February  24,   2016



FOR weeks now, the issue of Biafra agitation has been at the front burner in the polity. Every vendor’s stand has been turned into a theatre of arguments by free readers and potential customers, who spend hours analysing the fresh Biafra movement being propelled by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, via peaceful protests.

The social media was not spared as it has been inundated with intellectual fireworks by proponents and opponents of the Biafra struggle. Almost every known and unknown columnist has written in support or against Biafra’s resuscitation by the promoters of IPOB led by the illegally detained Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

I have been prompted to express my thoughts on the Biafra agitation by the dimension the argument has taken, especially where spin-doctors who are known agents of divide-and-rule have gone back to their usual work of dividing the indigenous people of Biafra.

The major aim of these divide-and-rule elements who tend to cry more than the bereaved is to use the instrumentality of the media to tag the Biafra agitation an Igbo “affair”.

The irony of the debate is that majority of those divide-and-rule advocates who have sworn to keep inciting Biafrans against each other are non-Biafrans.  I think the future or restoration of Biafra should strictly be left for indigenous people of Biafra to decide

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