This is the News analysis segment of the voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts.

For April 5 2003  

You have heard the news, now, the analysis…

Fellow Biafrans:  

There is no reason for the massacre of MASSOB members, our brothers and sisters. There is no excuse for the injury they suffered at the hands of armed and trigger-happy Nigerian security murderers. There is no justification for holding our brothers and sisters of the MASSOB in Nigerian jails. It is a crime against man, and a crime against society what the Nigerian armed security apparatus has done to our brothers and sisters of MASSOB. It is a crime against humanity and a crime against God. There is no way that the perpetrators of this murderous rampage can ever get away with this: sooner or later the laws of civilized humanity and the laws of God will catch up with ALL persons and all institutions associated in any way with this premeditated murder and aggravated mayhem committed against our MASSOB brethren. You can be certain of this.  

Fellow Biafrans: this event should remind you of what we have been advising you on in the past several weeks and months. There is going to be chaos, and there is going to be violence; some of that violence will be directed against you. The best defense—the Divine strategy--is Unity and solidarity. We have to be united physically, mentally, emotionally, psychically and spiritually at this time. Then, we have to speak with one voice and act with one mind as a united people by giving our full support for APGA and Ojukwu, and if voting happens, give our unanimous vote for APGA and Ojukwu.  

If there is any Igbo-Biafran out there who has any reason to withhold his/her support for APGA and Ojukwu, we ask you again to reconsider. Each vote you cast outside of APGA and Ojukwu is a real knock against our Unity and solidarity. Each act of “neutrality” on your part is like withholding water from the collective thirst of our people. Our enemies are certainly doing their best meting out this type of treatment to us. Are you willing to join them--to help our enemies against us? And in case you are forgetting something, let us remind you that this whole concept and practice of Unity and solidarity and full support for APGA and Ojukwu is not a human plan: it is God’s plan handed to us to execute. You can be sure that He shall see us through. So, for God’s sake at least, do your part, now.  

And so, fellow Biafrans, the voice of God Almighty comes to us all today through this medium, speaking to us and saying; “I, God, have delivered oppressed and injured peoples before, against incredible odds. I, God, have prevailed on behalf of the weakened and downtrodden, the depressed and repressed and bewildered--I have prevailed for them over the so-called mighty and strong and invincible. I, God, shall deliver you from the crushing jaws of Nigeria and her agents, and the time is now.

Oh yes, Obasanjo and his forces look formidable. What they can’t buy with money from their ill-gotten wealth, they intimidate. Whom they cannot intimidate, they kill outrightly. He has principalities on his side. He has powerful corporations backing him. He can unleash the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian security apparatus against anybody or any region, at will, on a whim, and he does. But we remind you: he is still a mere mortal; neither he nor his machinery can measure up to God. So, we tell you: “Fear not!” for God has promised to stay by our side.  

Oh yes, Buhari and his Muslim machinery, with Sharia on their side, and armed radical Islamism as their engine, look fierce and unstoppable. They have rolled over the North, their natural stomping ground; and now, even Western Nigeria including Lagos . They are preparing to extend their conquest through the East to the ocean. They are succeeding with this plan using the pretext of one Nigeria while commandeering and usurping all the instruments of power in Nigeria , and all the wealth found naturally in the East. They boast that they are born to rule Nigeria , and you stoop, cowering and bewildered. Well, we say again, “Fear not!” God has promised that the land which He Himself gave you, a land flowing with milk and honey as it were, shall be yours and yours alone, to do with as you please. This is God’s promise--we are merely messengers delivering His message to you. And, we must ask you to receive God’s message and God’s promise, and we must ask you to accept the message and to count on the promise now.  

