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|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by Nnysher: 4:08pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Nigeria is a "house" built on the foundation of lies, deceit and hatred. it's only a matter of time before it will come crashing down.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by juman(m): 4:20pm On Oct 29, 2016|
What a country!
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by juman(m): 4:21pm On Oct 29, 2016|
It is good leaders we lack.
The country has everything but no good leaders to put the country on the right track.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by Sweetguy25: 4:43pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Those innocent people died and were buried with Nigeria. As they were buried, so was the development, conscience, peace and growth of the country.
Nigeria is dead and nothing can resurrect this country. After a critical look and analysis of Nigeria, you will understand that the country has no chance of progress and true development.
These are aftermaths of events that occurred ten years after Nigeria had independence. The country had ten more years to correct the wrongs but they let it fester and grow. People who created the damage were celebrated and even still celebrated till today.
Nigeria as she stands today is a country with no hope and no bright future because of the actions of a few people who failed to confess their sins and ask for forgiveness.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by Sweetguy25: 4:51pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Nigeria has gone beyond the stage where good leadership is needed.
Buhari is now president, 15 million people thought he was a good leader in 2015 but take a look at the country. Nothing has changed.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by nonaira: 5:07pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Funny your government have yet to provide any details regarding biafran atrocities in midwest despite BIAFRA leaders themselves asked for it.
Last I checked , the biafran leaders told your Nigerian government to bring out any information they have about their atrocities to any non igbo groups in both midwest and east, likewise they would provide all information they have about Nigerian government atrocity to igbo and non igbo in midwest and east. This way everything would be out to the public to review and each area compensated for what they did to each side. Hilariously enough enough, till this very day, your government have yet to do as they requested. Infact they even took it up a notch and remove history from the curriculum. Now that begs the question , if Biafra did the atrocities as una claim, why is their relevant request of showing it to the public as well they'll compensate for what they did...ignored by your government.
Hmmm I wonder why.
While I'm at it, I'm from Asaba and I remember each story about edo role in the massacre of Aniomas....that's why I find it hilarious when these things try to rewrite our history and attach us to them. Also reason i laugh at aniomas that listem to them because its obvious they don't know their history. The edo were responsible for the massacre in Igbanke, igbodo, ogwashi, and many more sadly enough...why? Because they believed they were fighting "midwest igbo". I remembered each story especially the part that edo were part of the reason midwest igbo were killed during the biafra war despite not being part of Biafra. I recall learning that Edo even dragged Igbos out of the house in Benin to be killed. My grandmother also remembered that the people that directed the troops to Ogwashi Uku were Edo people, most specifically bini. During Ogwashi uku's own massacre, the edo were literally pointing out the igbo and non igbo people to the troops....in addition to partaking actually shooting and beating aniomas to death. My grandmother remembered that detail because she saw it with her own two eyes. The only reason she and the rest of her family survived was because her dad spoke fluent bini and Esan language so her dad lied that he was Edo rather than igbo. Infact some denial of not being igbo in aniomaland started because of the singular act of edo people during the Biafra war.
Very few people realize that the massacre in Anioma didn't happen just in Asaba, it happened in several anioma territories starting from Igbanke all the way down to asaba. Asaba is the most known and talked about because of Asaba close proximity of Biafra hence some of our people were able to escape to Biafra and tell the story. Ogwashi, igbodo, etc were not that lucky hence their own died down.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by nku5: 6:55pm On Oct 29, 2016|
This flyweight, sourceless of article from dawoodu.net or wetin has been torn apart countless times.
The Federal Military Government set up a Midwest Rebel Atrocities Committee headed by Justice Omo-Eboh and after a year of frantic probing they could not publish the report out of shame I can imagine because there was NOTHING.
Nigeria is a wicked country o. They manufactured "biafran atrocities" in midwest to cover the innocent blood it has spilled in asaba.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by ayokellany: 7:14pm On Oct 29, 2016|
skywalker240:The same way you, your father n fore father will rest in pieces with no peace in their graves.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by dEastActivist: 7:29pm On Oct 29, 2016|
You can't be saying all this without evidence.
Show us proof or get the hell outta here
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by dEastActivist: 7:31pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Well deserved nemesis
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by LordAdam: 7:42pm On Oct 29, 2016|
And while we're still reeling about the Asaba massacre, another massacre just as macabre happened in Kaduna as recently as 2015 and the Nigeria public stayed mute.
This time Amnesty International documented it. It has a dedicated Wikipedia page and we all just stayed silent (shout out to the few who voiced their dissent, please don't stop).
Life has no worth in Nigeria.
Most of us are all killers and murderers in Nigeria, because of our complicity.
When the American public noticed the atrocities committed in Vietnam, they reprimanded their government. Made protests. Called the president a baby killer. The people dieing were not even Americans.
