Benjamin Ibegbulam (Abia Writers)
Edited by Livingrich Ezeikpe
31st August 2018
Biafra is well known for her economic, social and peaceful coexistence amongst her citizen and with foreigners who, troop en mass into her land for businesses. In her highly rated commercial states, there is usually free movement of tourists, foreigners and residents who go about their activities. There is currently neither any form of crises nor war in the South East other than the killings, incarceration and rape of freedom of existence by the Nigerian government of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The north had in the past and currently a significant record of Insurgency and military attacks by members of Boko Haram, Islamic sects and Fulani Herdsmen. The recent attack by these sects on Nigerian military base in the north according to (Dailyglobewatch.eu: 7 soldiers killed in a fresh assault by Boko Haram. 9 August 2018) posed a massive shock on the poorly trained military personnel.
Accepting defeat by the Nigerian government by not going in for a reprisal attack or launching the military code Operation Python Dance (111) in the north to check the Boko Haram Insurgence activities and permanently wipe them out of Nigeria is the highest cowardice and mockery of the 21th century in the history of the world defense force of a country. It is on record that Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen are the first and fourth deadliest terrorist groups according to the world index of terrorism since early 2000.
Ironically the Nigerian military who are helpless in the hands of these terror groups in the north have set to launch Operation Python Dance (111) in the South Eastern region of Nigeria while the South Easterners are still licking their wound and burying their dead as a result of the Operation Python (11) carried out on the (7th - 15 September 2017). According to Amnesty International, the military forces extra-judicially killed 150 youths during the 8 days clamp down. Since then the military has not STOPPED killing Biafrans till date and the death toll has risen to about 3000 of innocent citizens and armless protesters.
The recent torture, killing and detention of unarmed Biafran women who came from different parts of Biafra land protesting in Owerri Imo State for the release of their leader Nnamdi Kanu has made Nigeria and her military a laughing stock in the eyes of the international community. It has never been heard that the army that was trained for war runs around the bushes chasing rabbit; but Nigeria and her murderous combined forces have turned Biafra land into a conquered territory, a place for kidnap, raping of women and stealing from the poor masses.
The vast military and police roadblocks mounted in Biafraland by the Nigerian government in the guise of protection is a way to subdue South Easterners. They have used such to steal money from motorists who in turn add the money to transportation fair to people who board their taxis and buses. The harassment by these scandals in uniform is second to none in the world. Innocent citizens are being molested and killed daily by the very police meant to protect them, while criminals go about their stealing untouched. Now they are coming with Operation Python Dance (111) to kill us all.
No matter the level of killings and incarceration by the Nigerian government, Biafrans will never surrender nor retreat from the quest for Biafran Independence'. All Southeast governors and Nnia Nwodo of Ohanaeze Ndigbo who are busy licking the asses of Hausa/Fulani should hide their faces in shame because the people they are licking their asses have protected their own till date. The Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram, who are killing people daily, are not labelled terrorist group, but these shameless governors and Ohanaeze rushed to label IPOB a terrorist group just to protect their political positions and enrich their pockets.
It is essential for the Southeast governors and Ohanaeze, to understand that the IPOB, they are against, is fighting for the freedom of all Biafrans, and should therefore not allow jealousy, greed and envy that have eaten them up, which do not let them know the difference between good and evil to stand in the way of the struggle. The best is to support Nnamdi Kanu, join hands and ask for the release of Biafran detained women, the release of Nnamdi Kanu, and Support Biafrans quest for a referendum instead of being busy hindering the quest.