THE BIAFRAN WAR
The Biafran War has been variously described in so many ways by so many people. Some have called the War pogrom, genocide, holocaust, genocaust, mass murder, ethnic cleansing, aru, ochu, civil war, etc. Some even have had the temerity to describe it as unnecessary and senseless. Yes, from the point of view of the Evil state Nigeria the last description fits perfectly but from our point of view the Biafran War is the only sensible and necessary war that has ever been fought in the history of this world. First and foremost to us it is nsani, ikpochu, ogwu eji ofor, igbocide, biafracide, igwe ochu, ochubiafra, unprovoked aggression, war of freedom, and so on. If there were any just war the Biafran War is one of the best examples of a just war in the history of the world. It is a just war by the Biafrans because it was fought and it is still being fought as a self defense by a people who want to survive.
The War unlike most other wars that had been fought was not fought by Biafrans for territorial expansion or any form of self-pride or personal aggrandizement. It was an unprovoked hostility directed against a defenseless people by the anti-Biafranists, Biafran haters, anti-Igbo and mass-murderers – the Nigerian state. The Nigerian state has since 1945 till today 2010 continued to organize, implement, support and encourage collective violence, collective persecution and collective hatred against Biafrans. The 1960s war was only an escalation of the Nigerian aggression against Biafrans which means that there has not been any intermission in the on-going War ever since. As the War continues we have learned a few lessons. We have learned that there is only one form of salvation – self-salvation. We can only save ourselves by ourselves.
So right now we are launching the final onslaught to liberate ourselves forever from the clutches of oppression and cannot afford to continue to fold our hands and watch this evil Angel of Destruction – Nigeria continue on this its reckless rampage of pillage and senseless maniacal iconoclastic inflictions against our defenseless people. We have waited long enough to see if the world still has any conscience and can still see but it looks like the world does not care so we as a people must take our destiny in our hands and save ourselves. We had thought that the world of today has outgrown the largely unprofitable interventionist approach to world issues that it has been known for since our childhood days but we have been wrong. We had thought that somebody would have known that it is cheaper to prevent sickness than to cure it but the world seems to say bring on the sickness so we can deal with it. The world acts like it has an infinite amount of resources to intervene in preventable crises and would rather have us, Biafra to fight back Nigeria in self defense then it would come shamefacedly to mediate. What a shame that it has to be that way. From 1945 till date it is almost seven decades and we have endured this long and nobody can justifiably pontificate and condemn any form of action we might employ now to defend and extricate ourselves from this Evil – Nigeria.
It only makes sense that the world should justify the usefulness of the various regulatory and arbitration bodies it has put in place by acting now in the case of Biafra and Nigeria to resolve the issue. No situation in life remains the same forever. It has been a seventy years of harrowing and most tortuous time for us but our patience has run out and we can no longer watch helplessly while Nigeria relishes in the wanton destruction of our properties and murder of our children, mothers, fathers, wives, brothers and sisters. It is only just in this life that the guilty be made to pay even when justice served does not reverse the loss but it will palliate or ameliorate the agony of the victim. It can only make sense and to a very little degree assuage the pain of our people if the present head of government in Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is made to pay for the heinous crime committed by Nigeria against Biafrans. It is only just that a warrant of arrest is issued by the International Criminal Court in Hague for him, Mr. Jonathan so that he can answer for these crimes. He has committed no less crime against Biafra and Biafrans than Omar al-Bashir has committed against Darfur and the Darfurians. The biafracide/igbocide as committed by Nigeria is an eternal atrocity that cannot be forgotten until justice has been done. And the only justice acceptable for Biafra is an independent sovereign homeland free of all forms of bigotry and madness. This stand is non-negotiable because all the people (over 3 million) who have been murdered by Nigeria were murdered for this one purpose. The world must be held responsible until this festering sore has been addressed and justice meted out.
Today the level of human rights abuses as practiced in Biafran homeland are abhorring and cannot be condoned any longer. The whole place is a police state not to combat crime in the society but to perpetrate the Nigerian inhuman atrocities against the helpless citizenry. I will like to know why the world, United States of America and the UN particularly, is looking the other way while these crimes against humanity are going on. Is it because they want to safeguard their continuous supply of oil from there? Blood oil, God, bless them.