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|A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Obiobi8(m): 5:11am On Nov 28, 2015|
By Obinna Chukwudi Obijiaku from Orlu, Imo State
I salute you all wherever you are!!
I wanted to address an argument that is often used as a reply against the Biafra protesters..
It's an argument that many have heard and is simply not valid in any way in my view..
The argument, is that "the protesters were not alive during the war"..
I really don't understand why people think that this is somehow a good argument against the Biafran protest..
I was born in 1993 in Italy and even before I had even heard about Nigeria or Biafra in the news I already knew about Biafra because my dad already told me many stories of all the siblings and cousins and relatives he lost to starvation and violence during the war..
Of how they suffered and of the 100 year constitution after which a referendum should have been held to finally separate ourselves from Nigeria..
Many people were actually patiently looking forward to the expiration of the constitution and amalgamation, but of course just like the past times, a group of strangers got together and made arrangements for Nigeria without consulting anyone..
Anyways.. Back to what I was saying..
So I don't know why people keep making the argument that the Biafra supporters were not alive during the war, as if the war happened 700 years ago..
And btw among the Biafra supporters there are also people who have indeed lived through the war.. Many people not just a few!!
People are convinced that the Biafra supporters are a minority of Ndi Igbo but they don't know that if a credible referendum was held today it is guaranteed that Nigeria will split..
I can bet both my legs on it..
Every Igbo person wey get sense supports Biafra, whether they protest on the streets or not..
Even the ones that wave Nigerian flag would vote for secession if the opportunity arose..
The fact that one was not there when his parents were starved and bombed does not mean that they have no reason to feel somehow about it..
The Israeli people were not alive during the Holocaust..
The African Americans were not alive during slavery..
But it is profoundly immoral to dismiss their grievances by saying "hey!! it was your mother it wasn't you"..
People are still suffering "post traumatic stress disorder" and other mental illnesses from the war today..
Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced and externally displaced orphans who had to raise themselves, heal themselves and make a life for themselves from scratch..
And besides, that same argument could be redirected at you too..
You were not born when Nigeria was created so what justification do you have for supporting this one Nigeria??
Do you actually know how Nigeria was created??
Have you heard about how ancient Benin city was raided, looted and burnt by the British in 1897 to unify Nigeria??
Do you know about the bombardment of Onitcha in 1879-80 to unite Nigeria??
These are the things we have swept under the carpets to continue this unity which benefits "almost" nobody..
With all this said I want to clarify that I do not support some of the media propaganda used by IPOB and personally I think their propaganda campaign is even harmful to the Biafran cause although their protests are peaceful and lawful and morally justified, contrary to what many would say..
So I also disagree with many of the things that IPOB director Nnamdi Kanu has said..
Baring in mind that there are Nigerian politicians and public figures who have said and done much worse things and who are happily smiling up and down in Nigeria while being celebrated as national heroes..
Such as, off the top of my head, Yakubu Gowon: The Nigerian Hitler the man who ordered the bombing and starvation of millions of Igbo people..
Who today is a national hero in Nigeria smiling up and down on national tv instead of being in jail for crimes against humanity and human rights violations..
Or such as Murtala Mohammed: the reincarnation of the angel of death himself in flesh and bone..
The man who led the infamous expedition in Asaba in 1967 where the Nigerian army specifically targeted and killed scores of Igbo civilians as well as two expeditions in Onitcha..
And today he is also a national hero of Nigeria..
Or such as the Oba of Lagos who has recently made threats to the Igbo people in Lagos state..
This is the unity we are supporting in Nigeria..
Nigerians have a funny way of pretending to follow law and order at the worst times..
Igbo people were not only killed by the military and by public officials in 1967..
They were also killed in thousands by Nigerian civilians in 1966 we mustn't forget..
Now how many of those guilty Nigerian civilians have been even questioned or prosecuted for what they did??
I want every Nigerian reading this to ask themselves this question..
And those murderers lived happily and freely, many must definitely be even alive today, while the Nigerian government found it more important to begin bombing Igbos who wanted nothing but independence..
Biafra was created for a reason..
Not to be mean or because Igbos hated anyone..
Biafra was created because before the Biafra war Igbo people were killed in thousands in Nigeria..
And so they packed their stuff and went back to their homeland in South East where they declared independence..
Nigeria was never an invention of its inhabitants and its inhabitants have often seen less benefits than side effects from this so called unity..
