Thursday, 19 May 2016



The nation of Biafra or Biafraland is beyond the areas occupied by the Igbo-speaking people of Biafra. For the avoidance of doubt, Biafra spans from Itsekiriland on the western boundary with Oduduwa to Bakassi on the eastern boundary with the Cameroons. Biafra also stretched from Idoma and Igala lands on the northern boundary with Arewa or Northern Nigeria to the Bight of Biafra which is south of the beautiful island of Bonny. In the present-day contraption called Nigeria, the nation of Biafra consists of the following states: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers. Biafra also includes Igbanke in Edo state, Igala in Kogi state, and Idoma in Benue state.

The footprints of Biafra listed above show that this great nation is not populated by only the Igbo-speaking people. It is also important to note that the last head of state and commander-in-chief of Biafra was not from the Igbo-speaking area of Biafralnd. During the war of genocide levied on Biafra by Nigeria and Britain, there were brave Biafran soldiers, field commanders, scientists, civil servants, technocrats, musicians/artists, and astute journalists/broadcasters who were not from Igbo-speaking areas of Biafraland.

Biafra is a nation where different languages are spoken but irrespective of the varying languages, the people have a common value system, four market days, and a unique traditional clothing (two-piece wrapper) for every Biafran woman. It is instructive to note that Igbo is just one of the languages in Biafraland. Even the Igbo language has different dialects as someone travels from one community to the other or from one state to another state.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is using this press release to warn some people who speak or write out of ignorance on the history and geography of the nation of Biafra. Recently, some self-serving individuals and moribund groups have pigeon-holed Biafra into Igbo. They interchange and juxtapose Biafra and Igbo as if both are synonyms. The restoration of the nation of Biafra is not an exclusively Igbo cause but involves all the rest of the clans in Biafra. Therefore, it is misleading for any misguided relevance-seeking individual or group to seek to restrict Biafra to an Igbo affair through their mischievous newspaper interviews.

We caution and advice newspaper proprietors and editors to obtain clarifications from the Directorate of State of IPOB headquartered in Vitoria-Spain before going to press because many desperate individuals are seeking to popularize their activities by using the hallowed name of IPOB and misinforming the public with lies and subterfuge. These individuals who are sponsored by the murderous Nigerian government of Retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari and acting out the script written by corrupt Igbo politicians should refrain from this unsavory act.

Biafra is not about the Igbos alone but Biafra is a blessed nation of people with common value system. The public must ignore and stay away from anyone or group that equates Biafra with Igbo. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not for only Igbo-speaking people and will never be for only Igbo-speaking people.
Not all Biafrans are Igbos!!!
Barrister Emma Nmezu Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya
Spokesperson for IPOB Spokesperson for IPOB

Self- defence is an English noun that can be defined as " the defence of one's person or interests, especially through the use of physical force."

Biafra shooting ground.

The law defines it as " the use of reasonable force to protect oneself or members of the family from bodily harm from the attack of an aggressor, if the defender has reason to believe he/she/they is/are in danger." In all this definitions, it is clear as crystal that self-defense is not stated as a crime! One who is in danger or whose family are in danger has the right to defence even if it warrants the use of arms. Over the years, right from 1960 even before the Nigeria - Biafra civil war, we have been constantly attacked and killed by the Northern Islamic jihadists whose mission is to annihilate Biafrans and have their children converted to Islam.

Records of Biafra genocides began in Nigeria as early as 1945 when Biafrans were killed in Jos. In 1953, they were also killed in Kano. In 1966,  more than 60,000 Biafrans  were murdered in the streets of the Northern states.  In May 29, 1967 alone, about 200,000 Biafran men, women and children were massacred again in Northern Nigeria! The list is endless. When Biafrans reacted on this incessant killings by the Islamic Northern oligarch, and declared self independent, Nigeria declared war of attrution on them.

The whole world knew Biafra went to the war to defend themselves. It was a war for survival. God being on Biafra side the Nigeria war of attrution meant to last only two weeks lingered for a whole three years! They thought Biafrans would be easily captured like rats and killed.  Stories of the war are always officially told to favour Nigeria and put the genocidal armies that led the war such as; Babangida, Buhari, Obasanjo, Gowon and others alive and dead as " hero's" instead of seeing them as war criminals they are. After the deceptive "no victory , no vanquished" declaration at the end of the war, it was a scheme meant to allow Nigeria  Islamic military junta rest from the shock of being unable to decimate the entire Biafra as earlier planned despite their use of hunger strategy to eliminate us, and get to the drawing board for the next line of action.

Those plans they drew after the war in 1970, is what they have been carefully exhibiting to this time. Any slightest provocation quickly genders to massacre of the Biafrans in the North.  A cartoon of Prophet Muhammed done all the way in Denmark sparked riot and killing of Biafrans in Northern Nigeria, burning their churches, shops and  destroying their means of their livelihoods. In all this aggressions, Biafra always tow the path of peace even when they are the losers. They have been fantastically playing one Nigeria to the detriment of the freedom and that of their future generation.

But the Islamic jihadists would always keep on killing us with impunity. They are unrepentant! Now, they have brought their killing spree  right to our own door steps! They have killed the royal father of Ubulu-ukwu, HRM Ofule III, and have gone after others in other places of Biafra land.  Recently they attacked Nimbo Community, and extended their aggression to other places like Nsukka, Udi, Oko in Delta state, Aguleri, Aba, Irete in Owerri where they killed twin brothers., Orlu, Asa, etc. In all these killings, Biafra have seen that the Hausa/Fulani jihadists wants their total annihilation.
Do we continue to keep calm, fold our arms and watch them decimate us? Do we still pretend that "nothing is going to happen"? Have you not seen that your lives are in danger? Is it not the time to rise and defend yourselves and your father land?  It is time to act! Let Biafrans rise up! Unite and fight manfully for your Nation. A stitch in time saves nine.

Written By Heritage Ezza
Published By Nwosu C.S
For Biafra Writers