Biafra: Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB)

■ Author : Mazi Eze Elijah Ifeanyi
■ Twitter: @Umuchiukwu_writ
■ 17, July,  2019

The name Indigenous People Of Biafra is a name that the government of the zoological republic of Nigeria don't want to hear. This particular name is more dangerous to the Nigeria government than ISIS, Bokoharam, Alkaida and any other terrorist organisations that you may think of.
Before we proceed, we need to know the meaning of the name Indigenous People Of Biafra. Let us take it toward by ward; (1) Indigenous. The ward Indigenous was driven from the ward Indigene. Indigene means a native. And the ward native was driven from the French ward called near which means give birth to. So, the ward Indigenous means, the original native or owners of.  

People in this particular sphere means, population.
Biafra. The ward Biafra denotatively means, Come and join. But connotatively means the area or territory owned by the people of the society who collectively bear the name BIAFRA.
Therefore, the name Indigenous people of Biafra simply means, the original owners of the region or territory called BIAFRA. In the other side of the coin, Indigenous People Of Biafra is a group or an organisation which her primary objective is the total liberation of Biafra from the contraption called Nigeria. As some of us know, it was the amalgamation of the three countries Arewa, Biafra and Oduduwa in the year 1914 that gave birth to Nigeria.

IPOB members with Nnamdi Kanu 

The white man Lord Frederic Lugard who amalgamated the three countries was very confused on which name he will give to the country he created; And his then-girlfriend Flora Shoor suggested that as the newly created country is side by side with the Niger Republic, that they will name it Niger-Area which later was changed to Nigeria. The Country existed as a British colony for 46 years and got her Independence on October first 1960. But after the independence, the country lived together in peace for only 4years and 4months and ethno-religious crises became the order of the day. 

The ugly feature continued unabatedly and that led to the first military coup d'etat that was led by Major General Patrick Chukwuabiama Kaduna Nzogwu. A native of Okpanam in the present-day Delta State on 15th January 1966. Months after the coup, the situation deteriorated and the northerners claimed that the coup was sectional. Meaning that the coup did not affect the Igbos and that led to the programme  against Igbos living in the
North and other parts of Nigeria of which more than 30 thousand Igbos were killed in cold blood.

So, Lt. Colonel Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who was the Military Governor of the Eastern Region by then had no other option than to declare the Independence of The Republic of Biafra on May 30th 1967. And the order was given by General Yakubu Gowon the then military president of Nigeria for Ojukwu to be arrested. On the process of trying to arrest Ojukwu (Biafran President) by the Nigeria armed forces, it developed into a full-scale war that lasted for 30 months and more 3 million people died. Biafra was forcefully brought back into Nigeria but since then, the government of Nigeria is inundated with and ethno-religious discrimination. Easterners are being considered as the second class citizens but are being forced to remain in Nigeria.

So, Mazi Nnamdi Kenneth Okwudilichukwu KANU,  the first son of Eze Israel KANU who is the actual traditional monarch of Afaraukwu Ibeku in Umuahia in Abia province in Biafra land rise up to pursue the Independence of the state of Biafra. And on the process, he founded a freedom fighting group and chose the name Indigenous People Of Biafra which is widely known as IPOB for it.
I P O B is existing in almost the whole countries of the world and is reorganised and officially registered in over 90 countries of the world. Today Israel and Germany are at the forefront among the countries that support IPOB in her efforts to restore Biafra.

More so, IPOB is a voluntary organisation. anyone can join IPOB as far as he or she is a Biafran. And IPOB doesn't have any registration fee. IPOB don't need academic qualifications before you can join it. The door of IPOB is open to everyone. In some continents of the world, especially Europe and America, white people joined and are still joining IPOB families in the process of manifesting their supports towards IPOB and the restoration of Biafra.

Therefore, any man or woman who claim that he or she can not join IPOB due to one thing or the other, should rethink and know that no reason is enough for he or she not to join IPOB; Because when Biafra will be restored, not only official members of IPOB will enjoy it. I think I made myself clear.
Thank you for absorbing this message of truth. Biafra is our destination.

Edited By Ezekwereogu John
Published By Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka
For Umuchiukwu Writers .

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