Justice Binta Nyako and IPOB Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
It did not come as a surprise to me when it was reported that Judge Binta Nyako said she would use a portion of sharia law where witnesses will be allowed to testify against an accused person behind a screen or wear a mask to try the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu (PoC). Having tried effortlessly to pin Kanu down with phantom treasonable felony charges, Binta Nyako’s only option according to her disposition is a Sharia trial.
But we are not ignorant of the fact that Sharia trial for Nnamdi Kanu is a calculated attempt by Muhammadu Buhari and his Islamic Jihad Crusaders to impose sharia law on all Nigerians and especially the Jewish/Christian Biafrans in particular, as a means to accelerate their Islamization agenda.
I quite understand the fact that one of the top challenges faced by these Islamic jihad Crusaders in the northern Nigeria is how to introduce and enforce sharia law in Biafraland since Biafrans are predominantly Christians who are very conversant with English common law.
Muhammadu Buhari and his team of sharia Crusaders have made the worst mistake in their unholy mission by instructing Kadi Binta Nyako to pronounce that Kanu will be tried by Sharia law. They may have calculated that trying Kanu by sharia law will make them achieve their aim faster, but I’m sure they understand by now that this strategy failed the day it was conceived.
Nigeria has committed itself to guarantee basic human rights in various international contexts. The most important are the world-wide context within the framework of the United Nations. Also, Nigeria has pledged to abide by the human rights standards within the framework of African Union (the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, ACHPR) and the Commonwealth. Sharia law is in sharp contrast with all these international human right laws that Nigeria is a signatory to.
We shall vehemently resist sharia law because it is a law from the pit of hell – a law that abhors human liberty. You cannot impose on us a law that treats humans as objects to be abused for the smallest infraction, a law that promotes child marriage and paedophilia, and tramples on the rights of Jews and Christians, a law that runs counter to our culture and way of life.
In sharia, what is obtainable is cutting off people’s head, hands and legs, death by crucifixion and stoning, gender inequality and all manner of dehumanisation. Biafrans and Christians, in general, have priceless value for human life and believe in human rights, justice, freedom and liberty. For us, Humanity is the beauty of life.
Kadi Binta Nyako should be advised, since she did not find Kanu guilty under the common law, she should discharge and acquit him, after all, a court of competent jurisdiction has ordered his unconditional release ab-initio. Sharia is Islamic, and Kanu is not a Muslim. Trying Kanu by sharia law will be a show of shame on the part of the Nigerian state. We are the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB; we are Jews, we must vehemently resist sharia law and everything that associates with Islam.
By Chijindu Benjamin Ukah
Edited By Uche Nwosu