MasterwebNews 1/6/16 - Nigeria`s Bloody Monday: A Nation in Crisis and the Quest for Authentic and True Leadership - Part 1

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. C. K. Ekeke reports ] - I have read many horrible news and reports today about Nigeria’s bloody Monday, May 30, 2016 and cannot imagine how such a solemn celebration to mark and honor Biafra fallen soldiers who gallantly fought to defend their people and land against worst pogrom and genocide unleashed against them by Nigeria and their co-conspirators should degenerate into such bloody violence including those arrested or massacred while praying inside a Catholic Church at Nkpor near Onitsha yesterday. 
 
 
The Biafra Heroes Memorial Day remembrance is an event that began in 2004 because of the neglect of the Nigerian State to cater for the well-being of Biafra veterans after the war ended. Many of the Nigerians who fought on Biafra side continue to live in penury and thousands have passed away due to poverty and refusal of the federal government to re-integrate them into the Military Force. 
 
 
Biafra Memorial Day, for most part, has been a peaceful event that is celebrated by Ndigbo around the world. This year, because of its historic importance, was celebrated in so many nations around the world including: Ghana, South Africa, U.S., Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel as well as in Malaysia, Dubai and other Islamic nations without any violence. 
 
 
But in Biafra land in Eastern Nigeria, hundreds of peaceful celebrants and even bystanders were either arrested, injured, or killed with life bullets being fired at them by Nigerian DSS, Navy, Army, Police, and Boko haram jihadists in order to disorganize them. This really sad indeed. Is this the end of freedom and democracy in Nigeria? 
 
 
The Nigerian State must understand that freedom cannot be tampered with in a constitutional democracy. By the way, Biafrans can never be enslaved, Islamized or exterminated in Nigeria. They can scatter, live in exile, in captivity, but can never be exterminated from the face of this earth—just like the Israelites.   Nigerian essayist, Poet and Nobel Price winner, Prof Wole Soyinka, eloquently said, “Biafra is spirit” and a spirit does not die.
 
 
I’m alive today because of the heroic efforts and sacrifices made by those gallant Biafran soldiers to defend their people, their land and the unborn from what Prof. Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, called: “Africa’s most expansive and devastating genocide of the 20th century and the inaugurator of contemporary Africa’s age of pestilence.” According to the erudite scholar on Africa’s genocide, “a total of 3.1 million Igbo people, a quarter of Biafra nation’s population at the time, were murdered during those harrowing 44 months,” while the world watched. What an evil and wicked world!
 
 
Fast forward 50 years later, the same human rights abuses—marginalization, repression, oppression, killings, massacres, pogrom and genocide are still going on in Nigeria today.  Nigeria’s online news media are awash of reports of arrests, violence, and killings of Biafrans by a combination of DSS, Navy, Soldiers, and Police, who are peacefully marching, singing and praying to honor their fallen heroes who died defending them against the worst pogrom and genocidal war in Africa.
 
 
Every sensible, caring and honorable Nigerian must ask why. Why is the president’s armed forces massacring peaceful protesters? Why is the Nigerian soldiers shooting down innocent and defenseless citizens? Why is the president’s army squad killing young citizens from the East? What is he afraid of? Past governments have always ignored Biafra Heroes Day celebrations since 2004. 
 
 
Today, every where you turn in Nigeria – people are being killed like chicken. What’s going on in Nigeria? What does President Buhari wants to achieve? He vowed to die for the unity of Nigeria. Does he think, he can achieve such illusion by arresting, imprisoning, killing and massacring the young generation and go free in this 21st century world? Does he think through his actions or inaction as the leader of the so-called giant of Africa? Are his advisers advising him wisely or are they deceiving and damaging him and his presidency? Does the President know the implications of what he’s doing? Does he want to lead Nigeria into disintegration and dismemberment? Is this a setup by the West or what?
 
 
Currently, guerrilla war is going on in Niger Delta creeks. The federal government has just deployed a fleet of five warships, 100 gunboats and fighter jets to the creeks of the Niger Delta, in response to continued bombing of oil and gas pipelines by Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). Last week, I read that British submarine is nearing the seashore of Riverine area. Nigerian soldiers are being deployed in droves to Niger Delta region to crush NDA and other freedom and militants groups forming everyday in Nigeria’s oil rich islands.
 
 
Buhari has vowed to crush MASSOP, IPOB and NDA and will not live to see Biafra realized. He also vowed to die for the unity of Nigeria – simply because of the oil blocks and wealth - he and his northern oligarchy are controlling.
 
 
The President has been cruising the world asking for weapons to crush Biafra agitators, Niger Delta militants, his political enemies and opposition, while Fulani herdsmen insurgents with Boko haram jihadists are still rampaging and massacring many innocent and defenseless citizens across many states in Middle Belt, Southwest, Southeast and South-south of Nigeria with impunity, taking over their farmlands and villages. 
 
 
Earlier this month, the New York Times warned and cautioned President Obama not to sell warplanes to Buhari because of his human rights abuses. In February, President Obama donated 30 military tanks/trucks to Nigeria. 
 
 
IPOB leader, Nnamdi kanu is still incarcerated. Shiite Muslim leader, Sheikh Zakzaky is still be held. Political enemies: Dasuki and Metuh are being held by EFCC. Fani Kayode, the outspoken critic of the President is also being held by EFCC. Gov. Foyose of Ekiti State, another critic of the President is being threatened and the entire SE/SS leadership are practically silent for fear of reprisal - except the elderly ex-governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who speaks out from time to time. Yet, well known ex-governors who emptied their States treasury are presently serving in the President’s cabinet or enjoying their loots.
 
 
The Nigerian Army has vowed to descend hard on Niger Delta Avengers while Boko haram jihadists and Fulani herdsmen are still unleashing mayhem in the NE and SW. Boko harm has re-taken some of the local government areas in Borno State.  The Fulani herdsmen are still massacring defenseless farmers and villagers with impunity. Yesterday, the OPC leader, Mr. Adams said that he’ll not be able to defend the Yoruba land anymore from Fulani herdsmen who continue to massacre local farmers in the area. His group of vig
 
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