Tuesday, 12 April 2016

PEACEFUL PROTEST: 19YR OLD BIAFRAN CHARGED FOR TREASON GOES TO COURT TODAY.

Ibeh Gift Amarachi reporting for Family Writers
Today been the 12 of April,Miss AMUCHE DESTINY a Nineteen(19yr) Old Biafran from Orlu Local Governement Area Of Imo State, was arraigned in FEDERAL HIGH COURT 3 PORTHARCOURT. Miss Amuche was unlawfully detained on the 10th of November 2015,from the Shop where she works as a Sales Girl,following the peaceful protest of the Indigenous People Of Biafra and was charged for Treasonable Felony. Amuche Destiny who is presently an orphan,after loosing her Father some years back before her unlawful detention,she lost her Mother who is presently in the Mortuary.
Following an interview granted by Destiny Amuche's immediate Elder Brother Master Success Amuche to Ibeh Gift Amarachi of Family Writers,he stated; "Amuche is my Younger Sister and she is Nineteen(19) of age,who was unlawfully detained in the Shop were she works as a Sales Girl,on the 10th of November 2015 when the Indigenous People Of Biafra had a peaceful protest. Destiny went to work and never joined the peaceful protest,but was arrested in the Shop because her Boss is a member of Ipob. My Family had no idea of her way about,until a Church member saw her picture on the newspaper and then gave us the report of our missing Sister. It hurts my Family so much,as presently my Elder Brother Micheal Amuche have suddenly developed mental issues,as he can't take the news of our little Sister suffering in that dungeon they call PortHarcourt Maximum Prison. I plead that the World,will allow Justice prevail".
The case was adjourned to 25th of May 2016,which means this Nineteen year Old Girl will still be rottening away in PortHarcourt Maximum Prison till then.


It is paramount to state that,this 19year Old Innocent Girl was not caught protesting,but was arrested and have been detained in PortHarcourt Maximum Prison November 2015 upon till today,because she works for her Boss who joined the Ipob peaceful protest. Nigeria is the only uncivilised Country where Peaceful Protest is prohibited and tagged Treason. Your human right is been violated and spat on. You have no right to let the Government of Nigeria know,how you feel over the barbaric and inhumane acts against you and the poor masses,if done you will be charged for treason,arrested and in most occasions assassinated. We are calling on the World,to let Justice prevail.    http://www.thebiafraherald.co/2016/04/peaceful-protest-19yr-old-biafran.html?m=1

#BIAFRA : WE REMEMBER THIS DAY OUR FALLEN HEROES FROM 1966-2016.

This is notify all Biafrans worldwide of the upcoming event; Remembrance Day in honour of the Biafran Heroes and Heroines who gave their lives in pursuit of our collective freedom between 1967-1970.
We remind you that it is too soon to forget the sacrifice of more than 3.5 million Biafrans killed as a result of the genocide committed against our people 1967 – 1970. Our men fought gallantly and defensively, but only to survive. The whole atrocity happened in Biafra land and it is not qualified to be tagged a WAR in any ramification. THEY came and KILLED US!
Come 30th May 2016, all Biafrans and friends of Biafra are expected to observe this event. Form a community of Biafrans wherever you live, start now to congregate if you have not already done so,
  • Decide on where to hold the event. It could be in an open space, church hall, and/or in-house.
  • Collect all known names of our heroes past. Those names shall be read out as part of the memorial.
  • Pray fervently, committing the struggle for restoration of Biafra into the hands of Chukwu Okike.
  • Pass the information to all people.
  • If you work on that day, you are advised to observe a minimum of two minutes silence.
It might also interest you to know that even in Europe, Russia and United States, they still observe a memorial for their people who died in the nineteenth century, but ours is later. So, we have no excuse and say “forget”.Please never say DIE.

AMERICA WITH REPUBLICAN TRUMP AND BIAFRA RESTORATION: By Ifeanyi Chijioke For Family Writers.



