Why so much hatred against Biafran?
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Why so much hatred against Biafran? one must wonder... by other two major ethnic groups in Nigeria?, each of these groups namely Hausa/fulani and Yoruba wants an extermination of the Biafrans way back since 1945 or later, even thou they have ruled Nigeria so long. The amalgamation of these three major ethnic groups in 1914 by Lord Lugard was an experiment that will expire in 2014. Ever since, Nigeria occupation on Biafra has continued. In 1966-1970 there was a country called the Republic of Biafra..
REPUBLIC OF BIAFRA existed for
only three years before she was dismantled by Nigeria in the process of genocide, massacre, and killings of children, women and all helpless Biafran. During that genocide and massacre of the Biafran people, according to one Nigerian Army officer named Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle, he said that, "When our troops march into the centre of Ibo territory, we shoot at everything, even at things that do not move" Foreign journalists who came to Nigeria to report the extermination
of the Biafrans to the world were not given access to Biafran land. The journalists were not given access to visit Republic of Biafran to see things for themselves...Again, for those journalists who managed to stay in Nigeria, had some interview with some Nigerian government officers concerning indigenous people of Biafra., below are some of the quotations we extracted in our research, and the quotes are verifiable.
- The Igbos must be considerably reduced in number" (Lagos Policeman quoted in New York Review. 21 December, 1987)
- One word now describes the policy of the Nigerian military, government towards secessionist Biafra: genocide. It is ugly and extreme but it is the only word which fits Nigeria's decision to stop the International Committee of the red Cross, and other relief agencies, from flying food to Biafra"
Washington Post (editorial) July 2, 1969
- "It is said that the 1966 coup that failed was strictly an Igbo coup, but then the irony of history is that it was the late General Aguiyi Ironsi, an Igbo who single-handedly dismantled the coup In Lagos, while my humble self, another Igbo-man rendered it immobile in the north" - Ojukwu
- "Bestialities and indignities of all kinds were visited on Biafrans in 1966. In Ikeja Barracks (Western Nigeria) Biafrans were forcibly fed on a mixture of human urine and faeces, In Northern Nigeria numerous Biafran housewives and nursing mothers were Molested before their husbands and children. Young girls were abducted from their homes, working places and schools and forced into intimate intercourse with sick, demented and leprous men.
Mr Eric Spiff (German War correspondence Eyewitness, 1967)
- "In some areas outside the East, Igbos were killed by local people with at least the acquiescence of the federal forces, 1000 Igbo civilians perished in Benin in this way" (Max Edward- Reporter on the ground-New York Review, 21 December 1967)
- "....We shoot at everything that moves and when our troops march into the centre of Ibo territory, we shoot at everything, even at things that do not move... " Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle.
- The greatest single massacre occurred in the Igbo town of Asaba where 700 Igbo male were lined up and shot as terrified women/children were forced to watch" (London Observer, 21 January, 1968)
- All is fair in war, and starvation is one of the weapons of war. I don't see why we should feed our enemies fat in order for them to fight harder."
Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Nigerian Minister of Finance, July 28th 1969)
- ".. .let me look for an animal that is wicked but at the same time looks very human and the animal that occurred to me then was an Octopus. Octopus will be sucking your blood and at the same time shedding tears for you. While it has all his arms round you, shedding tears and sucking the whole of the blood and yet you find that it is oozing you bit by bit. The Octopus became the insignia of the Division, which is still being maintained today. It was the European journalists at Port Harcourt who mistook
the Octopus for Scorpion, That was how the name "Black Scorpion" originated,"
Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle. More Quotations here.