May 28 2020 | Radio Biafra
It was the darkest day in Enyimba city of Aba, Abia state on Monday February 9, 2015, when the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, gathered at National High School in Port Harcourt road, Aba, singing, dancing, praying and crying to the Most High God for the release of the illegally detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and for His intervention in the restoration of Biafra.
In the heat of the praise, worship and prayer, came the men of the Nigeria Police Force on several Hilux vans and cars, invading the school compound. Not too long after their arrival, men of the Nigerian army also arrived in their numbers, marching in a single file and surrounded Biafrans as they continued praying and singing. The Nigerian soldiers mounted surveillance and positioned in readiness to maim and shoot innocent, defenceless people as though they were in war front.
All of a sudden, they began shooting at the peaceful but disquieted crowd of unarmed people. First, they fired teargas canisters, followed by rains of bullets. What was their crime? They were with only their Bibles and musical instruments, praying for salvation from the artificial and inorganic contraption (Nigeria), and seeking for the restoration of their original identity, culture and dignity (Biafra).
We shall not forget! As a result of your death, your children were made fatherless, motherless; your wives were made widows and your husbands, widower. Your parents were rendered childless and your children orphans. They could not even allow us to recover your remains to give you a befitting burial; they took your corpse away. Some of you were buried in secret mass graves against our culture, some were burnt in the bush while others were dumped and left to decay in burrow pits after they poured acid on them.
We shall not forget that you laid down your life for Biafra to be restored. We shall not forget that you died that we may live. We shall continue to fight until that which you died for is achieved. We remember you in our heart of hearts.
We invoke the natural weapons of the Most High; the dust of the earth, wind, water, moon and sun to rise and fight your killers until there is no last man standing. Brave heroes and heroines of the great Biafra; rest on.
Source: The Biafra Times
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media