IPOB: The Peril Of Forsaking Ones Father Land
By Godswill Leeleebari
For Family Writers
8th March 2017
With the recent standing order by the federal government of Nigeria through the acting president Yemi Osinbajo urging all the oil multinationals that is operating in the concocted south-south (Biafra) of Nigeria to relocate their headquarters back to the "Niger Delta"(same as south-south) is a desperate plan by Hausa/Fulani and Yorubas to continue with their treacherous divide and rule tactics they have been using for ages now to continue to separate kits and kins in the Biafra region.
I am writing this epistle as an Ogoni man, a full-fledged Biafran son of the soil and a Biafran activist to tell our people form the so-called south-south that Nigeria has nothing to offer other than to kill, main, murder, pillage our land and syphone our natural resources thereby leaving our land barren, infertile and more especially abandoning us to die in abject poverty and impoverishment.
Since the creation of this contraption called Nigeria our people have remained in slavery and servitude till date. There is serious and systematic economic strangulation, political disenfranchisement and violation of human right ongoing in our land and nobody is doing anything about it, even the government could not address those menaces and are busy ordering oil multinationals to relocate their HQs to the southern part of Biafra.
We are wiser now and have understood their antics. We must understand that we are regarded as minorities in Nigeria and therefore have no right to anything or our resources even when it is ours or is located in our back yard.
Between 1958-1993 Ogoni land alone yielded to the British Nigeria about $40 billion yet there is no electricity, no water, no road, no house and no viable social amenities or any sincere and tangible developmental programms or skills acquisitions in our land for more than 50 years now.
Furthermore, Nigerian gov't never make promises and fullfil them , instead they will kill, maim and massacre innocent citizens with impunity and those they could not kill they will lure them into taking the fraudulent and unconstitutional amnesty programme.
The case of Ken Saro Wiwa and other prominent Ogoni leaders are cases in point, who were executed by the Nigeria government for standing up for their people and for defending their father land, their dignity and identity. All these atrocious crimes committed on our people cannot be forgotten in a hurry and will be paid back at an appointed time.
I therefore call on our people from the coastal region of Biafraland to defend their identity by proclaiming and embracing the good news of Biafra restoration being championed and spearheaded by the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who is presently paying the ultimate price for the freedom of all the Biafran people and who is also engaging the murderous Nigerian gov't in intellectual war fare which he will definitely win in no distant time.
It is rather absurd and stupid to always beg for compensation from this fraudulent and murderous Nigerian gov't for your God given resources. What the Nigerian gov't is doing now is to frustrate and jeopardize the strongest agitation for self-determination ever known in the history of the Nigerian state since after the genocidal war of 1967-1970, as IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has successfully exposed all regime atrocities of the Nigerian gov't and their counterpart in military uniform to the world.
The Nigerian gov't have continued with their propaganda and subterfuge in other to still enslave us while we all wallow in mental slavery unknowingly. The UNEP REPORT which has been since abandoned and forgotten by the successive and aggressive Nigerian gov’t is a lesson for those of us who still clamour and believe in almighty "ONE NIGERIA" .
I sincerely once more, appeal to the consciences of all our people in "Niger Delta" to rise up and join this God ordained movement so that we can free ourselves once and for all. If we the South-south people as they call us fail at this time to join this moving train, then, that wil be to our own peril and we wil be doomed for life. Remember the Biafra Nation Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB is restoring involves all Biafran territories, in that no tribe or clan in Biafraland can go alone or be letf out because we are inseparable. Unity is key and Biafra restoration project must be accomplished by all means, at all cost.
Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers
The Biafra Herald