Biafra: The Molestation Of IPOB Women Is Forbidden In Our Land
By Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers
19th May 2017
The unjust treatment being meted against Biafrans by the Nigerian government has now transcended to the women. The activities of the Nigerian military forces are such that need to be arrested before it causes an unprecedented uprising or the long awaited calamitous wind will blow no one any good. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have showed a high level of civility and have maintained that the agitation for Biafra will remain peaceful.
The news filtering from the IPOB Women Conference in Abiriba, Abia State Biafra land which started on Thursday 18th May, 2017 is quite unpleasant. According to the news, the Nigerian military forces at the early hours of today 19th May, swooped on these women, started molesting and harassing them without any kind of provocation. This is as a result of the continued disruption of IPOB activities by the Nigerian government in a bid to scuttle the massive agitation that is sweeping every corners of Nigeria. These women only assembled to share views on how to help in the restoration of Biafra. These IPOB women are also peaceful and have not constituted or fomented any trouble around the vicinity to warrant an attack on them by the Nigerian murderous security agents. The peaceful nature or look of Biafra agitation should not be taken for granted, hence the consequences will be severe.
However, it is a taboo in Biafra land for a woman who is seen as a precious gift and a treasure to be maltreated by any man let alone a military officer no matter what offence she might have committed. Biafran women are virtuous, extraordinary and. Therefore, this reported attack on IPOB women legally exercising their God-given human rights to peaceful assembly will not be taken likely. Nigerian military should henceforth desist from further molestation of the IPOB women peacefully having their conference.
Furthermore, the Aba Women riot of 1929 should send an unmistakable signal to those trigger happy military men in khaki. The gallant Biafran women from Aba in 1929, revolted against the injustices being metted on Biafrans and held the Nigerian government at ransom of which until today history and posterity have not forgotten them. What will befall Nigeria if these generation of Biafran women take a drastic decision to ouster the men in this struggle and engage the government with all their might will be fatal and unprecedented. It seems that the Nigerian government has forgotten that part of our history maybe as a result of the abolition of history not just in schools but in all facet of Nigerian States. The calamitous wind that will blow in Nigeria if this abuse of IPOB women continues will be one that has not been experienced in any part of the world.
Be it as it may, the tail of a lion whether alive, asleep or dead should not be touched because it will devour the "being" that touched it. This illustration simply depicts that Biafra or IPOB women should not be touched because they will devour any "being" that tempers them. I am making bold to say that it is a sacrilege for the Nigerian military forces to molest or arrest IPOB women who are peacefully exercising their rights to peaceful assembly. Enough Is Enough.
Edited by Kalu Nwokolo
For Family Writers
The Biafra Herald