By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers
A popular Biafran proverb said “Onye Ụgbọ gburu, ñtị chiri ya”. This ancient Biafran proverb is simply translated thus “Any person killed by a train is deaf and dumb”.
This ancient Biafran proverb is going to fulfill on the stubborn Biafrans residing in Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Abuja, Yola, Maiduguri, Bauchi, Gombe, Minna and every part of the emerging Arewa Republic which is going to be one of the tripod sovereign States taking shape from the already sunk Nigeria of shame, should those Biafrans fail to run for their lives by relocating their businesses to Biafraland on or before September 30, 2017. It is a welcome development as the Coalition of Northern Youths have issued an ultimatum to Biafrans to leave North on or before September 30, 2017 or meet an unnamed dangerous consequences.
Chukwu Okike Abiama of Biafrans, our ancestors, the fruitful land of Biafra, Biafrans all over the world and entire humanity are going to stand as witnesses against such stubborn Biafrans who will ignore this ultimatum given by the blood-thirsty Arewa Youths whom have invariably declared that Biafrans should leave Nigeria for them and establish their own sovereign state of Biafra. The youths of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is appreciating and commending the Northern youths for taking a matured step of going according to 21st century lay down bloodless declaration for Biafrans in the order to quit North. It is a thing of joy that Northern Youths are now taking the steps of civilized world than using senseless killings to register a displeasure. Nobody including Biafrans should have reasons to blame Arewa Youths should they begin to take drastic actions after September 30, 2017.
It is upon this ground that youths of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide under the Supreme Command of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) hereby ask all Biafrans residing in the North the following questions:
1. Is it not the time to know that Biafra restoration is few days away from today and thereby think home?
2. Will you people prefer your so called business empires to your dear lives?
3. Who said that there is any business you are doing in the north that will not succeed in Biafraland?
4. How long will Biafrans pay dearly with their lives in their defense of unworkable Nigeria of shame & think twice?
These are and many more questions are directly going to Biafrans residing in Northern Nigeria. Three months is good enough time for Biafrans to put their businesses together and relocate same to Enugu, Aba, Onitsha, Abakaliki, Calabar, Uyo, Port-Harcourt, Warri, Owerri and other Biafran cities. As for the declaration of Northern Youths, it is a welcome development because Biafra is few days away from restoration. The only thing which IPOB hate about the declaration of Northern Youths is saying that Igbo-Biafrans who has as a single tribe contributed 70% of the development of Nigeria, be same people whom the Arewa Youths described as architect of the failure of the dying Nigeria.
IPOB youths wish that Arewa youths should tell us what has northerners contributed positively to Nigeria if not just corruption, terrorism, senseless killings, tribalism, nepotism, feudalism, bigotry and all round social decadence. IPOB wish to make Arewa youths to understand that Igbo-Biafrans provides 90% of income taxes and other revenues in Northern Nigeria. Igbo-Biafrans pay 90% of House rentages and utility bills in Northern Nigeria. Igbo-Biafrans owns 60% of modern Houses in Northern Nigeria. Igbo-Biafrans built industries in Kano, Jos and many cities in Northern Nigeria. In every starting 11 players of both Super Eagles and Super Falcons of Nigeria, Igbo-Biafrans makes upto 7 to 8 players in the line-up. Nigeria influencial movie industry known as Nollywood is saturated with Igbo-Biafrans.
A visit to your google search, will convince you that Igbo-Biafran is the father of Internet innovation in person of Philip Emeagwali representing Nigeria. An Igbo-Biafran is only African whom has served as Common Wealth Secretary-General, that is Chief Emeka Anyaoku representing Nigeria. An Igbo-Biafran is the only African to have contested and nearly become Catholic Pope, that Cardinal Francis Arinze representing Nigeria. An Igbo-Biafran is still known as the father of African literature, that was Prof Chinua Achebe representing Nigeria. An-Igbo Biafran is the only African to have contested has nearly become world Bank president before Barrack Obama foiled it with Western World politics, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Based on these analysis, can these gullible Northern youths bereft of history tell IPOB their yardstick for describing Igbos as luggages of liabilities which Nigeria has carried for too long? If they can’t respond to our questions, they should keep quiet forever because they are real parasites to Nigeria.