Here, police kill people daily by accidental discharge, and there's no memorial. No framework to prevent it from happening again, no respite for the victims. Nothing!
Everyone throws up the "e no concern me" phrase. Well I have news for you, it's coming for you.
N the day it does, someone else will say "e no concern me."
N we magically expect people to feel concerned about those who died in respective massacres and progroms across the length and breadth of Nigeria.
I snarl when people say God Bless Nigeria. Because God doesn't see Nigeria when he looks at the World Map. He sees a den of monsters.
Human skull is sold for less money than a bag of rice. Dead people are called soft targets. People are turned into just numbers. We play politics with human lives. Fathers, mothers, kids, uncles, aunts, and what have you dead, families wiped out, and nothing happens.
A house with 7 people in it was burned by a mob because of a blasphemy and nobody was arrested and you said nothing. Yet you go to Church on Sundays, or to Mosque on Fridays, or make offerings to your god in the morning and pray to some God to forgive you your sins. Well, you'd need to pray a lot more, because your silence is killing more people daily.
And for those who give reasons or excuses for murders and massacres. Yours is coming and your death will be slow, painful, and excruciating.
You too will be another burnt corpse kids walk by when returning from school (like what happened in Lagos during the mile 2 episode).
Say God forbid as many times as you want. But the Good book said, he that kill by the sword shall die by the sword.
When you give reasons for massacres, you too will be a victim and someone else will give reasons why you were killed.
WAR and ARMED CONFLICT is EVIL (and sometimes unavoidable). But UNWANTON, UNPROVOKED killings whether in war or peacetime is repulsive.
And if you keep silent and act like it doesn't bother you. You are just as worse as the killers. It's complicity in no uncertain times.
Nigeria deserves all the horror it is experiencing and all the horror yet to come. And as long as we sustain our loquacious attitude towards sanctity of life, RIP in advance to the millions of Nigerians yet to meet a gruesome demise.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by skywalker240(m): 7:45pm On Oct 29, 2016|
ayokellany:I know yours are already troubled in their shallow grave, and tormenting ur miserable zombie life....stupid wasted sperm, of a bastard non acheiving father and a boreholed mother..thunder fire ur coursed houshold....qoute me again and Die before 12 o clock.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by LordAdam: 7:48pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Posterity is baking your retribution in a hot oven.
You think your words hold weight. It doesn't. What you just typed is unfortunate. But what is coming for you is just.
The only people I pity are the individuals who hold you dear. Pity for you is a waste for supporting the actions of a murderer who gave the nod for the killing of thousands of unharmed people.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by WINNERMENTALITY: 8:40pm On Oct 29, 2016|
Mehn I feel like Crying.....My people really suffered... My grandmother account of what she saw during her days still hunt me till date... How her children survived during the war, its a testimony she never forget to proclaim whenever she wants to thank God.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by ayokellany: 10:58am On Oct 30, 2016|
LordAdam:The only retribution to be dished out is for you n your relatives. Your family deserves your pity more. Please share it to them.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by LordAdam: 11:02am On Oct 30, 2016|
What will my retribution be for? For being a voice against the murderers that your support.
You are just heaping more coal on your head, you don't know.
It's coming for you. There's no hiding for you. Keep supporting unwanton murder. Just mark today's date.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by jpphilips(m): 9:51pm On Oct 30, 2016|
Only a child like you is oblivious of the Asaba massacre.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by jpphilips(m): 10:00pm On Oct 30, 2016|
Are you aware that after the Asaba massacre, the actors were ambushed at Abagana by the Biafran troops.
You may argue that the retaliation was meted to enemy combatants, Murtala the principal actor was later killed in a bloody coup few years after the war.
That is war for you, for those of us who fan the embers of war, we must remind them that rules of engagement in battle is not sacrosanct.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by nonaira: 11:35pm On Oct 30, 2016|
And so what? Does it remove the atrocity the edo played in the act.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by jpphilips(m): 12:26am On Oct 31, 2016|
The people you made your enemy are mostly dead, how is that supposed to be a problem?
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by Paperwhite(m): 12:55am On Oct 31, 2016|
I'm just pissed off with this godforsaken country called Nigeria.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by adconline(m): 1:00am On Oct 31, 2016|
Facts vs Sentiments.Massacre of villagers was done by federal troops not Biafran troops.
This narrative that Igbos marginalized minorities during the war has no basis, but came as a result of fear of "domination" that was perpetuated by Naija press and elitist northern hegemony during and after the war.
Post war Nigeria has been anything but contrary to that held misconception of "Igbo dominance ". Prominent Igbo sons and daughters have advocated for minority rights and resource control in the south.
