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Wickedness And Injustice Against The Biafran People: A Critical Look On The Role Of The Nigerian Government And The International Community

Wickedness And Injustice Against The Biafran People: A Critical Look On The Role Of The Nigerian Government And The International Community

■ Author : Humphrey Chidiadi Nze
■ Twitter: @umuchiukwu
■ 15th May 2023 


The Nigerian government and the wider world have a long history of treating the Biafran people, who are primarily from the Eastern part of Nigeria, unfairly and wickedly. The objective of this essay is to critically analyse the numerous types of injustice and evil that the Biafran people have endured, as well as the contribution of the Nigerian government and the larger world community to their continued subjugation in Nigeria.

Historical Perspective:

The Biafran people have a long history of political and economic dominance in Nigeria before the 1960 independence, they also have a rich cultural past. However, since Nigeria's independence from Britain in 1960, the Biafran people have experienced a huge marginalisation, killings and discrimination. The unprovoked killings of Biafrans all over Nigeria and the Igbo pogrom in the northern part of Nigeria and other places in the 1960s led to the declaration of the Republic of Biafra in 1967, after which the Nigerian government declared an unnecessary war on the defenceless Biafrans that were still nursing their wounds which lasted until 1970. 
The war resulted in the death of over 5 million Biafrans majority of which are women and children due to starvation and diseases.

Injustice and Wickedness Against Biafran People include: 

(1)Political Marginalization: 

Since the end of the civil war, the Biafran people have been systematically excluded from key political positions in Nigeria. This has led to a lack of representation and a feeling of disenfranchisement among the Biafran people.

(2)Economic Injustice: 

The southeastern region of Nigeria, where the Biafran people predominantly reside, is rich in natural resources, particularly crude oil and gas. However, the Nigerian government has consistently exploited these resources without adequately investing in the development of the region. This has led to widespread poverty, underdevelopment, and environmental degradation in Biafran communities.

(3)Human Rights Abuses: 

The Nigerian government has been accused of numerous human rights abuses against the Biafran people, including extrajudicial killings, torture, and forced disappearances. 
These abuses perpetrated by the Nigerian security forces have intensified over the years due to the growing influence and resoluteness of the Biafra restoration movement, which seeks self-determination and independence for the Biafran people. 
In 2021 the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was abducted from Kenya and was extraordinarily renditioned from Kenya to Nigeria against every international law and treaty. 
The United Nations working group has recommended and ordered the Nigeria Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally and compensate him appropriately for infringing on his rights, yet the Nigerian government refuses to comply with this order. 
On October 13th 2022 the Nigerian appeal court discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of every count charge that the Nigerian government levelled against him. Yet the Nigerian government has refused to release our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The international community has largely turned a blind eye to the plight of the Biafran people and joined the conspiracy against them. 
During the 1967-70 genocidal war on the Biafran people many countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom etc, supported the Nigerian government to subjugate the Biafran people by providing them with military and financial aid. This support enabled the Nigerian government to continue its brutal campaign against the Biafran people, resulting in the deaths of over 5 million Biafrans.

In recent years, the international community has continued to explore their economic and political interest in Nigeria, as against the human rights and well-being of the Biafran people. 
Despite numerous reports of human rights abuses by the Nigerian government, the international community has failed to take meaningful action to address these issues of wickedness against the defenceless Biafran people.

The Biafran people have faced a long history of injustice and wickedness at the hands of the Nigerian government and the international community. 
It is therefore crucial for the international community to recognize and address these injustices, and to support the Biafran people in their quest for self-determination and independence as contained in the United Nations charter. 

The independence of Biafra is long overdue. 
The more the United Nations is delaying in declaring Biafra an independent Nation, the more Africa will continue to be in the dark, as Biafra is the light bearer of the African continent. 
All honest nations and NGOs who are lovers of freedom and justice should support the restoration of Biafra because injustice to one is an injustice to all.


Edited By Aguocha Chinwendum  
Published By Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka 
For Umuchukwu Writers .

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