This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International broadcasts
For September 4th, 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 Nigeria.” So speaketh the Lord. And so it is.
“The peoples and their nations must live and thrive, though the name and concept of Nigeria die. The peoples and their nations must not and will not be allowed to perish just to save a dying Nigeria.” So says the Lord.
Fellow Biafrans: The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God...” Now, we know better.
Before we get started today, we want every Biafran to join us in asking Nigeria about the fate of our brave MASSOBians who were reported arrested by the Nigerian police at the MASSOB meeting place in Aba on Tuesday, August 24. We have also learned that the following day, August 25, they were taken to Umuahia and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID). These are the great Biafrans / MASSOBians:
1) Nwaite Hyacinth,
2) Promise Onyeomere
3) William Nwosu Great
4) Ikechukwu Adibe, and
5) Mr. Acho.
As of August 28, these Biafrans have not been heard from. August 26 was a successful and non-violent event; there is no justification for arresting and or detaining MASSOB members on account of this event.
We remind the Nigerian Police of 2 things:
a) The International Human Rights movements and International Justice system will not .take kindly to the detention of any human being for undue periods of time without his/her being charged to court to defend himself or herself. Even Nigerian courts have recently ruled on that recently, resulting in the court order issued to the Nigerian police to release detained MASSOB members who had been held, often for several months to years, without charge. The status of compliance by the Nigerian police with this court order is still unclear.
b) We are hereby notifying the International Community of the standard practice by Nigerian Police of refusing to feed or clothe or maintain the basic welfare of those it detains; instead, the Police expects and insists that detainees provide feeding and basic necessities for themselves while they are being held in detention. In a final act of inhumane cruelty, the Nigerian police uses this technique to lure friends, families and associates bringing in food and clothing and medications to the detainees; on their visit, they too are often arrested as “accomplices” and detained also. The result is that the detainee is left without food or succor or medical treatment. In another heartless twist, the Nigerian police confiscate and help themselves to a lion’s share of the provisions brought in by relatives and friends intended for the detainees. The most unconscionable and most bothersome aspect of this practice is that this practice is selectively reserved for, and directed against, only Igbos and other Biafrans, but especially MASSOB members. Thus, once again, a particular race is being singled out for unconscionable and unjustified, illegal and inhumane treatment.
There is in fact no doubt that those responsible for these practices shall be hauled to the International Court of Justice to answer for crimes against humanity in due course. For now, we demand the unconditional release of these and other MASSOB members held by the various security apparatus of Nigeria. We demand that Nigeria follow International law by providing food and water and basic welfare for detainees whom it has placed in jail or prison. Finally, we remind Nigeria that the practice of singling out Igbos / Biafrans / MASSOB for grossly inhuman, demeaning and illegal treatment counts towards Genocide.
Our MASSOB brethren: you are in our prayers.
Let us now give our attention to post-August 26. In truth, there is no “post-August 26,” because August 26 stands eternal. Every day from now on is August 26, because we stand aware of our own power to control of our own destiny, and our own ability to exercise that power at will. For this, God thanks and appreciates all of you, the people of the Nation of Biafra, whom He created—the people, and the land, of Biafra. We join our God in thanking you all for your bravery and courage, and for showing Nigeria and the world what and who you really are, despite previous unenviable profiling.
On August 26, you told us that you want Biafra; that you are very much Biafran, and that Biafra is very much alive. You told us that you are willing, able, and ready to do your part to bring about the actualization of Biafra. There is no better or more effective way to demonstrate this than what you did on August 26. You heard your own voice in this act; we heard you loud and clear, and the world also heard and understood what you said—Biafra—Biafra actualization!
Now, the enemy is quite unhappy because of the stinging defeat they suffered. Our stunning victory has really upset them and threatened their arrogant stance and previous false sense of security. So we expect them to do any or all of several things:
They have done all these in the past; that didn’t stop August 26 or make any difference in what we did on that day and how we did it. In fact, it is precisely because of this ongoing mistreatment that our God awarded us such a stunning victory over them. Our God is and will always be there for us as we struggle against this Pharaoh to leave this Egypt.
One day, Nigeria may try a different tactic. They might even, out of desperation and exasperation, offer Igbos the Presidency of Nigeria. We have no doubt that such an offer will not move you, because you understand quite well that there is nothing for Biafrans in Nigeria. What we all desire can only be found in Biafra. Only Biafra can assuage the desires of Biafra.
