Africans are mentally caged and her leaders are arrogant, they lack leadership qualities and don’t understand how it works. Ojukwu said I quote “Biafra is a child of circumstance…His existence and survival are always a marvel, sometimes bordering on a miracle. His life is a tribute to man, his courage is his endurance, his ingenuity is his humanity” many were against his ideology before 1966 pogrom and biafra war 1967-1970. Fast forward to 2017, majority of youths who indulge in the new agitation never witness the war, so the question is how were they able to carry on with Ojukwu’s ideology. Is very simple, the weak feel more pain than the strong. Majority of igbos believe and share this same ideology, while some don’t, igbos are known for adventurous life, that’s why many lived across the globe. Many igbos who live in a structured democratically entity are against the ideal of self determination which was presented, discussed and accepted as right in Geneva, in first international UN conference in August 2000. Many igbos who live in France know about “Corsica” which her capital is Ajaccio, Spain/Catalan, USSR gave birth to Russia,Armenia,Ukraine ,Czech Slovakia which later spilt to Czech and Slovakia, Yugoslavia which later gave birth to Serbia & Montenegro, today both are independent nations and about 15 more independent states from the USSR, Ethiopia and Eritrea in Africa, and many nations, they enjoy all these pro development and truly/structured democracy but will never support it in Nigeria, with an excuse “Igbos don’t like themselves, which remains a devilish slogan that has existed for years, out of ignorant they forget that before the neo colonialism igbos has begin civilised and democratically inclined, that’s why the Igbo phrase says “gi na chi gi” meaning everyone has his own God which directs him or her and as early as 9 century igbos has an autonomous community which allows everyone to exercise his/her voice,which gave birth to modern day democracy. Self determination is a legal right. Happy Hero day to the fallen heros of Biafra who paid dearly with their lives, y’all won’t be forgotten. #Biafra50.. proudly biafran
The Nigerian army has refuted media reports that they manhandled and arrested a number of women during a meeting of a section of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.
The army said its men on patrol in the area that the said meeting was happening had confirmed that no such incident as manhandling or arrest took place on Friday.
Most local media sources and pictures circulating on social media suggested that the women who were meeting to protest in Abiriba, located in the southern Abia State had been dispersed by some soldiers, hence their decision to undress and walk the street.
The allegation, just like others before it, is false, sheer IPOB’s propaganda to discredit the Nigerian Army, which at the moment, they will not succeed.
The army in a response to the claims by IPOB described the claims as a false and criminal representation, adding that the group only wanted cheap propaganda to discredit the army.
“Let me make it clear that the drama and the allegation that followed were deliberately staged by IPOB. The allegation, just like others before it, is false, sheer IPOB’s propaganda to discredit the Nigerian Army, which at the moment, they will not succeed,’‘ Col Sagir Musa, an army spokesman said.
South Africa has deported 90 Nigerians on Friday for committing immigration-related offences.
The 90 deportees were dropped off from Johannesburg by a South African Airways flight at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) confirms.
The Lagos Airport Police spokesperson DSP Joseph Alabi told NAN that most of the all-male deportees were living in South Africa without valid documents.
This is the second mass deportation after a February 28 exercise when 97 Nigerians including two females were deported from South Africa, NAN reports.
There is a growing number of Nigerian communities in South Africa. Some of them have suffered a series of xenophobic attacks in parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria since 2008.
The attackers blame the Nigerians and other African nationals of involving in criminal activities in the country.
Mass deportation of Africans within the continent is rare.
This month, 258 Nigerians returned home from crisis-hit Libya as part of a voluntary repatriation exercise facilitated by the Nigerian government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
253 migrants had been repatriated earlier in April.
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Soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North East have lamented in the poor state of their equipments and mass killing of their colleagues due to poor fire power and inadequate equipments to persecute the war against insurgents (Bokoharam).
A soldier who pleaded anonymity lamented that contrary to claims by their superiors that there was laxity among the soldiers in the ongoing fight to totally defeat Boko Haram, the soldiers are always battle ready to face all kinds of situation that demands their calling, but are often frustrated when what they have to confront the insurgents cannot in the real sense carry out the task.
According to him, ” Enlisting into the Army, every foot soldier knows his duty. To go to any operation in defence of his or her country. Fighting Boko Haram is like any other war that needs all the support and equipment. But in a situation whereby a soldier is left with only AK47 riffle, which has a shooting range of 33m to face a Boko Haram fighter using AA, you know, there is definitely no win for the soldier. AA can travel thousands of meters and with that, they can bring down a soldier. A soldier’s riffle cannot bring down Boko Haram that is not within its shooting range.”