I read closely the Nigerian press tarnishing the image of the Republican Party and tipping Democrat to succeed, the essay by the Nigerian pro-Democrat journalists could not cite their explicit reasons for backing Democrat, they were much more rigid in their quest. Like core Nigerians who do not debate, their campaign was more or less an attack against Republican Party. Sanders or Clinton is their choice, this is not short of who would go on with Obama legacies. The legacies of Obama had always been the parley with Islam and neglect of Christians and natural allies of America. Unlike America that would stand her ground against all odds, Obama's America is imperialistic. Lobbying and licking the ass of the enemy to sustain relationship or control the enemy by mutual consent.

This is a very risky approach because as they are clustering by mutual consent, they would explode someday when selfish control is perceived. America has lost a lot under Obama, their God-hood was tempered in various ways, the America that fight for peace left Nigeria while Nigeria massacred Biafra, a cold genocide is going on in Biafra and the video went viral online. White House has not condemned this and Obama as an imperialist who sponsored and aided the sharia campaigner-candidate-now President of Nigeria has only eulogized his Islamic stooge without condemning a significant crime against humanity in Biafra.

While this is the case, Nigeria sees a cause to back Democrat and having thrown their weight behind Obama's party, questions were limited. Biafra is a people in search of justice and fairness and Republican Party is the symbol of American justice and fairness. Republican party is what Biafra needs most and everything is being done within our power to pray for Republican party. The candidate in the contest is inconsequential; Republican Party is the choice of Biafrans. Democrat is a serious threat to a better America and a better world and there is need to give Republican the mandate of restoration. This parley with Islamic states must be put on hold as America deserves to face her natural allies that have no potential threat whatsoever.


Unfortunately, it is shocking how America turned against her allies and supported Islam within the period of eight years of Obama reign. The nuclear arming of Iran which poses a serious threat to Israel is one move by Democrat that I could not fathom. If is the aim of America to put Israel in state of fear; then it is important I question the legacies of their heroes past, what they lived and died for,Democrat has quickly changed the label of America. America that often go to their place of interest and take what they want, today erect a terror group they are born to extinguish to take their interest. One would begin to ask why the sudden imperialism, has America lost her military and nuclear class? In Syria, the destruction Democrat brought to America was made visible and before it goes un-redeemable; Democrat must be pushed away to take time and meditate on- in sober mood everything they have done.

Democrat has been made an Islamic tool as under her Christians have been made a subject of terror by pro-Islamic leaders while the just but today unjust white house feigns ignorance. All around the world where Christians are facing terror and oppressed by terrorists, Democrat has not condemned such unhealthy development. All around the globe, there is nowhere democrat is doing the work of God- saving the oppressed and administering justice. This suddenly gave Russia the opportunity to come in, and now doing the Godly work America is known for. Is Russia now taking the place of America? if this is the case, then Republican party must be voted in to restore American pride.http://www.thebiafraherald.co/2016/04/america-with-republican-trump-and.html

Group releases NAMES AND DETAILS of IPOB members allegedly butchered and dumped by soldiers across the Niger.


