Nkwo Saturday 29 May 2021:
What has been going on in Igboland since the advent of MASSOB in 1999, and now IPOB since 2014 or so, is self- immolation.
What is self-immolation? Self-immolation is the act of setting fire to oneself with a flammable liquid and willingly burning to death. It is typically used for political or religious reasons, often as a form of non-violent protest or in acts of martyrdom (says Wikipedia).
Because a coalition of our HausaFulani and Yoruba fellow majoroties has again prodigiously boxed us to a corner, we now drench ourselves in fuel and set ourselves alight, rather than resist that evil coalition tooth and claw.
To repeat the above in plain speech, because the HausaFulani and Yoruba leadership of Nigeria since 1966 keeps harnessing other Nigerians to resent us, we now rise in support of our youths to contend with our armed and hateful oppressors with bare hands, sticks, and stolen or smuggled-in weapons! We now cheer our youths to mass deaths and mass imprisonments!
Somebody should tell me who (the world over) resisted or resists the way we are doing?
This IPOB/MASSOB resistance has cost us tens of thousands of deaths. But who cares? We have again declared, like Chukwuma Nzeogwu did, that if it takes a million deaths to either liberate us from Nigeria or restructure Nigeria with equity for us, so be it!
Now, hear the truth: It will take another Igbo Holocaust of three million or more Igbo deaths and pulverization of Igboland, and nothing will happen. How can your oppressors fully admit you to their dining table, when you are their cook and your petrodollars are their welfare?
You must organize yourselves as one and storm that table and upturn it, even as you square up with the criminals with jaw-jaw and brawl.
A young man, last year, pleaded with Igbo elite in a Facebook video, to please do something as Nigerian prisons are overflowing with Igbo men and women. But do we care? No!
And why don’t we care? Because “this shit must end; Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are negotoating with the United Nations, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other world leaders to give us Biafra! Kanu & co. eggs us to document our brutalizations, as they will use them to hammer out our Biafran freedom at the United Nations.”
Are you from the moon? And what are the benefits of your education, you who believe such lies?
Ndi Igbo, our compatriots are waiting for the HausaFulani-Yoruba leadership of this country yo declare not even war (as in 1967) again on Igboland, but to declare a state of emergency throughout Igboland. The Buhari-Osinbajo regime cannot wait for enough justification to declare either the war or the emergency.
And once that happens, here we go again, Onitsha, Nnewi, Aba, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Owerri, Awka, Abakiliki, Umuahia will be methodically looted again by other Nigerians. And our mothers and maidens will be raped serially by their occupation forces.
The choice is ours. Again, we want to be heroes (we want to be dike). But be onye ujo ka a na ano a tu be dike aka. Therefore, suit yourselves.
By Chuma Oguagha