This article and a previous one titled: Biafra and Islamic Nigeria were originally written as one. They can be read as such for more detailed background information on this topic.
Let’s look at it like this in regard to why all Igbo/Biafra leaders and politicians have no excuse as to why they cannot champion the Biafran cause. Some few years back when Abiola’s election was nullified by Babangida’s administration in Nigeria Igbo/Biafra people were at the forefront of those who campaigned for justice in that matter. That was a good thing to do. Abiola was from a different ethnic group in Nigeria with no much love lost between them and Igbo/Biafra nation; the Yoruba nation of the Southwest of Nigeria. Sometimes it really becomes irreconcilable to watch some people championing certain causes when it has to do with people from the outside while at the same time these champions and their close relations are worse victims of worse conditions that are crying for heroic advocates. Such people find it demeaning or shameful to project and work to remedy the situations that bedevil themselves and their people while it is easy for them to feel unashamed when dealing with similar conditions affecting other people in other places. Such attitude can never make anyone a better or nobler person any day because evil and injustice are the same no matter where they are found. Working to remedy unjust conditions in other people’s lives and lands to the neglect of one’s own immediate environment and people can best be described as the most distorted and negative form of altruism. Patriotism will always remain one of the highest sources of personal/collective pride. Being ashamed of your own situation and trying hard to impress other people by being involved in their own troubles while neglecting your own adverse condition makes one rather meddlesome than altruistic.
What we are saying is that the reality of the Igbo/Biafra situation in Nigeria is one that only they themselves are the ones that will have to champion it. All the politicians and leaders and every citizen must get involved since no one else will do it for the people and their Homeland. It is the people’s battle and they must fight it and they must win it. Now is the turn of all Igbo/Biafra people everywhere to champion the campaign for freedom and security of their own people in an enclave that is exclusively theirs. This is important. No Igbo/Biafra person should be ashamed about it. It is their own people and their people have every right to exist here on the planet Earth. No one else has the right to run them off the Earth’s surface based on the fact that they hate them for being different.
In all honesty Igbo/Biafra people can never one day be accepted in Nigeria neither will their lives and property ever become secured by the Nigerian state and its people. The people of Biafra need a state, a country of their own where they will be free to lead their lives in a society where they are loved, accepted and secured and have the liberty to pursue those things that fulfill them as human beings. In this land; Biafra Land they will not need to live in constant fear and actual destruction of their lives and property. In their own country they will be in charge of their hope, and how to get there. This is the time that calls for sound thinking and bold acting for the sake of the people the leaders and politicians are working for. Igbo/Biafran leaders and politicians must give up and completely do away with the attitude of immediate gratification and the pursuit of shortsighted and short term programs. This is the time for them to seek for immortality. It is time for them to build up legacies that last for all time.
All the leaders and politicians from Igbo/Biafra Land must now imbibe the attitude of thinking in terms of positive and lasting legacies. This is all that matters. That is what makes the difference between humans and beasts: Finding and building permanent solutions to problems such as the endemic killings of Igbo/Biafra people in an environment and society that hates them. Take the Igbo/Biafra people out of Nigeria, give them a new home, new hope and a new beginning in a place they can call their own, in Biafra. There is nothing to be emotional about this. There is no point for anyone to base the life and future of any one Igbo/Biafran child on any such thing as wanting to belong in a Nigeria that will not accept but continue to kill and cause them to continue in a permanent state of regression all because they want to be identified as a part of the absurdity called the most populous country in Africa.
The most enduring question remains; why would any Igbo/Biafra person want to remain in Nigeria? Nigeria in all ramifications is an Islamic state; it is officially a full-fledged member of the international organization whose membership is exclusively for Islamic countries – Organization of Islamic Conference, OIC. Half of the Nigerian country has officially adopted the Islamic sharia legal system as the principle on which their rule of law emanates. Why should any Igbo/Biafra politician or leader want to continue defending the status quo of one-Nigeria when it is all to the continued death and destruction of their people, property and Homeland? Is it that they want to maintain the “prestige” of belonging to the most populous country in Africa? If any group of people should base their well-being, and mortgage the future, progress, security and prosperity of their children on such flimsy absurd reasoning then the sanity of such people must be questioned. There will never be any hope or a future for any Igbo/Biafra child in Nigeria. Biafra must get out fast and get out now from Nigeria.
The certainty is that there will always be a tomorrow and Igbo/Biafra politicians and leaders can choose today to plan the tomorrow of their children and that of their children’s children somewhere outside Nigeria since it is very certain that there will never be a tomorrow for these children in Nigeria. This plan we are talking about is the responsibility of the leaders; it is the duty of the politicians. It is the raison d’être of all Igbo/Biafran leaders and politicians. Biafra’s independence has become too urgent now than at any other time in history. The leaders and politicians can only ignore this to the shame and continued destruction and eventual annihilation of Igbo/Biafra’s children, women and men. We plead therefore that this generation should become known as the generation that finally did the right thing; the generation that saved their people and freed them and their Fatherland from the disgrace, indignity and debasing of the one-Nigerian state. Let this generation be known as the generation that raised high in pride for the world to see the bloodied flag of Biafra, Land of the Rising Sun, and land of our Fathers. It’s easy; it’s only a matter of choice. It’s as simple as choosing to leave the polluted Nigeria with all its shame, corruption, ethnic intolerance, religious bigotry and inhuman murders of children, women and men.
Since the precondition for residency and or citizenship in the North of Nigeria has been formally declared as the ability to recite the Koran the people of Biafra may never hear a clearer clarion call than this for the politicians, leaders and the people to act with a sense of urgency. Biafra is and will always remain the best and natural answer to Nigeria for Igbo/Biafran people. A day will never come when Igbo/Biafra people and their interests can ever be protected in Nigeria. The only condition for the continued survival of Igbo/Biafra people is to secure a homeland outside Nigeria for themselves. It is only through this way they can have a responsible sovereign entity that advocates and fights for their right and can seek for redress on their behalf when there is any perceived injustice whether within or outside Biafra’s national boundaries. If there were a Biafra there will not be a 22 September and if there ever was one then the home country, Biafra of the victims would seek for justice on their behalf. But in the meanwhile, as the people await the actualization of the sovereign and independent state of Biafra, it is expected that a collective action for legal redress for this crime of hate and religious bigotry of the 22nd of September, 2011 should be embarked on. All Igbo/Biafra rights organizations, lawyers, state governors, political leaders and separatist advocate groups must pursue a conclusive justice for these Mandala 5 Igbo Victims of Hate and Ethnic Intolerance. And at the end, Biafra’s independence and freedom will be dedicated to these five heroes and the millions of others of their brothers and sisters who have suffered so much indignity and death just for being Igbo/Biafrans.