Biafra: Agitating Beyond Emotions

By Samuel Ajayi
Let me say again: the ability of an average Igbo man and woman to establish and survive in foreign lands is incredibly impressive. I doff my heart for them any day!
I brought this up again to emphasise the fact that Igbos are very well established in other parts of the country than in their homeland. But as NIGERIANS. Not BIAFRANS!
Let me emphasise again: I don’t believe in secession or Biafra but I respect the rights of any people for self-determination.
Having said this, many Biafran agitators/supporters seem so carried away by the EMOTIONS OF THE STRUGGLE. I wonder if they have ever asked what happens after ‘winning their independence’.
First, many non-Igbos do not support the struggle because of the way those leading the struggle have gone about it: INSULTS, ABUSES, NAME CALLING and HATE SPEECH. And this is from both sides.
They should do their findings: no part of a country can easily break away unless it gets a sizeable support from other parts of that country. And I will cite examples.
Eritrea fought a bitter war with Ethiopia before gaining independence in 1991. But many Ethiopians actually wanted Eritrea to go her way. In South Sudan, many Sudanese actually fought on the side of the South under the leadership of the late John Garang who died in 2005. And the North also supported the referendum of late 2011 that gave birth to South Sudan.
I can go on. Between Igbos and other tribes is a massive mutual mistrust and barely concealed bad blood. And this is not helped by my brothers and sisters in the East who keep believing others hate them. The VICTIM MENTALITY is very strong! Yet, their biggest clients and customers, IRONICALLY, are those they claim hate them. And they have done businesses together for ages.
Let me say this: if Biafra becomes reality today, the status of an Emeka in Oshodi, Chukwudi in Alaba and Nnamdi in Ojota changes. He is like another Kofi from Ghana or Kumalo from South Africa!
Their continued stay in the ‘new Nigeria’ is at the EXCLUSIVE MERCY of their new host country. And may I add: WHEN A PART BREAKS AWAY ACRIMONIOUSLY, IT CAN NEVER BE AT PEACE WITH THE REMAINING PARTS. History is, again, replete with this.
*Will Igbos relocate their businesses to the new Biafra?
*Will they move properties they have spent all their lives labouring for?
*Will they throw away customers and clients that they have become more or less like blood siblings to?
Now is time to look beyond the deification of Nnamdi Kanu and insults and mutual mistrust. Now is time to start engaging other tribes and ethnic groups and get their buy-in.
Now is time to agitate beyond emotions.
Source: Facebook
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7 comments

  1. WHY YOU MUST SUPPORT BIAFRA NOW OR NEVER : (EXCEPT YOU ARE ‘EFULEFU’, WHO HAS MORTGAGED HIS/HER SOUL TO SATAN ! BECAUSE OF EARTHLY OR TEMPORAL GAIN)

    YOUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION FOR MANKIND!.
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA SOVEREIGNTY IS A SUPPORT FOR CHRISTIANITY !(THE ONLY RELIGION BY WHICH YOU MAY FIND THE WAY(JN.14:6) TO HEAVEN! ) OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT FOR GOD’S UNLIMITED BLESSINGS THROUGH CHRIST’S IMMEASURABLE & MATCHLESS BLESSINGS & SALVATION FOR MANKIND! OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA AS A PURE CHRISTIAN NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR FREEDOM & DELIVERANCE FROM ISLAMIC SHACKLES & BONDAGES!
    OUR TOTAL SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA RESTORATION IS A TOTAL SUPPORT FOR THE WELLBEING & PROSPERITY OF ALL OF US & THAT OF OUR UNBORN GENERATION!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA FREEDOM WILL USHER IN GOD’S UNLIMITED BLESSINGS ON THE MERIT OF CHRIST’S JESUS SUBSTITUTIONARY OFFER & REDEMPTIVE PRICE FOR US ALL!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR SOVEREIGNTY OF BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT THEREFORE FOR GOD’S CAUSE, PLAN & AGENDA!
    OUR SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA IS A SUPPORT FOR PURE,HOLY CHRISTIAN NATION!
    A SUPPORT FOR BIAFRA NATION IS A SUPPORT FOR TOTAL EMMANCIPATION FOR US ALL, ALSO FOR OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN OTHER NATIONS OF AFRICA & BEYOND, FROM ISLAMIC SHACKLES & HIDDEN AGENDA(BECAUSE OATH HAS BEEN TAKEN TO ISLAMISE AFRICA & BEYOND!
    BUT, AFRICA IS FOR JESUS CHRIST!!AFRICA SHALL BE SAVED BEFORE THE EMMERGENCE OF RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH WITH OUR LORD,MASTER & SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST! 
    SUPPORT BIAFRA NOW & BE BLESSED !
    FIGHT BIAFRA NOW & REMAIN CURSED!

    BUT WHETHER MAN SUPPORT HER OR NOT, GOD WILL ACHIEVE STILL HIS WONDERS & PURPOSE! ‘CAUSE BIAFRA IS GOD’S PURPOSE & BECAUSE WE ARE PURELY CHRISTIAN NATION! WE ARE BLESSED IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME!!

  2. Nonsense write up, with very low mentality.

  3. IF YOU ARE YORUBA, DO NOT GIVE ADVICE TO ANY IGBO OR BIAFRAN.
    You are a NATURAL ENEMY, SELF IMPOSED, and will NEVER have anything good at heart for the Igbo Man.
    AND, no Igbo Man in his right mind would pay attention to anything you have to say, since you are TOO COWARDLY to establish your INDEPENDENCE from people you claim to be more than 3 times educated than, and are willing to serve as their slaves.does not, if in doubt, google “Igbo Landing”
    Yoruba makes a great Slave, and an average Biafran.
    A COWARD CANNOT ADVISE A BRAVE MAN THAT HE IS ENVIOUS OF.

  4. Igbos have always been treated like foreigners in Nigeria.

  5. If you don’t know what to post you better keep that gutter of a mouth quiet and think of something important

  6. Some people write without thinking. This writeup make no sense at all. When elitra and South Sudan as mentioned in this article separated, do elitra people distrory their business or properties in Ethiopia. Likewise mouth Sudan. The statue u mationed in West, is it owns by individuals or government? Is It the international airport, seaport, road, etc Nigeria government suppose to build in Biafra land as it was in North and West? What of the killing of innocent soul in Biafra land without Anybody being arrested. Nigeria can never be one if all these problems are not addressed and treated. All these unfair treatment shows that Nigeria is already divided. The person who wrote this article is senseless because u are the Enemy of “TRUTH”.

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