These are the words of the great mega star, Bob Marley. These words are as true today as they were the hour Bob Marley sang them. They are as true today for the people of Eastern Region (Biafra) as they were in 1967 when then Head of State of Biafra, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu warned all the people of Biafra that failure to stand up straight and fight to win their freedom from the Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchy will result in untold hardship and a state of slavery for them and their children for a long time. He also warned the Edo, Urhobo, Itsekiri, Isoko, and Esan of the then Mid West that their alliance with the Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchy will bring them nothing but catastrophes to their people, and their children for generations to come.  Listen to that warning.

No matter what you think of General Ojukwu; no matter how you feel about him [like him, hate him, admire him, or detest him]; no matter what you think or how you feel about Biafra, one thing you can never deny is that Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu was right; that the people who proposed and fought for the actualization of the independent State of Biafra were right; and that those people from the Eastern Region who were opposed to freedom, autonomy, self-determination and independence for the people of Biafra were totally wrong. Today every citizen of the Eastern Region whether you call yourself Biafran or something else; every single one of you from the highest placed politician (Vice President, Governor, Senator, Representative, Minister, etc), to Chief Justice, Army General, Inspector General of Police, Director General, Central Bank Governor etc; from the highest Christian Religious Cleric (Cardinal, Arch Bishop, Evangelist, Priest, Pastor etc.); from the richest businessman or woman to the poor roadside petty trader; from the highest intellectual, the biggest well known professor to the little boy and girl in elementary school; from the biggest and tallest man to the smallest and shortest person; from those who spend all their time in Abuja and Kaduna, who speak Hausa and Yoruba better and more often than their own lgbo, Efik, and Ijaw language; from those who give their children Hausa and Yoruba names and dress themselves and their children in Hausa Fulani and Yoruba traditional attires; all of you whether you live in Nigeria, Biafra, Europe, America or somewhere else in the Diaspora you know that the Hausa Fulani Yoruba rulers of Nigeria don’t give a damn about you and that the Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchs and the Sokoto Caliphate look upon you as a slave , yes a common slave living in their kingdom.

Oh yes they look upon you as a slave, a slave without freedom and without rights. A slave whose land can be taken away anytime; a slave whose children can be abducted and converted to Islam by force; a slave whose property can be taken away, looted, or burned at any time without consequences; a slave whose money and money making ventures can be shut down anytime; a slave whose schools can be destroyed or bastardized any time they want; a slave unworthy of gainful employment; and a slave unworthy to exercise control over his property, life, and resources, a slave who can be beaten by the master like an animal anytime, a slave who can be killed by the master without any consequences. Yes, a slave that they own the same way that you own property. This is precisely what the Hausa Fulani Yoruba have done to you the people of the Eastern Region from Edo, Urhobo, Itsekiri, Esan, and Isoko to Igbo, Ijaw, Ibibio, Efik, Annang, and Ogoja for more than forty years.  Are there any among you who are still in doubt about what Nigeria is doing and plans to continue to do to the people of Eastern Region?  If you have any doubt please look at your life. Ask the businessmen and women who are daily tortured by Satan Nigeria, ask the intellectuals, ask the students and recent graduates, ask the children, ask even the top politicians including the rogues who thought that stealing billions of their people’s money will make them happy [Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Vice President was abandoned at Eagle Square on the day he was sworn in as VP and he was running around like chicken with its head cut off begging for a ride. Now just imagine that humiliation - Vice President running around begging for a ride. When Yar’Adua went on his usual visit to Germany to treat mosquito bite as he told you nobody even bothered to brief Goodluck Jonathan on the affairs of the Nigerian State. The caliphate simply handed over government to another Fulani man. There goes your Vice President without portfolio. But you will still find our people who have stuck their heads in the sand and continue to deny the truth facing them which is that Hausa Fulani Yoruba rulers of Nigeria regard all of you as slaves without rights and without freedom. 

Money does not buy happiness and peace of mind, political appointment does not buy happiness and peace of mind, speaking Hausa and Yoruba language, dressing like them and even giving your children Hausa and Yoruba names do not buy happiness and peace of mind, subjecting yourself to all manner of humiliation and degradation so as to be liked and to be friends with Ndiawusa na NdiYourba does not buy happiness and peace of mind. No, none of these will buy you happiness and peace of mind. Rather they will buy you insecurity, fear, permanent anxiety and untimely death. They will make you behave like a fool, deny the reality that is staring you in the face, lie to yourself and to people around you, and then at night gnash your teeth in anguish, self hatred and disgust at your stupidity

This is why we are beginning to feel a bit relieved that may be, just may be the people and leaders of Eastern Region are beginning to understand what we have been shouting for a long time; what MASSOB has been telling them for a long time, what MEND and other liberation movements have been saying for a long time that bending over like a slave is never going to bring happiness and peace of mind to anyone in Eastern Region; that begging and crawling on your behind like a supplicant dog will not buy you happiness and peace of mind; that joining savages who are persecuting your people will not bring you happiness; and that eating and drinking with the robbers and parasites who are stealing your property because they promised to give you a share of the loot is not going to bring you happiness and peace of mind. Rather if you get up, stand up and stand up for your rights you will enjoy happiness and peace of mind and the air of freedom for which Nelson Mandela went to prison for 27 years.  

