My intent here is not to employ the usage of derogatory or abusive language against anyone but nonetheless, the bitter truth must be told. I have been watching with keen interest from last week, reactions following the pronouncement by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of the impending General Strike Action/Total Lockdown of both public and private businesses across the entire Biafraland and elsewhere slated for Friday 14th September 2018, to reflectively remember dead Biafrans amongst others.
Strictly speaking, the upcoming event is steadily booting and rattling the very foundation of the evil empire called Nigeria. Government representatives in their desperation are currently scampering for safety due to inevitable revenue losses that will be incurred and the upcoming paralytic businesses.
Reported cases of warnings from State Governments against the strike action is not only evil and disgusting but callously undemocratic. The Nigerian Police and other Para-military agencies were said to have started dishing out warnings to counter the declaration of the IPOB. To my greatest dismay, I have not heard of any supportive Press Release from any of the oppressed ethnic groups in Nigeria. Those who had in one way or the other, experienced some measures of ethnic-inclined cleansing, were expectedly meant to have positively lend their voices. Their dead silence is an attestation of the fact that they are untouched by the senseless and provocative killings of innocent, armless, loved ones the Nigerian Security Forces have relentlessly mowed down via the terrorist activities of their aided agents . They seem to have been cowed by the intimidation antics of the enemies.
It is these same ethnic nationalities whose lands have been soaked with the blood of their innocents, whose homes have been razed down, farmlands wantonly destroyed and communities ravaged and taken over, that are yet shamelessly in want of courage to speak out. Who then will stand in to raise his/her voice for the fallen heroes/heroines? Who will awake the slumberer? Who will free the captives from the mighty? Who will uplift the downtrodden?
Do not be cowed into submission. Be bold and courageous enough to confront the tyrant and his surrogates. Your enemies must not be allowed to determine your future and destiny. You must not allow supposed servants whom you empowered to render services to become your eternal oppressors.
Adamawa, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau States people etcetera, should for once employ their senses and act wisely. These near decimated group of ethnic nationalities should exhibit their anger by joining forces with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally come Friday 14th September 2018, to pointedly state their collective displeasures over and against the oppressive antecedents of the Nigerian State. Call to mind, the gruesome/untimely deaths of your loved ones and accord them the deserved respect. They died that you may live.
It is not about IPOB.
It is not about Biafra.
It is about your redemption and emancipation as a people. Therefore, arise and take hold of your destiny otherwise, you will be overran and left with nothing to call yours. Your dead silence is tantamount to unrinating on the graves of the slain who were gruesomely murdered by the vampiric government of a terrorist-in-chief called Muhammadu Buhari. Your bluff with the 14th of September 2018 General Strike in honor/mourning of the dead is an affront to the conscience of sane mortals that has irredeemable consequences not only to you as an individual but to your upcoming generations.
A stitch in time, they say, saves nine. Sit at home on the 14th of September 2018. It is a veritable tool of democratically expressing your displeasure against government’s policies. It is not a call for street protest. It is a call to save lives. It is a call for liberation. It is a call for dignity. Never you allow subservience of any sort to your enemies but rather submit to your will by obeying the call for a general and total strike on the 14th. This is very important.