The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) on Thursday made good its promise of two days ago to release detailed information concerning “the shooting, abduction, murdering and dumping in Onitsha General Hospital Mortuary of some jubilant members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by soldiers of the Onitsha Military Cantonment led by Col Issah Abdullahi.”
The group said in a statement issued in Onitsha, signed by Board Chairman Emeka Umeagbalasi, Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Programme, Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Esq., and Head, Campaign & Publicity Department, Uzochukwu Oguejiofor Esq.: “The dastardly act was perpetrated on 17th of December 2015 at the Onitsha Niger Bridgehead in Anambra State, Southeast of Nigeria.
“We had earlier reported that not less than 80 members and supporters of the IPOB were shot and killed by the security forces, which also shot and terminally maimed over 170 others particularly in the Southeast and the South-south zones. The shootings and killings took place between 30th of August 2015 and 9th of February 2016 during nonviolent and peaceful protests and processions associated with nonviolent pro Biafra agitation. While the killings are concentrated in three locations of Onitsha/Awka, Aba and Igweocha (Rivers State); the shootings and their victims are majorly found in five locations of Onitsha/Awka, Asaba, Enugu, Aba and Igweocha (Rivers State). The Nigerian Army accounts for 65% of the culpability, while the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Navy Command account for 30% and 5% respectively.
“The crude State violence used was fuelled by pronouncements to that effect by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Turkur Buratai and retiring IGP, Solomon Arase. The pronouncements, which were widely publicized in local and international visual, audio-visual and online media; specifically directed their sub commanders and subordinates to use maximum force and other available means to crush any peaceful procession or protest associated with pro Biafra agitation.
“Apart from the shootings and killings, hundreds of IPOB/pro Biafra activists and their supporters particularly in the South-south and the Southeast zones are presently languishing in various prisons across the country after being arraigned in inferior courts that do not have jurisdictional competence to try them in spurious charges of capital felonies leveled against them. Such felonies carry death penalty and life imprisonment on conviction. This segment of the dastardly act is solely perpetrated by the Nigeria Police Force; in addition to indiscriminate arrest and arbitrary detention of members and supporters of the group using criminal stigmatisation by labeling them “Biafra members”. Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is also a routine and commonly used by soldiers, navy and police personnel in the treatment of arrested and detained IPOB activists. There are also cases of disappearances of IPOB/pro Biafra activists and supporters. In Abia State and between the State and Rivers State, corpses of unarmed citizens suspected to be IPOB/pro Biafra activists and their supporters are indiscriminately dumped in burrow pits or buried in shallow graves. While 16 dead bodies were recently discovered in two locations in Aba and environs, there is also latest discovery of eight more corpses in a pit in the border town of Etche in Rivers State. The area is located between Abia, Imo and Rivers states.
“According to Comrade Michael Okoro, an IPOB official in Abia State and a resident of Aba, “I went to the abandoned site last week where the eight corpses were dumped and I saw them. We strong suspect that those eight new corpses dumped in Etche Community are members of our organization (IPOB) arrested in their homes and other locations as well as those arrested by soldiers since 9th of February 2016 at Ngwa High School, who were moved to the Ohafia Military Barracks. One of those arrested on that day and taken to Ohafia Barracks alongside others, got freed recently on account of his father’s wealth and connections. It was from him and other reliable resources that we gathered that even up till now, our members are still there while others whereabouts are unknown till date. It is possible they are taken to those secret places alive and executed. Families whose loved ones have gone missing on account of IPOB nonviolent protests in Aba are too afraid to speak out”. This expressly suggests that the Nigerian Army in the area dominated by soldiers of Hausa-Fulani stock is engaged in systematic and secret execution of those in their captivity, after which they are sparsely dumped in pits or buried in mass graves.
