Remembering Biafra Declaration Day.
Folks, on this day (30th May 1967), 46 years ago, Biafra was declared, in response to the pogrom, killings and genocide against Igbos in Northern and Western Nigeria. Biafran Republic was declared to provide Igbos, with security and safety of their lives and properties. Nigerian government then, in collaboration with imperialistic British government and other foreign powers, declared war on Igbos. At the end of which, over 2 million of us (Igbos) paid the supreme sacrifice. Till date, Igbos all over Nigeria are still being hunted down and killed, at the slightest excuses, or killed for no reasons or no faults of theirs. Igbos have become endangered species. Please, as you read this message, kindly pause and observe a two minutes silence, for our fallen heroes and heroines, they laid down their lives, that we might have ours today. This day (30th May) deserves to be remembered by all Igbos worldwide. For on the average, every family in Biafra lost, at least one person to the war. To this end, my appreciation goes to Igbo Canadian Community Association that planned their 2013 Biafran war memorial day on Saturday 1st June 2013. Other Igbo communities globally should follow suit. Elsewhere around the world, people remember wars and reflect on it. Igbos cannot be an exception, hence Biafran war is worth remembering, on this day of its declaration. It should be an occasion for soul searching amongst the Igbos, especially a time to bury all hatchets, differences, egos etc and begin to unite. For Igbos to progress as a group, their unity is non-negotiable. Permit me to also thank Igbo Forum UK (This group is made up of delegates of several Igbo Unions in UK, Ireland, and Europe), part of their mission is to unite Igbos. May God bless us. C.V.Akuta UK. www.briefsfromakuta.blogspot.com 30th May 2013.
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What we need is similar to what the Jews have in America, AIPAC, a powerful lobby group that projects the course of the Jews in Diaspora, rubs their history on their youths by making sure that they visit Israel often & are meant to see their museums which tell their story better. The Biafran museum in Umuahia should have been full of activity on 30th May. AIPAC raises money to support programes back home NOT world Igbo congress, Ohaneze ndi Igbo or whatever name, I am talking of like minds, think tanks, akata ejeje ndi Igbo with the kind of blue blood flowing in a genuine Igbo man's veins not saboteurs who will betray us a second time to our enemies as they did during the war. I don't care if they are resident in UK, USA or Obiangwu. What is needed is their brain & commitment. We don't have time, am inpatient about this thing, can we please move before it is too late.
Look, the redemption of Nigeria is in our hands & until we rise up take our position in the polity of that country, there is no future for that country. The chaotic situation you find there is as a result of injustices meted out to innocent Igbo people whose cold blood is still flowing in the streets of Kano & the rest. It is the same antisemitism that the Jews are suffering because of their intelligence that we are suffering, don't you get it? There is no time for more grammar, we are 46 years down the line, very soon the history will be distorted, mind you nothing was well written down, is just oral tradition that will not stand the taste of time.