■ Author: Ugochinyere Onyechere
■ Twitter: @Umuchiukwu_writ
■ January 21, 2017Will heaven open to swallow these Nigerian/Yoruba gutter junk media houses if they should for once in their lives report accurately on the specific events that took place especially in cases relating to Biafrans? Whatever it may take them, they should realise that the days of reckoning are not far fetched. It’s no longer a rumour that the Nigerian media is the most compromised platform on earth. They have their reputation sold for little peanut and crumbs. On 20th day of January 2017, Biafrans took to the streets of Igweocha the present day Port-Harcourt, to celebrate with President Donald J. Trump, who was inaugurated on the above date, as earlier announced by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), in an open letter to the police and the government of the contraption called Nigeria.
While I was going about my investigations, not less than 11 Biafrans were confirmed dead. They were shot with live bullets by the Nigerian Securities. They arrested more than a hundred Biafrans and taken to unknown destinations. An eyewitness who escaped the arrest told me that they trooped into the compound where Biafrans hide in safety, surrendered them with sophisticated weapons and whisked them away in hundreds. He further narrated that these securities were unrecognised, as to the particular department, because they were dressed in black with red caps.
Irrespective of the fact that Biafrans were peaceful and disciplined, they were shot, arrested and humiliated by the Nigerian Securities, who have never won a battle of their own since the creation of the contraption called Nigeria. They killed us again, just as they have been doing for long. The most painful fact about this is that all these are happening in the era where media can easily be bought, controlled and bribed with no or lesser efforts to convince them. The Nigerian media is the first juvenile delinquency. How could they possibly stand firm in such condition to fight back? The Nigerian police have denied killing any Biafran, while the social media has the full details including pictures and videos of those killed. My question is, who then attacked them if not the Nigerian securities? I hope they wouldn’t refer it to be a mistake just as they did after bombing the Nigerian IDP camp? I hope they are not planning to relate it to their blood thirst brothers called Fulani-herdsmen? This is the only suggestion they would have by denying the killings of unarmed Biafrans. Terming it to have turned into a violent rally is the most act of insanity. If only it were violence, how come none of the securities was killed? How come Biafran never retaliated notwithstanding the level of the provocations? It is so shameful for a country that claimed to practice democracy, being in full support of the rule of law, to turn back and murder that same law she proclaimed to respect and uphold. President Muhammadu Buhari who embarked unannounced travel, gave the order to kill innocent people who were not armed, rather will celebrating the victory of Donald Trump, whom he has listed as an enemy.
In certainty, Biafrans must be justified. At the appropriate hour, the perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to book, and believe me, Nigeria will pay in a hundred fold. Even as I am writing this, there has been no trace as relating to the whereabouts of those arrested. Information states that they were taken to the nearest police station at Okporo road in Igweocha, but were moved immediately to an unknown place. The world should remember how Biafrans were arrested and were found dead the next day, thrown into borrow pits in the early months of 2016. The Nigerian securities have once again repeated the same operation. They have our people arrested, and we knew they are up to no good. If they have committed any crime, they should take them to court and prove them convicted. They should better not harm them, or face a full scorched war. This time, they mustn’t repeat their past. They have killed us enough and must be prosecuted. The world should take note of the mayhem unleashed on innocent people, just because they seek for their freedom.
We shall accept these fates if only the height of this crime committed against Biafrans is not limited to other countries. Hence it’s limited; we shall not seize to ask the world questions. The world must someday address us, and tell us why they have kept mute, seeing what Biafrans are faced with. They shall say why we shall continue to be killed by people who have professed to stick to us. Donald Trump should take note because he has more enemies than he knew. Killing celebrants of victory mean they are against victory. Once again, the blood of innocence has flown like banks of rivers. We shall continue to remind the entire humanity about the open genocide against Biafrans. They are pushing us further; seeking for a way to label us a terrorist organisation. One thing they shall not forget is that Biafra is an ideology; guns and bullets can’t suppress her. Once again have they exonerated us, proving to the entire world that we are not one, and can never be one.
Editing Udeagha Obasi
For Umuchiukwu Writers.