This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For June 10th, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
See how the officials in the so-called the Local Government Area (LGA) system in one of the parts of Biafraland are now running away and hiding because they are afraid that the EFCC will arrest them, even as some of them are already spending time in EFCC detention? Well, the evil system that they serve has finally caught up with them, hasn’t it now? Now that they, themselves, can suffer under the rotten system, perhaps, they can afterwards admit what is so obvious, what we have been trying to tell them: Nigeria does not work; and when they serve Nigeria, they will not be spared even if they are doing the same rotten things that the evil system called Nigeria demands of them, the same corrupt practices that other Nigerians are engaged in elsewhere in Nigeria, except that no one is arresting those others for that. Obasanjo and his friends can steal huge sums of money every day and get away with it. Governors can also steal anything they want—including hapless human beings—and have, in fact, been doing so, to the detriment of the people, but are protected by Nigeria’s corrupt policy of class-selective immunity.
Consider how the EFCC came to hound these council members. It was one so-called Senator Arthur Nzeribe who asked the EFCC to do so. Everyone will recall that it is the same Nzeribe who brazenly walks about with bags stuffed with money to pass out—in broad daylight practice of bribery—to members of the National Assembly in order to influence their votes. Often, he works directly for Obasanjo in this, and makes no bones about it. Should not the EFCC be investigating Arthur Nzeribe himself? He does not even have “formal” immunity but that does not matter to EFCC (suggesting a secret list of “untouchables”?) Yet, the EFCC will act according to the wishes of super-corrupt Nzeribe.
This should remind everyone that there is no justice in Nigeria, and criminals who ply their trade in public view will get away with it, while lesser criminals are harassed and imprisoned by Nigeria’s equally corrupt and hypocritical agencies. Why do we need to be reminded? It is not us who are being reminded: it is those Biafrans like the LGA officials who are now being victimized and scapegoated by Nigeria through the EFCC, who need to be reminded. We know, for example, that it is the female member of the LGA in Okwe who has been inviting the Nigerian armed agents to come and kill MASSOB members and destroy MASSOB property in Okwe, to come and abduct Chief Uwazurike. These LGA officials need to be reminded that Nigeria is bad, really bad. And that, sooner or later, Nigeria is going to take a bite off them, and eventually, finish them off. They need to be reminded that the reason why we seek Biafra is to allow us to build a just country of our own, to reflect what we are: honest, gentle hardworking people who believe and count on merit. We seek Biafra because it is our God-given right; it is the place where we can show our Godliness and our goodness by accepting the right moral principles and practicing them, living as such and raising our families and children according to those precepts.
Now that many of the LGA officials are in fear of jail or are getting a little taste of it, we ask them to think of Chief Ralph Uwazurike who has been in jail for the Biafran cause several times, this time around, since October 25, 2005. We want them to think of other MASSOB leaders like Uchenna Madu who are still in jail. And other rank-and-file MASSOB members who have been held for various lengths of time in Nigerian jails. We ask them to think of the ordeals of MASSOB members who are now faced with the threat of capture and imprisonment by the same Nigerian system which the LGA officials serve; especially, of those MASSOBians who are being pointed out by that female LGA official in Okwe.
So, fellow Biafrans, reach out to these persons—these LGA officials—and tell them again that they must change their direction and join us in our march towards Biafra. We shall get there, it’s only a matter of time, mind you, and we shall do it with or without them. But, they can join us now, having been reminded once again that Nigeria is an evil place that does them no good. Biafra is our place—the place God has prepared for us and blessed for us and blessed us with. Here, in Biafra, we shine, at last.
In the same vein, our brethren in Aba are under siege by the evils and plagues of Nigeria. The efulefu Abia so-called State governor is busy calling for a Nigerian Military joint patrol with armed Nigeria Police, hence, to complete the armed terrorization of our hapless people—as if the people have not had enough of armed banditry and brigandage. The evil Nigerian system and those who support and maintain it fail to realize that security is a community matter, and effective security comes from an effective community; in this the failing of the Nigerian system, our people suffer needlessly. Our Biafran brothers and sisters: talk to our people in Aba about Aba, Biafra, not Aba, Nigeria. In Aba, Nigeria, our people and the city itself are already perished. But, in Aba, Biafra, the Biafra Spirit and the community of Biafrans will maintain the security of Biafrans in that Biafran city and, for that matter, in all of Biafran territory.
