|Biafra Genocide Exhibition in Spanish streets|
By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
It hit Nigerians like thunder when Professor Charles Soludo, world renowned economist and former Nigerian Governor of Central Bank; Pat Utomi, Professor at Lagos Business School; and several other professionals that joined to ask for the release of Nnamdi Kanu. The call took place late February this year.
Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra Television. He was abducted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s Gestapo, more than a year ago. He has been detained ever since under illegal trials, in spite of the fact that many courts have ordered his release. But Nigeria power mongers have refused to let him go.
This was why Soludo and others under the aegis of Nzuko Umunna took it upon themselves, to damn Nigerian government and people’s harassments and intimidation, to call for his release. As is expected, the Nigerian population – as wicked and evil as ever; and as insistent on Biafra and Biafrans’ subjugation as ever – have been pretending not to know what Nzuko Umunna’s call is all about. Rather, they have chosen to pursue side issues that had no direct bearing with Nigerian government’s trampling on Kanu’s rights.
For this reason, Soludo and his friends have been called names and criticized by the ever lying Lagos/Ibadan media, which is controlled by the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. The Nigerian media, having thrown caution to the wind, has been hypocritically giving all manners of reasons why Soludo and others should not intervened on Nigerian government’s atrocities against Nnamdi Kanu and Biafran people.
|Biafrans inside Biafra Embassy in Spain|
Suddenly, it became apparent that the cacophony of voices and noises directed at Soludo and others, from the Nigerian government and media; together with their public opinion molders, were part of a general attempt to draw attention away from Biafra agitation moves around the world. A major event they wanted to veil was the highly advertised Biafra Genocide Exhibition (BGE) that was to come up on Friday, March 10, 2017. The events were to commence on Friday, March 10, at the Biafra Embassy in Vitoria, Spain. Apart from the exhibition, there was to be street marches to draw attention to the plight of Biafrans; a meeting of Biafra leadership to articulate the next phase of the struggle; and diplomatic moves.
There were several other moves to take attention away from the Biafrans’ activities in Spain, which includes the movie they enacted, which was the “Return of Muhammadu Buhari” to Nigeria. However, that the whole plans failed from the onset was obvious. To understand their initial failure was a statement made by Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, one of the so-called elites of Biafraland that Nigeria and Britain have previously used to act against their people’s aspirations. He told Igbo Biafrans that they should not be ashamed talking about Biafra because it was their heritage and their right.
Now that the social media (and to a lesser extent media stands in the zoo) has been on fire with videos and pictures of the event, it shows that it was a huge success. Already, the fact that plans are already on the way (and developing fast), to have the event replicated in many other countries of the world is shows that Biafrans considered it a huge success. Information from Biafra high-command shows that the next stop will be in France. What will Nigeria and Nigerians do about it? How can they contend with it? How many comedies or movies of Buhari’s return will they re-enact to take attention away from the avalanche of Biafra Genocide Exhibition that is hitting the world?