Or, they may come up with some plan for what they call a National conference in which the first condition is that Nigeria must remain one at the end of the conference-day. Then you won’t have any problems pointing out to them that it is the attempt to force what, in the first place, is not one, into one, and the pretense that it could work, coupled with the self-deceit that it is working, which has caused all the pain and suffering of the nations of peoples living in Nigeria—and all for nought. It never worked before. It is not working now. It will never work. Remind them that even Obasanjo asked them what they think a National Conference based on one-Nigeria could accomplish which 100 years and Nigerian-style fraudulent and hypocritical dynamics could not achieve. The answer remains Biafra. If they really want a true Sovereign National Conference, then the individual national sovereignties must be guaranteed, ratified and recognized even before getting to the conference table, as we have articulated elsewhere.
Biafra—Biafra actualization is the complete and permanent answer..
August 26 spoke volumes about just one thing: Biafra—Biafra actualization; and God’s hand and pleasure in seeing Biafra live and Biafrans fulfill their divinely assured destiny. Fellow Biafrans, always remember what God did that day, for how else could anyone explain that miracle? In all times—now and in the future—remember that this Force is with you, this Presence is with you, this Love and Compassion is with you. Find courage and solace, strength and succor in this Truth, as you go about your business well-primed—Divinely primed—for the next stage of the process of our liberation from Nigeria by our God, into the Promised Land, Biafra.
Biafra alive! Biafra alive!! Biafra alive!!!
Biafra alive! Biafra alive!! Biafra alive!!!
That’s the news analysis for the week. Thank you.
God bless and keep Biafra, and you, until our next broadcast. Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm) with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language.
Ndi Biafra anyi e kele 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 abia ra 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 Onye efulefu na asi na ime obi ya na Chineke adighi. Ma anyi a mara la ihe wu eziokwu..
Tupu anyi e bido, nde Biafra na ile ga aju ndi police ndi Nigeria ihe ha mere umu nne anyi ndi MASSOB nde ha jidere na ebe ha na eme meeting na Aba na ubochi Tuesday 24th August, na nkwado ma ka August 26. Nde police kporola ha ga tinye ha na nga na State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) nke di na Umuahia na ubochi August 25th. Rue na Saturday ga ra aga, ubochi August 28, onwebeghi onye nu ru mpkotu umu nne anyi ndi ya ma obu olu ha. Aha ha wu:
Otu) Nwaite Hyacinth,
Abuo) Promise Onyeomere
Ato) William Nwosu Great
Ano) Ikechukwu Adibe, and
Ise) Mr. Acho.
Onye owu la a mara la na August 26 na anyi nwere mmeri ukwu u, mecha a kwa ya na udo. Kedi zie ka ndi police ga esi ejide nde MASSOB ma o wu onye Biafra owula maka ihe gbasara August 26?
Anyi na agwa ndi police ndi Nigeria ihe abuo:
Otu) Ndi uwa na ile achoghi ka ndi police obodo owula ji de onye owula na nga o wuru na ndi police enweghi ihe ha boro onye ahu, wuru kwa na ndi police akporoghi onye ahu ga na ulo ikpe ka jooji (Judge) nwere ike ma a ya ikpe, owuru na o dara iwu.
Abuo) Anyi na agwa ndi uwa na ile otu ndi police Nigeria si e me aru. Ha ji de onye Biafra ma o wu onye Igbo ma o wu onye MASSOB, ha wu ndi police anaghi enye nde ahu ha ji dere nri ma obu mmiri ma obu ogwu maka oyi. Ndi police na asi na nde ha ji dere ga na e wetara onwe ha nri ma obu ihe ndi ozo na edebe mmadu ndu. Ma na Iwu Ukwu ndi uwa wu na onye o wula ji dere mmadu tinye ya na nga ga na enye onye no na nga nri na miri na ogwu ma ka oyi, na efe otiti. Nigeria a dala iwu ukwu nke a. Ihe ozo ndi Police na eme wu i chere ndi enyi na ndi ulo onye no na nga; mbge ha wetara la onye no na nga nri, ma owu ogwu maka oyi, ma obu efe otiti, nde police anwuru kwa ndi ya tinye kwuru ha na nga! Na oge ozo, ndi police na anara ndi enyi na ndi ulo ihe ha wetarala ndi no na nga; ha wu ndi police e ke e ihe ndia na etitii ha; ihe fo ziri ni, ha nwere ike nye tu ya onye no na nga. Nke di mwuta wu na o wu so oso ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra na ndi MASSOB ka ndi police na eme udi ihe di otu a!
