This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For October 24, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Regarding September 29, 2008…
Let’s talk about Igbo Day, September 29, and its celebration this year, 2008, with the events at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu. We have read a lot of nonsense and self-serving, Nigeria-serving, sycophantic rants by persons who are deluded with their own sense of the importance or correctness of their own opinions on the matter.
For the avoidance of doubt, let us state categorically that the Biafra Youth (Igbo and others) who disrupted the shameless one-Nigerian version and adulteration of that Igbo Day event are in fact, heroes, with a capital “H.” Along with those who joined them spontaneously in challenging the further shaming and mockery of the Igbo and of Biafra on that occasion, the Biafran Youth thus reminded us of our real responsibilities and restored the sense and sensibilities of our people, at least, on our behalf. Therefore, with as much certainty as we can make it, be it known that all those Igbo and Biafrans who stood up to chant, “We are Biafrans…” at the Michael Okpara venue of the Igbo Day event in Enugu on September 29 2008, are the only true representatives of the only true Igbo and true Biafrans. Like MASSOB members and other pro-Biafra group members who put their lives on the line every single day to make things right for us by getting us out of Nigeria, we not only consider, but know, you as the real champions of our people, a people whose only hope and desire is Biafra actualization.
First, Igbo Day is to remember the September 29 1966 wave (one of several, that same year) of genocidal massacre of the Igbo living in Northern Nigeria by the Hausa-Fulani, a calculated, deliberate ethnic cleansing done with relish and savor by these wild animals calling themselves human beings. It is an act that these vandals have never apologized for, but are in fact so proud of, even today, that they threaten spineless Igbo efulefu into submission with. Anyone who tells you that, once observed as such one year, we should now forget that history and experience which September 29 stands for, is an efulefu of the first degree. If such is an Igbo or Biafran, he or she actually should be ostracized. And, Heavens forbid that such self-ascribe to themselves the rank of “leadership” in Igboland / Biafraland: then, they best go into exile in shame—to their favorite place, Abuja, or Northern Nigeria, where they can live as chums with those that kill and rape Igbo and other Biafrans and find joy in such a crime. If one forgets the holocaust committed against one and his own people, what else is worth remembering?
Second, no sane person should be promoting one-Nigeria in the first place; but it really takes idiocy for an Igbo or a Biafran to support one-Nigeria today. So, can you imagine what sickness he or she is afflicted with who turns Igbo Day into a promotion of one-Nigeria? That was precisely what those so-called Igbo dignitaries were doing at the Michael Okpara Square on September 29 2008, when Igbo youth who couldn’t take it any more rose as one and said, No! to inanity, No! to sycophancy, No! to dumbness and No! to stupidity. In fact, that spontaneous rebellion must have been the result of late Michael Okpara himself rolling over in his grave on that occasion, as his name, honor and work for our people were being desecrated by the unimaginable act of so-called Igbo “leaders” promoting one-Nigeria for the oppressed Igbo people on Igbo Day 2008. What an event of shame and exercise of stupidity!
We continue to praise MASSOB members present there for disrupting this shameful event. We lavish praise on our Youth who spontaneously joined MASSOB members in stopping further folly mis-billed as “Igbo Day celebration 2008.” These Biafran people’s heroes should know that no less than the Spirit of Michael Okpara himself was on their side, is on their side, aiding them to act and do the right thing; that also, it was / is the combined spirits of our murdered brethren that moved them to bring some sense back to those efulefu whose actions and speeches made no sense at all.
And, we have news for the rest of the Igbo efulefu, no matter their rank or station—or age. What happened at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu on September 29 2008 is mere child’s play compared to what is going to happen next time, as the anger of our Youth and our people in general boils over in Nigeria, a pernicious system which is killing them, and which the efulefu insist on still promoting. Next time, an entire city will rise up and drive away the rascals; next time, even the earth on which they stand and the plants and animals will all join hands to chase these fools out of Biafraland and declare Biafra actualized.
How dare anyone blame or criticize our youth and the MASSOB members for reacting correctly to a bad and worsening situation which the Igbo so-called “leaders” are all too willing to ignore, and have no qualms about promoting? Besides the obvious unforgivable sacrilege committed by these “celebrants” of that Igbo Day in their promoting the very same remorseless and unrepentant system, Nigeria and its savages, that murdered the Igbo and Biafrans en masse in cold blood, who, in their right minds, could be blind to what Nigeria is doing to our youth today? Consider: Public Education—collapsed. Job Market—collapsed. Public Health—collapsed. Trade and Economic Opportunities—collapsed. Public Welfare—collapsed. Public Security—collapsed. Culture and Traditions—collapsed. Emigration routes of escape—collapsed. Hope—collapsed. Future—collapsed or nonexistent! Nigeria / one-Nigeria is responsible for all these “collapse-gifts” to our youth: why should our youth not react against anyone or anything which continues to promote one-Nigeria, as if one-Nigeria has been anything but poison to our youth—and to us all?
