This is the News Analysis segment of the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcasts
For April 22nd, 2006
You have heard the news; now, the analysis…
We ask you to continue to pray for God’s strength and God’s solace for our imprisoned brethren, Ralph Uwazurike, the Leader of MASSOB; Uchenna Madu, the Information Director of MASSOB; Uche Okwukwu, an attorney for MASSOB; all other MASSOB leaders; and all other members of MASSOB; and their release from Nigerian jails. While we make public their cases to the whole world everyday, and while we insist and demand that Obasanjo release them, let us not forget the most important thing of all: God. God is with our brethren. God loves our brethren. And, God is infinitely bigger and more powerful than the World put together, and as such, that much more powerful that mere mortal, Obasanjo. While their imprisonment brings anguish to us, and the failure of Obasanjo to pay heed to our demands brings us despair, we must not flag in our appeal and prayers to God to cause it to be proved that “…all things work together for the good of those who love Him and whom He loves…” Just as Jesus reminded Pontius Pilate, we should remind ourselves and Obasanjo that he, Obasanjo, is not in control of the fate of our brethren; but God is. Obasanjo will bend to God’s command. And, to our brethren, if you are listening to this broadcast: know that we care about you and we are telling the whole world about you. Know that we have placed you in the hands of Almighty God Who reminds you that man-made torture chambers and cruel prison walls have never stopped God’s work, nor stopped His work through His chosen ones, even while the chosen ones are in jail. What we cannot accomplish as human beings, God can and will do, by His will. You are in God’s hands—always. Remember, that Nelson Mandela’s spectacular work was done from prison in circumstances not unlike yours, ours—under God’s guidance.
We invoke the same love and care and guidance of God for our other MASSOB brethren who, though we have included in the list of unjustly jailed, we must now also mention specifically by name. We do so to point out the cruelty of Nigeria and thus report Nigeria and her agents to God Himself. Mr. Leonard Nwaora, P.A., and Isaac Ndubuisi Nwosu, C.P.A., both members of MASSOB, were arrested at Ijebu-Ode at their houses by over twenty men of the Nigeria SSS on the 13th of December 2005 and detained at Igbeba Prisons in Ijebu-Ode up till recently. Because of the strong show of solidarity and caring by our fellow MASSOB members who visited these two men in jail frequently, the Nigeria Prison and Court authorities decided to transfer them to a different jail, this time, in Abeokuta, in order to make such visits impossible. How cruel and heartless! considering that Messrs. Nwaora and Nwosu have committed no crime: MASSOB is a non-violent organization pursuing the Self Determination agenda of Biafra leading to the Sovereignty and Independence of Biafra, using non-violent means. There is no crime in this act, because it is a basic collective human right, a moral duty and a divine imperative. For the same act, Mazi Amaechi Obialor, arrested in Kaduna along with two other MASSOB members, on or about April 17 2005—a year ago to date—still languishes in a Kaduna jail. What manner of cruelty and wickedness drives Nigeria to perpetrate this crime against humanity by unjust and prolonged imprisonment of Mazi Obialor and others? Mazi Leonard Nwaora and Mazi Isaac Ndubuisi Nwosu in Abeokuta prison; and Mazi Amaechi Obialor in Kaduna prison: we shall never forget you—you and other MASSOB members unjustly imprisoned in Nigeria’s jails. We ask Obasanjo to release all of you immediately. We hereby present your cases to the entire world. We pray God act on your behalf, on our behalf, for God’s sake.
Fellow Biafrans: the handwriting is still all over the wall for Nigeria’s downfall. Hearts will be hardened, incredible things will be allowed to happen; very obviously stupid and foolish things will be allowed to occur while the people watch in utter disbelief and in helplessness. It will be madness—the madness has started already and will continue and intensify—until the thrashing, dying Satanic State known as Nigeria takes its final breath. Then, Biafra will be seen standing, shinning as a beacon, and providing direction, strength, power and protection, even as willed by our God, for the benefit of His children who call upon His name day and night without ceasing.
Do not be found wanting. Many will join one confounded direction or the other: for some, it will be the Third Term nonsense; others, the useless promise and hope of creation of an extra Igbo state; for a few, the illusory Igbo Nigerian presidency—an oxymoron in the first place. Some will be forming more new Nigerian corrupt political parties and or juggling old effete ones. They are all confused and will lead nowhere. We trust that none of you will join the misdirected busybodies who still pretend that they cannot see the light. These are they who refuse to acknowledge that handwriting on the wall. “Mene, mene, tekel upharsin”—yes, weighed in the balance, Nigeria has been, and truly found woefully and profoundly wanting...
Those who make the mistake now of persecuting Biafrans—including persecuting MASSOB and MASSOBians—especially Igbo or other Biafrans, in Biafraland or anywhere else, will have themselves to blame, because they will have to account for their crimes against their own people. We have their crimes on record. These criminals do not live in isolated space: they live among us, so we know them, and we know where they are. There is no hiding for them.
