Buhari: The African Hitler
Victor Umeh, a former Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was arrested on Thursday, March 3, by men of State Security Service (SSS). They arrested him from his Enugu residence and took him to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
On the journey, they took him through a tortuous route – by road – which is about 548. 5km, through Makurdi and Jos. While arresting him, the SSS men claimed they were acting on a petition from the trio of Uche Ekwunife, a former Senator; Peter Obi, former governor; and Uzu Awka, another politician.
They (the SSS) claimed he was the sponsor of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). But that could not be true, and was certainly not the reason for the arrest. One simple reason was to intimidate and silence him. Umeh is the candidate of APGA in one of the coming rerun Senatorial elections in Anambra State. He was one of few politicians that somewhat made Biafra one of their campaign issues. In the process he voiced opposition to the continued illegal arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Biafrans.
He used the opportunity to accuse Nigerian lawmakers from the Biafran parts, who had kept mute over the illegal detention, torture and trials of Kanu and his Biafran brothers. He promised that if elected he would mount a campaign against the arrest and trial of Kanu and others; to call for their release.
Branding him sponsor of IPOB and MASSOB was just to get back at him for criticizing Buhari’s government; and perhaps to satisfy Buhari’s taste for blood. Buhari has become unarguably the greatest ruler in Africa with unquenchable taste for blood. It has become apparent that any day without bloodshed in the expired Nigeria is a sad day for Buhari, and he will begin to look for opportunities to bring about bloodshed. That is why blood is being shed everywhere under his watch, and he is very well unperturbed. That is why rather than create situations to mitigate them; he creates situations to aggravate them. Umeh’s arrest is most probably one of those opportunities and schemes he hoped would lead to bloodshed. Unfortunately for him no one challenged or resisted the arrest.
One thing is certain, Umeh does not sponsor IPOB. He is a politician, and a Nigerian politician at that. IPOB is not a friend of politicians, not to talk of Nigerian politicians – miserable lots that live off the suffering and hardships of their people having stolen their resources dry. IPOB depends not on individuals, but on the people. Its strength is not on the few pilferers; but on the masses.
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It is an insult to say that one miserable politician is sponsoring a global giant, phenomenon and wonder like IPOB. The pity is just that Nigerian people have proven themselves to be so gullible and docile, which is why government can concoct stupid stories and they will keep mute. Even Buhari knows how strong, wide and deep, IPOB is. He knows the sleepless nights and heartaches IPOB causes him all over the world. He knows the level of intellectual input that goes into IPOB programmes and activities worldwide. And he knows it is childish to even insinuate that one inconsequential politician is the sponsor.
So, apart from him seeking blood to shed, another reason for the arrest was to send clear message to other persons or groups that might want to join the critics train, and to let them know that Buhari – the bloody Dracula – will not hesitate to bare his fangs against them. The third reason was that they (both Umeh’s political opponents in the coming election and government) wanted Umeh taken out of the way before the election, so that he would not be around to organize things.
Now, notwithstanding the reasons, not minding that Umeh has been released, one reality today is that a dictator is practically upon the people and sucking their blood. So the people must rise up to bring him down; there are no two ways about it. Injustice for one must begin to be injustice for all. The situation the people have found themselves in the hands of this unrepentant and unreformed dictator must not be allowed to continue. A peaceful means must be found to extricate him from the corridors of power before he sheds more blood, or causes another bloodbath that might outstrip that of the Biafra/Nigeria war.
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If the Senate and House of Representatives continue to do nothing in the face of this malevolent dictatorship that Buhari has unleashed on the people, then they are jokers. It is time to remember the words of Martin Niemöller: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Buhari must fall!

By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
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