of all our enlightened and most civilized approaches in this our quest for Independence. We should know that the journey is over 90℅ accomplished.
We must work and pivotally arm ourselves with our self-defense mechanisms as well.