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This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts

For March 6, 2009

You have heard the news; now, the analysis…

Fellow Biafrans:

Study the Biafra Charter ( ) and apply its content. One crucial charge is the formation of the Biafra Shadow Government in Biafraland. Let’s do that right now; let us join hands and participate fully; let’s get it done. Together with BGIE, this will complete the formation of the Biafra Provisional Government mandated by the Biafra Charter.

When we have the Biafra Provisional Government working like it should, such reports as the one we are going to comment on later will become unnecessary. On that day, when the Biafra Provisional Government is fully functional, Nigeria will stop laughing at us, and the world will stop looking at as us un-serious cowards. The Hausa-Fulani and Northern Nigeria will quit treating us with scorn and mockery. Only then can we demonstrate that we have returned to our normal senses.

The aforementioned report is a recent newspaper article which goes like this:

"...A DELEGATION of the Igbo community in Jos, Plateau State capital, yesterday met with Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, at his residence in Enugu. [It was] gathered that the closed-door meeting deliberated extensively on the recent crisis in Jos, where several persons...lost their lives and property.

" was gathered that [meeting] afforded the former Biafran leader the opportunity to "get first-hand information" on the Jos crisis, especially as "it is feared that the recent disturbance in Bauchi State was a follow-up to the Jos incident".

Plateau State Chairman of the Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Olisemeka Akachukwu, who led the delegation...came to speak "face to face with the Igbo leader on the crisis we are facing in the northern part of the country, with a view to asking him to add his voice to the issue".

Akachukwu alleged that there was "a grand design to maim and eliminate all Igbo in the northern part of the country"...It has become too much for us to bear in a country we call our own. Some people will just wake up one morning to begin to kill and destroy property. It has become a frequent occurrence and that is why we came to speak with our leader with a view to finding a way out of the problem"..."

The report goes on. Allow us to digest it for you.

Efulefu Akachukwu symbolizes many of our people. It may appear that he has JUST realized that there is a "grand design" to eliminate the Igbo from Northern Nigeria: we say, "hello-o(?) and welcome!" As in this case, he has conveniently forgotten the history of Nigeria which he foolishly claims as "a country we call our own..." Nigeria’s history is written with Igbo blood–-Biafran blood; Nigeria is a country where the Igbo and other Biafrans have been made to know that they are neither welcome nor wanted. So, only fool-Igbo and fool-Biafrans can make that most ignorant claim that Nigeria is "a country we call our own." But in fact, Akachukwu and his fellow "nde kposhi-kposhi" (in the unlikely event that they have chosen to completely forget the 1966 genocidal killing of the Igbo and other Biafrans in Northern Nigeria, and the ensuing bloody ethnic cleansing exercise directed against the Igbo and other Biafrans by Nigeria), are aware of the numerous rounds of deliberate, selective and targeted destruction of the lives and properties of the Igbo living in Northern Nigeria by Northern Nigerians since 1980. Yet, he and they persist in returning to Northern Nigeria to live, and persist in deceiving their own selves by claiming that Nigeria is a country they call their own when Northern Nigerians think otherwise and use rifles, guns, machets, fiery torches, bows and arrows to teach the assuming Igbo a truly bloody lesson, in frequent cycles.

So, we ask, the Igbo in Jos JUST discovered that they are "facing a crisis" in Northern Nigeria (which, foolishly, once again, they refer to as "the northern part of the country")?

And, what do they expect to hear from Dim Ojukwu? "...Arm yourselves and fight for your property and for "your right?" to stay in a land that is not yours, a land whose owners have repeatedly told you that they don’t want you there, and demonstrated so by killing you and burning your property at will, yet you persist in going back to Northern Nigeria?" Is that what they expect Ojukwu to tell them?

Do you expect Dim Ojukwu to tell you: "...Oh yes, Nigeria is your own country, indeed; go back to "the northern part of the country" and appease them some more; but, you should know full well by now that neither the Nigerian government nor the local governments of "the northern part of the country" will show any interest in protecting you; in fact, they will assist the Northern Nigerians in killing you and destroying your property there..."?

What if Dim Ojukwu tells you: "...Isn’t that why we fought to have Biafra? Don’t you see that Nigeria and the Northerners are doing the same thing to you today that they did to us in 1966 and 1967, and can’t you see that this will never stop, unless we—no, YOU—complete the task of Biafra actualization today, to secure your own safety, our collective safety, in a land that we can truly, truthfully and factually call our own?..."?

We don’t know what Ojukwu told these efulefu. But, we tell you today: Return home to Biafraland—the only land and country you can actually say is your own—your own, as a matter of truth and fact. Stop fooling yourself by claiming that Nigeria is your own country: this has become a laughable, expensive joke, and that joke is on you. If you doubt that the joke is on you, then, see how the Northerners are demonstrating that to you today? Come home to Biafraland and make your own contribution to the rebuilding of our Nation of Biafra. Don’t wait for Dim Ojukwu to tell you what you already sense, what you already know, and or what you must do—he spoke quite clearly a long time ago on this; and if you listen carefully, you can hear the same message repeated in his present-day statements: Biafra!

Poor Nigeria! Poor Northern Nigerians! They put out a loud sign that reads, "IGBO / BIAFRA NOT WANTED IN OUR LAND." The Igbo ignore the sign and come in droves. The Northerners respond by killing the Igbo and Biafrans and driving the rest out. But, the Igbo return: they still come to Northern Nigeria. The Northerners then destroy Igbo property in Northern Nigeria, and again, the Igbo respond by acquiring and amassing even more property in Northern Nigeria. Now, whose prayer do you think God will answer: that of the frustrated Northerners protecting their own land from relentless infidel-invaders who cannot be stopped even by their own death and destruction? Or the prayer of the pushy but truly unwelcome and uninvited Igbo-Biafrans who insist on ignoring the clear contrary warnings and deadly counter-actions of those who don’t want them in their territory, Northern Nigeria; with the Igbo-Biafrans acting much like unstoppable invasive cancer surely to overwhelm a hapless resisting host?

