By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
As Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) heads to court today, January 10; Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, is under the spotlight once again. It is a known fact that he (the Nigerian President); the two-faced Janus is being seen as the major obstacle against the case.
He is being berated and told to respect the law and release Kanu and many other people he had held on illegal detention. He also been informed that he has no moral right to be grandstanding on the issue Yahya Jammeh of Gambia because he is more than guilty of the same offence. Jammeh is Gambian President who, after accepting the result of the election in which he won, backtracked and called for a new election.
Among those who asked Buhari to come down from his high-horse and do the needful by first releasing those he was holding on illegal bondage was Femi Falana, former President of West African Bar Association (WABA). He accused Buhari of not only disrespecting his own local courts in Nigeria, but also that of the regional ECOWAS Court.
Buhari is a hypocrite. He has committed the worst offences in the book and yet goes around persecuting people who have broken no law under the guise of prosecuting and maintaining the law. Imagine that this evil man (Buhari) was among the bloodsuckers that murdered their commander in chief in 1966, and went on a killing spree (genocide) on Biafrans all over Northern and Western Nigeria. For that he has not been prosecuted up till today.
He was among the vandals with Murtala Muhammed, in the mid-west, where they robbed banks – especially the Central Bank in Benin – before getting to Asaba where they opened fire on scores of Biafrans (and massacred them all). The people had come out to welcome them (the Nigerian Army) with Nigerian flags during the Biafra/Nigeria war, yet Buhari and his fellow murderers were not assuaged, and they opened fire on them all.
This same ethnic/religious bigot, Buhari was in Owerri (which is now the Imo State capital) where he went into a Church and ordered his men to massacre all the people taking refuge there - an ethnic cleansing act that the world have refused to acknowledge or prosecute him for. Most unfortunately, it is this same man that the world turned blind eyes to when Barack Obama of the United States of America (USA) rigged him in as president.
Buhari was the leader of the power mongers that overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari in 1983, simply because Shagari’s government opened investigations into his stealing of N2.8 billion as Petroleum minister of Olusegun Obasanjo’s military junta of 1985 - 1979.
Buhari was the murderer who murdered scores of innocent Biafrans that were peacefully and non-violently protesting for Biafra independence. Since he took the reins of governance in 2015, he has been abducting and detaining Biafrans without trial, as well as be on a vendetta against his political opponents.
This is why people of goodwill all over the world must speak up now, as well as act to have him release Nnamdi Kanu and all Biafrans that have been under his gulag. He has been intimidating, abducting and torturing with the intention of dissuading them from seeking the restoration of Biafra. But the people’s aspiration is a legitimate one; even as Nigeria – which was billed to last for 100 years – has long expired since 2014.
Kanu must be free!