It has become quite obvious to the civilised global community that the Nigerian government has totally ran out of steam in it’s frustration to incriminate the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. There is absolutely no evidence in their kitty to clearly convince the court that the IPOB leader and the organization that the treasonable felony and terrorism charges preferred, were actually committed by reason of agitations for political independence. The concoction of Nigeria by the British which forcefully entrapped the entirety of Biafraland, is no longer defensible. It is therefore necessary that the Nigerian government courageously make a honorable withdrawal of the trumped up charges from the court and save what remains of it’s deeply battered diplomatic relations and image amongst the committee of nations. This is the humble path to toe at this material time instead of shamelessly and desperately resorting to the evil options of trying to summarily eliminate perceived enemies in order to scuttle the case. Recently, the Nigerian government through the instrumentality of the Nigerian Police Force, attempted assassination on honorable Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, as a means to abruptly end the court case it instituted extra-judicially, via several failed attempts to get him.
The world should not forget that it was the same assassination attempt that was the sole reason behind the murderous military invasion of the country home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the 14th of September 2017, under the official directive of the same government. In that dastardly military expedition, over twenty eight (28) unarmed, innocent Biafran citizens were gruesomely killed, with properties worth millions of dollars, wantonly destroyed. In that incident, the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu which was the principal target, was miraculously evacuated from his residence at Afara-ukwu, Ibeku in Umuahia, Abia State, Biafraland. In the same devilish bid to eliminate another key player in the case between the Nigerian government and the IPOB leader, they on Monday 2nd December 2019, came for his lead counsel, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor. He is also the legal representative of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). His country home of Ifite-Oraifite, Ekwusigo in local government area of Anambra State, was genocidally raided, leaving four (4) unarmed, innocent Biafran citizens dead, his aged mother with several others, seriously sustaining varying degrees of gunshot wounds in his compound and houses/properties, burnt down and destroyed. Estimated amount of losses rose to seven hundred million naira (N700,000,000).
It is important to ask the Nigerian government to swallow it’s shame and pride and stealth it’s sword against innocent people. It should stop looking for whom to eliminate. World class terrorists abound in the Northern part of Nigeria where their military energy should be channeled. The fictitious court case instituted against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB should be withdrawn honorably, come January 2020 when it further will be called up. It will be easier to toe this path rather than blatantly wasting lives and properties in fruitless adventures of trying to eliminate key Biafran players in the case they erroneously instituted. It should clearly be understood that no amount of intimidation, blackmail, military siege or assassination attempts would quench the case in the court of law. The incurred destruction and victims of extra-judicial actions of the Nigerian government will never ever change anything other than outrightly withdrawing the case from the court.
It does not amount to any act of criminality in both international and domestic laws for the forcefully encaged nations in the Nigerian contraption, to demand albeit legally and democratically, for political independence as being presently championed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s led IPOB.
This is the set time!
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media