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Biafra: Nigerian Government Uses Propaganda and Persecution to Campaign Against IPOB, ESN and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

Biafra: Nigerian Government Uses Propaganda and Persecution to Campaign Against IPOB, ESN and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

■ Author:  Humphrey Chidiadi

■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu

■ 04.07.2024

Recently, the Nigerian government has been on a mission to discredit and undermine the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Eastern Security Network (ESN), and their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In this article, we will delve into the Nigerian government's propaganda against IPOB and ESN, highlighting the negative impact it has on justice, equity, the rule of law, and social cohesion in the contraption called Nigeria.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a freedom-fighting movement, advocating for the independence of Biafra, a region in southeastern Nigeria. This region has suffered various degrees of oppression, human rights violations, marginalization, subjugation, and hardship. In iIn1967, Biafra declared independence from Nigeria, resulting in the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War. The war ended in 1970 when Biafra was promised reintegration into Nigeria and reconstruction of all their damaged infrastructures. Till today none has been implemented rather marginalization and deprivation continue. It is this cruel treatment that gave rise to the IPOB struggle for Biafra restoration which Biafrans must see as a step in the right direction especially now that the Nigeria Government is no longer hiding its intentions to eliminate every living thing in Biafraland to take over the Land using Fulani terrorist herdsmen.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, has been a vocal advocate for the right to self-determination for the people of Biafra. Despite his peaceful calls for independence, he has faced numerous legal challenges and vilification from the Nigerian government. This institutional opposition has intensified, especially as his court case approached, revealing a wider strategy of state-sponsored propaganda.

The Propaganda Campaign is One of the significant aspects of the Nigerian government's strategy to spread defamatory information aimed at discrediting IPOB, ESN, and Nnamdi Kanu. This propaganda serves multiple purposes: it generates public disdain against the movement for the restoration of Biafra.t they also use the propaganda effect to justify the Nigerian military actions against Biafra They equally use the propaganda effect to attempt to silence opposing voices, who may try to speak in favour of the Biafran people or attempt to condemn the unlawful killing and indiscriminate arrest of innocent Biafrans 

The judicial Persecution of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is one of the central focuses of the Nigerian government in its propaganda campaign. Despite the ruling of the Nigerian appeal court in Abuja where Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was discharged and acquitted of all count charges by the Nigerian Department of State Security. yet the Nigerian government has persistently refused to release him.This blatant disregard for the rule of law highlights the lengths to which the Nigerian government is willing to go to maintain control and suppress The Biafra restoration movement.

The refusal to release Nnamdi Kanu, despite his acquittal, is not just a legal anomaly; it is an act of tyranny. It goes against the fundamental principles of justice and human rights, reflecting a broader pattern of authoritarianism that should be an issue of concern to the international community. To deny freedom to a man cleared of all charges by a competent court is a clear sign of a systemic disregard for the law and it must be condemned.

Fabrication of Accusations and Misinformation is another attempt to further erode support for IPOB. The Nigerian government has resorted to fabricating accusations and spreading misinformation against IPOB in their effort to destroy the image of IPOB and also discourage Biafrans from supporting their freedom,spare-headed by IPOB  For example, there was a recent incident that happened in the Aba southeast region Biafraland, where Nigeria government and her military orchestrated atrocities that resulted to the killing of their soldiers and falsely blamed it on IPOB and ESN.

If the Nigerian government and its military are genuinely committed and prepared to reveal the perpetrator of the false flag operation in Aba, we demand they disclose the identity of the Military commander who deployed four Igbo Christian military officers and one Hausa army officer (who is also a Christian) named Bala Abraham, at Obikabia junction on 30th May 2024? Unveiling the name of the military Commandant would help unravel the mystery surrounding the events in Aba. The army commander responsible for the deployment is aware of the operation, as per intelligence gathered by IPOB intelligence units. Additionally, Myetti Allah is implicated in the covert activities in Abia state, collaborating closely with the Nigerian military to disrupt the good governance in Abia state  Myetti Allah asserts they have grievances to address with the government of Alex Otti.

This whole strategy of the Nigeria government and its military is programmed to alienate the Biafran population from the very freedom movements piloted by IPOB which is aimed at representing their interests and aspirations towards their total liberation and independence

The abduction of Biafran youths in Aba serves as a stark reminder of the oppressive tactics employed by the Nigerian army. Reports indicate that the army has been conducting aggressive operations, going from house to house in search of youths allegedly connected to the killing of soldiers in Obikabia on the 30th of May. It is crucial to emphasize that these actions are not only unjust but also a clear violation of human rights. Innocent individuals are being targeted without proper evidence or due process, leading to a climate of fear and insecurity among the Biafran community.

It is imperative to debunk any false narratives that attempt to link the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to these crimes. The fact that Biafrans choose to observe moments of remembrance, such as sitting at home to mourn their fallen compatriots, should not be misconstrued as involvement in violent activities. By exposing the orchestrated efforts of the army to falsely implicate IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in these incidents, we can reveal the sinister motives behind the government's actions. The deliberate demonization of IPOB/ESN and the manipulation of events to justify further crackdowns are tactics aimed at destabilizing the Biafran region and suppressing its quest for self-determination. 

To combat these injustices and hold the Nigerian government accountable for its atrocities against innocent Biafrans, it is crucial to amplify the voices of those affected and bring international attention to these flagrant human rights violations. By shedding light on the truth behind the Aba abductions and advocating for justice and transparency, we can stand in solidarity with the victims and work towards a future where such atrocities are not tolerated. The resilience and determination of the Biafran people in the face of adversity serve as a confirmation of their determination in pursuit of freedom and justice in the face of tyranny.

Another Nigerian government's propaganda campaign against IPOB, ESN is the recent public memo sent to the southeast NYSC camp, warning them of an imminent kidnapping threat by IPOB. These allegations lack substance and credible evidence. They contradict IPOB's values, publicly stated principles, and historical antecedents Portraying IPOB as a terrorist group intent to destroy and harm their image and undermine their genuine effort to restore their true identity and nation called Biafra 

This Nigerian government's propaganda campaign against IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu represents a profound threat to the global principles of justice, human rights, and democracy. By resorting to propaganda, misinformation,n, and judicial persecution, Nigeria undermines both its international reputation and the peaceful cohesion of its society. The international community must take a firm stance against these violations, advocating for justice, accountability,y and the protection of fundamental human rights. Only through collective action can we hope to see that life matters in the contraption called Nigeria, as freedom, democracy and the rule of law are truly nonexistent in Nigeria. International communities and, local and international human rights organizations must document and investigate these abuses comprehensively. These efforts should aim at holding the Nigerian government accountable and ensuring that justice is served to the families of the innocent Biafrans brutally murdered by Nigerian forces. Through consistent global pressure can we hope to see an end to Nigeria's state-sponsored propaganda persecution of the People of Biafra? Seeking for freedom is not a war. IPOB is a peaceful global movement, which no one can stop with guns and bullets

Guns and bullets, propaganda and kidnapping, can not stop an ideology. Biafra is here to stay !!


#FreeBiafraNow #FreeMaziNnamdiKanuNow



Written By Humphrey Chidiadi

Edited by Ezekwereogu Odinaka

For Umuchiukwu Writers

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