January 23 2021 | The Biafra Telegraph

"My honour is my Faith.
I vow my faith in Nigeria.
The supremacy of the constitution.
Our heritage of liberty.
To defend Nigeria everywhere
Our territory, wealth and people
The cradle of our freedom.
Whenever the clarion calls
whatever price or odds
My faith is one and ever.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria."

The above is the creed of the Nigerian Military, having sworn to protect the people and the territory, one wonders why above creed is not practiced by our military personnel in Nigeria.

The Nigerian boarders meant to be protected from external forces are now left porous to the detriment of innocent citizens of which the most vulnerable are the South Easterners hitherto, referred to as Biafrans.

A recent military invasion of Okporo, Umutanze and Akatta in Orlu community at the wee hours of Thursday 21st January 2021 is a very sad tale. How can a nation's Military Personnel who are meant to protect the Citizens, roll in about 21 Hilux vans into the peaceful land of Orlu to unleash mayhem on the people and create panic in the land?

The innocent Citizens who had retired the previous day without any suspicion of an impending invasion, only woke up to find their villages under military siege.

The people were terrified, they couldn't move out for their Normal daily businesses as they saw very heavily armed Soldiers parading their houses, sporadic shooting left the air with pollutions from several gunshots.

Scampering for safety, several people fell by the gunshots, corpses littered around while survivors were seen fleeing from their homes.

This indiscriminate Military brutal attacks on civilians has become a norm mostly against the people of South Eastern territory of Nigeria. Ironically, this is the most peaceful region in Nigeria.

It is worthy of Note that, the Fulani Herders whom have been rated 4th most deadly Terror group, are on rampage in the Southern part of Nigeria causing a lot of criminality ranging from, destruction of Farm lands, Stealing, kidnapping, rape, killing, arson and every manner of atrocity you can think of, yet they are never prosecuted. The Nigeria military would rather give them protection and back up in their atrocious acts.

It is worthy to note that the people of Orlu are under State sponsored military siege. We must condemn the killing and alert the international community of an impending doom that this intimidation may lead to.

The authorities concerned must call the military to Order and redirect them to Sambisa Forest where their equals the Boko haram has laid a camp over the years challenging them for a fight.


Written by:
Onoja Christian Obinna & Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Imo State Media

Edited by:
Obiageli Vivian Mboma
For: Imo State Media

Published by:
Chibuike Nebeokike
For: Imo State Media

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