"I am a strong individualist by personal habit, inheritance and conviction; but it is a mere matter of COMMON SENSE to recognize the State, the Community, the Citizens acting together, can do a number of things better than if they were left to individual action"   ~Theodore Roosevelt

There has been different agitations in Biafraland, beginning from the Aba women riot which was led massively by Biafran Women in protest against injustice, the Isaac Boro declaration of Niger Delta Republic that he limited to only Ijaw land and was quelled by Odumegwu Ojukwu who was faithfully serving  Nigeria at that time and the declaration of the sovereign State of Biafra led by Ojukwu himself in 1966, also came to an end, and it swallowed Boro with it as the enemies whom he served against BIAFRA struggle betrayed him at the end.

The push for Biafra restoration was quiet for some decades bearing the pain of defeat and the fear of being killed by Government.

The people of BIAFRA stood and watched all manner of humiliation and torture by a country they were forced to remain with. Mr Ken Saro Wiwa made another mistake, just like Boro, by demanding for Freedom of a portion of Biafra, Ogoni and Ijaw but in a short period he was killed like a common criminal without the dignity of a proper burial. His agitation may have been cut short but it wasn't a waste as it awakened Biafrans and gave them the courage to press yet again for her Freedom.

After the death of Boro, came the rise of many groups from our coastal Brothers in the late 90s demanding for the Freedom of Biafrans from few areas which is today, called Niger Delta. They went from pen to gun and back to pen. They kept on fighting until Nigeria found a way to permanently shut them down and that was by a miserable token of Financial inducement. The Nigerian Government went as far as putting up IYC on Payroll and to an extent, they forgot about the quest for Freedom as they gulped the crumbs from the table of their Slave Masters. They became blind to all the ills that was ravishing their land. Rather than continue to demand for Self Determination, they went for “Sovereign National Conference, " it was substitutes with   "National Conference" without "Sovereignty", and they accepted it but Ironically, their Slave Masters, the Caliphate trashed it without implementation.

After some time, a gallant Lawyer, called Ralph Uwazuruike, started an agitation for Biafra which he called MASSOB, Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra which had maximum support in the hinterland but like his counterparts in the coast he was bought over by the enemies due to the tricks and intimidation tactics the enemies lunch against our agitators. They succeeded to break Uwazuruike and he stepped out of the struggle.

Lately, when it seemed like all hope was lost, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, a world recognized biggest and most Peaceful Freedom movement, appeared. From London he kicked off with fire and brimstone. With so much courage he called out the Northern Caliphate and compromised Biafran Politicians to a battlefield. He swore to fight with the last drop of his Blood.
He started gathering Biafrans from far and wide for Support. Through RADIO BIAFRA, he was teaching the people also.

The Present Government of Nigeria under the supervision of an Impostor Mohammed Buhari has fought against this agitation with every tool available to him. Biafrans has never faced such a murderous Government who uses her power to strengthen terrorism against Opposition.

 Amidst all of these challenges, many Groups that once lined up demanding for Self Determination, have withdrawn for fear of being massacred by Government. They no longer talk tough or make any demand. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is the man who has remained resolute and above human bribery in exchange for his people's freedom.

The Government came with their usual weapon of tricks and threats but he refused to give up. They came and almost took his life but succeeded in taking the lives of those so closed to him but this didn't pull him down. They promised him heaven and earth but he remained steadfast and determined as ever before.

If you are a group of Freedom Fighters from BIAFRA and you are not following Nnamdi Kanu right now, your hate is born out of either Pride or Envy.

What Mazi Nnamdi Kanu only needs from us, is as simple as SUPPORT AND OBEDIENCE. He can't do it alone. He loses concentration when we fight within ourselves and waste our energy trying to pull him.

One may ask, what is my confidence in the present leadership of IPOB?

Nnamdi Kanu is the man to beat in sincerity.
He is the man to beat in courage.
He is the man to beat in Wisdom and knowledge of the rules of freedom Fight.
He is the first to register the presence of his movement (IPOB) in over 100 countries in the world.
He is the only man under oath to have BIAFRA restored or die trying.
He is the only man that has rejected every form of Financial inducement by Government.
He has gone through torture from Prison to Prison but hasn't bent.

In this piece, I conclude by calling out the various Groups who claim to be fighting for same purpose but waste so much Time and Resources trying to pull down Nnamdi Kanu, to retrace their steps. You cannot work out success by fighting individually from the confines of your homes or by struggling to pull down a man like IPOB Leader. We can do a lot of things better when we unite

Written by:
Engr Kingsley Uchenna
For: Bayelsa State Media

Edited by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Bayelsa State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Bayelsa State Media

Share To:



0 comments so far,add yours