This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For August 26th, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
The Principles of our struggle to liberate our Biafran people from the Evil known as Nigeria are borrowed from MASSOB and MASSOB’s inspiration and courage in its lead to see us achieve our goal of Biafra actualization. These principles are:
Fellow Biafrans: we will not budge from these principles: they are sound; they are appropriate and they remain correct, intact and fully applicable for the completion of our mission, which is the actualization of Biafra. We understand that our freedom and liberty is not negotiable, because it is God-given. We understand that no human or human institution can successfully take away our God-given freedom and liberty from us, no matter how evil, how brutal and how vicious such human or institution is, because nothing can snatch God’s own gift from His creation; because, no child or creation of God can allow that to happen, or accept that in any way or form. Fellow Biafrans, you must have this fact and concept well-entrenched in your psyche and persona; it is in your Spirit and in your body, it is in your thought and deed and speech and in how you carry yourself, in your attitude and in every latitude of your life. God built it into you:—your Freedom and Liberty; nothing can take it away from you, and you cannot, and will not, give it away. This is like the God-given air which we all freely breathe: you freely breathe it in and out—no questions or debate about it. It is on this strength and other deeper understanding of what we are, in our relationship to God, that we maintain the non-violence principle regarding that which we are already freely endowed with by God Himself.
Fellow Biafrans: Biafraland is our home; therefore, we will stay, live and operate in our own homeland. There is nowhere else to go: we stay in our own land while we work out the actualization of Biafra. That is the meaning of (the Principle of) “Non-exodus.” We have also extended the meaning to reflect the fact that wherever you stand, whether in Biafraland or outside of Biafraland, in faraway places or nearby communities, you take your stand for Biafra and Biafra actualization right there: you do not have to move back to Biafraland for the sole purpose of Biafra actualization. However, we have also advised you and strongly recommended that you relocate to Biafraland from other parts of Nigeria so as to develop our own land while we pursue the actualization of Biafra; and also, so you are not easy prey and fodder for an evil Nigeria that is always eager to shed and drink the blood of Biafrans living among them, eager and happy to destroy the lives of Biafrans, loot and burn the property of Biafrans in those regions of Nigeria.
Fellow Biafrans, the Principle of “Non-cooperation” is quite natural: you can’t cooperate with a system that is trying very hard, very visibly and with success, to annihilate you: we will not cooperate with Nigeria’s well known, not-hidden-at-all anti-Biafra policies and anti-Biafra actions. That’s why we have willingly and gladly worked with MASSOB to have mass sit-at-home exercises, and boycotted the 2006 Nigeria census; that’s why we will boycott any elections Nigeria holds. Our non-cooperation actions are guided by our Principle of non-violence.
We thank MASSOB for lending us these principles and practices and for sticking with them as we, together, move towards inevitable Biafra actualization.
Many ask, “Where is the UN in all this?” As we have communicated with you in the past, we have made every effort to make sure that the UN will not claim that it is unaware of what is going on. In fact, the UN is fully aware of the situation in Biafra-Nigeria; but we have to understand how the UN is set up to do its work: it is not like most of us think, nor like most of us would desire. There are UN agencies that look at different aspects of conditions such as ours, for example, the UN Human Rights Commission: that office has received numerous reports from us: if it is any consolation, that’s why Nigeria is always ranked dead-last or close to that annually when the Human Rights records of each country are compared with the rest; although even then, the examples cited by such agencies almost methodically avoid the mention of our Biafran people and our plight and ordeals. But, think about it: if strong efforts are made, and great care is taken, to avoid us and our issue of Biafra, guess what? That’s a recognition that we are here. Making strenuous efforts to avoid something means that there is a recognition that “that something” is definitely there.
That said, the UN Charter allows for Self Determination, and many European countries and others from other parts of the World have used that route to gain or regain and ratify their sovereignty and independence in the last few years. However, whenever it comes to Africa, what is good for the Europeans and the rest of the world with the UN, is inexplicably not to be allowed for Africa—not without a fierce struggle by Africa: that is the shame. What this means is that WE, and only we, can actualize Biafra for ourselves. What we need from the UN, we already have: the recognized and ratified Right to Self Determination: it is entrenched in the UN Charter, and the precedent of honoring such a right by the UN has already been set several times.
In the final analysis, the UN cannot work out our own salvation: it is we to whom our own freedom should matter most, who should be doing everything within our power to ensure that no one and nothing will permanently take away our liberty and freedom and our rights. We choose the Path of Non-violence as we respond vigorously to this challenge. And, it is working. So, fellow Biafrans: redouble your determination and efforts; gird your loins tighter to bolster your stamina and secure your endurance as we do the only thing which must be done: assert our freedom, reclaim and ratify our liberty, by actualizing Biafra.
