■ Author: Ugochinyere Onyechere
■ Twitter: @Umuchiukwu_writ
■ 17th Aug 2018
The misfortunes that befell the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Biafrans at large in Abia state and especially within the vicinity of the home of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Afara-Ukwu Ibekwu of Umuahia Abia state from the day Sunday 10th through Thursday 14th September 2017 is evidently a shot on the legs of the Eastern political class. From the very start of that plan, they were ignorant of the facts that they were on a mission to execute themselves. No doubt, Biafrans bore the pains and felt the heavy burden, but the final result will declare the fates of the two warriors. Biafrans must have been beaten, and of course, we're crying; I will also say that we are to scream out loud.
The two warriors (Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB) and (Eastern Political Class EPC) are on the battlefield. The Eastern political class have joined forces with the Federal Republic of Nigeria to exterminate and antiquate the existence of Biafrans. The mirage applied in this movie is that the EPC is deprived of the knowledge that they are equally Biafrans. By the time they finish killing the defenceless people, only then would they know that they were exprobrating with their own downfall. I find it difficult to understand the concepts of the Eastern political class; it is obvious that political individuals found around the geopolitical zones in the Eastern region have hidden motives apart from what we see or hear. The Afara-Ukwu Ibeku incident is another bullet that will soon be sent back to the senders. This bullet has pierced into our flesh, we have been injured, killed and we are wet with our own blood and tears. Of course, we are crying at the spot, but what we cannot condole is to be denied the access to let out our pain through the free roll down of our tears.
According to a saying, it is a taboo to beat a child and at the same time ask the child not to cry. "Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of the earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle". ~Charles Dickens quotes. Innocent people were massacred and disposed inside the bushes. 3 years ago, most of them were at the polling units to discharge their franchise duties; right from the smallest unit of elections to the top, most of them gave their opinion for better leadership. It is disheartening to say that they won't exercise their rights further because the people they voted for had a different agenda for them. Another election is forthcoming, and the EPC the working tools of Nigeria is jumping like monkeys from village to village, community to community, LGA to LGA, Constituency to constituency, state to state seeking for supports. And my utmost question remains, what about those they have killed? They were once voters, but today, their decomposed bodies are now attracting flies and earthworms inside the bushes. Then again, my fear is, they have come again to gather another set of people who will suffer the same fate in the coming years. It is like an average Biafran to do the right thing. We come home, disagree but fight together outside irrespective of our differences back home. The Eastern political class has forgotten about the structure of Nigeria which endorses their humanisation not minding the vast sacrifices they pay at the federal level. Despite the marginalisation poised on Biafrans by their political class, they never put it in consideration before coming out to fight for them at the national level. This is one of the most interesting parts of where they chopped off their own hands.
The whole politicians in the Eastern region have failed to understand that the proverb of "Egbe bere ugo ebere". Those that are genuinely fighting for the emancipation of Biafra are not selfish. The freedom of Biafra is the freedom of everything in Biafra including the EPC. The Eastern political class will not gain anything if they should kill all of us, but we shall achieve more they'll all be killed. The people of Biafra had strong reasons and chose to go after them if that should be the option left.
Put into consideration, how many Biafrans that have been killed since 2015 to date. There's definitely no doubt that the population of the Eastern youths have decreased forcefully. The reason for this is simply because the Eastern political class has wished to betray their own. It will be cowardice if we continuously watch with our mouths open the incessant slaughtering of innocent people.
Buddha in his quote, "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth". While William Shakespeare gave it all clear through this very quote that states; "Though those that are betrayed Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor Stands in worse case of woe. Certainly, the woes of the Eastern political class will definitely come.
The tears of our fallen, living is a hunt to accommodate the woes that will befall the traitors in the coming days. Tears are the silent language of grief. EPC has made their worst mistakes ever, and it will only be good for them to realize the truth now. They must emulate the political class of the Catalonians, the Cameronians before it becomes too late.
Edited by Ezekwereogu John For Umuchiukwu Writers
~ Biafra Telegraph