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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Jackonory: 7:12am On May 05
nairavsdollars:
Never seen an Igbo man like this Wike before. How come he hates Biafra so much

Who said he is ibo?

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by orisa37: 7:14am On May 05
nairavsdollars:
i dont think so



Sit down there. APOLLO CREWS, A TIV NIGERIAN IS NOW SERIOUSLY CRUISING ON WWE AS INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION. HE IS PROUD OF ORTOM. THE GREAT.

WIKE WANTS RIVERS TO BE VERY FREE TO CHOOSE HER FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES AND NOT BE FORCED INTO A REBELLION.

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by APOSTLECHUMA: 8:00am On May 05
Middlebelt releases flag, currency and coat of arms, names Republic Middlebelt Republic. Every region down south is tired and wants to break away from this big for nothing useless country called Nigeria.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Jackonory: 8:14am On May 05
What do you think will happen?

Ibos and noise making



Malawian:

Tell wike to visit Obigbo and repeat himself

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Anago55: 8:17am On May 05
ViolentMooslim:




I may be one of them, but I'm not a foolish Igbo that will attack their own brothers in the police force or military, or bank security guards.

I'm surely not an Igbo.

Thanks.

Where as, when you write the word "IBIBIO" ir should always be in Caps.
. I guessed right afterall

Yoruba!
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Jackonory: 8:26am On May 05
Go to hell with your Biaflan nonsense.

Ibo 419 in action.


onuman:



Wike, “Rivers people” you call the people in Rivers state is no historical description for any group in the world.

You have limited education. Stop leading the ethnic groups in Rivers state astray because of your private ambition to become VP in Nigeria.
The ethnic groups in Rivers state know that Biafra is going to be a federation of groups quasi independent of the central government. Develop more sense.

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by gidgiddy: 8:38am On May 05
AlphikkaTech:


An his Ikwerre people will fold their hands and watch them kill him? Have sense. If Niger Delta wants to get out of this dilapidated Union called Nigeria, we will declare a "Niger Delta Republic" and not "Biafra". Biafra is a South East agenda, nothing more.

IPOB should thread carefully. Between the Niger Deltans and South Easterners, who is more violent? Read your history and learn from it. Port Harcourt city is not feared for nothing.

Unfortunately, there is no "we" when it comes to tye so called Niger Delta. What does a Bini man know about an Ogoja man? Nothing

What does an Ijaw man know about an Efik man? Nothing

What does an Uhrobo man know about an Ibibio man? Nothing

So where is this Niger Delta we are are talking about? Niger Delta is just something concocted by Abacha to some ignorant people a false sense of security

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by AdakaBoro8(m): 9:03am On May 05
gidgiddy:


Unfortunately, there is no "we" when it comes to tye so called Niger Delta. What does a Bini man know about an Ogoja man? Nothing

What does an Ijaw man know about an Efik man? Nothing

What does an Uhrobo man know about an Ibibio man? Nothing

So where is this Niger Delta we are are talking about? Niger Delta is just something concocted by Abacha to some ignorant people a false sense of security
it does not stop the niger delta republic from emerging... same way efikeibibio is near to igbo is the way they near Ijaw.. igbo is not the only tribe that share boundary with the ibibios Ijaw also share similar boundary with them

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by JohnBullMySon: 9:42am On May 05
bolaayenimo:
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos



https://independent.ng/secession-i-wont-allow-anyone-to-annex-hoist-unnecessary-flag-in-rivers-wike/
He should calm down and not begin to cause himself unnecessary hatred among some igbos. He might still contest for presidency.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by ygowon: 9:57am On May 05
ViolentMooslim:





Although I know that only the uneducated lots of the Igbos are in support of the killings by these gun men, but I wonder how docile the Igbo race is for not opening resisting the uneducated fools.



I had wanted to say that na una go scatter una place by una sef, but then I realized that the South East is as undeveloped as the North East.
Good that you realized that after holding on to power for decades, you still can't develop your northeast and educate the people but you know how to advice those who do not need your advice. Take your advice to the north, they are the reasons Nigeria is yet to develop.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by CYPRIANJUNGLE: 9:59am On May 05
A fool can be easily defected � you dare not harm any Igbo dog talk more of the citizens observing their annual remembrance you're just a toothless bull dog


Confirmedzombie:
How I wish Wike can be transferred to the SE

This man will uproot and dislodge ipobs just as he did in oyigbo.

