This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of
For June 12th, 2004
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
“My peoples and my nations shall not be sacrificed for the sake of preserving a worthless idea called
“The peoples and their nations must live and thrive, though the name and concept of
Fellow Biafrans: God has spoken. So it is!
We want to assure you all that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the world knows that the Nigerian security agents and the Nigerian Police are harassing, arresting, jailing, tormenting and also killing MASSOB members, without any justification, but on the orders of General Obasanjo. We also want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to make sure that Biafrans are aware that efulefu Eastern governors and other officials are aiding and abetting and colluding in this mistreatment and killing of their own people. Notable among such doers of “aru” are Ngige and Orji Uzor Kalu.
Let us remind you once again about who are involved in this crime against humanity perpetrated against our people, our MASSOBians, besides Obasanjo and Balogun and all other persons employed and directed by the evil government of Nigeria. Starting from the top:
Fellow Biafrans: these officials are in government (let’s not go into how they got there in the first place, but they are there) to represent the people and to see to their welfare, to protect the people and assure their security. MASSOB are our people—MASSOB are in fact the majority of our people today—and our people are MASSOB. In every other region, the governments protect their own people, even the governments in the Muslim States protect Muslims even while the Muslims go out and murder Christians and burn, loot and destroy Christian property (which is mostly Biafrans, anyway). Likewise, in the West, those governments protect OPC and other violent groups, because they are Westerners. Compare that with the situation of MASSOB, a non-violent organization.
It is only in the East that certain anomalies are occurring:
a) the governments actively persecute their own people such as MASSOB,
b) the governments go out of their way to protect any other ethnic groups residing in the East as long as they are not Igbo or Biafrans, even as the same Igbo-Biafrans are being victimized and destroyed outside Biafraland; and thus the result is
c) Biafrans are harassed, persecuted and killed everywhere in Nigeria by Nigeria and Nigerians, but Biafrans are also being persecuted and killed especially by Eastern governments in Biafraland.
What a shame! What an unconscionable anomaly!
This has to stop. We call on our Elders, on our Youth, on our Women, on every able-bodied and sound-minded Biafran to say: “No more!” to these atrocious anomalies. We call on the Churches in Biafraland to take the Word of God to all those involved in this aru. All Biafrans: Go tell it to the persons and offices and functionaries mentioned above, and demand accountability from them. Tell them, again, “No more!”
Why should anyone in his or her right mind persecute MASSOB? MASSOB, by pushing for Biafra actualization using non-violent means, is the best thing that has ever happened to our people thus far, and even to Nigeria. MASSOB is the only organization that shows honesty, courage, and morality by facing the truth that Nigeria was never one, is not one now, and is never going to be one; and the truth that continuing to force one Nigeria on us is killing us all—every nation and its people living and suffering in Nigeria; and then, by doing something positive about it. Who, today in Nigeria, does not understand that unbridgeable natural differences and divisions make it impossible to maintain Nigeria as one country, even with force? How many will admit that? And how many will do something about it—that is, other than pretending that it will all work out, even as all evidence, facts and experience point otherwise; or other than insisting on this futility of continuing to force on one Nigeria?
Fellow Biafrans: as the effects of the NLC-led peoples’ strike are felt today in Nigeria, do we all pause to realize that as bad as Obasanjo’s fraudulent regime has been, and as deserving of this popular challenge as it is, that it really does not matter who is in power or what type of government is extant in one-Nigeria? As long as one-Nigeria is being forced on the nations living and suffering in Nigeria, there will always be crises after crises, and all the while, the quality of life in Nigeria will continue to degrade and degenerate to unimaginable levels. It is a situation with a predictable outcome; no one needs to tell you that such an outcome is bad—no, grave; the only variable and unknown is time/timing.
It is for this reason that we should all be thankful for MASSOB, and refresh our support and identification with MASSOB. The alternatives to MASSOB are either to be forced to die in / as one Nigeria, and or to be forced to abandon non-violence in our natural struggle for divinely mandated survival. There is no way that we will allow the dying Nigeria to take us with her to her fiery grave: that would be immoral.
Remember this, should the course of events take us through a Sovereign National Conference (SNC), which constitutes another sane, orderly and non-violent mechanism to accomplish the restructuring of Nigeria, in order to achieve the ratification of the individual sovereignty of each nation presently living and suffering in Nigeria. The one root-problem afflicting Nigeria, and otherwise known as Nigeria, is not so much that Nigeria is not one—that Nigeria cannot be one is clear—as much as it is the quixotic exercise in futility of trying for 100 years to force Nigeria to be one country, with the only reward being more dysfunction and more, ongoing suffocation of the peoples living and suffering therein. The only solution is to respect our natural differences and natural divisions in the form of individual sovereign and independent nations. On the day of SNC—if it comes--there will be voices trying to sound conciliatory, pious, even wise, as well as intimidating, advocating for one country. (Don’t forget the Oputa Commission: completion and implementation were a big flop—and predictably so, too). But, you must stand firm, point steadfastly to the root-problem, and stand by the only effective, complete and lasting solution: sovereignty of each individual nation, of which Biafra is one.
