Responsive Ad Slot


The Unforgettable £vils Of Buhari On NDI IGBO Between 2015 And 2023


The Unforgettable £vils Of Buhari On NDI IGBO Between 2015 And 2023

■ Author : Njoku Victor Ugochukwu
■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu
■ 18th April 2023

With few days left for Buhari to leave office and having failed to deliver on his promises, to end insecurity, treating every ethnic nationality in the country equal, failed to end and fight corruption to a standstill, which is one of his reasons for appointing himself as the minister of petroleum for 8 years, during which Nigeria recorded the highest increase in petroleum prices, I also think it's worthy to ascribe all Buhari's achievements to him, including the numerous evils he orchestrated against the peaceful Igbo race.

I wanted to confine my writing to the period of Buhari's so-called democratic administration, which in reality is not, but I think it is necessary for me to pinpoint some of the previous ill treatment meted out to the peaceful occupants of the old Eastern region before jumping to his contemporary abominable actions against Ndi Igbo and humanity in general. Having participated in the assassination of Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi, the first and only decorated battle field general in the whole of Africa, the first African man who was worthy to lead the UN peacekeeping force in Congo and other African countries and distinguish himself: a notable son of Ndi Igbo. He went further and participated in the greatest war of extermination in Africa. A war aimed at the total extinction of the peaceful, endangered Igbo race, of which he (Buhari) killed men, women, and children and gathered them in heaps in Owerri.

Buhari, in one of the most abnormal means of assuming office, by which he shamelessly dethroned a democratically elected government of Alhaji Aliyu Usman Shehu Shagari, went on rampage, arresting, killing, detaining, torturing and imprisoning every leader that is not of the Hausa-Fulani extraction. One of his victims was the most innocent and learned leader of that time and Vice President of Nigeria to the Alhaji Aliyu Usman Shehu Shagari's government that he unlawfully overthrown a true son of Ndi Igbo, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who after many trials was not found guilty of any crime but would still be incarcerated by the hater of Ndi Igbo, called Buhari.

Fast-forward to 2015, when he won the election out of coercion and the threat of terrorism against the indigenous population if he lost, the hater of Ndi Igbo once again descended on Ndi Igbo unprovoked, this time around, his agenda was not hidden from anyone as he vocalized and practiced it.

Upon swearing him in, he greeted Ndi Igbo with the infamous speech of "97 percent and 5 percent"—noting that he would never give any reasonable attention to Ndi Igbo whom he claimed gave him 5 percent votes.
And I kept wondering how 97 and 5 would make up 100 if added together, but that is a discussion for another day when we will exhaustively discuss the insolence of the dullard of Daura.

From 2015, Ala Igbo witnessed what it had never seen after the 1967 genocidal war, of which Buhari was part of.

On August 30, 2015 the Nigerian police personnel and navy officers under the command of General Mohammedu Buhari, opened fire on an unarmed peaceful protesting members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at Onitsha and many were confirmed dead at the scene.
They lay down and were firing as if they were at the war front, which caused the death of many of the peaceful protesters while others sustained degrees of bullet wounds on their laps and buttocks. Yet, Ndi Igbo never retaliated.

Following the unjust arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on October 14th, 2015, by the lawless Nigerian secret police, the DSS, who held him incommunicado till October 18th, IPOB embarked on a peaceful protest in about nine states of the Federation, which include: Enugwu State, Abia State, Delta State, Imo State, Anambra State, Bayelsa State, Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State, and Cross River State. Consequently, the peaceful IPOB members were killed in their tens and hundreds in all the mentioned states by the Nigerian security forces on the orders of the commander-in-chief, General Mohammedu Buhari.

Similarly, members of IPOB were gathered at Ngwa High School Aba on January 18, 2016, observing prayers and fasting calling for God's intervention in the case of their brother and leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu while singing and praising the Most High God when a combined team of Nigerian security agents surrounded them and opened fire on them, many were killed at the scene and their bodies carried away by the Nigeria security agents, while many sustained bullet wounds of various degrees, of which many would later give up the ghost in the hospital.