All those organizations and institutions who are persecuting MASSOB, be sure that we will bring you to book: you will account for your brutal crimes against MASSOB in a court of law. For those persons and individuals, especially in Biafraland, who are collaborating with the Nigerian killer-squads and killer-agencies such as the Nigeria police by betraying members of MASSOB so that our MASSOBians can be captured and slaughtered, your crimes are greater, because these crimes are personalized; your cases are easier, because we have your names and we know your faces. These persecutors should look around them to see and realize that Nigeria is crumbling: it won’t be too long now before Nigeria is gone and their protection evaporates: then, where are they going to hide? Justice will certainly, surely, find them.
All MASSOBians and other Biafrans who were jailed in the line of Biafra actualization duty must be released. This includes Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB; Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB and others. Every single day these our brethren remain detained in prison will constitute a rough grating and a moral judgment on the conscience of those who revel and rejoice in INJUSTICE—the likes of Obasanjo and his Nigeria.
Biafra alive! Because it is God Who 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.
Na e cheta kwa unu onyinye MASSOB nyere anyi, na ihe gbasara i nweta Biafra, nke wu:
Otu) uzo nke na a wughi ogu na mgba;
Abuo) a gbaghi fula na e be ibi, na
Ato) e kweghi kwala ka Nigeria megbuo anyi,
na okwu oyibo: “Non-violence, Non-exodus, Non-cooperation.” Anyi na e kele MASSOB otu ha siri kwuru chim na ihea, nke nyere anyi nkwado na oru anyi na a ru na ihe anyi na e me na nweta Biafra.
Anyi si ka obi na Mmuo unu gbasara nweta Biafra ka o wuru ihe si na Obi na Mmuo Chineke na Onwe Ya, bia; ebe Chineke kere anyi “Diala” na ndu anyi na na ala anyi, ka ihe Chineke jiri aka Ya kee otua, ka o ghoghi la ihe a ga a gba ohu, ihe mmadu ga e nwe ike i ghioro anyi na aka—Mba! Nweta Biafra wu i bi, na i di, otu ahu Chineke jiri kee anyi; o wu na ihi nkea ka anyi ga e ji nwetariri Biafra.
O nweghi ebe ozo anyi ga a gba gaa—ulo anyi na ala anyi wu na ime Biafra; anyi ga na a ru oru nweta Biafra nga owula anyi bi na ya. O ga a wu ihe nzuzu o wuru ma anyi kwee ka Nigeria na e megbu anyi: maka nkea, anyi e nweghi ike noro jii mgbe Nigeria na a ru gbu anyi aruru: anyi ga e bili oto si ha: “Mba! Unu a gaghi e me anyi otua ozo!”
Otu anyi siri gwa unu na mbu, otu ukwu Uwa a na a kpo UN a gaghi a ruru anyi oru diri anyi i ru na nweta Biafra—nke ahu wu ihe anyi ga e ji aka anyi ruo. Ma UN nwere nkwekota nke nyere Mba owula ike i kewaputa onwe ha site na ochichi aru na ihe ojoo mba ozo ha di na ime ya na mbu. A na a kpo ya: “Self Determination” na asusu Oyibo. Ma, unu e chefughi kwa la na Self Determination di na nke ndi Mba na a cho i nweta onwe ha, o wughi na aka UN ka o di. Nkea mere anyi ji a si na MASSOB mere nke oma otu o jiri na e du anyi, anyi na a kwado kwa nu ya, na anyi i nweta Biafra.
Iwe na e we anyi nke ukwu maka ndi na ile na e nye ndi MASSOB nsogbu. Ma nkea na e me ka e bere nde ahu na e mere anyi. Maka ihe ga a dakwasi ha mbge anyi nwetara Biafra, onu e nweghi ike i kwu ya: Iwu ha dara maka ihe aru na ihe njo ha mere ga a ma ha ikpe na ulo-ikpe. Nke mere anyi ji na a gwa ndi efulefu Igbo na ndi efulefu Biafra nde na e nyere ndi police na army Nigeria aka i hoputa ndi MASSOB ka ha gbagbue ha, na ha mara kwa na nke ha a gaa la. Ulo-ikpe na e che ha. Ha na ndi police na ndi army Nigeria e kpughi kwa la ishi na ihe na e me na ime Nigeria ugbua—na ogba-aghara na ha a a kari na Nigeria ugbua, nke wu na oge Nigeria a gafee la.
Nde MASSOB na ile na ndi oru Biafra ndi ozo dum nde no na mkporo na Nigeria: a ga a kpoputa ha na nga maka o wughi ha na a gbakasi Nigeria. Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB; Uchenna Madu, onye ndu MASSOB, na ndi ozo—a ga a ghapuriri ha aka. Obasanjo na ndi Nigeria: o wu unu ka nkea di na isi. Uwa na ha e le unu, na e che ka unu mee ihe ziri-ezi.
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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