We are not saying that Biafra will be crime-free, not at all. But Biafra provides the constant reminder that we are all related by blood and by Spirit, and we are all one community such that if one person suffers, that makes us all suffer. In Biafra, we provide and enable opportunities so that our people can find ways to live and to thrive; we make good human laws which we as a community will support and hold ourselves to, thereby policing our own selves, using collective goodwill and peer pressure, counseling and the principles of fairness and individual responsibility, accountability and appropriate restitution when called for. Thus we will relieve the local Police to do only those reasonable and practicable duties which our Biafran laws will spell out for that role—unlike what pertains now. Even in Aba, today, when Biafrans there apply the principles of community based on Biafra and in the name of Biafra, the escalating insecurity problem will be arrested and corrected.
Every day now, the need for Biafra becomes more acute. Every day, the reasons and justification for Biafra become even much more clear. We must have Biafra: we will have Biafra. So, stay the path; do your part; God is already doing His.
Biafra alive! because God makes it so.
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), now with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee unu.
Nkea wu akuko nke anyi na a kpo News Analysis, si na Voice of Biafra International Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Anyi na a si na ndi si na ha wu ndi LGA na otu mpaghala ala Igbo ala Biafra—na ha jiri ire ha rhe eze ha; otu ndi EFCC si zi na a chuari ha oso, na e tinye ha na nga, maka onye ojoo onye efulefu a na a kpo Aurthur Nzeribe gwa ra ndi EFCC ka ha mee otu ahu. O wu udi ihe ojoo ya na e me na Nigeria, na ochichi aru ya, nke LGA na ndi no na ya, soro wuru ochichi aru a. Mgbe ha na a gbaari na e zoro ndi EFCC, ha cheta kwa na o wu Nigeria ha na e me ka umu MASSOB na e zo zi ezuzo na ala nke onwe anyi, ala Biafra. Ndi na ime ha ndi EFCC tinyere na nga, nde ahu jiri otua mara ahuhu nke Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB na a ta, ya na ndi otu MASSOB ndi ozo, ndi di ka Uchenna Madu, otu onye ndu ndi MASSOB. Ndi LGA jiri nkea ghota na aru na njo Nigeria ga kwa na e muta ha onwe ha na e so Nigeria na i me aru ya, aka. A si na ha nwere ako, ugbua ka ha ga e chegharia, nabata ndi MASSOB, maka MASSOB na anyi na e weta Biafra.
Biafra wu obodo nke Chineke goziri were nye anyi. Na ime Biafra, o wu naani uzo ziri e zi ka anyi ga na a ga. Aruru-ala na ihe ojoo Nigeria e nweghi ike i me na ala Biafra. Onye mara ihe, onye na a cho uzo oma, ya soro Biafra ma o wu laghachi na Biafra. Unu duu o ha ndumodu wu ndi LGA a.
Unu jiri kwa ihe na e me na Aba taa cheta na Nigeria na ndi na a kwado ya a joka: maka o wu ha ka ihe ojoo na ile na e me na Aba di na aka. Nde di ka efulefu Governor ndi Abia so na ime ha: ha e mebichala Aba. Ma, mara kwa unu na a si na anyi e nweta go Biafra, o nweghi etu e jiri mee ya ka Aba diri otu odi taa na ime Nigeria otu o ga a di na ime Biafra. Aba ga a wu ala di ucha, ala oma, na ala ndi oma mgbe o ga a no na ime Biafra. Umu Biafra: gwa unu nde Biafra ndi bi na Aba ihe ndia na ile. Gwaa unu ha ka ha were obi Biafra, na ihi Biafra, na aha Biafra—ka ha were obi nkea ji lekota onwe ha anya maka ha wu umu nwanne, rue oge anyi ga e nweta Biafra.
Anyi nwere okwukwe na olile-anya na nchekwube na Chineke anyi e mee la ya ka oge nweta Biafra a dighi zi oke anya. Ka Chineke gbaa anyi ume rue mgbe ahu mgbe Biafra ga a wu nke anyi.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!
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