With no intention of ending their agenda of exterminating the Igbo race, members of IPOB were once again massacred in Port Harcourt on January 20th, 2017. It was a solidarity rally with the then-president of America, Donald Trump. A joyful moment was immediately turned into a mournful moment by the Nigerian security agents, who detested seeing Igbos jubilate. The worst massacre happened on May 29th night and 30th, 2016, when Biafrans were gathered to commemorate their fallen heroes and heroines and the Nigerian security agents invaded a church where they were lodged and massacred them in their sleep at about 1 a.m. more were killed at daybreak as the killings spread to the neighbouring city, Asaba. Altogether, hundreds of IPOB members were killed on that very day, we have an unending list of the unjust killings of Ndi Igbo by Buhari.

In Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's house on September 17th, 2017, in one of the deadliest attacks on a civilian by the military, Nigerian forces invaded Kanu's house and killed 28 people, including his cousin.
At Emene, Enugu State, on August 23rd, 2020, innocent Igbo youths were also killed and many wounded.
Just recently on 31st March 2023, Igbo youths were also killed in Aba.

Amnesty International, in a November 24th, 2016 publication, alleged that at least 150 peaceful IPOB members were killed in a crackdown by Nigerian forces. It looks as if Buhari came to power with the sole aim of exterminating IPOB for no cogent reason, but the fact remains that he has killed even beyond members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
For instance, on August 6th, 2017, a group of armed men suspected of disguising Nigerian forces attacked Philip Catholic Church in Ozubulu and killed not less than 13 people, including our women. In another related incident, Buhari's relatives, otherwise known as Fulani terr0rits herdsmen, numbering about 500 invaded Nimbo community in the Uzo Uwani local government area of Enugwu state on April 25th, 2017, and killed not fewer than 40 villagers. Also, on July 17th, 2022.
An Ebubeagu security outfit in Awomamma Imo State swooped on returning wedding guests and killed 14 people at the spot and arrested a few others, which the governor of the state boldly claimed were bandits killed by the DSS, contrary to eyewitness reports.

Not forgetting the End-Sars protest, of which I can bet that the murdered Igbo youths in Aba alone were more than those killed in Lekki-Tole Gate, although it never got the necessary media publicity. To please the Caliphate, Governor Nyesom Wike invited the military into the Igbo-dominated Obigbo area and consequently, killed hundreds.

In an article published by Vanguard on June 11th 2021, the Igbo elders council rightfully claimed that the Buhari administration has killed not fewer than 5000 Igbo youths while about 10,000 are languishing in detention across secret cells in Nigeria.
In another report by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, it was noted thus: "Soldiers Of The Nigerian Military And Others Deployed In Eastern Nigeria Raided 150 Communities In The Past 20 Months (Oct 2020-June 2022), Burnt Or Destroyed 1,450 Defenseless Civilian Homes, Forced 51,000 Out of Their Ancestral Homes, Killed 1,360, Burnt Or Destroyed Or Looted Properties Worth N57B, And Caused N600B In Trade And Investment Losses Following The Eastern Siege And Atrocities."

Also, not forgetting that his appointments into his cabinet never reflected federal character as no Igbo son was appointed into his kitchen cabinet and his continuous unguided utterances such as one in which he described Ndi Igbo as a "Dot in a circle" and his statement in which he threatened to "speak to Ndi Igbo in the language they will understand," meaning he will hit them hard. It's now clear that what he achieved in the East is tremendous and must be ascribed to him without fear as we continue to remind him and his kinsmen of the wrath of posterity. Not only that, we will hold posterity out this time around.

We will not forgive, and we will not forget.

Edited By Aguocha Chinwendum
Published by Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka
For Umuchiukwu Writers .

No comments

Post a Comment

© Copyright © 2021 | iExpress News 24 | All Rights Reserved