In 1994, when Abacha was a dictator, Igbo leaders called for the creation of S/South and rotational presidency. Dr Alex Ekwueme first moved a motion for the creation of geopolitical zones which carved out South South as an entity on its own. Without this creation, Jonathan would not have become president.Ekwueme was supported by Ojukwu and Mbakwe at the constitutional assembly and BTW, northerners kicked against it and called Ekwueme a divisive figure.. the reason why they didn't vote for him when ran against OBJ in 1999.
In 1996,Ebite Ukiwe and co campaigned for the creation of Bayelsa state which gave SS one more state than S/E. In 1999, OBJ sent a bill creating Niger Delta Development Commission to the NASS, the northern caucus unanimously opposed this bill. Senate president, Chuba Okadigbo, pushed and got this bill passed. Then 13% derivation fund to NDDC was challenged by FG and northern governors at the Supreme Court ( Onshore/Offshore Dichotomy) and Igbo governors sided with S/S governors and the Supreme Court ruled in favor of S/S governors.
In the last CONFAB in 2014, Igbos leaders joined S/S leaders to demand for 50% derivation fund to be paid to oil NDDC and it was overwhelmingly rejected by northern members. Igbos actions towards S/South have been of brotherly and neighborly love and contrary to that misconception of dominance.So at what point do facts and actions triumph over sentiments and misconceptions?
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by ayokellany: 6:57pm On Nov 05, 2016|
Your father should mark today's date. It is from this day henceforth your entire household will perish.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by LordAdam: 11:26pm On Nov 05, 2016|
You poor bitter soul.
It's a pity you think your words hold weight.
Karma is real. And it'd come for you if you don't change your ways.
Don't say you weren't warned.
Murtala Mohammed and his cohorts suffered horrible fates. It'd be a shame if you think you'd escape it, when you're doing exactly as they did.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by ayokellany: 7:30pm On Nov 13, 2016|
The same horrible n tramatic fate Muritala suffered is what your father n every first child from your fathers offspring will suffer. Your mother I prophesied will live to regret the day she gave birth to you. Your household will perish right before your very eye IJN.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by LordAdam: 7:45pm On Nov 13, 2016|
You're still deluded that you can lay curses on anyone? You can't!
Because the voice of a murderer holds no weight. And more importantly, Karma is real!
Why are you jittery? What you sow you shall reap. The good books says that.
You've sown unmitigated and unrepentant support of murder and massacre of families. You'll repeat it too.
There's no two ways about it. Change your ways, because I fear you the window of repentance is closing faster than you think.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by jahsharon: 8:07pm On Nov 13, 2016|
What did the Biafrans expect after declaring war on the Federal Republic of Nigeria? Were they expecting the Nigerian Army to come and party with them? Idiots. But, on a second thought, where were the Biafran soldiers when the Nigerian Army was doing the massacre? Oh! I know, the Biafran soldiers were hiding under their grandmothers' bed while their lord and saviour fled to Ivory Coast.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by Duru1(m): 8:14pm On Nov 13, 2016|
If you were really bright as you would want us to believe, you would have written account of "massacres of the minorities by the Biafraudster bandits".
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by ayokellany: 10:16pm On Nov 14, 2016|
The window of repentance is closed against your soul and you are confined to etenal damnation. It's a pity I feel nothing for your deprived and auguished soul. You have only yourself to blame as you brought it all upon yourself. My favour to you is to help reinforce the curse you have brought upon your household. May those curses never depart from your household. May those curses become an heritage synonymous with your lineage for your children n children of your children yet unborn be a partaker in suffering n auguish you have brought upon you idiotic soul.
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by LordAdam: 10:17am On Nov 15, 2016|
Sound like you're scared of your own shadow!
Whether you're a Christian or a Moslem, the punishment for murder, and those that support murder, in your holy book is clearly stated.
I do not need to make a rejoinder. You know what is coming for you if you do not stop supporting murder.
If you think I'm a chicken who'd succumb to empty words from a bully, you're mistaken.
Support murder and suffer the same fate as murderers!
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by uduokirika1(m): 11:15am On Nov 15, 2016|
They looted CBN?
Please the issue here is killing of innocent civilllians!
But No innocent civilian was killed in Benin-city, sapele and Warri! Even when Ore fell the Biafrans did not kill innocent civillians!
Please backup your assertions with facts please!
|Re: Revisiting The Asaba Massacre--- Vanguard by otokx(m): 1:37pm On Nov 15, 2016|
There are always many sides to the story, what I heard was that the Ibos in Benin, Sapele, Warri, Ughelli and other towns kept boasting that the Biafrans will invade the Midwest and then put them in charge. True enough the Biafrans invaded and the Ibos cheered and shamed the local indigenous population who of course out number them. What then do you expect to happen when the federal forces came by. The local populace chased em all out to go to their beloved Biafra. This people that are trying to distort the truth by playing the victim mentality should try harder.
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