“Pretrial Arbitrary Detention Of IPOB Officials: Twenty officials (20) and members of the IPOB from Abia, Imo and Rivers States who were arrested by the Abia State Police Command since 9th of February 2016 during the shooting and killing of 22 IPOB activists and injuring of over 30 others at Ngwa High School in Aba are still languishing in Umuahia Prisons. They were arraigned in inferior court (Magistrate Court 1) in Umuahia, which lacks jurisdiction to try them over capital felonies slammed on them; following which they were sent to prisons as “awaiting trial detainees” and till date, their trial has not commenced. While 16 of them were arrested on 9th of February 2016, four others have been in pretrial detention since January 2016. Their names are (1) Ugwoha Okechukwu, (2) Okechukwu Nnebedum, (3)Donatus O. Okeke, (4) John Onyebuchi, (5) Ifeanyi Okike, (6) Amos Nkemjika Ezekiel, (7) Joseph Okorie, (8)Ani Chimezie, (9)Jude Amiche, (10) Emeka Ezeugo, (11)Igwechukwu Ebuka,(12)Monday Ibenji, (13) Okwudili Okafor, (14) Nnabuike Obasi, (15) Ngozi Onuorah (she is married with five children), (16) Nwogu Ginikachi and (17) Nwogu Eberechi (sisters), (18) Chibuzor Okpara, (19) Oluchukwu Bekee (she is married with a kid) and (20) Nnene Ekwueme (she is married with six children).
“Summary of the Butchery across the Niger: Clusters as well as extensive nonviolent protests and processions by IPOB/pro Biafra activists and their teeming supporters were between 30th of August and 2nd of December 2015 organised in Anambra State particularly in Onitsha and environs; followed by Nnewi, Ekwulobia and Awka. Other than that of 30th of August and that of 2nd of December 2015; there were no reports of casualties and gunshot wounds. In the 30th of August 2015 nonviolent protest near the Awka Government House embarked upon by the women wing of IPOB, some of them sustained wounds inflicted on them by police personnel attached to Awka Government House. In the 2nd of December 2015 large protest in Onitsha and environs, the security forces (police, army and navy) shot and killed at least 13 IPOB/pro Biafra activists and their supporters and terminally maimed over 20 others. In the two protests under reference, not less than 13 IPOB/pro Biafra activists and their supporters were shot and killed and over 24 others terminally maimed. In the entire shootings and killings associated with IPOB/pro Biafra nonviolent protests, processions and jubilations in Anambra State, over 27 IPOB activists and supporters were killed by security and over 40 others terminally maimed. The casualties include five persons that died later in the hospital following terminal gunshots.
“17th of December 2015 Massacre of Jubilant IPOB/pro Biafra Activists at Onitsha Niger Bridgehead: Following a pronouncement made by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court for immediate and unconditional release of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu (POC), which Federal Government of Nigeria later flouted; members of the IPOB, dominated by the Obosi Zone of the group at Nkpor abandoned their scheduled meeting same day and went into a celebration match along Onitsha-Enugu Expressway. The jubilant group in their dozens peacefully marched and sang along the Expressway before headed towards the Onitsha Niger Bridgehead to pay homage to the statue of late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu erected before the Bridge. On getting to the spot, soldiers of Hausa-Fulani extraction stationed at the Bridge sighted them and pulled their triggers. Before the jubilant IPOB members knew what was happening, the murderous soldiers had opened fire on them, killing at least nine of them instantly and terminally maiming over 17 others.
“As if that was not enough, the murderous soldiers attached to the Onitsha Military Cantonment made away with corpses of those they killed and a number of others with gunshot wounds. Others abandoned by soldiers were rushed to hospital by sympathisers and unhurt IPOB activists. The soldiers later stormed the Multicare Hospital where they were taken to and abducted 22 of them including the victims’ relatives and those injured who were at terminal state. The soldiers stormed the Hospital around 10:08pm same night of the dastardly act (17th of December 2015). They later in the same night brought back five of them who were at terminal state. The remaining others were held hostage in the Onitsha Army Barracks till 19th of December 2015 when they were transferred to the State CID at Awka following advocacy outcries by our organization and the Anambra State Branch of the CLO. Following efforts made by the two rights groups, all the 17 army hostages taken to the State CID were freed, except those they shot and abducted at the Niger Bridgehead on 17th of December 2015. Among the 17 citizens held hostage by soldiers (injured and relatives) were Amaechi Alo, Ejike Jideofor, Onyema Ikeagwu, Emeka Nwaoba, Emeka Eneje, Felix Okeke, Prince Ogechukwu Okonkwo, etc. Names of the five citizens at terminal injury state returned by soldiers to the the Multicare Hospital same night were given as Nzubechukwu Okonkwo (Prince), Chinonso Nwele, Debeluchi Chukwu, Chigozie Nweke and Chinonso. Four of the wounded citizens shot by soldiers later died in the Hospital, in addition to another gunshot victim that died at the Paragon Hospital.
