Between IPOB and the Igbo nation -GCFRNG

Between IPOB and the Igbo nation -GCFRNG

EVEN in this modern era of centralized political authority of the contemporary state, the nature of the political process between Ndigbo is still considered consultative and, in addition to the horizontal and fragmentary structure of its underlying political system, there is also the philosophical reason that no one knows everything. . , despite the brilliance and exceptional knowledge of any person or group of people as the reason why consultations are at the core of the political, social and cultural life of the Igbo.

The political and philosophical justification places great importance on achieving consensus through deliberate and extensive consultation. Beyond the authority of contemporary government that traverses the units of various communities in Igbo land, there is no traditional authority that exercises control or power beyond its domain, the highest unit of which is usually a city, and most of the sometimes they are culturally homogeneous.

The nature of the political process makes it impossible for any person or group of people to seek to act on behalf of Ndigbo, except on the basis of a delegation reached by consensus through deliberations and consultations. Even the declaration of the defunct sovereign state of Biafra was not the act of reckless individual or personal adventure.

On May 26, 1967, the 335th Consultative Assembly of Chiefs and Elders had drawn the attention of the then military governor of eastern Nigeria, Colonel Odimegwu Ojukwu, to the plight of Ndigbo in Nigeria and ordered him “as soon as possible” , declares the sovereign state of Biafra.

The important thing is that the Biafra declaration and the struggle to sustain it, which lasted almost three years, was a decision that was the result of extensive consultation and consensus by Ndigbo with adequate knowledge of the risks and sacrifices that such a decision implied.

When the fight for the sustenance of the defunct Republic failed, Ndigbo, despite all the structural limitations and the psychology of defeat, reentered Nigeria with vigor, spreading to every corner with the confidence of an inclusive and entrepreneurial republic. .

With the state of Nigeria faltering, especially since the turn of the century and a return to civilian rule, under the brutal attack of corruption, launched by the predatory political elite, a new wave of unrest has crept in, empowering hordes of disguised nihilistic translators. of “freedom fighters”, “ethnic liberators” and other assorted irredentists.

From among the Igbo nation, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has emerged with the self-proclaimed mandate to restore the defunct sovereign state of Biafra. From the current activities of this group in the use of terror and extreme intimidation against Ndigbo, mostly resident in Igboland, it is clear that they are not seeking to free Ndigbo but to conquer Ndigbo in Igboland.

For its series of imposed blockades applied through the use of extreme terror, the IPOB without a known organizational structure and without an iota of pretense to consult with any group or community on earth Igbo enjoys with pleasure the beating of Ndigbo, especially those residents. in Igbo land. bankrupt and misery.

Every liberation movement in history takes its battle to the enemy and defends its own territory with suicidal determination. Only IPOB turns its own territory into a battlefront, mindlessly destroying facilities and other infrastructure that would rather serve well, the so-called sovereign state it yearns for.

Imposing sit-and-close orders, depriving Ndigbo of essential life-saving economic activities to fend off the extreme hardships emanating from the debilitating hemorrhage of a bankrupt Nigerian state is a disservice to the Igbo nation.

With a Nigerian state whose existing national security has been reduced to the mere physical security of its political bosses around its exclusive fortified zones of residences, the least expected of the IPOB if any of its messianic invocations on Biafra and by implication Ndigbo are to be taken. Seriously. , is to protect and ensure Ndigbo in their farms, markets and any other place where they are engaged in productive activities.

But a bloodthirsty, bloodthirsty maniac power IPOB seemed only interested in “Biafra” and certainly careless with the Igbo nation and Ndigbo, otherwise in what interest are they enforcing the land-ravaged harsh restriction order imposed by brutality? extreme of burning, looting, killing and complete destruction of life and property.

The late Biafra survived for nearly three years thanks to Ndigbo’s collective determination and sacrifices through consultation and consensus. And the IPOB, which now wants to be the owner of what it did not create, does not have the modesty and humility to generate a minimum of consensus through consultations, but rather seeks to criminally conquer the Igbo nation through a relentless campaign of terror. and intimidation.

Since its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, was captured by the Nigerian federal authorities, the group has gone mad and mistakenly turned its poison against Ndigbo, leaving the Nigerian federal authority that snatched its hero intact.

Incidentally, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who excretes bile and contempt for the Igbo elite and boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of history, does not know that Kenya is not a hospitable ground for insurgents. If he really knew the story as he arrogantly claims, he would have known that it was the Kenyans who deceived the elusive leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK, a Turkish insurgent militia, Abdullah Ocalan, from the Greek embassy in Nairobi in February. 1999, promising to take him to the Netherlands only to take him to the waiting Turkish plane painted in Malaysian national colors at Nairobi airport and fly straight into the arms of the Turkish authority in Ankara, which he has been desperately searching for. his capture since then. 1984.

Mr. Ocalan has since been imprisoned on the Turkish island of Mamara and, despite the fact that his armed group has been in and out of negotiations with the Turkish authority, he has not seen the light since his capture. in 1999.

And significantly, the PKK fighters and the huge Kurdish diaspora that funds their operations have not turned on their people like cannon fodder as IPOB has done and continues to do in Igboland today. Since the attack on the US embassy in Kenya in 1998, Nairobi has often been overrun with the prying eyes of various national intelligence services, including the CIA, Israel’s Mossad, British MI5, etc.

Any of them irritated by Nnamdi Kanu’s antics of his false claims about international support networks would have raised a red flag. If the IPOB leader had benefited from the vision of history that he claims to know more than anyone else, he would not have touched Kenya with even a long spoon.

Whether abducted, “illegally delivered” or by other ways his supporters describe his capture, states do not deliver pink flowers to the most wanted people when they find them or throw an elaborate party to welcome them, in the manner of the biblical prodigal. . son who returned home.

Mao in China, Ho Minh in Vietnam, Castro and Che in Cuba have a huge state reward for capturing him and scrupulously eluded their state enemies until their revolution triumphed.

For their reckless and thoughtless adventure, Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB is bypassing the Nigerian and Kenyan authorities and harassing Ndigbo and locking them inside causing them to die in deprivation and starvation when they neither send Mr. Kanu on any errands nor they were complicit in his capture. .

But should Ndigbo sweep across the professions, business, politics, academia, and all of life’s endeavors, watch helplessly as a self-proclaimed group of messiahs would plunder the earth? The Nigerian state is vegetating and its security apparatus is simply not up to the task of stopping the IPOB marauders.

In a long tradition of self-defense, the Igboland communities should organize in self-defense to help reform and reorient the many wayward youth involved in the murderous IPOB campaign.

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