Jan. 6, 2014
by Lekan Abayomi
Radio Biafra representatives, Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra, and Arinze O. went around Ezu River, the scene of mass murders and dumpings of bodies in Anambra and made disparaging remarks about and to northern extract peasants under the bridge, in the video below.
According to another video from November last year, Nnamdi Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra similarly threatened violent terror at the UK or any other country that interferes with his quest for the secession of Biafra.
Terrorizing the poor men, washing in the dirty river, the two Biafra radio boys asked the Hausa speaking Okada (bike) riders, how much money they make from carrying ‘Igbo’ passengers; persecuting them for working for minimum income in ‘their’ land.
In the 14 min video published by Biafra Television on the 4th of November 2013, the two radical young men, from the same fanatic stock from which Boko Haram terrorists are made, kept mentioning that these Hausa’s were in their land. Going further to suggest that the Hausa peasants could plant bombs under the bridge. There however has not been any reported terror attack or bombing in the Igbo states of Nigeria.
Nigeria, currently being a federation respects the freedom of movement and association, protected from harassment. However the Radio Biafra bigots in this video, did not realize this. Even in the United States, foreigners are treated with respect and accorded their dignity, free from humiliation and insult, on the US land.
The boys also commented on the Cattle rearers allegedly carrying guns, though the video did not show this. Many Nigerians have armed private security. Cattle rearers travel with up to $100,000 merchandise-in cows. They are common targets of assassination and cattle heckling. Nigeria’s useless security services accord them no protection or justice when robbed. It is therefore not surprising they travel armed. And with the confused harassment behavior of the likes of Nnamdi and Arinze, it is even less surprising.
In the same video, Nnamdi Kanu and Arinze further said, any of the Hausa’s could be potential Boko Haram. But likewise, any other individual can be an armed robber, a baby factory operator, a child witch killer, a pipe-line vandal, a high sea pirate. It is not the duty of individuals in any nation to point to people and call them potential criminals. It is the duty of the state to protect from crime, robbery or terrorism. The same commentators mentioned being in Chicago in the US recently. It is certain they were not insulted and called potential robbers and fraudsters while on the US land.
Most Nigerians wish ‘Biafra’ get what they desire as is confirmed by referendum; but not with all this juvenile hate and global terrorism, which never achieves anything but jail time.
Taking it even further, assuming Biafra were to be an independent state; in ECOWAS west African states, Nigerians are free to walk in Ghana, and likewise Ghanians, to walk in Nigeria, free from harassment.
In the eagerness to proclaim Biafra, these film makers ended up portraying incarcerable, extreme xenophobia and bigotry that no nation operates on, toward common peasants.