Any ipobs seen in my area in Port Harcourt is already a goner

Ipobs are free to burn the SE but Rivers state is a no go area for them.

I want to also let all ipobs doing biz in Rivers state that if you shut your shop on May 30th and sit at home, just forget about that shop cos it will never be opened again.

Even if an ipob member is sick on May 30th, carry the sickness and go to your shop or forget that shop.

We are mobilising our youths to take over any shop not opened on May 30th.

You are free to shut your shops in the SE but not in Rivers state.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by alphaNomega: 10:12am On May 05
christistruth01:


If you read the Civil War History of the unspeakable atrocities the Biafran Soldiers commited against the Eastern Non-Igbos you will understand
where can we read it?

From what I understand so far, Nigeria is an ally to Rivers state and the Ijaw nation. The creation of Rivers state is one of the actions they needed to know Nigeria is on their side.

Another noteworthy act is the release of Isaac Adaka Boro from detention.

There can never be a Biafra with the original Eastern region borders
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Kfed4ril(m): 10:53am On May 05
christistruth01:


If you read the Civil War History of the unspeakable atrocities the Biafran Soldiers commited against the Eastern Non-Igbos you will understand

Gimme the link lemme read it.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by gidgiddy: 10:55am On May 05
AdakaBoro8:
it does not stop the niger delta republic from emerging... same way efikeibibio is near to igbo is the way they near Ijaw.. igbo is not the only tribe that share boundary with the ibibios Ijaw also share similar boundary with them

I have never heard of a country emerge out of nowhere. People have to agitate for a country

There is agitation for Biafra, there sre groups such as IPOB and MASSOB. We have all seen their international and local rallies


There is agitation for Oduduwa, there are groups such as Yoruba one voice and Oduaa Nation championing that. We have seen their rallies, even recently in Ibadan

There is not one single agitation for Niger Delta Republic by any ethnic group or any organisation. No even one single rally. How will a country emerge when nobody is agitating for it?

I laugh in Chinese
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Omodua(m): 11:09am On May 05
24SEVEN:



You are on another level of ignorance.
How? Educate me.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Omodua(m): 11:18am On May 05
Igboid:


Don't be foolish.
Wike is not an Igbo man. Some of you IPOB people will never listen.
Ikwerre is not Igbo. Amaechi is an Ikwerre scammer trying to use your inability to reason to scam you into giving him your votes after which he shows you his real Igbo hating Ikwerre side like Wike is currently doing he no longer needed your votes.

Grow a brain and stop being a pawn in minorities game. Nzuzu unu kwusi.
My brother, He is Ikwerre. And Ikwerre by general definition of ethnic identity is Igbo. Ikwerre is a sub Igbo dialect. Rotimi Amaechi never denied his Igbo ancestry. And he is at war with anybody denying him his Igbo ancestry. He's in same local government with the weird Wike, a lackey of feudal establishment.
Wike rose on the goodwill of Igbos to become Governor. And, now he is denying them.
Time will tell!
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Igboid: 11:25am On May 05
Omodua:

My brother, He is Ikwerre. And Ikwerre by general definition of ethnic identity is Igbo. Ikwerre is a sub Igbo dialect. Rotimi Amaechi never denied his Igbo ancestry. And he is at war with anybody denying him his Igbo ancestry. He's in same local government with the weird Wike, a lackey of feudal establishment.
Wike rose on the goodwill of Igbos to become Governor. And, now he is denying them.
Time will tell!

Ikwerre is not Igbo. God forbid. Ala ekwekwala ngwere gbaa aji! Alu!

Rotimi is a scammer looking for Igbo votes. We sensible Igbos will not allow you emotional ones Allow a Bini Ikwerre man like Rotimi swindle us.

Anywhere I meet Ikwerre person claiming Igbo, I make it a point of duty to personally disgrace them as impostors and scammers they are.
Any Igbo organization that I'm a part of, and they stupidly allow an Ikwerre person to be a member,I would stand up and oppose it and try to get my brothers expel the scammer.if they don't, I usually leave the group.
I do that on online forums too.