Do you know how many languages have become and are becoming extinct since the creation of Nigeria??
Why should that be??
Would you be happy if Yoruba language becomes extinct??
English is for the English people..
We are Africans, not English..
How many British people speak Youruba??
So why must we hold on to these broken handouts from the British even when they have been proven to be ineffective..
The English language itself has been bent into a broken English language..
Africa must unite but Nigeria does in no way represent unity of any kind..
Nigeria represent only dominion by international forces and by inherited flawed ineffective mentalities..
Nigeria only exists as a British territory surrounded by French territory..
It doesn't exist in any other form or for any other reason..
A land that was bought at an auction at the Berlin conference of 1884..
A land whose very name is a mockery to its inhabitants..
Africans should be mature enough by now to re-address the matter of true independence and true African unity..
A unity that must encompass our brothers and sisters who were kidnapped and enslaved in South America, The Caribbeans and parts of North America..
There are 55 million of us doing as bad as we are over there..
I care for all Africans equally and it is because of this that I support a restructuring of Nigeria and Africa as a whole..
Biafran independence does not have to be about war and violence..
Nigeria is independent and separate from Cameroon..
Are we at war with Cameroon??
So why must we talk about war every time someone mentions restructuring the country??
Ironically we are at war with ourselves and we have killed millions of our own in the name of unity as dictated by the Europeans..
I'm sorry for the super long message..
Thanks for your time..
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|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by ichiexy01: 5:19am On Nov 28, 2015|
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by PedroJP(m): 5:31am On Nov 28, 2015|
They already know about this, reason they don't want to behave civil and conduct the referendum.
Referendum will be conducted soon or Nigeria goes up in flames( probably another syria scenario will locate itself here). Nigeria will surely divide, restructuring may not stop it based on plans against Nigeria that i heard.
Evil can never rule good for long. We are ready to make sacrifices to achieve Biafra this time.
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|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by carnegiefan: 6:38am On Nov 28, 2015|
Referendum is inevitable in Nigeria.
Nigeria has come face to face with a messenger of the Most High God who is the owner of the heavens and to whom we have cried since 1966.
None of the prophets of the Bible were "normal people" -they were all weird and undecipherable. They were so because they had spirit of God pushing them to say and do what they do.
Nnamdi Kanu is such. He can be called weird but his messages are like sharp swords.
His bluffs, gambits, blusters and diatribes are mere masks to his true power, which are TRUTH and FAITH in the Most High God.
These inspire his fearlessness and a sense of inevitability of his mission's success.
As it is written in Psalm 125:3: For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
We shall not put forth our hands unto iniquity before God restores our lot. Mark my words.
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|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by shepherd77: 7:14am On Nov 28, 2015|
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Samirana360(m): 7:27am On Nov 28, 2015|
Let them kwontinu
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Armaggedon: 7:45am On Nov 28, 2015|
carnegiefan:what a message!
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Nobody: 8:28am On Nov 28, 2015|
Oya "one nigerists", let's have your superior argument.
@OP, permit me to add that the English/British law books don't even recognize any African "country" as an English speaking country, let alone Nigeria, hence why citizens from the continent must pay and write an English language test before applying to live or study in England/Britain. Unlike citizens of caribbean countries for example.
Secondly, I have met English people that think nigerians/Africans are daft fighting to maintain what some nasty colonialists did in Africa.
Even the 'little' Ghanains were smart enough to change their name (Gold coast to Ghana) at independence to reflect who they are...but Nigerians maintained and still maintain their slave name!
Lugard's cremated body is in Woking, England and the Bini Kingdom artifacts you mentioned are still in the British museum till tomorrow, their govt documents states they are holding them "in-trust", in-trust for who, one would ask.
I can give many more examples of why I think Africa is still under slavery, but all I can say now is: Emancipate yourselves, black people!
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|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Gidoka(m): 9:08am On Nov 28, 2015|
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by DaBullIT(m): 9:24am On Nov 28, 2015|
Bla Bla Bla
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by john124(m): 9:50am On Nov 28, 2015|
whao! that was captivating
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by truthonmission: 10:18am On Nov 28, 2015|
DaBullIT:DaBulshit, pls, go to the children section. We are not playing here.
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by zendy: 10:20am On Nov 28, 2015|
There are only two choices for Nigeria
Referendum or war!
