The attention of the Bim-Massob family and of the Biafra Seat of Power has been drawn to a publication on some Nigerian National Dailies by a certain group of individuals purportedly of Igbo extraction resident in Kano and Abuja, and specifically directed at the Igbos.
The said publications in no ambiguous terms warned that ahead of 2019 General Elections, any Igbo person or persons resident in any part of Northern Nigeria should not attempt relocating back home, even as temporary and pre-emptive measures against likely ugly incidents attendant on 2019, as being predicted. Threatening thereto that anything to the contrary bans them from return, invariably.
We make bold to assert that we live in a modern world where freedom of movement, speech and association is fundamental and sacrosanct, and can never be subordinated to the dictates of any clandestine organisation. Not even of a deified individual.
However, we are compelled to suspect that such wishful order is fraught with sinister motive whereby, in event of political conflagration, our people’s lives would be used as bargains.
There is no doubt that subterranean plots point to possible elimination of Igbos by some hired and paid mercinaries from the SAHEL Region should the 2019 Presidential Election Results fail the incumbent’s expectations. The threats of “monkeys and baboons being soaked in blood” still echo in our subconscious.
And we would not, either by reluctance or by indifference, ignore or take anything for granted.
Respectfully, we doubt if such hurried order came from any group, Igbo-related, aware that homecoming in any circumstances is our people’s unceasing anual ritual. We, instead, suspect the third force, but too reluctant to conclude.
While not beckoning our people to return pending Elections conclusions, we would not advise against their return if such decision would guarantee their safety or neutralise any violence hither-to plotted.
We value the sanctity of human life and would do anything to protect it in spite threat and intimidation. We also hope that the 2019 Elections be violence-free, far from the contrivings of some blood merchants. The Bim-Massob family and by extension the Biafra Seat of Power under Chief Uwazuruike’s supervision has always preached and thrived on non-violence, and we would expect all 2019 stakeholders to support this unquestionable ideal.
But we would not fail to remind all harbingers of death that time is gone when the ordinary Igbo individual is cajoled into involuntary acceptance of other people’s prognosis. We live by our wills and this can never change.
We wish Nigeria a violence-free 2019 Elections.
From the Desk of:
The Biafra Leader, Dr. Uwazuruike
And the State of Biafra.