Nigeria: To Return To Aburi Accord, Resurrect Dead Biafrans Killed In The Genocide First.
It's come to my notice that dead and far-from-true voices have started echoing the voice of Aburi demands as a measure to “solve” Nigeria. It will be noted that these voices, though laden with false claims of standing for the truth, never spoke against Nigeria's genocide against Igbo and Biafra, nor did they speak out against the clear marginalization of Igbo which followed the end of the war to date. Today, as they have wallowed in their selfishness, callousness and outright rejection of God and everything true, their abominations are catching up with them and, gradually, like the venom of a python, their many evil which have turned into a curse, have started rupturing their hearts - the very pump of life. And when a heart begins to decay, one thing the living must do is to make sure that the need for a coffin and a grave allocation does not take them unawares. Just as everyone with physical eyes (not even considering the inalienable truths first) knows that whatever evil heart has held Nigeria together and bound all these decades has deeply ruptured, it's equally necessarily to remind all that, in a time as this, what matters most will not be how to resurrect a dead body (only God does that) but how not to create more deaths in trying to bury a single dead – as our old, primitive and uninformed ancestors used to do for prominent people. Nigeria is dead. Nigerians – everyone Nigerian in paper and by soon-breaking compulsion today – ought to rally round the truths which have pursued us for decades, and finally accept that only the break up of Nigeria will be anything worth calling and celebrating in the long run as a true solution.
Today, most Nigerians scramble to identify with the truth and dare to carve out different names for Dim Ojukwu. While some call him, “the man who saw tomorrow,” “a prophet;” “a true nationalist,” “a hero;” “the greatest Nigerian,” etc, it will do well to remind all that these very people who now proclaim, unashamedly, what Ndigbo saw about the root of the amalgamation of 1914 called Nigeria and decided to preserve their future, were the very people who, with their fathers, willingly and joyfully massacred Igbo in their homeland for the spoil of war and the joy of dominion. After many but unsuccessful efforts by Ojukwu and the Eastern leaders to get the murderous Gowon to halt the massacre of Igbo and people from the South-South in the North and all over Nigeria, Ojukwu took another step in Aburi which eventually took place between the 4the and 5th of January, 1967, in Ghana and, consequently, reached an agreement with the then Gowon-led government of Nigeria. But, on returning to Nigeria, the evil spirit of the amalgamation which revolved then around Gowon and clearly against the Igbo of the South returned the poison of bloodshed to him and his advisers who swore on their mothers' grave that Igbo were the problem of Nigeria and, therefore, must be eliminated. On returning to Nigeria, Gowon reneged on the famous Aburi accord. Ojukwu, by the request of eastern stakeholders, having to choice left for survival in Nigeria (as still proven to this day), consequently, announced the Republic of Biafra. And as everyone with the spirit of truth knows, Nigeria invaded Biafra and started committing acts of genocide for three bad years. After the genocide against Igbo and the carefully-crafted government's marginalization, dehumanization, enslavement and insults on the entire Igbo nation, which results has become a decayed and unworkable Nigeria, Nigerians have the guts of dead-conscience to point towards Igboland and, without remorse, declare that the light of Nigeria comes thereof.
At this point, I would not have finished well if I do not bring to light the disease which frequents the minds of old, callous but defeated souls who would not accept their reward until shoved down their throats. When the disease of Nigeria's decay comes eating deep inside some elders of eternal falsehood – people like Gowon and his hell-bound nature – I would not fail to mention IBB – the very man who fertilized the evil root of the ill-fated amalgam called Nigeria with the spirit of nepotism, tribalism and corruption from the grassroots. That disease is the illusions of the aged. Lately, Ibrahim Babangida has been credited with a speech where his weak soul threatens to 'sew another soldier's uniform,” take his gun, and go fighting should any part of the accursed Nigeria dare to be free from the decade of self-induced curse called Nigeria. Well, I have a few things to say to IBB before I close my case:
You are old – in will power, wisdom and in physical strength.
Although there are puppets who do your dirty jobs for you, when it comes to war, everyone will be entitled to arms – it will no longer be an exclusive preserve of the “high and might.”
A man like you who would not voice a word of advice to your Northern brothers who have started repeating history and have formally made terrorism the army of the hidden Arewa Republic, what makes you think you have any legal, moral, religious, or even human rights to talk to the rest of Nigerians about patriotism?
You should know that the genocide of the 60s was not a victory through war – it was simply a genocide aided by foreign powers. You are too old to survive in lies and you should know that. This time around, you will find the horses and the chariots you once thought you had, dead and rotten, and your allies will look in your faces and tell you: “if we are to choose between terrorism and a helpless people, we would choose to stand by a helpless and harmless people.”
You and your brothers ruled and destroyed Nigeria and all you could offer your generation and posterity is the spirit of the antichrist – terrorism.
Finally, it may interest you to know – it should serve as a warning to you and your ilk - that Nigeria is already broken up and the process of final disintegration begun long before you woke up from the influence of Khaki uniform. “He that is down need fear no fall;” Nigerian youths have gone through what your pampered body cant ever imagine, and would not run away from the war you and your sons have introduced should a peaceful separation elude all.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” This, IBB, you know so well. And for those calling for Nigeria to revert – better still - to adopt the Aburi accord, are far too late; it should have been before the genocide. To adopt Aburi agreement, every single Biafran life wasted during the genocide must be brought back and all Igbo killed in the genocide must be resurrected first and foremost. Properties wasted and enumerations must be cleared before that will be possible. This means that there is clearly no going back to Nigeria's breakup. If not, you would be telling Igbo nation that the blood of Ndigbo are the only sacrifice required on the alter of the never-satisfied spirit of Nigeria's ill-fated amalgam. This will never be.
By Ikechukwu Enyiagu, [email protected]