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by EternalTruths: 10:29am On Nov 28, 2015|
Laugh wan burst my belle
That guy na really small pikin
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by christconscious: 10:43am On Nov 28, 2015|
Op I totally agree with you.for those of us who doesn't understand the negative impact of Biafrian war on Igbos will be yerning for war.separation without a war,I ll endorse it
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by dunkem21(m): 10:50am On Nov 28, 2015|
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by chase101: 12:27pm On Nov 28, 2015|
I will agree more with the OP, its high time we begin to look inward critically about ourselves, last time i traveled to get my fathers gratuity from the ministry a fulani man (admin) told me point blank that we are outcast from the south east, this came as a shock, i just kept my cool to achieve my aim, we really need to talk as a nation, our objective as a nation and see if we can mix or not, a lot of so called leaders has enjoined from this catastrophic way of governance if their is any and a lot of us need a doses of reality to understand the predicament we are in, its sad to read about comments on dailies where a particular ethnic group advocates for succession the other group calls for annihilation over the other, instead of looking critically at their grievance and logic to there claim and take constructive way to make progress, what i really think presently is that actually some people are still slaves till date but we are yet to accept that fact as true . From the way we act you can see how wicked, self centered comment which have been thrown against some particular ethnic group, if the situation is like this for the IGBO, i wonder what is going on with the ibibio,tiv,Nupe and so many minority which have been over shadowed by the claimed nationalist ethnic society.
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by fr3do(m): 1:01pm On Nov 28, 2015|
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Obiobi8(m): 1:54pm On Nov 28, 2015|
Ezi okwu !!
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Nobody: 1:56pm On Nov 28, 2015|
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by DaBullIT(m): 7:33am On Nov 29, 2015|
Thunder wey go fire you this sunday , na Bolt dey carry am run come
|Re: A Message To All Nigerians Concerning Biafra!!!! by Obiobi8(m): 11:39pm On Dec 05, 2015|
NIGERIA MUST BREAK!!
The country was forged together illegaly..
No Igbo has ever agreed to submit their land and their territory and their governing rights and their resource control to this foreign entity called the federal colony of Nigeria..
We demand the right to rebuke the free passage that this foreign entity has illegally acquired in our territories..
Ndi Igbo are the owners of Igbo land and we demand the basic fundamental right to govern ourselves and executive authority over our territories and social, political and economic activities..
Stop singing that stupid karaoke we are one we are one..
We are not one..
We are at least three..
You don't even understand the implications of that karaoke..
Every country in this world is tightening their borders to protect themselves against the increasing threat of terrorism which is going to get only bigger and bigger..
Even Britain and France (who are the ones who caged us in that federal fallacy of Nigeria)..
The British even deported 29 000 Nigerians last week..
Meanwhile you are there embracing terrorism as well as political, fiscal and economic injustice for reasons that I am yet to comprehend..
The stupid Nigerian media is trying to make you believe that Boko haram is just a few rebels here and there with a few spare change that they use to buy a few small guns..
But you don't know that Boko Haram was once a political party in Nigeria..
A political party with more than the majority of votes from the north..
Research the history of the creation of Adamawa state and see exactly who we are living with in that federal fallacy..
Research Fulani invasion and see what we have covered up in that federal fallacy..
You may not know that all the northern states have actually established Sharia law..
Why exactly should I be forced to be a part of that??
Only because half the population like you doesn't have any clue of what they are saying or supporting..
Why exactly do you support this fallacy called unity??
A unity where 500 languages are spoken..
A unity where 300 social political economic and ethnic tribes exist..
A unity where evil is condoned..
A unity where a man will kill 3 million people and displace millions more (including direct relatives of people who are there today) and instead of being rotting in jail he is on national tv smiling in my face every day..
A unity where a man will lead expeditions where they kill all the men and rape all the women and then be celebrated as a national hero and have airports named after him..
A unity where mass pogroms take place and instead of the military being mobilised to arrest and prosecute the killers, it is mobilised to bomb and starve and the victims who have retreated to their own homeland..
A unity where history is banned in school..
A unity where people are deported within the same borders..
A unity where they demonize your language and your origins and your blood and your identity and try to force you to convert to English for reasons that I can't even comprehend..
A unity where rich people represent poor people, men represent women, old people represent young people..
The joke has gone on for long enough and it has caused enough damage to enough people.
Even Boko Haram as we know it, it is the economic activity of the south that is sponsoring the evil of the north..