“Dumping of Abducted & Murdered IPOB Activists at Onitsha General Hospital Morgue: Following the dastardly act perpetrated by soldiers of the Onitsha Military Cantonment led by Col Issah Abdullahi, search parties were raised by IPOB members and families of the victims. The searches were extended to River Niger where divers were hired as well as visits to public mortuaries; all in search of missing IPOB activists. Weeks later, a breakthrough was recorded when information got to the IPOB that three of their members shot and abducted by soldiers on 17th of December 2015 were found dumped at the Onitsha General Hospital mortuary. The Hospital is owned by the Government of Anambra State. Initial efforts made to confirm the information from the Hospital hit a brick wall following a firm order by the Hospital management to the staffs of its mortuary section to keep a sealed lip on the issue. It took weeks of cries, lamentations and persuasions from families of the victims to sooth the conscience of some staffs; on strict condition of anonymity. It was unofficially revealed to IPOB, victims’ families and our organisation that some soldiers of the Onitsha Military Cantonment stormed the Hospital with some police personnel from the Onitsha Central Police Station (CPS) and deposited the three corpses of murdered IPOB members on 21st of December 2015; four days after the shooting and killing rampage.
“Further investigations revealed that the corpses were hidden somewhere in Awka before they were transferred to the Onitsha Government General Hospital on the approval of some officials of the Government of Anambra State. Investigations further revealed that “soldiers cannot deposit such murdered corpses in public mortuary on their own without the involvement of the police”, which was why they sought and secured the involvement of police personnel of the CPS, Onitsha. Arrangements were unofficially made by the mortuary section of the Hospital with the victims’ families and the IPOB, leading to facial and pictorial identification of their murdered loved ones; after which their corpses were removed from the Hospital and taken home for burial on 11th and 12th of March 2016. Our organization visited the Hospital on 8th and 9th of March 2016. The three murdered corpses and their States, LGAs and Communities’ of their origin are: (1) Michael Nweke (37) from Aguekka, Ekka Community of Ezza North LGA in Ebonyi State. He was buried on 11th of March 2016; (2) Peter Chukwuma Nwankwo (26) from Amaokpo in Nssakra Omege Community of Ezza South LGA in Ebonyi State. He was buried on 11th of March 2016, and (3) Mathew Ndukwe Kanu (25) from Ndiodo Community in Akanu-Ohafia LGA in Abia State. He was buried on 12th of March 2016.
“The link below contains written testimonies of the immediate relatives of the three murdered IPOB activists. The relatives are (1) Sunday Nweke (younger brother to late Michael Nweke), (2) Frank Chijioke Nwankwo (elder brother to late Peter Chukwuma Nwankwo) and (3) Grace Onyinyechi Kanu (elder sister to late Mathew Ndukwe Kanu). They met with Intersociety recently. http://intersociety-ng.org/site-admin…/…/category/3-article….
“We renew our call for international enquiries or investigations into these dastardly acts. The Buhari administration must stop the ongoing ethnic cleansing and mass murder of unarmed and nonviolent members of the Igbo Ethnic Group in Nigeria and refrain from pushing the innocent Race to the wall. We also demand for international arrest and prosecution of the following security chiefs in Nigeria: (1) Lt General Turkur Buratai (COAS), (2) IGP Solomon Arase (retiring Police IG), (3) Col Issah Abdullahi (Commander of Onitsha Military Cantonment), Lt Kasim Sidi Umar (Commander of 144 Battalion, Aba), (4) CP Hosea Habila (CP of Abia State), and (5) ACP Peter Nwagbara (Aba Area Commander); among others for their collective and individual involvements in the dastardly acts under reference. We also call on the international community and local and international rights and media groups to mount and sustain intensive pressures on the authorities of the Nigerian Army and their Onitsha Military Cantonment for the purpose of disclosing where they dumped the corpses of other IPOB/pro Biafra activists and their supporters shot, murdered and abducted alongside those of late Citizens Michael Nweke, Peter Chukwuma Nwankwo and Mathew Ndukwe Kanu on 17th of December 2015 at the Onitsha Niger Bridgehead.
“We also demand for immediate and unconditional release of Citizen Nnamdi Kanu (POC) and others standing kangaroo trials and political persecutions with him as well as 20 IPOB officials and members dumped at Umuahia Prisons before and since 9th of February 2016, whose names are given above. The continuing detention of women among them particularly those with little children at home is a serious affront to the principles and purposes of the United Nations as well as the basic standards of the international law and humanitarian principles.”
•Photo by Intersociety shows Col. Issah Abdullahi, Commander, Onitsha Military Cantonment (Left) with some of his henchmen.

