The Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) women wings drawn from all parts of Biafra land gathered at Owerri the capital city of Imo state (Imo province of Biafra) on Friday, August 17 2018, to further display to the whole world how displeased they are over the incarceration of the indigenous people of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the entire Biafrans by the Nigeria government.

They equally lamented and called on the international communities especially the UN, USA, AU EU to run to the aid of Biafrans, because they have suffered a lot of untold subjugations, marginalization and decimation of innocent Biafran citizens since the inception of the contraption Nigeria by the British in 1914. 

Meanwhile the Nigeria police force after dispersing the IPOB women peaceful protesters with tear gas, harassing, firing of ammunitions, and also arrested some of them.

During the protest they equally made it known to the world that the forced Union between the indigenous people of Arewa, Oduduwa and Biafra by Lord Frederick Lugard which begot Nigeria, could not work despite efforts to make it work.

They used the opportunity to call on the United Nations and other concerned international organizations to conduct a referendum for Biafrans to make their choice either to remain in Nigeria or go their separate ways.

The previous efforts of Biafran people to secede from Nigeria in 1967 after the Aburi Accord in Ghana led to a brutal war that claimed the lives of over 3.5 million of Biafrans with women and children topping the rate of the genocidal war committed by the Nigeria government and her allies.

Late Major Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu led the Biafra defence forces against Nigeria on the war that lasted almost three years between 1967-1970, during the war. The Nigeria government then led by General Yakubu Gowon, in alliance with their British dictators cum colonial masters subjected Biafrans into untold hardship, hunger, illness, mass murder, inhuman degradation, the helpless Biafrans were unleashed with all kinds of mayhem which was covered up through the help of their brown envelope media.

After many years of the ugly experience of Biafrans from the Nigeria government, the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu boldly came out to fight for their right of self-determination and to restore Biafra as a sovereign nation.

IPOB has been rated as the most peaceful, wisest and the largest freedom fighting group in the world despite the killings of her members by the Nigeria security operatives since 1999 when MASSOB led by Ralph Uwazurike was in active agitation for Biafra restoration, down to 2015 when the Indigenous People Of Biafra went to the street on a peaceful demonstration to the world on their persecution from Nigeria government. 

Hundreds of IPOB which were illegally arrested by the Nigeria police and their joint forces are still languishing in various Nigeria prison dungeon without charging them to court. Some whose cases are in court both in the magistrate and federal high courts in Nigeria suffer series of court adjournments, delay and denied justice.

The Nigeria government, South East governors and the Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo, unanimously proscribed the nonviolent IPOB group and launched the army operation Python Dance 1&2 in Biafra land to forcefully thwart the legal activities of IPOB. On September 14, 2017 the Nigeria army invaded the palace of HRH Eze Israel Kanu, the Eze udo 1 of Afara Ukwu Ibeku, the father of the IPOB leader in Umuahia Abia state.  

Recall that the Nigeria federal high court sitting in Abuja once declared IPOB as a legal organization that has the freedom of assembly, association and all the fundamental human right, Justice Binta Nyako made this declaration in the competent court of jurisdiction, before the greedy selfish Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo, South East governors and the cabals in south East conspired to illegally proscribe IPOB.

On the Nigeria army's attack in the home of HRH Eze Israel Kanu, which led to the disappearance of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his parents, equally claimed the lives of over 100 members of IPOB, some of the victims were secretly dumped in the Bushes by the perpetrators as many sustained various degrees of gun injuries from the Nigeria army. 

The IPOB women who came from Ebonyi, Enugu, Delta, Abia, Onitsha, Imo, Igweocha, Cross River and all the nooks and crannies of Biafra land, protested against the injustice and the evil meted on their children by the Nigeria government.

They called on the quick intervention of the United Nations, United States and other international communities to avert the looming doom, which peradventure if does occur will cause more harm to the Africa continent and the entire black race than good, saying that "Biafrans will fight with all they have to the last drop of their blood to exit the expired contraption Nigeria".

Many IPOB members and close observers of the happenings on the activities of IPOB noted that the restoration of Biafra is at hand because the supreme leader of the group Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on one of his broadcast in Radio Biafra London said "The day our women came out know that the freedom of Biafra is close" thousands of Biafran women came out to make their stand known to the world which in a layman understanding signifies the restoration of Biafra.

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For: Ebonyi State Media.

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