Ndi Nigeria na ndi police ha ma ra kwa na anyi ga akporo ha ga na ulo Ikpe Ukwu nke ndi uwa mbge oge ruru, ma ka ihe aru ndia ha na eme.ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra na ndi MASSOB. Ma na ugbua, anyi na agwa ha ka ha weputa umu nne anyi ndi MASSOB ndi a, na ndi Biafra na ndi Igbo nde ha tiri na nga, ozugbo ozugbo; ka ha na enye ha nri na miri na ogwu ma ka oyi, na efe otiti rue mbge ha ga ahapu ha ka ha la achiri anyi.
Ka anyi na e cheta kwa umu nne anyi ndia na ile na ekpere.
Ugbua, ka anyi ga tu le ihe mere na Ubochi August 26, ubochi a bu ru ubochi enweghi ogwugwu maka ihe mere na ubochi ahu ka no na mmuo na chi na ahu anyi, ubochi na ile, na oge na ile. Maka na ubochi ahu, anyi ziri onwe anyi na ndi Nigeria na ndi uwa na ile na anyi nwere ike nke anyi ga eji bie ndu anyi otu owula anyi jiri cho ya. Na ihi nka, Chineke anyi na ekele anyi, na asi anyi na obi di Ya uto maka otu Ya siri ke e anyi na ala Biafra, nke bu ala O nyere anyi. Anyi e soro kwa la Chineke na ekele unu na ile, nde Biafra maka unu ziri nde Nigeria na nde uwa na ile ihe unu bu.
Na ubochi August 26 unu gwara anyi na o wu so so Biafra ka unu cho ro, na unu bu nde Biafra, na Biafra ka di kwa ndu. Unu gwa ra anyi na ihe owula kwesiri omume ka anyi nweta Biafra na unu ga eme ya.mgbe akporo unu oku ya. Ihe ahu unu jiri onu unu gwa anyi, gwa kwa ndi Nigeria na ndi uwa na ile, unu jiri kwa ra nti unu nu ya. Ihe ahu wu Biafra--nweta Biafra.
Obi efu kwa la unu mgbe ndi iro anyi ga eji aghugho na ugha na ego iji meghie anyi anya. Ha ga acho kwa anyi ogbugbu, tu o kwa anyi mkporo, na enye kwa anyi oke mmekpaahu. Ma na cheta kwa nu na ha eme la anyi udi ihe a na oge na ile, ma nka akwusighi anyi na ubochi August 26.
O wuru na ndi iro anyi kwe kwa nkwa i nye Ndigbo okwa President Nigeria, gbasi kwa unu ha nkiti. Ihe anyi na acho adighi na Nigeria; o wu so o so Biafra ka anyi choro. Ha kwe kwa unu nkwa na anyi ga aga nzuko National Conference ga kpa ihe apka, unu a tufu kwa la ra ha onu, ma ka ihe ha na ekwu bu na nzuko nke a ga awu maka one-Nigeria. One-Nigeria enweghi isi ugbua, ma o wu na mgbe mbu, ma o wu mgbe na abia na ihu. Ma ha kweta na nzuko a ga a wu maka onye obula i lara onwe ha, ka onye obula nweta obodo nke aka ha, nke wu na anyi ga esi otu a nweta Biafra, anyi ga aga. Biafra—na ani Biafra—ka anyi na acho.
Nde Biafra: si te na ubochi August 26 rue mgbe ebighi ebi, ka anyi na echeta ihe Chineke mere la anyi na ubochi a hu, ma ka o wu so o so na ike Chineke ka ihe me re na ubochi August 26 nwere ike ime otu o siri me e. Nka a ga enye anyi obisieike na Chineke nonyere la anyi na nonyere kwa ra Biafra na oge na ile, ka oke ujo hara i na atu anyi mgbe ihe ozo ga eme, mgbe anyi ga a za oku Chineke anyi na akpo anyi ka anyi ga wa na ala anyi, ala Ya onwe Ya kere nye kwa anyi, ala oma a hu a na akpo Biafra.
Biafra di ndu na ihi na Chineke anyi do bere ya otua. Onweghi ihe mmadu ga eme nke nwere ike i mebi ihe Chineke na Onwe Ya mere.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!! Ma ka Chineke no nyere la gi!
Nde ewo unu!
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