Saturday 31 March 2018
The excandescence of the Biafra struggle has triggered much curiosities, matters arising both on social and analogous platforms regarding records of Biafra from inception. Researches has proven and had exposed the wicked actions of the evil British Empire during the genocidal war against Biafrans from 1967-1970. Evidently, the body language of this evil Empire shows that the British government needed the blood of Biafrans more than Gowon, TY Danjuma and other people who contributed to the fall of innocent Biafran.
The war between the Nigeria government and the Indigenous People of Biafra which took place between 1967 -1979 was one of the most deadly inter country wars that took place in the twentieth century. Largely due to how Britain left the country at an uneasy state after Nigeria declared its independence in the beginning of 1960. The corrupted political system and uneasy citizens of the different portions of the country that Britain caused was a big underlying factor. The fight for the rule of Nigeria and the large amount of oil they sit on lasted for almost 4 years. But understand what caused the war with the political system and fear of what people thought was genocide and famine, was what people needed to understand.
Biafra was one of the great emotive causes of the late Sixties. The name still conjures up images of emaciated children, close to death, starved as a result of the blockade imposed by the Nigerian Federal Government to defeat the secession of the country’s Eastern Region. Although I was not there, but historians and documents made the images unfading. Britain, the former coloniser of Nigeria and its main supplier of arms, could not escape involvement. As the outcry over the famine grew, Harold Wilson’s government came under attack at home and abroad for providing the weapons that tightened the noose on Biafra.
Video conversations between the cabinet members of the British government has significantly proven how they intentionally sponsored the arm flood insurance to the Nigerian government who were already in the attack formation against a defenseless Biafrans. A cross section of investigation also reaffirms their greedy reasons which paramount to the Extermination of innocent people.
Gen Gowon imposed a blockade on Biafra, which meant that no oil could be exported anyway. This was a blow for the British economy, already floundering in the crisis that led to devaluation later in the year. Now the prime object of Whitehall was to get the blockade lifted. An important lever fell into British hands when Gen Gowon asked for more arms: 12 jet fighter- bombers, six fast patrol boats, 24 anti-aircraft guns.
Soon the war turned in Gowon’s favour and in November the flexible Thomas wrote to Wilson again, proposing this time that arms supplies be stepped up: “It seems to me that British interests would now be served by a quick Federal victory.”
That victory came, but not quickly. During 1967 the words “famine” or “hunger” appeared nowhere in the hundreds of official documents devoted to the conflict. They would not emerge until 1968, when I and other reporters went to Biafra and witnessed the scenes for ourselves.
By then the policy was too set to be altered. Too many reputations depended on the war’s outcome. The conflict went on for another two years. The use of media and food blockade left not less than six million children dead even when they managed to report few deaths by starvation. – Ugochinyere Onyechere.
In the same issue, Mazi Victor Njoku wrote, “Biafra has suffered a lot in Nigeria, starting from 1914 when Nigeria was amalgamated. Biafrans were killed in the north in 1945 and 1954 and the colonial leaders of the county remains reticent and taciturn about the homicide and Holocaust against Biafrans.
In 1967 our fathers prognosticated and anticipated Nigeria political, economical instability and doom. So they decided to exit the unholy and unfavorable marriage (Nigeria). This time around Britain bountifully, obviously and openly aided and abated the killings of 6.5m Biafrans men, women and children rendering many homeless just for egoism, solipsism and narcissism.
It is clear that anomalous and atypical British government supplied Nigeria with weapon with which they used to kill Biafrans, and not only that they sent machinery soldiers, galvanized support and made sure they were on ground for Biafrans to be exterminated, extinguished and obliterated. Up till date Britain still Aline it self Nigeria and activities that attenuate and mitigate Biafrans.
There is this adage that say “a fool at 40 is a fool for ever” after 100years of amalgamation, after 50years of independence Nigeria is still catastrophic and catatonic, no reasonable developed in Nigeria. Because of oil Glory and personal aggrandizement Britain have chosen to commit crime against humanity, they have chosen to commit Holocaust and pogrom against Biafrans.
When is Nigeria going to ameliorate and vivify? When is Nigeria and Britain going to run rings round? The truth is that an old woman can never transform to a young girl, Nigeria is doomed oomed ad infinitum. I here by and there for ask ask British to desist and distance her self from any anti Biafra activity”.
From Umuchiukwu Writers Desk