This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For August 29, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We have carried out Strikes and Protests in the past, under the able leadership and direction of MASSOB, with documented great success, proving the unquenchable hunger for Biafra on the part of our people. The success of the Strike yesterday, August 28, 2008, observed as a sit-at-home Protest exercise continues to add to this superb record.
August 28 2008 Strike: Yes, Biafra lives, because that’s the desire and plan of our people. Biafra lives because that’s the choice of our people. We will actualize Biafra because that’s the people’s demand; and that’s what they will work for, suffer for—and die for, if necessary; most importantly of all, Biafra is what our people live for! We are indebted to MASSOB for being the flag-bearer for Biafra; for being the feet and hands and head of Biafra; we praise MASSOB for organizing, conducting and participating in the Strike. We thank our people for responding as they did, as they have always done. We know we can always count on our people, because Biafra is the thirst and hunger of us all. Because, we know that our people are eager to complete the process of Self determination leading to Independent, Sovereign Biafra.
For sure, we had our usual detractors. We know Nigeria’s newspapers would not report the event, either as a result of intimidating threats from the government of Nigeria; because of hush-money and payoffs from the same source, or because these institutions are in fact prejudiced against Biafra and the people of Biafra, reflecting Nigeria’s hostile and pernicious attitude towards Biafra and her people. We know that the Foreign Press does not find the subject and matter of Biafra interesting, continuing a long tradition of the world repressing the memory of events surrounding Biafra for the past forty years; either that, or, our brand of activism is not world-newsworthy since we are not shooting, shooting up and killing and kidnapping people and blowing up installations, even though such destruction is being visited on our people at the same time, by the State of Nigeria—yet, goes unreported by the same Press.
And, speaking of the government of Nigeria, we know that it would send its armed agents to harass, injure, kill and maim our unarmed and defenseless people during our Protests. We know that it would arrest our people without any reason other than the excuse of the Protest; detain them indefinitely in jail, without taking them to court, and even if taken to court, without conducting a trial, so our people would in effect rot in those jails. Then, there a few Biafrans who have a pathologic relationship with Nigeria, the type of relationship a beaten and degraded slave has when he still clings tightly to his wicked and merciless master, a brutalized, abused, degraded and humiliated who continues to consort with and defend her own rapist. We know of the latter: we have but pity for them; it could be argued that “they are not themselves.” These detractors and more we have, but none, nothing, could alter the process and effects of our successful Strikes.
Now, we have to understand the full implications of a successful Strike: to maintain the success and reap the benefits, we must be ready to follow through with more acts of civil disobedience. We must sustain the momentum, never flagging, never tiring, and never looking back, until we achieve our goal of Biafra Actualization. We will forge ahead, not expecting or waiting for the Media to acknowledge us; not expecting or waiting for the Press—local or Global—to notice us or report on our activities. We have to become resolved, if not yet, to be there in every step of Biafra actualization—be there with our contributions, be there with our acts and activities, be there with self-initiatives for civil disobedience, and be there to support and help MASSOB at all times with our non-violent agenda for Biafra actualization. We will be of the frame of mind that there will be no tarrying, no lingering, no loitering, in short, no pause, no stopping, until we get into Independent Biafra. Self Determination process demands no less from us.
We also want to thank all pro-Biafran groups who helped make this August 28 activity the success that it is. We especially want to acknowledge and thank Diaspora groups who carried out synchronized protests in their places of residence; chief among this group is the Biafra National Congress of South Africa: Biafra, we thank you. We thank Biafra Foundation (BF), Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF) and other pro-Biafran groups who participated in direct and indirect ways in support of the Strike. We acknowledge the positive role and influence of the Biafra Provisional Government, whose arms are the Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE) and the Biafra Shadow Government. The Biafran people thank all of you; we thank Biafra people. Together, we pursue our Self Determination program with our own determination to see it to completion in the shortest amount of time possible.
This Strike is also a protest in support of MASSOB members who have been languishing in Nigeria’s jails, placed there by the wicked and inhumane intent of Nigeria, against all known tenets of Law and Human Rights. Also, the Strike is a protest against the harassment, intimidation and injuring, by Nigeria, of any persons working for Biafra actualization of which their activities are certainly consistent with “Self Determination.” With this Strike, we call the world’s attention to Nigeria’s ongoing practice of jailing Biafra’s Self Determination activists. We demand, as we have been doing all along, that Nigeria effect their release unconditionally and immediately, from cumbersome and unattainable bail conditions, and or outrightly from this unjust imprisonment. They are: Ralph Uwazurike, the leader of MASSOB, and these other MASSOB members: Samuel Onwuka, Jude Onuasoanya, Sunday Mmadubuike, Chima Okafor, Richard Oko, Isaac Obi, Sunday Agudike, Uchenna Onuegbe, Anayo Nwali, Chukwudi Dennis, Arinze Obodozie, Oko Uru, Emeka Ugwu, and Uchenna Madu, MASSOB’s Information Director. Each and every protest by us remains irrevocably linked to our brethren’s status: we want them freed.