Ndiigbo must stop letting scammers use our emotions to manipulate us. These people are liability, they have nothing to offer us. We should be littering them straight up.

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Omodua(m): 11:46am On May 05
Igboid:


Ikwerre is not Igbo. God forbid. Ala ekwekwala ngwere gbaa aji! Alu!

Rotimi is a scammer looking for Igbo votes. We sensible Igbos will not allow you emotional ones Allow a Bini Ikwerre man like Rotimi swindle us.

Anywhere I meet Ikwerre person claiming Igbo, I make it a point of duty to personally disgrace them as impostors and scammers they are.
Any Igbo organization that I'm a part of, and they stupidly allow an Ikwerre person to be a member,I would stand up and oppose it and try to get my brothers expel the scammer.if they don't, I usually leave the group.
I do that on online forums too.

Ndiigbo must stop letting scammers use our emotions to manipulate us. These people are liability, they have nothing to offer us. We should be littering them straight up.
OK.if you say so.
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by christistruth01: 1:04pm On May 05
Abascoh:

So that's the authentic history book? A beer parlour tale by an ethnic warlord which can not be corroborated by any civil war historian is what you are parading as history? If such atrocities as you claimed actually did happen, one would expect widespread reporting of it by history records. Events like the asaba massacre and the pogroms are not in doubt because several authentic historical records from historians on both sides of the war and even foreigners bear record that they occurred. The least you can even do is mention the name of the supposed book where Saro wiwa made this claim yet you can't.

So what that means you accept Achebe's
book "There was a Country" is beer Parlor talk by an Ethnic Warlord
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by onuman: 1:38pm On May 05
Jackonory:
Go to hell with your Biaflan nonsense.

Ibo 419 in action.



Omo. I swept through your first hundred posts on NL. They were all Igbo bashing posts. You are mentally sick over the Igbo, but you don’t understand that. You need cure.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Abascoh: 1:49pm On May 05
christistruth01:


So what that means you accept Achebe's
book "There was a Country" is beer Parlor talk by an Ethnic Warlord
1. Achebe is not an ethnic warlord, he was never part of or headed any group who involved in violent agitation for the self determination of his own ethnic group like Saro Wiwa did with MOSOP.

2. Some aspects of his book are disputed and different version of events given by others and that's why there is the necessity of corroboration of events by other historians. Like I said earlier, you can't dispute the asaba massacre, neither can you dispute the pogroms nor the blockade of Biafra because these have been recorded and corroborated by all major historians of the war. Saro Wiwa can't just come up with a fantastic and unbelievable tale which only him remembers. It is easier for me to believe that the events never happened than for me to believe that an event of such magnitude occurred and yet Saro wiwa was the only one that knew about it.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by AdakaBoro8(m): 1:59pm On May 05
gidgiddy:


I have never heard of a country emerge out of nowhere. People have to agitate for a country

There is agitation for Biafra, there sre groups such as IPOB and MASSOB. We have all seen their international and local rallies


There is agitation for Oduduwa, there are groups such as Yoruba one voice and Oduaa Nation championing that. We have seen their rallies, even recently in Ibadan

There is not one single agitation for Niger Delta Republic by any ethnic group or any organisation. No even one single rally. How will a country emerge when nobody is agitating for it?

I laugh in Chinese
still it will not stop niger delta republic from emerging.. niger delta republic will be the greatest country in africa.. proudly NDR.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by gidgiddy: 2:33pm On May 05
AdakaBoro8:
still it will not stop niger delta republic from emerging.. niger delta republic will be the greatest country in africa.. proudly NDR.

Yeah, some day thunder will strike and Ibibio, Ogoni, Efik, Ijaw etc will all come together and start talking about forming a country.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Xbobtage: 2:47pm On May 05
ViolentMooslim:




Don't mind the fool. The group of thugs (seeking) secession have realized that their region will only transform to a landlocked poor country like CAF, Burkina Faso, etc, so they are calling every body "Igbo". Even we Ibibios in AKWA IBOM.


Until their cup is full, then we will gather for a meeting in Uyo. Their blood will be in their head.

Gerrara hia, You are not from Akwa Ibom, I'm sure you are not even from southern Nigeria. Go and die!
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by christistruth01: 2:49pm On May 05
alphaNomega:
where can we read it?