Call the Russian strongman Vladimir Putin for his Support to Biafra. by Carol Munday.



Fellow Biafrans you own Biafrans this duty. Call the Russian strongman Vladimir Putin we need his support he has proven to be in the side of the oppressed. We can trust and count on him for support. Dial him on this free toll number 8-800-200-4040 or send MMS and SMS messages.

 The line is open until the 14th day of April, 2016. All lovers of freedom Biafrans and friends of Biafra MUST put a call or SMS to Putin. Tell Putin the problems of Biafra, the state sponsored killings, The plan forced Islamization of Biafrans, The sufferings of Biafrans and why we are wanted out of the Islamic Republic of Nigeria. 

Tell Putin that we maintain 6 standard AIRPORTS in Biafra land yet denial access to travel abroad from Biafra land except we travel 8-14 hours to Lagos, Abuja or Kano by road to board a flight. Tell Putin that we have 6 developed but abandoned SEA PORTS in Biafra land yet cannot import goods directly to Biafra land we must import in Lagos sea port and then truck our goods to Biafra land what an injustice done to Biafrans. 

Biafrans have suffered this justice for over 50 years it is time to move on. Let the world know our grievances, let the world know how Nigeria have been killing us since the forced amalgamation by the brutal British. This is a compulsory call to Putin by all lovers of freedom
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Dangers Of Fulani Janjaweed In Nigeria: Why State Political & Security Actors Must Tread With Caution & Learn From Darfur & Rwandan Human Disasters.

