BIAFRA: Sequentially, Biafrans have become prey in the bosom of Nigeria. Why won't we seek for separation, when we answer one Nigeria just with our lips. Our blood has flown like the ocean, and our corpse has become fertilisers. We do not walk on our streets comfortably anymore. As a Biafran, I must be conscious to know that death is stirring aggressively at me, either by the edges of the knives from the Fulani-Hausa Herdsmen or the military trigger.
The Nigerian military, as a result of their unprofessionalism, has resorted into extrajudicial killings, of Biafrans and illegal detentions. The outermost part of this earth has been a witness of what Biafrans are going through both inside and outside Biafra Land. Biafrans are peace loving people who are Republican in nature. Nigerian government has never been fair to Biafrans, right from this forceful amalgamation, that has been the bone of contention leading to the genocidal war against the defenceless Biafrans and Armed Nigerian government that were armed to the teeth.
In case the world needs to know, during the war, which lasted for three consecutive years, not less than five million Biafrans were massacred in cold blood. This genocidal war crime has left a bitter vacuum that can only be contended with the restoration of Biafra. While we were being killed and massacred, the world looked on and did nothing. We were grossly brutalised, and we have been facing this brutalization till date.
In the past one year, between August 2015 and August 2016, we have lost apparently close to two thousand lives, in collaboration with the Hausa-Fulani Herds Men and the Nigerian military format. We have been facing maltreatments and tortures from the Nigerian murderous security agencies. Just for asking for freedom, the Amnesty International, has currently released their reports on the massacre of innocent peaceful Biafran protesters, killed by the Nigerian government with the help of their military.
Incoherence to the evidence as published by the Amnesty International, which includes video clips, interviews and pictures, visualising and revealing how the Nigerian Army and Police in conjunction, killed and maimed innocent Biafrans. An incident of August 30th, 2015, is a case study. Biafrans died on the 1st of December, following their protest at the head bridge of Onitsha, which devised the illegal detention of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
It is important to let the world know that Biafrans were also killed on the 18th day of January 2016, at Aba Biafra Land, following also, the peaceful protest staged by Biafrans, also, requesting for the immediate release of their leader, who has been ordered release warrant by the court. Biafrans were also killed more heartbroken, and gruesome way, on the 9th day of February 2016 at Aba National High School, at their praying ground. Biafrans were killed even more gruesomely at Nkpor Anambra as they were mourning and honouring their fallen heroes and heroines.
Irrespective of the fact that documentaries were provided, and flooded in the social media, the Nigerian government gave no hope of investigating the killings of Biafrans. They swept all these crimes under the carpets, expecting us to keep mute. But Chiukwu-Okike-Abiama has started an excellent work, as hope to execute the perpetrators of these evils has been assured. The Amnesty International has shown that justice could be given to these heroes and heroines that were killed and extra-judicially detained.
The world has become once more silent, just as they did during the war, that led to the genocides committed against Biafrans. We urge conscientious fellows, whom we believe could still live, to stand and speak out, for Biafrans has suffered great humiliation. Our blood shall continue to result in doom in high replication and aggression because we have died enough. We have the right to self-determination, because of self-determination, is the right of the indigenous people. The world should judge, and know if we have done any wrong by seeking for independence. Biafrans have been killed enough, and we shall make it a duty to defend ourselves.
Since the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested, Biafrans have faced more death, leaving many fatherless, motherless, childless, widows and widowers. The blood of Biafrans has kept Nigeria in a state of Delima, as the recession and hunger increase on a daily basis. This has been a real proof that Our Almighty Creator, Chiukwu-Okike-Abiama has arisen to avenge for us. The state of Nigeria at the moment is aa good as a ship already facing drowning. Nigeria is bound to get drawn because of our blood an atom of doom on Nigeria.
Editor Udeagha Obasi
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