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This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For December 5, 2008
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
Jos—again! Need we say more? We have put out a “Red Alert” for our people who choose to reside in the North for several years, and we have never withdrawn it, but have always reminded our people that the danger of incessant (both planned and spontaneous) Muslim uprising and killing of the Igbo, other Biafrans, and other Christians in the North, is always there. This week, what we warned about all along has happened—again: it never really stopped occurring, anyway. And, we have not seen the last of this current cycle; this won’t be the last pogrom either.
We have pleaded with our people to return to our own homeland and develop it, making it an enviable base and a center where others can come for goods and services. Many of our people ignored us. They rather collect and pay protection-money to their implacable and cunning Northern hosts and play the appeasement game while living there like caged, outnumbered and surrounded animals, in constant fear for their lives, property and businesses. Even as we speak, many of our people make plans to go and live in the North (and in the West), as if they have not seen, witnessed, experienced, heard or read what is going on over there.
In the Diaspora, the Igbo defend one-Nigeria, and would have none of our warnings. When our people are massacred in their one-Nigeria as has happened now, they still find a way to defend one-Nigeria while paying only tangential attention to these murderous crimes committed against our—their own—people. These Igbo consider themselves somehow “enlightened" and “educated” or “de-tribalized.” But, the world, the rest of our people, and in fact, humanity know what to call those who, not only fail to protect themselves from present danger but, actually encourage themselves—not to face the danger but—to succumb to it. For sure, Medical Science has a psychiatric term for that.
Today, other people have asked their kinsmen living in Jos and in the North in general to leave and or just return home. These vulnerable kin are responding: they are leaving the North. Even though their casualty-count is a minute fraction compared to that of the Igbo and other Biafrans in these bloody melees, they are heeding warnings; they are following wise counsel. It is only the Igbo who are incessantly victimized but will refuse to leave the perpetrators’ enclave; it is only the Igbo who think that it is a mark of “intelligence” to pay a deaf ear to an on-rushing Freight train, and then, stand there to get hit. Some “intelligence,” huh?!
These other unfortunate victims of senseless, unprovoked Northern Muslim aggression and bloodletting were stung only once, and they are already leaving the North; they are not waiting around for the next episode which is sure to come. But the Igbo, even after being victims of over twenty bloody attacks with a casualty count totaling in the tens of thousands, have refused to leave the North, like a moth irresistibly and illogically drawn to a consuming flame, fated to be destroyed therein. Just where is the wisdom? It is in fact a Moral deficiency and delinquency to deliberately walk into the path of danger, not to confront the danger per se but, just to allow oneself to be consumed for certain by such danger.
For those who enjoy “ostrich posturing” in times of danger, allow us to stomp this into your awareness: As long as we continue to find ourselves under one-Nigeria, there will never be an end to Jos—to the frequent Northern Muslim-initiated unprovoked mayhem and assault against our people residing up there. If you do not know it, well, let us reason with you again today. We already know it is going to happen again, but for you doubting Thomas’s out there, and for those who just plain refuse to face facts and reality, we will give you a few pointers. First, typical Nigerians and their Press and Politicians blame this bloody round on “poor leadership.” Or, blame it on elections and electorate immaturity or Nigerians’ lack of experience with Democracy. These are the same causative factors opined by the same group on previous such episodes. Even if you are to accept these excuses, you should conclude by now that the problem is going to remain with Nigeria for the life of Nigeria given that poor leadership and bad elections—“evil politics”—are what in fact define Nigeria, from one lousy “putsched” or rigged-in corrupt Administration to another. Second, finally, a few Nigerians admit that these lethal disturbances have a basis in Religion. Well, since aggressive Northern Muslims are not going to give up their religion any day soon, and spineless lamb-like Christians, while not giving up their religion, are also not giving up their appeasement policies and sycophantic mentality, it is clear that the conditions are set for recurring bloody and bruising adventurism by the aggressor and initiator, the Northern Muslims. And then, third, for the first time, a few timid Nigerian voices are mouthing that these series of clashes reveal a pattern; the pattern shows that the hostilities are in fact ethnic-based: well, hello? (Obviously, these vocal few are no longer afraid to be blackmail-labeled “tribalists.”) In any case, given one-Nigeria with its current structure of forced co-habitation of unwilling, non-consenting and impossible ethnic groups, if these street battles have an ethnic basis, which in fact they do, can’t you see that there will be no end to hostilities?
