NO VICTOR NO VANQUISH: A Trick by Nigeria to Subjugate Biafrans
By Jephtha Onyedikachi
19th March 2016
Whenever the word ' No victor NO vanquish' is used in a conflict, it simply means (Nobody won and nobody lost). To the present generation, questions have been raised that why 'NO VICTOR NO VANQUISH'?
The youths have not been able to figure out why there is a constant usage of this word especially by the second highest genocidist in the history of mankind, Yakubu Gowon. He has continued to make the above statement in a bid to placate Biafrans, knowing fully well that although there was no 'Victor' but there was 'Vanquish'. There was Vanquish because our mothers were raped, our pregnant mothers had their wombs gutted with knives and their babies brought out and killed. Our children faced the most horrendous death, they died of Kwashiokor as a result of Awolowo's food blockade policy. No Vanquish they say, but who lost 6 million people? Biafrans did.
Yakubu Gowon after perpetrating such evil, still expect Biafrans to pretend as if nothing happened. Perhaps he should allow us to wipe out half of his people, so as to keep Nigeria one, then we shall see if the statement 'No victor No Vanquish' will still be applicable to him. One would have expected the Nigerian government to give everybody a level playground after the war, atleast to erase the horrible memory of past event, but alas, the reasons why Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu declared secession still remain a 'constant'.
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" NO VICTOR NO VANQUISH" and our children were massacred in public places and our properties siezed by the same people. Even after the war ended, our properties were still not returned to its rightful owners. No 'Vanquish', yet Gowon gave our people only £20 (twenty pounds) out of their confiscated monies in the bank to survive on. Evidence gathered shows that the people of Biafra achieved a lot just within the three years (1967-70). For example, our people were able to manufacture their own local bomb (OGBUNIGWE) which was used to terrorise the enemy at various places. Our own local refinery was built in just few weeks. The war saw the emergence of vibrant Engineers, who out of nothing, built something vital. Telecommunication lines were opened, through this means our people were kept abreast with happenings at the time.
This few points raised various arguments as to why the Nigerian government did not allow this talented young men and women, to help in developing various sectors of the economy and country. How many of them were employed in the oil sector, aviation, power, Financial sector etc.? The 3Rs Policies initiated which includes: RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION was not executed, what do we call this if not a 'Trick'?. This and many more only prove to us that the unnecessary usage of the word 'NO VICTOR NO VANQUISH was a plot to continually subjugate and perpetually keep us in bondage. Even after the war, the Biafran veterans were denied their pension as many of them were formerly in the Nigerian army. While their Yoruba and Hausa-Fulani counterparts got paid, they did not. This sparked an emotional trauma, leading to the death of many of them as the pain was too much to bear.
It's quite clear that we cannot continue in this wicked, and devilish contraption called Nigeria where nothing good come out of. In this light, we are placing Nigerians and the world on notice that we the younger generation have realised that we have and are still being vanquished, especially with the current ongoing holocaust against our harmless people, and we have vowed never to remain in this union concocted by the British. We will do everything possible to ensure Biafra is restored, even if it means dying for it. Only Biafra will heal our 'Vanquished' soul and until that happens, Nigeria will never know peace.
Nnamdi Kanu has exposed all the tricks that came with 'No victor No vanquish'. We refuse to be placated with such a statement. Our only consolation will be the restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra. Until then, that very word means nothing to Biafrans. We are ready to finish off what our fathers and mothers started, and Yakubu Gowon and his ilks must be rest assured that this time, there MUST be a VICTOR (Biafrans) and a VANQUISH (Nigerians). If not that Adolf Hitler lost the war, maybe the world would'nt have believed that he committed the highest genocide in the history of mankind. We have decided to take bull by the horn, and will no longer continue to allow ourselves to be killed on a daily basis.
Written By Jephtha Onyedikachi
Edited And Published By Nwosu C.S
By Biafra writers