Biafra: A Potential Ally of the West for the Development of The World
By Mazi Onyebuchi Eze
For Family Writers
15th April 2017
Biafra is nation of Indigenous People in West Africa near the Gulf of Guinea of Atlantic Ocean. The Indigenous people in the geographical location have their aborigines as the Igbo, Igala, Idoma and Igede at the northern part of the nation where the Ijaw, Ogoni, Itsekiri, Ibibio, Efik, Annang, Urhobo are located at the southern part of the nation popularly called Niger Delta area of Biafra. These aborigines of Biafra are very peaceful and hardworking people anywhere they are as they do in every part of the earth.
Biafra nation has existed in two occasions but its national structure and government is always destroyed by alien forces of terror. The first period of time when Biafra existed was from 1472 - 1898, but British colonial explorers destroyed the structure and established colonial administration. Later in 1967 - 1970, Biafra nation was restored by the then Nigeria military officer of Biafran extraction, Col Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu but the newly restored nation met a strong military resistance via genocidal war waged against the new nation by Nigeria which was supported by Britain, USSR, Egypt and other Arab nations.
The then generation of Biafrans later relinquished the sovereignty of Biafra due to genocidal war which is targeted at wiping out all Biafrans from the face of the earth. Presently, there is an unshakeable demand for the final restoration of Biafra. It is a crusade led by the charismatic and sagacious leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) who is held in detention by Nigeria government for almost 2 years ago.
Needless to begin to list all form of dehumanising treatment being meted on Biafrans on daily basis due to cry for Biafra restoration. However, there are so many benefits which the western world stands to benefit when Biafra is finally restored. In this article, I am going to list some of the benefits derivable by western world from restored Biafra nation.
With these benefits which the western world stands to gain when Biafra is restored, is it not better to support the restoration of sovereign Biafra? Nigeria is taking Africa to nowhere. Let the Western World reject the lobbying of Nigeria against Biafra restoration because Biafra is going to assist them in developing the countries which are liability to the Western World.
All we want from the world is to compel Nigeria govt to respect the sacred right of Biafrans to Self-determination as UN declared in 2007.