From what I understand so far, Nigeria is an ally to Rivers state and the Ijaw nation. The creation of Rivers state is one of the actions they needed to know Nigeria is on their side.

Another noteworthy act is the release of Isaac Adaka Boro from detention.

There can never be a Biafra with the original Eastern region borders

https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.afraf.a097919


http://pointblanknews.com/pbn/articles-opinions/the-unknown-victims-ethnic-minorities-1967-1970/

https://m.facebook.com/naijainfoman/posts/1139807712715827

Enough Of This Biafran Nonsense!!! By Alabo Abiye Akkio-abbey


As a Rivers man who saw the events of 1967-1970 and who was old enough to understand them, this protest in Port Harcourt is a slap on true Rivers indigenes. and the memory of ALL the Rivers men and women who were slaughtered in the pogroms and ethnic cleansing committed during the civil war by the Biafran Army.
Let us remind ourselves of the TRUE facts and REAL reasons behind the secession and subsequent civil war. Ojukwu and his cohorts decided to secede from Nigeria because Gowon broke up the regions and created Rivers State among the 12 states he created. Remember the Aburi accord? Article 4 of that accord had to do with the breaking up of the regions. On the 27th of May, 1967, Gowon broke up the Regions, from the then Eastern Region and carved out Rivers, South-Eastern and East-Central states. 3 days later on 30th May, 1967 Ojukwu seceded citing the Aburi accord. ON ABURI WE STAND!! The rallying war cry of the day. How anyone who calls himself/herself a Rivers indigene support tacitly or otherwise the so-called Biafra cause when Biafra seceeded just because Rivers State was created and the Rivers people for once had a right to self rule?
In the quest for a sovereign country did the Igbo majority seek, discuss with or solicit the support of the minorities in the Oil Rivers and South-East?? Where is Biafra? How do you seek for a country which was susequently named Biafra WITHOUT involving the indigenous people of Biafra? Isn't that supreme arrogance or maybe they were not included because they were meant to be wiped out later. Events proved the latter to be true.
Late Chief (Dr.) Nabo Graham-Douglas who was the Attorney General of the Eastern Region was sent on compulsory leave and exiled to his home town Abonnema with orders for him to be executed. Fortunately the plans leaked and he miraculously escaped. He didn't draw the Articles of secession and only heard about Biafra from the BBC journalists who came to interview him in Abonnema.
He was one of the lucky ones.
The ethnic cleansing began in earnest. Our intelligentsia; top civil servants, technocrats and other able bodied men and women were rounded up and summarily executed in Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Umuahia, Degema, Buguma, Bakana, to mention but a few towns/cities. In Port Harcourt, Rainbow town and Igritta, became killing fields. the bones of those victims still lie there
These atrocities were committed by the Biafran Army, against people who were supposed to be fighting the same cause with them.
In a bid to wipe out the minority tribes, our towns and villages were evacuated, our men put to slave labour and later on shot (reminiscent of Nazi Germany), our women taken as sex slaves, young boys shared the same fate as the men. Bakana, Bille, Abonnema were all forcefully evacuated.
Finally, when the Nigerian Army counter attacked and liberated Port Harcourt, the retreating Biafran Army, burnt Kingsway (now Supabod building), Nabo Graham-Douglas's law library (which was the best Law library in the whole of West Africa) and other land marks in the Garden city. Of what military significance were these acts??
I don't blame the misguided ill-informed people for trampling on the graves of those who were murdered by the Biafran Army, by protesting in Port Harcourt. I blame Gowon for forbidding accounts of the war being published after the war, but more importantly for not trying war criminals (like Col Ojeh of Degema) within the Biafran Army and holding them accountable for their inhuman and murderous actions during the war. 70 years after World War 2, we are still reminded on a daily basis the atrocities that the Nazi's committed. If Gowon had done what he was morally and duty bound to do, this matter of Biafra would have been put to rest once and for all.
By the way, in May 1968, my uncle (my mother's younger brother) was shot in his Warri street residence in Port Harcourt, his corpse butchered, his flesh sold as Biafra meat in Mile 1 market. That same day the Nigerian Army opened up and started shelling Port Harcourt, which was ultimately liberated
Are those protesting and the other supporters of "Biafra" aware of these facts??
The war has been over these past 45 years, we are forging on as a country, setting aside our ethnocentric issues. That Ex-Biafrans have been assimilated into all spheres of our society (as they should), without any punishment meted out to the war criminals among them, doesn't give anyone the right to re-write history or bring these painful memories back.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

