So, for a long time now, since the agitation by firstly MASSOB and now IPOB, I haven’t been paying attention to the struggle by “certain” Igbos for a Sovereign nation of Biafra. I actually saw them as lunatics, no joke. I mean, have they fought a war? know the implications of agitating for secession?
Nnamdi Kanu, however is a different kind of proposition all together, a different kind of lunatic, very Shekau-esque. The way he inspires the people around him is frightening. He has now assumed the status of an ethnic spiritual leader with a direct line to an almighty “CHUKWUOKIKEABIAMA“. Now, he has people bowing and kneeling in his presence and claims to hear directly from this “God“.
But this is not a post about Nnamdi Kanu however, no matter how much the man irks me. Probably more about the system that has necessitated someone like him. In case you have been under a rock, there is a clamor for a Biafra referendum which will enable Biafra secede from Nigeria. It is apparent that this agitation isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and I think that past regimes and governments thought otherwise about these “Biafran Pests”.
“They Will soon tire out”
Apparently not! The federal government has tried for years to play dumb and act like 1967 – 1970 didn’t happen and this attitude has emboldened so many people to think the Federal government has no care or regard for the struggle of the average Igbo man. Sadly, this attitude has created a monster a.k.a IPOB. Kudos to The Acting President for speaking intelligently, as always, at the Biafra at 50 commemorative event. But i think more should be done.
So. May 30th has been declared by IPOB as a “Sit at home” day in remembrance of the fallen heroes during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, Guess what? compliance has been 100% in many south- east states.
Nnamdi Kanu, you have my undivided attention.