History has distinctively proven that those who break even or achieve extraordinary successes in any sphere of life, are those who dare to face daunting challenges. They are those who are determined to confront, conquer and make rare differences against all odds. The Bible book of Esther left an indelible cliche in the sands of time, through the decision of this encouraging damsel to effect changes in the destiny of her Jewish family. She defiantly stated: "If I perish, I perish". She set an irrefutable record proving that those who resolutely develop "never die attitude", always achieve unusual successes in life. And until you dare to leave your comfort zone and embark on that adventure designed to usher in the needed paradigm shift to the doorstep of your repositioning, you will definitely remain subservient and unsung.
Uncommon success is never and can never be accessed on a platter of gold. Those who desire changes do not just dream it but go all out for it with the gallantry, enthusiasm and stubborn doggedness required to achieve such a feat.
When Queen Esther in the biblical reference aforementioned saw that her silence and carefree attitude over the plight of her people, was detrimental and would not salvage the scourge that stared them in the face as a result of the evil genocidal decree of the Persian empire, she courageously stepped out of her comfort of luxury and decided to rewrite the history of her people not minding the risky consequences attached. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the highly intelligent, enlightened, disciplined and indefatigable leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) globally, is undoubtedly, God sent. He is an indisputable prophet of our time, entrusted with the mandate of totally and completely restoring back to glory, the once peaceful and progressive Bight of Biafra, manipulatively concocted as an integral part of the feudal Islamic contraption called Nigeria. He must be fully supported in his quest to lead Biafrans out of this cacophonous misery of an entity.
It is pertinent therefore, to re-echo the clarion call for all Biafrans domiciled in the selfishly segmented South-South and South-East regions to break off from this unhealthy encagement of hate and division. This has left us in slavery and servitude to the Hausa-Fulani oligarchy for years. Biafrans must foster a common front under the leadership of IPOB for the emancipation of all from this bondage. Our cherished dignity and sovereignty as a people must have to be defiantly restored.
With the increasing glaring evidence of intense Islamisation/Fulanisation agenda of the Nigerian government designed to perpetuate their enslavement, bondage and control over our God-given rich natural resources, it is incumbent upon all Biafrans both in the coastal and upland regions (South-South and South-East), to bridge the artificial dichotomy, reunite and retrieve all stolen ancestral inheritances (traditional, cultural and economic), that once bounded us together as a people. Now is the time to break the jinx that has over the years tored us apart as brothers and sisters of the old Eastern region and join forces with our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB. The incursion of the marauding Islamic foot soldiers of the Sokoto caliphate metamorphosing into divergent groups/names into our lands, must be stopped. The heinous crimes being committed at random and with impunity against our people, must have to be overwhelmingly contained and defeated. The Bight of Biafra whose indigenous cultural identity predates the British contrapted Nigeria, must not be mortgaged under whatever guise. Biafrans have for long been at the receiving end, losing millions of loved ones in the course of freedom and independence to the orgy of annihilative violence orchestrated by the Fulani Islamic Jihadists from the Sahel. We as a people, must extricate ourselves from ignorance, unwarranted hatred and division that propel our enemies with the chances of division and enslavement.
Our places of nativity, whether from Ogoni, Ijaw, Efik, Ibibio, Annang, Ihuruoha (erroneously referred to as Ikwerre), Idoma, Igbo, Ogoja, Urhobo, Isoko, Itsekiri, Igbanke, Igede or Igala notwithstanding, we must note that we are brothers/sisters, united by same culture, value system, kind of food and traditional dress/dressing code. We must get into the final push together undeterred, to have our sovereignty fully restored. The antics of the imperialist British backed Fulani enslavement policies must be strongly resisted forthwith. The last straw that indeed will break the camel's back revolves round our unity and resilience in collectively pursuing our freedom from the damnable republic of an Islamic Nigeria. This country is not one and can never be. The season of our freedom has dawned and BIAFRA is the only hope.
Written by Benpraise Loveson Agweye
Edited by Peter Oshagwu
For Family Writers Press International