The Nigerian government has not only turned into a chicken which abandoned the knife that slaughtered it to fight the ladle in the pot of soup but has once again turned into a somnolent woman who abandoned the pestle crushing the yams in the mutter to go after a powerless fowl that was going round the mutter in search of its daily bread.

Of course, the purportedly constitutional protection of human dignity requires us to acknowledge the value and worth of all individuals as members of our society. No wonder the legendary Fela A. Kuti once portrayed human rights idea in his 1989 ‘Beast of No Nation’ song as “human rights na my property, so therefore you can’t dash me my property” meaning that human rights are inherent rights that belong to the people and cannot be handed down to them by anyone but rather to be freely enjoyed.

However, the reverse is presently the case in Nigeria. Thus, it is no longer news that the Nigerian combined force in Anambra State invaded the house of Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor the popular Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, shooting sporadically in the premises; killing both animals and human beings, burnt down his house and the houses of the neighbourhood not to talk of the total destruction of valuable properties therein. What a calamity of much magnitude the innocent and defenceless citizens were willy-nilly subjected to! It was few weeks ago that the same Nigerian combined force in Ebonyi State violently attacked this author (Barrister Cyril N. Orogwu) with live bullets including his pregnant wife (Akunna Precious Orogwu) who later lost her three months pregnancy while inside SARS detention. An attack that almost cost this author’s life. His car was destroyed with live bullets as well as raided by the force men who confiscated his wig and gown and so many other valuable properties. 

Rather than directing its powers to the containment of continuous killings, rape and assaults by Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram, indiscriminate raids, arrest, detention without trial, torture, extrajudicial killings, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary executions, etc, the government resorted to using a double edge sword to attack Biafra activists, slay armless, innocent, nay non-violent agitators for state of Biafra.

It is firmly submitted that the satanic, cruel and murderous display of the combined force of Nigeria have catastrophically traumatized and dehumanized the human race in Nigeria and must be resisted. Otherwise, the oppressed will get to the point when they will stand it no longer. Since a just legal order is made a hollow shell in Nigeria.

Democracy is not the whims and caprices of the leaders against the led as misconceived by the self-aggrandized and narcissistic office holders in Nigeria. It does not confer on office holders infinite, absolute and autocratic powers contrary to the clear provision of the paraded Constitution of Nigeria. Such autocratic, absolute and infinite powers have fester upon the purportedly paraded nascent democracy in the land.

Therefore, the shameful and animalistic act of the combined force of Nigeria in Oraifite, Anambra State, is totally outside the pure view of rule of law and tantamount to societal aberration as well as degraded the Nigeria’s condemnable status once again as a democratic and free society where rule of law thrives

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For: Ebonyi State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Ebonyi State Media

Share To:



0 comments so far,add yours