Fulani Herdsmen

Onitsha Nigeria, 12th of April 2016)-The Janjaweed are a militia that operates in Darfur, Western Sudan, and Eastern Chad. Using the United Nations definition, the Janjaweed comprised Sudanese Arab tribes, the core of whom are from the Abbala (camel herder) background with significant recruitment from the Baggara (cattle herder) people(source: Wikipedia 2016). Since 2003, the Janjaweed has been a major player or party in the bloody conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan; fighting the Sudanese Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement. The violent conflict killed 200,000-400,000 civilians between 2003 and 2007 with hundreds of thousands of others maimed and millions of others displaced. In 2008, the United States declared the killings in Dafur as genocide and attempts to wipe out African tribes of Darfur in Sudan. The Sudanese Janjaweed is commanded by Sheik Musa Hilal; named in 2004 by the US State Department as one of the leading Janjaweed commanders and genocide criminals in Darfur Sudan.
The worst of it all is that the Janjaweed was and is still a proxy armed opposition group fully backed by the rogue Government of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has riotously ruled Sudan since 1989 (27 years). In early 2006, many Janjaweed elements were absolved into the Sudan Armed Forces including the Popular Defense Force and the Border Guards. The riotous and rogue Government of Omar Hassan al-Bashir ensured these by creating the office of the Minister in charge of Humanitarian Affairs & Darfur; headed by Ahmad Muhammad Harun. Defying the UN Security Council’s call on Sudanese Government to disarm the Janjaweed, the UNSC later referred the Darfur civilian butcheries for the investigation and prosecution of the trio of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, principal Janjaweed commanders including Sheik Musa Hilal and Ahmad Muhamad Harun (minister in charge of Humanitarian Affairs & Darfur) by the office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC); leading to issuance of international arrest warrants to the trio on 14th of July 2008; accusing and charging them for masterminding the attempts to wipe out African tribes in Darfur through a campaign of murder, rape and deportation using and arming the Janjaweed armed opposition or proxy State actor group. Just recently, the South African Constitutional Court ruled that “President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ought to have been arrested and handed over to the ICC when he attended an AU function in the country in 2015”. President Bashir had also announced that he will step down in 2020 when his current autocratic tenure/regime ends in the same year.
The historical demystification and analysis above is to bring to the fore the ongoing replication of the Janjaweed disastrous episode in Nigeria where the country’s spy or secret police (DSS) has lately exposed the Government’s preferential treatment of a section of the country, which the DSS referred to as “Hausa-Fulani citizens” as well as treatment of those referred to as “Fulani Herdsmen” as the “untouchables”. Till date, the Federal Government of Muhammadu Buhari and its security forces have not stopped condoning, aiding and abetting the atrocities of the Fulani Terror Group (erroneously called “Fulani Herdsmen”). Most calamitous of such atrocities is ceaseless massacring and abduction of innocent Nigerians; mostly of Christian population and mainly of rural background. Most, if not all those behind the Fulani Terror atrocities in Nigeria are still on the prowl; with none under diligent and comprehensive criminal investigations in the country or any part thereof; not to talk of prosecution.
The recent investigation carried out by the public security and safety department of Intersociety clearly demystifies the pattern of violence and its application by Nigeria’s newest Janjaweed (Fulani terrorists). The summary of the investigation shows that there exists a strike force or well coordinated military wing, which is well trained and better armed; with proxy and illicit supplied small arms. It further discloses that the Fulani herdsmen as seen by ordinary Nigerians on daily basis with their herds of cattle do not, by themselves, usually carry out the killing, massacring and abduction of their innocent preys; but they provide basic intelligence, surveillance coverage and bases for their military wing to unleash their mayhem on unarmed and innocent citizens. That is to say that as they take their herds of cattle into the rain forests and southern communities; they identify their potential preys; encircle them and notify their military wing through well established and coordinated communication modes. This basic intelligence, identification of their potential preys and bases are mostly done in the day time; while armory and personnel movements and attacks are mostly carried out at night and at hours of the blue law. Hit and retreat characterizes their attacks and their weapon (small arms) depots and movements are clearly and tactically mapped out and made highly secretive.
These, at times, are known to their kinsmen in the country’s security forces, who also aid and abet; particularly in securitization areas where they are at helm of operational affairs. Sometimes security forces openly aid and abet the well coordinated massacre of unarmed and innocent Christian dwellers by Fulani Terrorists (i.e. Agatu massacre). The motive behind this well coordinated and carefully orchestrated violence is agro-ethnic and politico-religious. We also understand that an executive sponsored or proxy bill is before the National Assembly, seeking to make it mandatory or by fire by force for grazing grounds to be created in every State for the Fulani Herdsmen and their terror militancy. Executively speaking, the Governors of the country’s 36 States particularly those of the rain forests have reportedly been given a matching order by the Presidency to source for lands and earmark them for “Fulani Herdsmen”. With these and more, the Government of Muhammadu Buhari can never escape individual and vicarious liabilities for the atrocities of the murderous and butchering ethno-religious fundamentalist group (Fulani Janjaweed).
The Fulani Terror Group; Nigeria’s newest Janjaweed, has continuously spread its terror to major rain forest parts of Nigeria and other southern communities, targeting Christian population, who are mainly rural farmers. The Terror Group is now the world’s fourth most deadly terror group, according to the Global Terror Watch Index (GTWI). In 2014 alone, according to GTWI, it killed at least 1,229 unarmed citizens and in seven months of 2015 (January-July), it killed 631 unarmed civilians and between June 2015 and April 2016, it has killed over 900 unarmed civilians. In 2010, it stormed Dogo na Hauwa Community in Plateau State and massacred over 500 mostly rural Christian farmers. Just recently, hundreds of mostly rural Christians in Agatu area of Benue State were slaughtered by the Janjaweed. Till date, the Terror Group’s killing spree is yet to be abated or check-mated by Nigerian authorities. Killing of unarmed villagers and abduction of Christian missionaries by the Terror Group have continued in Enugu, Benue, Delta, etc. In all these, the Federal Government of Nigeria, led by Gen Muhammadu Buhari has notoriously exhibited its gross “unwillingness and inability” to tame the scourge. As a matter of fact, the Fulani Terror Group is now a militia arm of the Buhari administration.