And now, let’s reload, recharge and move on to other Strikes and actions awaiting us: our Self Determination cannot wait—neither can we. Biafra awaits us!
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 (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm) now continues
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 (VOBI) Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Strike anyi mere echi gara a ga kporo nnuku uzu dika nde anyi mere e me na oge gara a ga. Ndi Biafra na e gosi anyi na naani Biafra ka obi anyi na ile di zi na ya. Nkea na e zi anyi na ndi Biafra a mata la uru i noro onwe anyi, chia onwe anyi, bara.
Anyi na e kele ndi MASSOB otu ha si duo anyi na Strike ya; na otu ha si tinye isi na ihe gbasara anyi i nweta Biafra. Anyi na kwa e kele ndi Oha na ndi Biafra dum ndi soro mee Strike ya. Biafra na kwa e kele ndi Otu-nweta-Biafra ndi ozo nyere aka hu na Strike anyi nwere isi. Biafra Foundation (BF), Biafra Actualization Forum (BAF), Biafra National Congress (BNC) di na South Africa, anyi e kele unu. Anyi e kele kwa unu ndi Government Biafra (Biafra Provisional Government) nke di na uzo abuo: government nke no na ime Biafra (Biafra Shadow Government) na nke no na ala Oyibo (Biafra Government in Exile, [BGIE]), maka nkwado ha kwadoro Strike ya, na ihe ndi ozo anyi ga na e me maka Self Determination Biafra.
Na ihe gbasara mmeri anyi nwere na Strike ya, anyi a hula na mgbochi-uzo Nigeria na e gbochiri anyi a kwusighi anyi i me Strike anyi. Ihe ndi ochu-nta-akuko, ndi Newspaper, na e me anyi—nke wu ha e biighila ihe na e me anyi wu ndi Biafra, na ihe anyi na e me, na Newspaper ha—a kwusighi anyi. Ihe ndi efulefu Biafra, ndi ihi-abuo, nde ha na Nigeria no na otu bed, mgbe ha hucha kwa ra otu Nigeria si e megbu anyi—ihe ndea na e me e gbochighi Strike anyi mere, i mee ire. Ha e nweghi ike i kwusi Self Determination anyi na ihe anyi na e me gbasara ya.
Anyi na a ňuri maka Strike ya gara nkeoma, anyi na e jikere kwa i na a ga na ihu-na ihu na ihe anyi na e me na Self Determination i ji e nweta Biafra. Nkwusi, i ighi-ura, i da mba na ezum-ike a dighi zi rue mgbe anyi ga e nweta Biafra. Site ugbua rue mgbe anyi nwetara Biafra, mgbali na oru ka anyi no na ya.
Strike August 28 wu kwa na anyi na e cheta, na na a kwado, na kwa i kwuru ha na a zu wu ndi MASSOB, ndi Nigeria turu mkporo, Strike ya wu kwa na anyi na e cheta ndi ozo na a ru oru nweta Biafra nde Nigeria meruru ahu. Anyi ji Strike ya a kpoku ndi Uwa ka ha lee kwa otu Nigeria si a kugbu na na e megbu ndi na a cho Self Determination, nke nde UN kwere na o wu ike nde ahu na a cho i noro onwe ha. Anyi ji Strike ya na a si na Nigeria ga a hapuriri MASSOB na umu Biafra aka, ma na ihe gbasara bail, ma o wu ihe gbasara ikpe no na ime ya. Si na bail na na mkporo weputa Ralph Uwazurike, onye isi MASSOB, na ndi MASSOB ndia: Samuel Onwuka, Jude Onuasoanya, Sunday Mmadubuike, Chima Okafor, Richard Oko, Isaac Obi, Sunday Agudike, Uchenna Onuegbe, Anayo Nwali, Chukwudi Dennis, Arinze Obodozie, Oko Uru, Emeka Ugwu, na Uchenna Madu, otu na ndi ndu MASSOB. Ihe na ile anyi ga e me na mgbe na a bia na ihu, ihe di ka Strike, anyi ga e bu umu nne anyi ndia na obi na e me ya.
N’gwa nu. Na ihu-na ihu. Self Determination, Biafra, na e che anyi.
Biafra: biri kwa! ka Chineke siri kee gi.
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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