So, for the umpteenth time, let us state that the only solution to this premeditated cyclic carnage by Northern Nigerian Muslims against the Igbo, against Biafrans, and against Christians, is the separation of the Ethnic Nations into each its own Sovereign Nation, totally in charge of its own societal and political Destiny, independent and able to enter, un-coerced and only if and when willing, into any fresh mutually acceptable and agreeable inter-National relationship with one another. This means the dissolution of the source and root cause of all the deadly problems of the peoples unfortunate enough to be associated with her—the dissolution of Nigeria.
That’s why Biafra is the answer. That’s why our people need to leave the North now; they have no security out there because Nigeria is what it is today: a deadly wild, filthy place, malignant to Biafrans. Our people need to return to Biafra to rebuild their fortunes therein, in order to save their own selves, their families and their sources of livelihood; in order to help build our own Nation.
We have fellow Biafrans who have sacrificed all and are in Nigeria’s jails because they share our solution as such to these problems. They are Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB, and many other MASSOB members, numbering up to two thousand. We hold Nigeria liable and accountable for the mistreatment of these our people and responsible for their safe and immediate release. We continue in our vigil until they are safely released.
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.
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.
Oge na ile ka anyi na a gwa ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra ndi ozo gbagara ga biri na Ugwu Awusa ka ha si ebe ahu laghachi, lota na ala nna ha, Ala Biafra. Nke mere na Jos na izu ya ga a kuziri ha ihe—o wuru ma ha choro i nu nti.
Ma, lee kwa otu ndi Mba ndi ozo siri gwa ndi nke ha ka ha si na Jos, na na ala Awusa lota; ha e geela nti, site na ala ndi Awusa kwara ibu na ngwongwo ha puta. O gwula ndi Igbo wu ndi a ga e gbu na ala Awusa ogu-ugboro, ha ka nodi kwa ebe ahu, ma o wu ka na a cho i ga biri na ala Awusa. Nkea e nyeghi anyi onu-okwu: o gafee la nzuzu na iwhorhiwho.
Ka anyi na kwa e kwu ya: ogbugbu ndi Alokaba ndi Awusa Nigeria na e gbu ndi Igbo ndi Biafra ga na e me oge dum o wuru na anyi ka no na ime one-Nigeria. O wu ihe aru na ndi Igbo ndi Biafra ufodu ka na e tu Nigeria, na e to one-Nigeria, na a kwado one-Nigeria, ebe Nigeria na ndi Awusa na e gbu anyi oge na ile na ala ha. Maka, o nweghi kwa nu onye a maghizi ugbua na o nweghi ngwota diri Nigeria no oria na a ria ya wu Nigeria. No oria ahu, sooso ogbugbu wu ihe diri ndi Igbo ndi Biafra na ime Nigeria ma o wu na ala Awusa.
Naani nzoputa anyi wu Biafra. Anyi nweta Biafra, ndi obodo ozo e nweta kwa obodo nke ha, nooro onwe ha, na a chi onwe ha; Nigeria a daa. Mgbe ahu, anyi e dozie obodo nke anyi, Biafra, mee ya mma, ka ndi Mba ndi ozo choro ihe anyi nwere, ihe anyi ji, jiri ukwu ha chowa anyi, chota anyi na ime ala Biafra. Anyi ga e were otua mee ka Biafra wuru Obodo ukwu, obodo di Uwa mkpa. Na ihi nkea, anyi na a gwa ndi Biafra ka bi na Ugwu Awusa: lota unu ugbua, bia ka anyi dozie ala anyi, ala Biafra.
Umunne anyi di ka Uchenna Madu, otu na ndi ndu MASSOB, na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo, kwere e kwe na o wu naani nweta Biafra ga a zo anyi. Maka nkea, Nigeria ji ha na mkporo. Nigeria mara kwa na ihe owula mere umunne anyi ndia, na isi Nigeria ka o di. Nigeria ga a kpoputariri ha na mkporo ojoo ahu. Na nche ka anyi no rue mgbe 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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