By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
Today is the D-day that Biafrans have waited, fasted and prayed for. It is Friday, September 23, 2016. Biafrans are stepping out in a worldwide protests and campaigns. The world must be told in clear terms what it is all about – a demand for freedom.
There should not be any ambiguity about it. Biafrans are demanding the unconditional release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu from Nigerian jail. Apart from being their leader, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) also have Kanu as Director of their radio, Radio Biafra, and their television, Biafra Television (BTV).
He was abducted by Nigeria Directorate of State Security (DSS) on October 14, last year, did not break any law – whether local (Nigerian) or international law. His only offence (which is not an offence) was that he used the Radio Biafra to campaign for the restoration of the free and independent state of Biafra. He also used it for the sensitization, organisation and education of his people on how best to go about the agitation. More than thrice, the courts have ordered his release, but Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian President has refused to obey the courts.
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After months of holding him under trumped-up charges, Biafrans have risen to say “enough is enough” and demanding his unconditional release. So today Biafrans will be shouting: “Free Nnamdi Kanu!”
Biafrans are also demanding that hundreds of Biafrans being held in jails across Nigeria for asking for Biafra be released.
Biafrans are also telling the world that they (Biafrans) are serious, dead serious about their quest for Biafra. They are saying that the world should no longer keep quiet as if Biafran people were slaves of Fulani people, who the British chose to act as their house slaves in West Africa. Biafrans are saying that their demand for Biafra is a legitimate aspiration, and that the world must no longer ignore it.
Biafrans want the world to understand that Nigeria has expired as a country, having lived out the 100 years allocated to it by its creator, Fredrick Lugard of Britain. Independent peoples, who have lived separate existence before the coming of the colonialists, were forced (together with their lands) into Nigeria in 1914, a fraud that they called abomination. That means the country expired in 2014, two years ago.
Biafrans are saying that the time has come when the world must stop Muhammadu Buhari from murdering innocent Biafrans, humiliating and clamping them into jail for demanding their rights. Biafrans are marching through the streets in foreign countries, but are observing stay-at-home protests in Biafraland.
Free Nnamdi Kanu, free Biafra, is what we seek, and by the grace of Chukwu Okike Abiama, it will happen sooner than later.