Peaceful and celebrating Biafrans
By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers

“BBC and its British government should hands off Biafrans and Biafraland. Colonialism is over; slavery is over; stop using your house slaves (the Northerners) to hold Biafrans down.”

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the propaganda mouthpiece of British government, has shamelessly lied once again about Biafra and its people.  This time around, it told lies about the genocide committed against Biafrans by Nigerian military and police on May 29 and 30, 2016.
The archaic media outfit, which has made it a point of duty to support any evil perpetrated on Biafrans by the barbaric people of Northern Nigeria, did it again by its report made on May 31. It was its report following the May 30 Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day, which Biafrans from all nooks and crannies of Biafraland trooped to Nkpor, Anambra State, to observe. In all that BBC reported, it refused to tell the world how Nigerian military and police, under orders of Muhammadu Buhari, the evil president of Nigeria, and Willie Obiano, the blood-sucking Governor of Anambra, shot and killed more than 400 unarmed Biafrans.

Bodies of murdered Biafrans
 Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day is a celebration like no other in the world. This is because it is celebrated all over the world; the same day; and in more than 88 countries. It is always done with prayers for the repose of the souls of the dead, as well as with pomp, colour and music. In spite of this, the BBC did not find it worthy to be given adequate coverage. Even after Biafrans were murdered, it still did not find it worthy to be investigated and reported. Instead, it decided to cook up lies just to defend Nigerian military and police.
It waited until the highly compromised and lying Nigeria media started writing distorted stories about the incident; and copying them, then it added salt and pepper of lies to cook up its stories. They first story it released on May 31, had the headline: Deadly Biafra clashes”. It followed it up with an intro: “Nigerian police ordered to crackdown on "armed" secessionists”
From that headline and intro, it would become apparent to anyone conversant with the issue of Biafra and what happened on that May 30th remembrance day, the hatred and wickedness of BBC against Biafran people.
The report was trash because nobody clashed with Nigerian military of police. They only short live bullets at peaceful people who were dancing, singing and having fun, just because they were Biafrans. More than 400 people were massacred, but BBC saw to tell the world in its first sentence was that “At least 15 northern Nigerian businessmen were reportedly killed in the south-eastern city of Onitsha yesterday, as protests by a secessionist movement turned violent, leading business representative Alhaji AbdulHamid Mohammed has said”. No such event ever took place.
BBC went on to claim that Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra denied the claim by the so-called Alhaji, but that it was the police that killed 30 of its members and wounded 40. BBC said the Police “confirmed that deaths of 10 protesters and two police officers in the clashes”. In conclusion, ir added, “The protesters were marking the anniversary of the 1967 declaration of the breakaway republic of Biafra”.
It beats the imagination as to why the media of one of the most civilised countries of the world could lie this way. It was a very terse report – no no background; no explanations; no pictorial support; just the figment of imagination of the writers. One was led to come to the conclusion that BBC crew was nowhere near Onitsha on that day.
To start with, Biafrans were not marking the anniversary of the 1967 declaration of any breakaway republic. In addition, Biafrans were not protesting, they were celebrating (honouring their heroes) who fought to defend them when British-backed Nigerian government fought to enslave them and occupy their land. The event was called Biafra Heroes Remembrance Day, so they were not protesting. Besides, Biafra did not attempt to break-away from Nigeria. Biafra existed before Nigeria. Biafrans moved to restore their sovereignty which was stolen by Britain during the colonial era. But the scavenging British government had to support the killing of more than 4 million Biafrans to force them back to Nigeria. The stupidity in that report is like the writers coming tomorrow to say that Britain broke away from European Union, if they wished to leave after the coming referendum.
BBC lies did not stop there. It claimed that MASSOB was responsible for the events of May 30, and even claimed that MASSOB members spoke to it on the day. But MASSOB knew nothing about 30 of May celebrations. Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) organizes and holds that event worldwide. IPOB runs Radio Biafra that is based in London, and Biafra Television, and the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is a British citizen and has been living in the UK before he was kidnapped by Nigerian government. How can BBC claim not to be aware of this little detail, and it calls itself a modern day medium.
BBC talked about a non-existent Alhaji AbdulHamid Mohammed, and branded Biafrans as armed people. But the photograph of IPOB activities have been shown all over the world, there is nowhere arms have been associated with them. Why then will BBC be playing the role of “giving a dog a bad name just to hang it” for Nigerian government.
BBC and its British government should therefore hands off Biafraland. Colonialism is over; slavery is over; stop using your house slaves (the Northerners) to hold Biafrans down. It is Biafrans’ right to want to stay on their, own away from Nigeria. The time has come for BBC, British government, and their acolyte, Nigeria, to respect that and leave the people alone.

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