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Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by christistruth01: 3:07pm On May 05
Masterito:
Provide a link where you viewed it, I need to also see it.


https://m.facebook.com/naijainfoman/posts/1139807712715827


https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.afraf.a097919
THE BIAFRAN CRISIS AND THE MIDWEST - Oxford Academic

RETHINKING BIAFRA

THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2012
BIAFRAN WAR CRIMES : HORROR IN THE MIDWEST : A PRESENTATION OF THE FINDINGS OF S.E OROBATOR

When you are crying because you were hurt in a fight, it is meaningful to see what your opponent also suffered.

When you insist that you alone suffered, you might need to be informed you are not alone in suffering.

When you use your belief that you alone suffer to try to compel people to behave as you want, those other people need to go out of their way to educate you.

Propaganda driven by some Igbos who have not recovered from the defeat of Biafra wants to compel Nigeria into a position of sole or central responsibility for the horrors of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 -1970.

This effort at compulsion is accompanied by threats of violence, vengeance and prophecies of doom for Nigeria.

One of these efforts at forcing others to behave as these people want is the loud cry that did not commit any war crimes.

Biafra is thus depicted as a saintly enterprise and Nigeria as the absolute villain.

I have made it my business to investigate and bring these war crimes to light.

I am collecting both published documents and eyewitness accounts from various sources.

As I discover them, I will make them available to the public and address any questions and challenges that arise.

All findings will also be posted at the


All findings will be distributed through the following platforms:

1. Various African and Nigerian centred liserves
2. Rethinking Biafra blog, (http://rethinkingbiafra..co.uk/)
3. Rethinking Biafra Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/RethinkingBiafra)
4. the Rethinking Biafra document collection on Scribd
5. The Compcros Facebook page
6. My Facebook Notes
7. My Scribd account


I have already distributed two reports on Biafran war crimes, one from the Oputa Panel of Inquiry and another from an academic paper on rapes in Midwestern Nigeria during the war, the Midwest being a zone invaded by Biafra.

I will respond to any critiques of these documents as soon as I am free.

I present here a moving account on Biafran atrocities in the Midwest, by historian S.E Orobator.
Orobator's essay is attached to this mail and posted at the Rethinking Biafra Scribd account and my Scribd account.
Orobator was in Benin, the capital of the Midwest, at the time of the Biafran invasion, and describes himself as keenly aware of developments during the period . He later conducted research on the invasion and went on to become a professor of history, specializing in international relations.
The essay is "The Biafran Crisis and the Midwest".

Published in African Affairs, Vol. 86, No. 344 (Jul., 1987), pp. 367-383.
Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal African Society.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/722748 .

The entire essay on the Biafran misadventure in the Midwest is moving in its analysis of what the Biafrans lost through the invasion in terms of goodwill as well as in creating a situation that united the Midwest with the Federal forces against Biafra in the subsequent events that marked the turning point of the war.

I will present Orobator's summation of the cost of the invasion to Biafra in another mail .

I post below an extract from the essay.

The most relevant sections on Biafran war crimes are highlighted:


"The relationship between the two sides deteriorated progressively and the Biafran efforts to secure the people's support failed.

The battle front reports were equally unfavourable to the Biafrans who then resorted to extensive witch-hunting against suspected saboteurs.

The Biafran forces, who were relatively calm during the first one month of the occupationperiod, became progressively edgy, tightening the various governmental gadgets of societal control.

As the Biafran hostility developed to crisis proportions, the dusk to dawn curfew was further enforced, the Vigilance and Security Councils given additional powers, and the Biafran Army and Militia became more ruthless in their dealings with the civilians.

The civilian collaborators doubled their spying activities to callous dimensions. [45]

The situation drifted for the worse.

Taking the MidWestern refusal to support the secessionist movement as a demonstration of an anti-Ibo and pro-Hausa stance, the Biafrans intensified their search for suspected saboteurs as every set-back on the battle front was invariably blamed on sabotage.

Heavier reprisals followed.