We use this opportunity to acknowledge the bravery and steadfastness of the Niger Delta people for refusing Obasanjo’s self-serving and condescending offer to rebuild and repair the area. We especially point out their wisdom and understanding in their reasoning that it is the inalienable right of the people to own and control their own local resources. Obasanjo and Nigeria first forcibly steal the Niger Delta oil, squander the money by personal thievery and by diversion of infrastructure paid for by the money, to other parts of Nigeria except for Delta and neighboring territory—that is, Biafraland; now, Obasanjo says he is going to come to the rescue of the region by building a road and spending some of the money there—same Delta money, to start with? We trust that they will remain resolute. Besides the fact that Obasanjo and Nigeria have sworn to treat the region as conquered and occupied territory by raping it and by raping its people, and the fact that one cannot trust Obasanjo to do anything good for any part of Biafraland, and the fact that previous such promises by Obasanjo to the area have amounted to precisely nothing—besides all that—there is the primal issue: Delta Oil belongs to the Delta, and Delta people ought to be managing their own resources. We continue to hope and trust that all Biafrans will learn from this type of clarity of thinking and this type of resolve to respond in the context of such clarity with unwavering determination and commitment. Bravo! our Delta-Biafran brothers and sisters.
Biafra alive! because God makes it so.
That’s the News Analysis for the week. Thank you.
God bless and keep Biafra, and you, until our next broadcast. Voice of Biafra International (VOBI) broadcast continues (http://www.biafraland.com/vobi.htm), now with the summary of the News Analysis in Igbo language.
Ndi Biafra, ekele e o-o! Anyi e kelee unu.
Nkea wu akuko nke anyi na a kpo News Analysis, si na Voice of Biafra International Radio, di na Washington DC, na ala America, na a bia ra unu na abali a.
Ka anyi tinye, na na e cheta na ekpere, ndi anyi ndi ka no na mkporo ndi Nigeria, ndi isi MASSOB, Ralph Uwazurike na Uchenna Madu na Uche Okwukwu, na ndi MASSOB ndi ozo. Ka Chineke anyi jiri ihu-na-anya Ya mezuo ra ha ihe na ile. O wu na ezi na anyi na a kpoku ndi uwa ka ha gwa Obasanjo ihe anyi na kwa a gwa Obasanjo, nke wu, ka ya hapu umunne anyi ndia, weputa ha na nga ndi Nigeria. Ma o nweghi otu anyi ga e si e chefu na ihe na ile di na aka nke Chineke. O nweghi kwa nu mgbe Obasanjo jiri wuru Chi umunne anyi ndia e ji na mkporo ndi Nigeria. Chineke anyi wu Onye wu Onye-isi na ihe dum.
Na otu aka ahu, o nweghi otu anyi ga e si e chefu umunne anyi ndi ozo ndi MASSOB kwa, nde di ka Mazi Leonard Nwaora na Mazi Isaac Ndubuisi Nwosu, ndi e siri na mkporo no na Ijebu-Ode ebe ha no kemgbe December 13 2005, wega ha na mkporo di na Abeokuta, maka ndi Nigeria nde furu obi na akuku, a choghi ka ndi MASSOB gaa na e leta umunnayi ndia anya na nga. Ma o wu Mazi Amaechi Obialor onye ka no na mkporo na Kaduna: nkea mere otu afo kemgbe April 17 2005 e siri tinye ya na nga na ebe ahu. Anyi na a rio ka Chineke anyi legide ha anya, gbaa ha ume. Anyi na a rio ka Chineke jiri ihe gbasara nga a zi ha, na anyi dum, ako nke Chukwu, otu O siri ji Nwoke-oma, Nelson Mandela, me e. Chineke ruo Obasanjo aka na obi ka ya wu Obasanjo weputa ndi anyi a na mkporo—ugbu a!
Ugbu a, mgbe ihe siri la Nigeria ike, ka anyi mata kwa na oge nweta Biafra a dighizi kwa oke anya. Anyi ma a ma na unu a gaghi e so ndi efulefu i na a gbaari gburu-gburu i chu ihe gbasara Nigeria na ochichi aru ya, ka okuko e befuru isi. Mara kwa unu na njo na aru Nigeria a kariala—o ga fee la oke. Oge onwu ya wu Nigeria a bia la nu ugbu a. Ndi ihu-abuo ndi na e re umunne ha ndi Biafra, na ndi na e mesi ndi MASSOB ike ma o wu na e meru ndi MASSOB ahu, mara kwa unu na anyi ga a ma unu ikpe maka ihe ojoo na ihe aru ndia unu mere megide umunne unu, mgbe anyi nwetara Biafra.
Ka anyi ji oghiere a na a ja ndi umunne anyi bi na Delta ike otu ha jiri ju ihe Obasanjo kwere ha na nkwa nke wu i mefu ego i ji mezie ihe ojoo Nigeria mere na ala ndi Delta- Biafra. Umunne anyi ya gwara Obasanjo na ihe ha choro wu ka ha wu ndi Delta jiri aka ha mezie ebe nke ha, jiri ego ha onwe ha retera na mmanu no na ala nke ha, ala Delta. Ha wu ndi Delta a choghi o tu o di ugbua—nke wu na Obasanjo na Nigeria ga a di mbu were ego ya, bia zie nyetu ndi Delta nwantinti, o di zie ka o wu ego Obasanjo na Nigeria ka ha nyeturu ndi Delta, ebe onye owula ma a ma na o wu ego ndi Delta nke si na mmanu ndi Delta-Biafra. Ndi Biafra ndi ozo lee kwa ihe ndi Delta na e me, jiri otu ahu muta ako. Anyi e kele e ha wu ndi Delta-Biafra. Ha a jula i kwe ka ngozi Chineke goziri ha na ala ha, ka Obasanjo na Nigeria zuru ya na oshi. Chukwu e kweghi kwala! Ndi Delta e ekweghi.
Biafra, ndu gi! Biafra, ndu gi!! Biafra, ndu gi!!!—na ndu anyi kwa. Maka Chineke nonyere la gi—nonyere kwa ra anyi!
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