Historically, a hero is that individual who fights and retreats with the intent of surprisingly launching back for victory. Anyone who fought, gets captured or carelessly killed in a battlefield cannot be said to be a hero but a coward. A hero is not only articulative but wise in reasoning, ably determining when the battle is dangerously life threatening. He can initiate an escape and then re-strategies for a definitive re-launch. There abound very notable world heroes in our contemporary times who actually engaged in battles, ferociously fought and retreated. They came back and successfully concluded their fights even unto victory. Such personalities include Abraham Lincoln, Puli Thevar who fought and defeated the British and Nawab of Arcot in 1755. Jayi Rajaguru, he was a prominent figure of Indian independence movement in the state of Odisha, B. R. Ambedkar was the Founding father of Republic of India and the architect of the Indian Constitution, he played role in country’s struggle towards independence.
HISTORICAL BIRTH RECORD OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU
The trusted and fearless leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, Prince Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu, a celebrated living Biafran Hero, who herein forms the basis of this write-up, was born at the heat of the Nigeria/Biafra war between 1968 and 1969. He hails from Afara-Ukwu, Ibeku kingdom in Umuahia, Abia State, Biafraland. He was naturally and thoroughly bred without additional food supplement due to the devastating war condition. His upbringing and growth really experienced toughness. This foundation saw him through moments of persecutions in the hands of the Nigerian government. His uncompromising stance against all sheds of evil gave him unmatchable edge over the likes of Mazi Raphael Uwazurike amongst others. Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu attended his Primary School at Afara-Ukwu, Ibeku and his Secondary School at Federal College, Umuahia, Abia State, Biafraland.
His higher educational and political career witnessed exceptional feats. He attained his University Education in London, Great Britain and on completion, joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), a political party formed by the late People’s General, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu. This he got involved with, all in the bid to have his fellow Biafrans liberated from Nigeria-orchestrated bondage of servitude. He was made the party’s coordinator from his London base due to his potent commitment and intelligence. Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu had the ample opportunity of becoming a billionaire like others but instead, chose to toe the path of truth and justice, seeing how corrupt, insincere and visionless most APGA party members had disappointedly become. He left the party eventually for MASSOB, a movement founded by Mazi Raphael Uwazurike, to join forces with him for the liberation of his Biafran people.
HIS DETERMINATION TO HAVE HIS PEOPLE LIBERATED
As young and articulated hero he really was, bubbling with unmatchable zeal and commitment, he totally dedicated all he had to the Biafra restoration movement to its logical conclusion. His assumption of the directorship of Radio Biafra stemmed from his wisdom and dexterity to the liberation struggle. It should be noted that just like APGA, MASSOB also reneged on its original vision and goal. Members started hobnobbing with Nigerian corruption indices. This honest liberation activist (Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu), could not stomach the deceits. He therefore confronted the leader, Mazi Raphael Uwazurike, telling him pointedly to his face that he has deviated from the original plan of the movement. And because he remained inconvincible to continue to be part of their fraudulent activities under the guise of freedom fighting, they out frustration, labelled him a traitor, seeking for ways to permanently do away with him. He was kidnapped and cajoled, yet he remained defiantly unruffled. He finally formed his own freedom fighting movement called the INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA (IPOB).
To further prove how ruggedly determined he was towards the total liberation of his people, he openly declared to the Nigerian government that he was coming home to Biafraland on the 15th of October 2015. This he realistically did, shunning the despotic policies/threats of the hellish enclave of a country. On arrival in Lagos, he was quickly arrested, tortured and eventually detained by the Nigerian security operatives for two good years without trial. God in His awesome ways, intervened and the courageous and indefatigable Biafran liberation leader was released in the first quarter of 2017. Between the period of his freedom from extra-judicial incarceration and the Nigerian military invasion of his country home at Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Nigeria as a country was abysmally collapsing through his tours and campaigns for freedom across the entire Biafraland. This unanticipated move prompted the desperate Nigerian government to plot through the military, his assassination on the 14th of September 2017.
MILITARY INVASION OF MAZI NNAMDI KANU’S FAMILY RESIDENCE
On that fateful day of 14th September 2017, a battalion of the Nigerian army aided by the Nigerian air force, murderously carried out a military expedition/invasion of his family residence at Afara-Ukwu, Ibeku, in Umuahia Abia State, with the primary purpose of getting him assassinated. But he was miraculously evacuated away from reach by M Branch, travelling through dangerous routes to safety in the blessed land of Israel.
THE HERO’S SOJOURN IN ISRAEL FROM BIAFRALAND
Armed with the full knowledge of the intent of the British government fronting for Nigeria against the IPOB leader and the Biafra restoration quest, his arrival in Israel was necessitated by pre-emptive highly classified Israeli government’s arrangement.
His stay in Israel, afforded him the honour and privilege to:
- Roundly disarm the evil intents of the Nigerian government through his consistent shopping for the support of relevant world powers in the Biafra restoration project.
- Fully sensitize IPOB family members in the diaspora.
- Travelled extensively to Western Europe, Asia, Australia, etcetera, soliciting for needed assistance in the liberation struggle.
- His chain of brilliant performance earned him invitations to both the United Nations and European Union on the 10th and 18th of September 2019 respectively.
These and others are encouragingly being outlined to fast track Biafra freedom. Most powerful nations of the world including the United States of America, Israel, Russia, etcetera, are exceptionally showing interest now on issues relating to Biafra. A day is coming when the celebrated Biafran Hero, Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu will stand out in the midst of his Biafran brothers and sisters in Biafraland, matching majestically and gloriously, and lifting the Biafran flag high without harassment, oppression and threat of death. The waters and land of Biafra with the skies over her, will enjoy safety, security, peace and tranquillity, devoid of enemies’ incursions. That awesome day which is highly imminent, as ordained by the Almighty God Himself, will witness an unprecedented cooperation of the elements of creation. God’s love and glory will saturate the entire Biafra territories with inviting glamour, to the amazement of humanity.
The recent biased and grossly compromised ruling of the ECOWAS court, the massive military invasion/occupation of Biafraland, coupled with the visa-less invite of Africans to the country come 2020, by the Fulani cum Islamic government of Nigeria, will never ever stop the Biafra restoration mandate. The glorious return of the Biafran Hero, Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu, is divinely ordained by Chukwuokike Abiama (God Almighty) and certainly must be, Amen. Biafrans must be free!
May God richly bless all the civilised international bodies and nations of the world that have sacrificed and are yet sacrificing for Biafra and her citizens!
God bless the nation of Biafra!!
God bless Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu, leader of IPOB!!!
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media