Biafra is one of the nations in West Africa continent. The country is well blessed with lots of resources both humanly and naturally such that makes it the most vibrant and blessed nation across Africa Continent both home and diaspora. The nation is highly endowed with great men and women that have contributed heavily to the greatness of Nigeria (the contraption they were joined with in 1914 by Lord Lugard of Britain) and the whole of Africa.

The nation of Biafra has produced men and women of integrity that have equally contributed immensely for the exploits other nations like America, Britain, Russia, China etc. have so far recorded because there is no nation on the surface of the earth that Biafrans are not found, doing well in their various endeavours.

It is the efforts of these Biafran men and women of valour and exploits that attributed the honour and high reputation Nigeria enjoys today as the giant of Africa, the most populated black nation on earth, the richest Africa country and so on.

Most worrisome is the fact that despite all the efforts put in place by Biafrans both home and abroad to make Nigeria great and work for the parties involved, yet they are still being marginalized, maimed, decimated and regarded as the defeated and nonentity in a country they have spent their last drop of blood to make something out of in the time past. It was this continuous inhuman treatment and degradation of Biafra by the Nigeria government and her allies that made them to seek for independent and republic of their own.

In 1967 the Biafra agitation for self-determination and self-rule lead to a serious conflict that resulted to  heavy joint massacre and genocide of Biafrans especially children and women by the Nigeria government and British government that did not just supplied arms to Nigeria but help them eliminate Biafrans and handover their territories and property to Nigeria. About 3.5 millions of Biafra people was recorded to have being victims of the genocidal war which lasted for almost three years between 1967-1970.

After the so called civil war ended with the declaration of "No victor, 'No vanquished' Nigeria is one" by the then Nigeria head of state general Yakubu Gowon, the Biafra people felt relaxed in Nigeria as they settled in many places across Nigeria running business which they are known for in a free mind; as well as developing and bringing Nigeria to the limelight of Africa and the whole world. The resources gotten from Biafra has being used to develop and run Nigeria but what they get in return is marginalization and all kinds of inhuman treatment, above all they are still being killed by the claimed owners of Nigeria the Hausa Fulani(s) in different places and several occasions yet nothing is being done to abet it.

It is this frequent maiming and inhuman treatment meted on Biafra people that gave rise to the unquenchable agitation for the actualization of the Federal Republic of Biafra by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the man that saw tomorrow, due to the level of doggedness embed by this group IPOB, the world has come to realize the need for Biafra to be totally free from Nigeria as a republic of her own.

In the agitation for Biafra republic, many groups such as MASSAB, IPOB, BIM, LONIM and others have shown up as to be fighting for the same course with different motives and goal, the government of Biafra must be handed over to any of this group but the big question is which of this group will it be handed over? IPOB remains the genuine group that Biafra will be handed over to because this is the only group that belongs to the people of Biafra, the original owners of the land therefore there ought not to be any contemplation on which group Biafra should be handed over to.

It is true that Biafra people especially their Igbo speaking counterpart do not have leaders to represent them or advocate for them in the time past but Mazi Nnamdi Kanu having being tested and approved was selected by the people of Biafra to be their leader irrespective of what may that they will follow him and obey his instruction because he mean well for his people and that was why he commanded for sit at home in different times across Biafra land on 30 May, 2017 and Sit-At-Home  cum “Ofensala” day on 18 November, 2017 during the Anambra State gubernatorial election and it was obeyed by the people.

Therefore, it is on this existing facts and figures that we urge the international communities, USA, AU, EU and the UN to unanimously hand over the government of Biafra republic to IPOB under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because the people do not have any confidence in any other group that may claim to be fighting for the freedom of Biafra. Support Biafra freedom and save this holy land of Chukwu-Okike-Abiama from doom.

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For: Ebonyi State Media

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