All we can say is that the crowd of so-called Igbo and other Biafran “dignitaries” sitting at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu gathered for the Igbo Day event, acting like they were under the influence of memory-robbing drugs on September 29 2008, were lucky that the irate, incensed, despondent Biafran Youth did not get violent and tear them limb from limb, although we can always take for granted that principled MASSOB would remain non-violent. In fact, that is the real message: our Youth have had enough—enough of one-Nigeria, enough of those defending one-Nigeria; from herein on, no one can predict how violently they will react to one-Nigeria and react against those promoting one-Nigeria, regardless of the station or age of such in Igboland / Biafraland; no one can predict how many and when the masses of Biafrans will explode and join the fray and burn the place down in order to get rid of the varmints calling themselves Igbo “leaders,” characterized by their promotion of one-Nigeria. Our Youth have said it, as have our masses: We want Biafra! Period. Just as stated by them on September 29 2008 in Enugu at the Michael Okpara Square.
In conclusion: we salute our Youth for rising in solidarity with MASSOB members to remind those who find it expedient, or are paid, to forget, what September 29 really stands for. We salute MASSOB for always leading our people in this non-violent agenda. We expect our masses to rise up en masse one day as one body and join MASSOB to surprise and sack the efulefu standing in our way of actualizing Biafra.
Has anyone laid eyes on Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, and other MASSOB members, who have allegedly been granted bail, finally, by the Nigerian courts? We have not. Nor do we have any information on the status of the batch of 380 MASSOB members and Biafrans from May 30 this year imprisoned by Nigeria, awaiting trial in Enugu or Awka. To seek for Self Determination, especially from an internationally recognized failed state, and one victimizing the people, is not a crime or offense. We hold Nigeria liable and accountable for the mistreatment of these our people. We hold Nigeria responsible for their safe and immediate release. Until then, we will not relent in our vigil.
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 in Igbo, one of the Biafran languages.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee unu.
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Na ihe gbasara emume Igbo Day na ubochi September 29 na afo ya, ka anyi gwa kwa unu a gwa na anyi na e kele umu okoroobia na umu agboobia Igbo-Biafra ndi soro ndi otu MASSOB na i gbakasi emume e mere na Enugu na Michael Okpara Square; anyi na kwa e kele ndi MASSOB bulitere ihe ahu. Unu ma na ndi MASSOB na umu anyi ndia jiri iwe ga kwusi nkwughie-onu ndi efulefu, ndi si na ha wu ndi ndu Ndi Igbo, na e kwughieri na ubochi ahu, ebe naani ihe di ha mma, ihe ha na e kwu okwu ya, wu one-Nigeria.
Anyi kwadoro, na e to umu anyi ndia maka ha mere ka ndi iwhorhiwho ndi Igbo ya e nweghi la ike i chefu zi ozo na ihe mere na September 29 1966 wu ogbugbu ndi Awusa gburu ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra ndi ozo na ala Awusa, site na ala awusa chuo ndi Igbo ka di ndu oso ojoo. Ndi Awusa na Nigeria ha e cheghari bee maka aru na uru na njo ya; kama, sooso oňu ka ha na a ňuri kemgbe ahu, ruo taa. O gwula ndi Igbo – Biafra ndi e nweghi ako na ogugu-isi ga ka na a cho one-Nigeria, na e kwu okwu one-Nigeria, na mbochi-ncheta ogbugbu ya ndi Awusa ndi Nigeria gburu anyi.
Unu a marala na Nigeria e mebi chaala. O wu onye nzuzu ga ka na a zo one-Nigeria. Ma, o wu nnuku iberibe mgbe onye Igbo onye Biafra na a zo one-Nigeria, ebe Nigeria gbusiri ndi Igbo ndi Biafra otua. O wughi chaa di nkea naani; ma cheta kwa na Nigeria e gbochie la anyi na ndi Youth anyi Ngum-akwukwo (Education); gbochie anyi i nweta i ru oru ma o wu i zu ahia; gbochie anyi i nwe elem-anya na ihe ga a di mma na mgbe na a bia na ihu; gbochie anyi i hapu Nigeria gaa Obodo ozo i cho ndu na oganaihu. Gwa zie unu anyi otu iwe a gaghi e we umu Youth anyi mgbe ndi si na ha wu okenye na e kwe ukwe one-Nigeria, na ubochi di otua?
Anyi na e kele ha wu ndi Youth Biafra maka agwa ha na ndi MASSOB kpara na Michael Okpara Square. Anyi na a gwa ndi mmadu dum ihe nkea putara; nke wu na, otu ubochi ga a wu otu ubochi mgbe ndi oha Biafra na ile, ma ala, ma osisi, ma anumanu, ga e bulite, chuo ndi efulefu na Nigeria enyi ha oso, chupu ha na ala Biafra, nweta Biafra anyi. Otu ahu a gwara ndi efulefu ya na Enugu, naani “Biafra ka anyi na a cho.” Ekele diri unu, umu Youth anyi; ekele diri unu, nde MASSOB; ekele diri unu, oha Biafra!
O nwere onye huru Uchenna Madu, otu na ndi ndu MASSOB, na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo ndi Nigeria ji na nga, nke nde Nigeria si na e nyere Bail, anya? Kedu maka nnu-mmadu ndi MASSOB na ndi Biafra ndi ozo Nigeria tinyere na mkporo maka emume May 30 anyi na Enugu na afo ya? O nweghi iwu ndi na e me Self Determination, dika ihe nweta Biafra, dara, nke kacha nke, mgbe naani onwu ka Nigeria choro anyi wu ndi Biafra. Na isi Nigeria ka o di, ihe owula mere umunne anyi ndia. Nigeria ga a kpoputariri ha na mkporo—ugbua. Anyi ka no na nche rue oge ha ga e si na mkporo Nigeria puta.
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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