Because the only thing that comes out of the north is evil and it has always been that way..
The economic activity of the south has also sponsored the bombing and starving of that very same south..
It is our moral duty and responsibility to break Nigeria..
Nigeria has no right to exist..
Nigeria was never an invention of its inhabitants..
Its inhabitants have seen far less benefits than side effect from this so called unity..
Nigeria only exists as a British territory surrounded by French territory..
It doesnt exist in any other form or for any other reason..
It was purchased by the british at an auction at the berlin conference of 1884..
Even the very name Nigeria is a mockery to its inhabitants..
We must break Nigeria and we must break Nigeria now..
We have no business being in a caliphate..
We are Ndi Igbo..
We are not ndi sharia..
We are not ndi shia..
We are not ndi sunni..
We are not ndi Arab..
We are not ndi English..
We are not ndi caliphate..
We are not ndi emirate..
We are not ndi sultanate..
Do you understand??
We must break Nigeria not only to preserve our historical values and traditions and identity (which are already at risk of extinction for absolutely no reason)..
But also to secure and preserve the future of our children..
Because if you haven't realised, the Islamic expansion is going to become only more and more violent and rapid..
And Islam expands only in one way..
No wonder they were so quick to bomb us in the south in hospitals, in schools, in refugee camps..
No wonder even the Nigerian civilians were so quick to butcher us in 1966 before the war without second thought..
And no wonder those murderers were never prosecuted..
Now instead they are romancing with Boko Haram talking about simmetrical and asimetrical warfare..
What type of warfare was the Biafran war??
If not war of extermination..
Do you know how many languages have already become extinct since the creation of Nigeria mearly 100 years ago or 55 years ago??
Igbo must not be next..
We need to form a country where ethnic origin is encouraged and not demonized resulting in chaos and death..
I just dream of our cities filled with beautiful gardens and native Igbo sculptures and architecture glorifying our own identity and beauty..
All this without even mentioning the fact that Nigeria even as it stands today actually does not function as a social, political and economic arrangement which I'm sure you must be aware..
The truth is that the people who inhabit that federal colony of Nigeria are actually very different people who have practiced very different socio, economic and political models and functions for thousands of years..
These models are simply too different for them to be reconciled..
When this is done (by force no less) that model is doom to fail..
This is not about prophecies or about hatred or tribalism..
Thiis is actually very basic economics and ecology..
Even the British knew this..
Even after they acquired (stole) Nigeria, they were very careful to keep the south and the north separate into separate economies and politics with separate borders (although they were owned by the same british)..
It is only after the north fell into recession due to low economic output, due to their rejection of western education, that the british unified the southern protectorate with the northern protectorate..
Even as they granted Nigeria independence (which btw it was only the independence to write their own constitution and nothing more) they already knew that Nigeria was doom to go up in flames..
The independence only meant that Nigeria is no longer protected by the british..
So anyone could wake up one day and kill 3 million people and it would have nothing to do with the british..
In terms of economy Nigeria has never gained independence even after the creation of the NNPC..
At no point has Ndi Igbo has a population being consulted for approval of anything..
If you research how Benin kingdom was attacked and looted by the british in 1897 to unify Nigeria, or if you look at how they bombarded Onitcha in 1879-1880 to unify Nigeria..
And today you are singing we are one we are one as if there is something wrong with you..
Meanwhile millions upon millions of people have died and will die as a direct consequence of this meaningless purposeless unity..
And we are praising Abuja that is built at the injustice of millions of people..
Nigeria must break to correct the century old mistake that the Europeans have cursed us with and to finally liberate the people within that region..
Let's stop pretending that breaking Nigeria is such an abominable outragious dangerous thing to happen..
Nigeria is independent and separate form Cameroon..
Are we at war with Cameroon??
So why must we talk about war and violence everytime someone mentions restructuring the country??
Ironically we are at war with "ourselves"..
Even the infamous Ghana must go..
When is the last time we had issues with Ghana??
Instead we are making life difficult for ourselves with this forced marriage..
Waiting 4 or 8 years for power to rotate..
When we could just rule ourselves and be happy for ever and ever..
Every election thousands must die..
Isn't this foolish??
The Biafrans have been waiting for 100 years for that stupid constitution to expire to finally hold a referendum and separate from Nigeria..
But of course just like before, a group of strangers sat down together and blew smoke in our eyes and cursed us again with their mockery of human life..
Nigeria must break..
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