The unfolding drama over the highly contentious claims by the national directorate of the DSS that “five Hausa-Fulani citizens were recently discovered to have been abducted, murdered and shallowly buried by IPOB in Umuanyi Forests in Isiukwuato LGA of Abia State, alongside other indiscriminate shallow graves containing 55 dead bodies”; is a clear attestation to the foregoing. The Government of Abia State has issued a categorical statement, debunking the claims and further informed that “neither the State DSS, nor the State Police Command or Army heard and has such report”.
With this strong denial, the onus is now on the national directorate of DSS to proof to all Nigerians and members of the international community, satisfactorily, “where, when and how 55 dead bodies including “five Hausa-Fulani citizens” were abducted, murdered and shallowly buried by IPOB in Umuanyi Forests in Isiukwuato LGA of Abia State”. The DSS bogus claims must not be allowed to be swept under the carpet. Such a statement coming from the country’s secret police, which it influenced to be aired on a number of strategic international audio, audio-visual and tabloid media like the Press TV, Aljazeera, etc; has the capacity of plunging Nigeria into unquenchable ethno-religious genocide and butcheries.
The proof being demanded from the Service, will further be accompanied by the following unresolved questions in addition to those contained in our first public statement of 10th of April 2016, which are yet to be addressed by the addressees: Are the names of “five Hausa-Citizens” exist or concocted? What is the name of the fifth person? Are there really shallow graves with 55 dead bodies in Umuanyi-Isiukwuato LGA? If they truly exist, who and what made them to exist? How do they link to “Hausa-Fulani citizens”? Are there communal clashes in the area? Have there been clashes between Fulani Herdsmen and host communities in the area? Have there been extra judicial executions in Abia State by Police, Army and Vigilante Groups and if yes, where do they dump or bury their victims? How does IPOB come into this? Who are the IPOB? Does IPOB also include possible non-State or communal actors? Does IPOB maintain camps or have bases in forests? When did the so called killing and shallow grave dumping of 55 dead bodies including “five Hausa-Fulani citizens” take place? When did IPOB group and pro Biafra agitation become locally pronounced in Nigeria to the extent they now run killer-camps in forests?
Also, the haste and urgency with which the Government of Abia State responded to the DSS infantile allegation and claims is a further attestation of the fact that in Nigeria “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others”. In other words, the sleepless concern of the Government of Abia State; likewise its Imo counterpart, is rested on the fact that “five Hausa-Fulani” citizens were mentioned in the humiliated claims of the national headquarters of the DSS. Singling out the media for attack and condemnation, leaving out the sole author of the statement (DSS) is also a height of executive jittery and cowardice; more so when the same author (DSS) has not come boldly to state how and where it was quoted out of context or misquoted by the media. The Government of Abia State saw nothing wrong in the shocking discovery of 13 murdered bodies suspected to be members of IPOB in a burrow pit in the State; discovered and witnessed by Intersociety, SBCHROs, IPOB, Amnesty International and the media; but got panic when the DSS concocted its own “five Hausa-Fulani citizens” mantra; for woefully failed purpose of labeling IPOB and Igbo Ethnic Group as “terrorist group and enclave” locally and internationally so as to plunge Nigeria into Rwandan Genocide and justify tactlessly the massacre and maiming of hundreds of unarmed and nonviolent citizens of the Southeast extraction.
Finally, we call on Nigerian leaders, politicians and security forces and their chiefs to learn from the calamitous experiences or lessons of the Rwandan Genocide and Darfur Butcheries. While the Darfur Butchery butchered 200,000-400,000 civilians in three years (2003-2006) with other extreme humanitarian catastrophes; the Rwandan Genocide massacred almost one million civilians in the three months (6th of April -23rd of July 1994) and generated millions of refugees and displaced civilians; leading to the death of more 200,000 civilians owing to starvation, hunger and diseases in the refugee camps.
This month (April) marks the 22nd anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide; perpetrated by non-State actors backed by government with deployment of instruments of hate speech, including a government run radio station that constantly promoted a genocide jingle called “operation nettoyer” (operation clean up Tutsis). The Tutsis were labeled “cockroaches” and massacred in their hundreds of thousands within three months. The root cause of the butcheries and genocide in Rwanda and to a large extent, in Burundi also rests on agro-ethnicity; with Tutsis as nomads and educated and Hutus as farmers with limited education. The rift became age-long following its ceaseless fueling by the country’s colonial and post colonial political and military actors.
The Fulani Herdsmen and their military wing (Fulani terrorists) in Nigeria, fully backed by the Government of Gen Muhammadu Buhari have become the Sudanese Janjaweed and the Rwandan Banyamulenges; all supported and backed by the Governments of the two countries (Rwandan under Gen Juvenile Habriyarimana-July 5, 1973-April 6, 1994)). Gen Habyarimana was assassinated in office during the first day of genocide on 6th of April 1994 by rebels of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The RPF is still the seating power in Rwanda till date.
It is our stern warning that genocide and widespread butcheries are steadily looming in Nigeria and the menace of Nigeria’s newest Janjaweed; condoned and aided by the Government of Buhari, has risen to an apogee. The Government of Gen Muhammadu Buhari must disarm and stop aiding and abetting the military wing of the Fulani Herdsmen or appears to be doing same before it is too late. Citizens traditionally and excusably take up arms or resort to dangerous self help whenever they see or perceive Government to be incapable, unable and unwilling to protect their security, safety and fundamental liberties from malicious and criminal State and non-State actors.
International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law