At Abudu, over 300 bodies, including those of children, were found in the Ossiomo river as the Biafrans withdrew. [46]

Similarly, on 20 September 1967, 'there was a mass killing of non-Ibo MidWesterners at Boji-Boji Agbor', and on 23 September, 'non-Ibo speaking MidWesterners were apprehended by rebel soldiers at Asaba, Ibusa and Agbor and taken [in two lorries] to a rubber plantation along Uromi-Agbor road and massacred'.[47]

The more minor cases of rape, extortion, seizure of properties, and other punishments featured abundantly.

For instance, a Warri-based lawyer, E. K. Iseru, testified at the Tribunal that he was stripped naked and detained for three days without food for agitating for the Rivers State, and, when he complained of hunger, he was promptly told: 'there is no food for Hausa friends'. [48]

45. Author's personal file. Also see Press Release No. MW 215 of 1/2/68, p. 5.

46. This disclosure was made at the Tribunal[ Rebel Activities Tribunal of Inquiry (Ministry of Information, Benin City)] by Chief D. N. Oronsaye, formerly Principal of the Provincial Teacher Training College, Abudu. See also Press Release No. MW 157 24/1 /68, p. 4.

47. Press Release No. MW 410 23/2/68, pp. 6-7.

48. Press Release No. MW 157 of 24/1/68, pp. 2-3.

Saturday, 27 October 2012 22: 30 "
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Masterito(m): 3:18pm On May 05
Now I know you reason through your anus. I said I need video evidence not some fucking stories cooked up by anyone. I believe if such video exist, it would have been used by government to create more division. See there are many stories yet to be told but without video evidence they are useless. People give different accounts of a event. My advise to you is: don't ever go into journalism.
christistruth01:



https://m.facebook.com/naijainfoman/posts/1139807712715827

http://rethinkingbiafra..com/2012/10/biafran-war-crimes-horror-in-midwest.html?m=1


RETHINKING BIAFRA

THURSDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2012
BIAFRAN WAR CRIMES : HORROR IN THE MIDWEST : A PRESENTATION OF THE FINDINGS OF S.E OROBATOR

When you are crying because you were hurt in a fight, it is meaningful to see what your opponent also suffered.

When you insist that you alone suffered, you might need to be informed you are not alone in suffering.

When you use your belief that you alone suffer to try to compel people to behave as you want, those other people need to go out of their way to educate you.

Propaganda driven by some Igbos who have not recovered from the defeat of Biafra wants to compel Nigeria into a position of sole or central responsibility for the horrors of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 -1970.

This effort at compulsion is accompanied by threats of violence, vengeance and prophecies of doom for Nigeria.

One of these efforts at forcing others to behave as these people want is the loud cry that did not commit any war crimes.

Biafra is thus depicted as a saintly enterprise and Nigeria as the absolute villain.

I have made it my business to investigate and bring these war crimes to light.

I am collecting both published documents and eyewitness accounts from various sources.

As I discover them, I will make them available to the public and address any questions and challenges that arise.

All findings will also be posted at the


All findings will be distributed through the following platforms:

1. Various African and Nigerian centred liserves
2. Rethinking Biafra blog, (http://rethinkingbiafra..co.uk/)
3. Rethinking Biafra Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/RethinkingBiafra)
4. the Rethinking Biafra document collection on Scribd
5. The Compcros Facebook page
6. My Facebook Notes
7. My Scribd account


I have already distributed two reports on Biafran war crimes, one from the Oputa Panel of Inquiry and another from an academic paper on rapes in Midwestern Nigeria during the war, the Midwest being a zone invaded by Biafra.

I will respond to any critiques of these documents as soon as I am free.

I present here a moving account on Biafran atrocities in the Midwest, by historian S.E Orobator.
Orobator's essay is attached to this mail and posted at the Rethinking Biafra Scribd account and my Scribd account.
Orobator was in Benin, the capital of the Midwest, at the time of the Biafran invasion, and describes himself as keenly aware of developments during the period . He later conducted research on the invasion and went on to become a professor of history, specializing in international relations.
The essay is "The Biafran Crisis and the Midwest".

Published in African Affairs, Vol. 86, No. 344 (Jul., 1987), pp. 367-383.
Published by: Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal African Society.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/722748 .

