IPOB Women Conference Disruption: Can The Nigerian Army Go Near The Arewa Women This Way?
By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers
19th May 2017
Today, the Nigerian Army once again has pushed Biafrans to the wall. The men of the Nigerian Armed Forces, commanded by President Muhammadu Buhari molested, beat, wounded and arrested many Biafran women who gathered for a conference at Abiriba, Abia State of Biafra land.
This incident took place at the early hours of Friday 19th May, 2017 as the women who came from different parts of Biafra land gathered together for the conference. Abiriba is a town located near the popular Arochukwu and Ohafia in Biafra land.
As I am writing this report, hundreds of Biafran women are missing including a female journalist of Family Writers of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ogochukwu Nnanna who went to cover the event for Family Writers Press. There is serious tension in the land at the moment. We are afraid that the Nigerian government through its army must have killed many of the women and taken their lifeless bodies away as they usually do when a situation like this arises. The Nigerian Army has once again attacked, humiliated and massacred our women for gathering peacefully for a conference at Abiriba. They went as far as stripping them naked. We want the whole world to know that the Nigerian government is pushing Biafrans to the wall. If the IPOB central command orders Biafran youths to fight back , Nigeria will be consumed because it will be "fire for fire, bone for bone, teeth for teeth and iron for iron".
It is important for the world to ask the Nigerian government what has the threat to security got to do with IPOB women conference which attracted the attention of the Armed Forces to quell? It is also pertinent to ask the Nigerian government and its army, if it were the Arewa women gathering , would they have ever tried to go near the place no matter what the women may be doing there?
We are however assuring Biafran women that we, the Biafran youths are solidly behind our mothers as they intensify their grassroots campaign towards Biafra restoration no matter what the Nigerian government does to them. I want our women to know that this development has geared towards testing their commitment towards Biafra restoration objective. What our women should bear in mind is that we are few days away from actualizing Biafra.
To the Nigerian Army, IPOB worldwide demand the immediate release of all the Biafran women missing as a result of the attacks and the arrests of hundreds of our women including Family Writers Press female correspondent who was among the women arrested. It is important to make the world know that in Biafra land, women especially wives and mothers are sacred beings before Chukwu Okike Abiama who is the God of Biafra. For uncircumcised aliens like Nigeria jihadist army to touch the sacred bodies of our women in the name of arrest is an abomination and unacceptable.
Now that they have desecrated our culture by assaulting our wives and mothers, it is an assault on every Biafran. The world should condemn impunity in Biafra land now or risk coming to West Africa to give relief materials to IDPs when Biafrans will no longer endure what is happening to them from the Nigerian government occupying their territory. As for our women who are still missing in their numbers, let all of them be released or the government should show us where the lifeless bodies of the hundreds of our women including Family Writers journalist are buried.
No Biafra restoration, no Peace!
Edited by Ngozi Kalu
For Family Writers
The Biafra Herald