Biafra lives, because God makes it so. If you don’t like it, go fight with God. But you will still have to get through us Biafrans first.
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
God bless and keep
Ndi Biafra, anyi ekele unu.
Nke a bu akuko nke anyi na akpo News Analysis si na Voice of Biafra International radio di na Washington DC na ala Amerika na abiara unu na abali a.
Na mbido, anyi na ewetara unu okwu si na onu Chineke anyi na asi na Ya agaghi ekwe ka okike Ya, nke unu dum bu, la na iyi site na ihi ihe ojo o ahu ana akpo Nigeria. Chineke na ekwu si na Nigeria ga anwu, ma na okike nke Chineke, nke bu unu dum, ga adi ndu, ma na eri kwa ndu, bie kwa ogologo ndu. Nde Biafra: Chineke ekwu o la—otua ahu ka o ga adi riri.
Oka na ewe si anyi oke iwe maka mmekpa ahu na ogbugbu ndi police ndi Nigeria na egbu ndi MASSOB ndi ibe anyi nde Biafra, ma obu na ala Igbo-Biafra ma obu kwa na ala Niger Delta-Biafra. Owu Obasanjo nyere Balogun, onye isi ndi police, iwu ojo o a. Ma na ndi governor na ile ndi no na ala Biafra—ndi wu ndi Biafra na onwe ha—na kwa enyere Obasanjo na ndi police ya aka ka ha we e na emegbu ndi MASSOB na ime ala Biafra, ji ri zie otu ahu na akpari umu Biafra. Ndi ozo aka ha no na ime mmegbu na ogbugbu ndi Biafra na ala Biafra ta bu:
Ihe ndi a na ile na eme ndi MASSOB na ndi Biafra na ala Biafra ga akwusi ugbu a. O ga akwusi riri ta. Anyi na agwa ndi Biafra na ile na ha cheta kwa na anyi na ile wu MASSOB; MASSOB wu kwa anyi. Anyi na agwa ndi okenye anyi, ndi umu okorobia na umu agbobia, ndi Biafra owula, ndi Church, ka ha zigara ndi na ile di na ochichi na ala Biafra ozi ka ha ekwe kwa la ihe di otu a me e ozo.. Mkpari na mmekpa ahu na mmegbu na ogbugbu ana egbu ndi MASSOB na ndi Biafra na ala Biafra—ha ga akwusi ya.
Unu echefu kwa la na MASSOB na eme ihe ziri ezi maka ha huru na “one Nigeria” enweghi isi, na ndi Nigeria achoghi ndi Biafra na ime Nigeria. Nke a mere ndi MASSOB jiri bido njem a nke ga enwetara anyi Biafra ozo, ebe anyi ga ebi na obodo nke aka anyi, nwere onwe anyi, na achi onwe anyi. Unu echefu kwa la na MASSOB na acho ka anyi me ihe a na udo ka ma na ogu na mbga. Anyi ga na akwado MASSOB oge na ile.
Cheta kwa nu na Strike (nkwusi oru ebe obula) mere na Nigeria wu otu ihe ozo nke ziri na ihe anaghi adi mma—ihe emebi si a la—na ala Nigeria. Owu na ihi na Nigeria na eji ike na acho ime ka Nigeria buru otu, ma nke a agaghi enwe isi maka na Nigeria enweghi ike iwu otu. Ihe kwesiri ime wu ka ndi obula la na ala ha, ga nwere onwe ha, na achi kwa onwe ha, di ka Biafra na acho. O wuru na anyi na ile ga a nzuko Sovereign National Conference nke anyi na ekwu okwu ya mgbe na ile, cheta kwa unu na onweghi ihe ozo nke ga agwo oria diri Nigeria, mvum onu avuru Nigeria, karia kwa na ndi obula ga ala ala nke ha, ga nwere onwe ha, ga chiba onwe ha. Ogwula otu a ga azo ndi mmadu nde na ata ahuhu ukwu na Nigeria ta.
Biafra ga adi! Biafra ga di riri. Biafra adi go! maka otu a ka Chineke anyi siri cho ya. Ma gi achoghi ya otua ahu, gi gaanu ga lusiwa Chineke na anyi ogu.
Chukwu du be na gozie Biafra, na gi kwa.
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