Leaders of the Niger Delta, and Ohaneze Ndigbo recently demonstrated some backbone. Leaders of the Niger Delta recently told Umaru Yar’Adua, and the Sokoto Caliphate that attempted to hoodwink them by appointing Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari to chair the so-called Niger Delta Summit it was setting up. Gambari who cannot point at the Niger Delta on a map talk less recognize it in real life immediately told the people of the Niger Delta that the Delta belongs to Nigerians; did you hear that, the Delta belongs to Nigerians not to you. That is what Ibrahim Gambari told the people of the Niger Delta. After urinating on the grave of Ken Saro Wiwa Gambari now tells the people of the Niger Delta that their ancestral land is no longer their own. Will our people ever learn? Dopey Jonathan Badluck, ever laughing like a hyena is now being used by the same Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchs and the Sokoto Caliphate. When they find him of no use they will dump the goofball or kill him.

To demonstrate to the people of Niger Delta that the Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchy and the Sokoto Caliphate have seized their land, and the resources in it and now regard them as squatters, the so-called president of Satan Nigeria on July 6, 2008, declared war on the people of the East and sent the Nigerian army of genocidists into the East to murder as many people as they could; to rape as many women and girls as they could; to loot the little property that poor innocent Biafrans have; and to burn down as many towns and villages as they like. The Nigerian army of savages invaded and have occupied several towns and villages including Bonny, Sapele, Warri, Uyo, Port Harcourt, Ikot Ekpene, Calabar, and the environs. The Nigerian army of vandals has occupied the entire Baylesa State. The Nigerian Air Force has been bombing and strafing villages and communities slaughtering innocent civilians who own neither guns nor knives. Nigerian Army infantry of savages was given order by Satan Umaru Yar’Adua to shoot innocent civilians on sight. They are now roaming villages and communities, going from house to house smoking innocent men women and children out and slaughtering them like rats. You don’t need anyone to tell you what they are doing to the women and girls in these communities that they have invaded. As this is going on Nigerian army of genocidists using its artillery is raining mortars on innocent communities butchering and dismembering innocent women, children and men. Meanwhile warships wait in the waters for any who may attempt to escape the slaughter in their dugout canoes. This is the genocide that the government of Satan Nigeria is committing on the innocent people of the Niger Delta in 2008.

July 6, 1967, do you remember this date? That was the date Satan Nigeria declared genocidal war on the innocent people and the young nation of Biafra. Exactly forty one years later, July 6, 2008 Satan Nigeria has declared a second war of genocide again on the innocent people of Biafra. What lesson is there to learn? Biafrans, this is a war of independence, this is a war for your freedom. It will never be lost. From 1967-1970, our brother Okon, Okon, Ndem, may God bless his soul warned us for three years thus: “They want your land not your prosperity.” He warned us, Ojukwu warned us. Now you see the reality.

So what do we want; what do you want for yourselves? We want total independence nothing less. We want self determination for all the peoples of Biafra. We want total freedom for our people. There will be no half measures, no compromises. No, not any more. Never again talk about such nonsense as federalism, confederation, and back to Aburi. No you can see that you have passed that stage. The war is not about marginalization, revenue sharing or state creation any more. There is only one goal and that is total freedom, independence for Biafra, sovereignty for Biafra, self determination for the people of Biafra. In the process you must swear never to cooperate with Nigeria’s genocidal policies against you. You must start now to practice non-cooperation in every aspect of your dealings with Satan Nigeria. There must be non cooperation with Satan Nigeria in the civil service, parastatals, among teachers, students, businessmen and women, farmers, traders, drivers, doctors, nurses, accountants, bankers, soldiers, policemen, cooks, stewards. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing start your non-cooperation now. Do it with your computer; do it with your skill in information technology, do it with your access to sensitive information and sensitive documents, do it with your medical knowledge, do it with your physical power in wielding instruments, do it with your biro pen. Do it with anything and everything that you have. The Hausa Fulani Yoruba savages want to destroy you by all means necessary. You have a responsibility to defend yourself against ongoing racism, genocide, exploitation, brutality, injustice, denial of freedom, by the Hausa Fulani Yoruba oligarchy and the Sokoto caliphate. Start now, start right now, get up, stand up, stand up for your rights and for your freedom.

May God bless you all and the sovereign independent State of Biafra.