Since the freedom fighting movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), unified the entire Southeast and South-South geopolitical space into “Biafra,” many Biafrans’ finest and brightest men and women, artisans, students and civil servants have volunteered for selfless services to restore the lost nationhood.
Their duty is difficult and their service in peaceful demonstration and demand for a free state of Biafra, especially in a country with little or no regard to the rule of law, like Nigeria, is dangerous.
In most peaceful protests staged by Biafrans, none is without a heavy physical and emotional toll on us, and on our families.
The truth is that I have attended far too many funeral services of brave men and women, friends and acquaintances, who have sacrificed their lives in demand for a free state of Biafra from the British contraption called Nigeria. But yet, the most painful, heroic and honourable death is that of the IPOB-Trump rally in Port Harcourt on January 20, 2017 where men of the Nigerian army attacked Biafrans for simply demonstrating their solidarity to the inauguration of the elected American President Donald J. Trump.
Ndubueze Johnson Okoli was one of the 20 victims of circumstance who embraced his death with utmost honor, dignity and valor. Even at 20 years, Ndubueze understood the basic tenets of freedom. No wonder the last line of his last words were, “…get Biafra for me.” What a heroic suave! What a triumphant death!
The number of Biafrans who died at their prime while in solidarity with Donald Trump includes Kingsley Mathew Essien (aged 17 yrs), Justice Kelechi Uwakwe and many more. The deaths of these brave heroes settled permanently, the question that Biafra is indeed a great nation envied by Nigeria and their British allies. One people with one Hag, founded on the equality of the rights and dignity of man: That broke the manacles of modern slavery, subjugation, injustice and finally made us and posterity free forever.
he deaths of these Biafrans on Trump’s inauguration day ought not to be. Though it was a heroic death but it breaks my heart to see their killers still walking freely in the streets, looking for another prey to devour even as we honour our dead heroes and heroines. This brings to question and disrepute, the U.N Charter and her policies which suppose to signal and bring to justice the numerous deaths of indigenous peoples for the bereaved families in mourning and for posterity. We cannot but regard such a policy as an act of injustice and cruelty to our own people, calculated to entail upon us disasters and calamities of the most alarming and shocking rate of extermination of our race.
My slain compatriots, this day I say to you , “With our collective efforts, our leader, Nnamdi Kanu shall march the remaining of us to that Utopia nation which you died fighting for.”
“We shall neither retreat nor surrender, we shall fight on until we restore the dignity and lost glory of Biafra.
Rest in Peace! Your nation Biafra salutes you all who died on IPOB-Trump solidarity rally!