British High Commissioner, Arkwright, Receives a ‘Very Chilling Letter’ Over Biafra
By: Chinwe Korie
28th February 2017
It is at my discretion that instead of to holistically and bogusly addressing the noble British commission; let me have a priority. This shall not be one of those letters written in tears but a rare one written with courage and vigor. The vigor of a dying man that has nothing to lose; as a product of your noble experiment seeking to be human or have taste of freedom, death is meaningless to me. The very moment I understood that I was a noble experiment; I also realized I could die any moment and I now wish to die once and for all. I will love before anything; sound it clearly to you that it is Biafra or death; I might be dying today but tomorrow may decide to die with everything you created in your economic estate- Nigeria.
However; this letter shall be prioritized to you Paul Arkwright, for your statement, it is most unfortunate that at the very moment my people were dying on the streets of Igweocha (Porthacourt), you were telling us of unity by force. It is most unfortunate that the very moment my people were being slaughtered on the streets of Igweocha was the very moment you are telling us that all you care is unity. This unity implies that we must stay where we are massacred and that you are very optimistic to continue to see our blood flow.
This is a repeat of 1967 when you supervised genocide against us; the people of Biafra suffered starvation and all kinds of crime against humanity. You looked on and defended your stooge; you armed Nigeria for our total decimation. You told the world all kinds of lies to ensure nobody helps us or save our lives, all you wanted is the oil and everything you created Nigeria for. We have moved on since 1967 but you seem not to have moved on. You are still in the euphoria of the 1967 genocide that ensures the sustenance of your economic hub.
A time you should be condemning evil and unlawful execution of the people of Biafra; you are promoting unity that is the bane of the people of this world. A time you should be urging Nigeria to apply law and avoid excessive force; you are talking about unity of Nigeria. You are indirectly urging Nigeria to keep killing and destroying lives of the people of Biafra. By virtue of declaring unity a time you should be deploring is a clear sign of support for the ongoing genocide.
What is this obsession with unity? Are you more concerned about unworkable unity than workable one? What have you done to address the killings and corruption in Nigeria; what have you done to address nepotism that is the order of the day? What have you done to address marginalization that has been visible for over 48 years? What have you done to bring about peace and stability in Nigeria? what have you done to ensure Biafra land decayed as a result of oil spillage is cleaned, what exactly have you done to give reason or room for unity?