Don’t mind PDP and her murderous government and officials. PDP has killed more Igbo-Biafrans than any other organization except for Obasanjo’s henchmen otherwise known as the Federal Police, Nigerian Security Apparatus, and his Army. PDP uses Igbo and other Easterners in that party to kill and injure Igbo-Biafrans. They withhold the salaries and pensions of our people, without accountability. They have done it for so long and without any challenge that now, they are cocky; they act with reckless abandon and with impunity, victimizing a population--a people--that have been so traumatized that the idea of protest is far-fetched. Now that elections are at hand, PDP, having failed in Western Nigeria because of AD, and also having failed in Northern Nigeria because of ANPP, has descended on her favorite weaklings, the Igbo and other Easterners, working them over, with bribery, intimidation, blackmail, ransom, and outright murder. They act with impunity. They think that they are our Lord and Master.  Well, once again, fellow Biafrans, we say: “Fear not!” They have already failed this time around. Our God has stopped them dead in their tracks. Our God shall guide and protect us through the minefield and the traps which they have laid for us. They will be ensnared by their own traps, and be destroyed by their own weapons.  

As for Igbo-Biafran efulefu’s, they will face the same fate as other tormentors and haters of Ndigbo-Biafrans. We are talking about persons like Iwuanyanwu, Orji Uzor Kalu. Mbadinuju, A.B. Nwosu, and Udenwa and others like them. It was under the shadow of Udenwa’s machinery that armed and callous non-human Nigerian security agents massacred unarmed Biafrans of the MASSOB, showing no regard for the value of life, showing no respect for God’s creation. These persons and their organizations have money stolen from the people; they have armed men paid by the government with money stolen from the people; and they walk around intoxicated by the power of their offices. All the while, they victimize the people with these stolen and/or acquired things, acting like they will reign forever over the people; acting like they could never be held accountable for their deeds and misdeeds against the people. Because these persons and their organizations are about to meet their fate, we ask you to: “Fear not!” When the dust clears from the chaos, they shall have their date with The Supreme Judge. In the meantime, they can’t hurt you any more, because our God is shielding and protecting you from their wickedness.  

Fellow Biafrans: it is very likely that some of us may not believe the Hand and Plan of God as we have stated it above. We realize that we cannot coax any more faith out of any of us than we are capable of. Nevertheless, what we have asked of you regarding your part in this plan does not require faith at all. All that is asked of you is to join in our unity and solidarity, expressing this oneness of mind and purpose as total, unanimous support and vote for APGA and Ojukwu. This is only common sense for “united we stand, divided we fall to pieces…” All you have to do is to agree with this common sense; accept this common sense, and act accordingly. The rest is up to God, and you can just sit back and watch the power and the glory of our God.  

To this end, we now ask all MASSOB members in all of the Biafran territory to join in the unity and solidarity of our people. We ask each and every single one of them to fully support APGA and Ojukwu; and if it ever comes to voting, to vote for APGA and Ojukwu unanimously. This is a show, and an act, of unity and solidarity. This is the way to do your part, to stand up and be counted, in God’s plan for the actualization of the sovereign Nation of Biafra.  

Likewise, we ask our people to accept and accommodate our brethren of the MASSOB as our true sons and daughters, as our heroic brethren and heroes of Biafra, and forge our unity and solidarity, and act as one with singular focus and purpose as we give our full support to APGA and Ojukwu.  

Thus, fellow Biafrans, at the next rally, we shall all be there, as a united Nation of Biafra, in total solidarity, united in APGA and as APGA, standing hand in hand with our leader, Ojukwu.  We shall demand and obtain the release of all our MASSOB people wrongfully jailed or detained by Nigerian evil forces. We shall demand accountability and reparations for the murderous attack by armed Nigerian forces against unarmed MASSOB members and other victims of such crimes by Nigeria against Biafra. As you can all see, only our unity and solidarity expressed by unalloyed support of APGA and Ojukwu, can make this possible.  

As we leave you until next week, remember that God’s message to you is the promise that He, God, who created you and placed you on the land which he also created shall ensure that you are now going to be masters of your own self and your own God-given land; and that that time of deliverance is now. All that is required of you, on your part, is to join hands, heads and mind in unity and solidarity, and express this unity and solidarity as unanimous and total support for APGA and Ojukwu. That’s all you have to do. God is doing God’s part.  

Now, a moment of silence to remember our fallen heroes murdered and injured by wicked armed Nigerian operatives; and all those being detained by these murderers. We commend their souls to the bosom and care of our God.  

Biafra lives!

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