The entire essay on the Biafran misadventure in the Midwest is moving in its analysis of what the Biafrans lost through the invasion in terms of goodwill as well as in creating a situation that united the Midwest with the Federal forces against Biafra in the subsequent events that marked the turning point of the war.

I will present Orobator's summation of the cost of the invasion to Biafra in another mail .

I post below an extract from the essay.

The most relevant sections on Biafran war crimes are highlighted:


"The relationship between the two sides deteriorated progressively and the Biafran efforts to secure the people's support failed.

The battle front reports were equally unfavourable to the Biafrans who then resorted to extensive witch-hunting against suspected saboteurs.

The Biafran forces, who were relatively calm during the first one month of the occupationperiod, became progressively edgy, tightening the various governmental gadgets of societal control.

As the Biafran hostility developed to crisis proportions, the dusk to dawn curfew was further enforced, the Vigilance and Security Councils given additional powers, and the Biafran Army and Militia became more ruthless in their dealings with the civilians.

The civilian collaborators doubled their spying activities to callous dimensions. [45]

The situation drifted for the worse.

Taking the MidWestern refusal to support the secessionist movement as a demonstration of an anti-Ibo and pro-Hausa stance, the Biafrans intensified their search for suspected saboteurs as every set-back on the battle front was invariably blamed on sabotage.

Heavier reprisals followed.

At Abudu, over 300 bodies, including those of children, were found in the Ossiomo river as the Biafrans withdrew. [46]

Similarly, on 20 September 1967, 'there was a mass killing of non-Ibo MidWesterners at Boji-Boji Agbor', and on 23 September, 'non-Ibo speaking MidWesterners were apprehended by rebel soldiers at Asaba, Ibusa and Agbor and taken [in two lorries] to a rubber plantation along Uromi-Agbor road and massacred'.[47]

The more minor cases of rape, extortion, seizure of properties, and other punishments featured abundantly.

For instance, a Warri-based lawyer, E. K. Iseru, testified at the Tribunal that he was stripped naked and detained for three days without food for agitating for the Rivers State, and, when he complained of hunger, he was promptly told: 'there is no food for Hausa friends'. [48]

45. Author's personal file. Also see Press Release No. MW 215 of 1/2/68, p. 5.

46. This disclosure was made at the Tribunal[ Rebel Activities Tribunal of Inquiry (Ministry of Information, Benin City)] by Chief D. N. Oronsaye, formerly Principal of the Provincial Teacher Training College, Abudu. See also Press Release No. MW 157 24/1 /68, p. 4.

47. Press Release No. MW 410 23/2/68, pp. 6-7.

48. Press Release No. MW 157 of 24/1/68, pp. 2-3.

Saturday, 27 October 2012 22: 30 "


Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by AdakaBoro8(m): 3:59pm On May 05
gidgiddy:


Yeah, some day thunder will strike and Ibibio, Ogoni, Efik, Ijaw etc will all come together and start talking about forming a country.
anyway is possible for us.. we are the mighty force. Ijaw has gorilla warfares.. any step we take at anytime NDR don emerged.. we are not as weak as ipob and boko haram that shoot one hand and run... even if we start our football match for 89th minutes, we will still win before the final whistle.. so brother dont worry about us rather worry about ur lack of good leader biafra.
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by christistruth01: 4:26pm On May 05
Masterito:
Now I know you reason through your anus. I said I need video evidence not some fucking stories cooked up by anyone. I believe if such video exist, it would have been used by government to create more division. See there are many stories yet to be told but without video evidence they are useless. People give different accounts of a event. My advise to you is: don't ever go into journalism.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxDvx3CUOmA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f8tSrnWSY0
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Masterito(m): 4:52pm On May 05
You still don't get , do you? As my can say or report any shit. Get a video of the event not a video any person saying unverifiable comment.
christistruth01:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxDvx3CUOmA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f8tSrnWSY0
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by christistruth01: 4:53pm On May 05
Masterito:
You still don't get , do you? As my can say or report any shit. Get a video of the event not a video any person saying unverifiable comment.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEYj8vnR_wk
Re: Wike On Secession: Won’t Allow Anyone To Annex, Hoist Unnecessary Flag In Rivers by Masterito(m): 4:59pm On May 05

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