For over four decades now, another Nigeria-Biafra war has been looming. These two entities, forced together by the British in 1914 have increasingly moved towards direct confrontation for the first time since 1970.
Over time the Nigerian government has become comprised of mainly Muslim participants from the North whose occupations are mainly cattle herders with little or no education. These Muslims served in the Nigerian military, which adds to their inability to govern correctly and institute sound economic policies. The world has begun to label Nigeria “the only country where idiots rule.”
The Oxford English Dictionary defines genocide as “the deliberate and systematic extermination of an ethnic or national group …” The UN general assembly also defined it in 1946 as “… a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups”. Biafrans have consistently charged that the Nigerian government has in fact always had a design to exterminate the Igbos of Biafra.
In recent times their sole aim has been focused on exterminating Biafrans, made up of mostly Christians with Hebraic roots and those who have rejoined the Jewish Nation Biafrans control some of the most fertile grazing lands and oil reserves in Nigeria.
The current attacks on Biafra have been traced to the government supported Hausa/Fulani herdsmen who are actually full members of the Islamist Boko Haram. According to Article 2 of the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide-to which the US and all current members of the UN Security Council are party to, genocide encompasses not only the deliberate killing of members of a “national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such,” but also “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” Both clauses are occurring in Biafra region in Nigeria right now.
This situation was premeditated by mainly Islamic extremists within the Nigerian army. These elements have been looking to the turn the heat up. Since protests broke out we have seen the systematic killing of innocent and unarmed civilians by the Nigerian military. Despite the fact that the army chief has admitted that his men indeed killed Biafrans indiscriminately as we have witnessed in Aguta, Aba, Enugu, Igweocha, little or nothing has been done by the Buhari government to bring the attackers to justice.
Biafrans are still waiting for world leaders and lovers of democracy and freedom to step in and protect civilians who have suffered loss of life, confiscations and destruction of properties. The agenda is clear. The Arab and Islamic world is pushing for Nigeria to become a full member of the Islamic world.
Evidence of another genocide
Biafra has now become the headquarters of a military battalion set up in order to kill innocent young men and women and even children who seek self-governance. These people strive for better lives due to decades of marginalization from previous and current governments. This has been reported by numerous human rights groups like HURIWA which have made it clear that the Buhari regime’s genocidal intent is beyond the pale of acceptable civilized behavior.
The international community must act and act swiftly to avert another civil war. This time, an explosive war pitting the Judeo-Christian Biafra against the Radical Islamic movement that has overtaken Nigeria has the potential to become a wider regional war than the previous conflict which occurred over 45 years ago.
Time is of the essence.