That day will certainly come when Nigeria, especially Northern Nigeria, will actually thank us for actualizing Biafra and saving them from the unrelenting onslaught of un-invited Igbo. As we forge ahead with establishing the Biafra Provisional Government in our own land, we bring that day—the Day of Biafra—closer, for both us and them, for their sake, for our sake.

We want Uchenna Madu and all the other Biafrans who still remain in Nigeria’s jails released. Today.

Biafra alive! Because it is God Who makes it so. This year, 2009, WE MAKE it really 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 ( 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.

Unu a guo la Biafra Charter, ghota ihe o kwuru, mee ihe o kwuru? Biafra Charter na a gwa anyi na anyi ga e bido Biafra Provisional Government, otu mpampa ya wu BGIE, nke ozo a wuru Biafra Shadow government, nke ga a no na ulo, na ime ala Biafra. Mgbe anyi nwetara government ahu, udi ihe anyi ga a kpatu aka ugbua a gaghi zi e me.

Anyi a gu ta la na newspaper na ndi Igbo bi na Jos, ala Awusa, dii ri ndi ozi ka ha gaa hu Dim Ojukwu, mara ihe Dim ga e kwu maka o-gbugbu e gburu ndi Igbo na Jos, na na Bauchi, na ime ala Awusa. Onye ndu ndi ozi ya, nwata nwoke si na ya wu onye isi ndi Okoroobia Igbo (Igbo Youth Movement, IYM), bi na a la Awusa, efulefu a na a kpo Akachukwu, a na e kwu ka o wu naani ugbua ka o tetara na urha, bia mata zie na ndi Awusa na e gbu ndi Igbo, na e su aku ha oku, na ala Awusa, oge na ile.

Kedu ihe ha chere na Dim Ojukwu ga a gwa ha? Ka ha were egbe na mma lu wa ogu, lusi ndi Awusa, na ime ala ndi Awusa, i zo ala na ala Awusa, na i zo aku na ulo ndi Awusa? Dim Ojukwu, o ga a gwa ha ka ha laghachi ala Awusa, gaa bie, muo, baa, ma na e kpe ekpere oge dum ka ndi Awusa e gbughi kwa la ha, ebe a ma na government Nigeria, ma o wu government ndi ala Awusa, a gaghi a gwa ndi Awusa ka ha kwusi i gbu ndi Igbo ndi Biafra bi na ala Awusa? Ikekwe, Dim ga e cheta ra ha na ihe a na e me ha ugbua na ala Awusa wu ihe e mere anyi, anyi jiri pu wa, ga wa biri onwe anyi, bido obodo Biafra na 1967. Ikekwe, Dim Ojukwu ga a sa ha: gwa kwa nu ha, nde dinyere unu ozi, na "Biafra" wu osisa ihe di otua na 1967; otu Biafra ahu a wuru kwa osisa ihea taa.

Anyi a maghi ihe Dim Ojukwu sa ra ndi efulefu ya. Ma, ihe anyi na a gwa ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra dum bi na ala Awusa wu, ka ha lota ala Biafra, bia mezie Biafra ka o wuru ebe ha na aku na uba ha ga e nwe isi; na o wu nro ka ha na a ro o wuru ma ha chere na Nigeria wu Obodo nke ha; ebe ihe were anyi dum anya wu na Chineke kere anyi, nye anyi ala Biafra, o wughi Nigeria, o wughi ala Awusa. Anyi na a gwa ha ka ha lota ugbua, nye aka ka anyi bido Government Biafra na ala Biafra, ka ha mezie Obodo nke ha, Obodo nke anyi, Biafra.

Ebe ndi Awusa e kwue la ya na ha a choghi i ji anya abuo hu ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra na ime ala Awusa; ebe ndi Awusa a chupu la ndi Igbo na ndi Biafra bi na ala Awusa, gbuo ha, kpoo aku ha na ulo ha oku, otutu oge, ma ndi Igbo – Biafra a kpochie nti, laghachi ala Awusa, mara kwa unu na "Ogu" wu nke ndi Awusa. Mgbe i gwara mmadu na i choghi ya na ulo gi, mmadu ahu a ka na a bia, gi e meruo ya ahu, gbuo ya, i ji kwusi ya i bata na ulo gi, ma ya a kpochie nti, bata na ulo gi, Ogu ka i ji nogide onye ahu; Chineke gi ga a nu ekpere gi na ihe o wula i choro i me onye ahu, i ji chupu ya, wepu ya na ulo gi.

Anyi ma na ubochi ahu e teghi zi aka mgbe anyi ga e nweta Biafra; mgbe ahu, ndi Awusa na ndi Nigeria ga e kele anyi na nweta Biafra, ebe nkea ga e me ka ndi Igbo-ndi Biafra kwusi i gbaga ala Awusa, ebe ndi Awusa a choghi ha. Anyi ga e me ka ubochi ahu—Ubochi Biafra—bia taa-na-echi—na ighi anyi, na na ighi ndi Awusa, na Nigeria kwa. I bido Government Biafra na ime ala Biafra ga e weta ubochi ahu nso.

Uchenna Madu na ndi Biafra ndi ozo ka no na mkporo Nigeria: Nigeria, weputa umunne anyi ndia, hapu ha aka. Taa.

Biafra: biri kwa! ka Chineke siri kee gi. Na afo ohuru ya, 2009, ANYI ga e me ka o wuru otu ahu.

Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!

Ndewo unu


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