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Unknown Gunmen: Killing victims and innocent ones

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(Above all; take a survey; you will realize that the leadership of Nigerian police and army are mostly Fulani/Hausa/Yoruba while recruits are mainly Biafrans. When you set out to kill ordinary recruits; you are indirectly killing Biafrans. Why not single out Hausas/Fulanis/Yorubas in the position of force leadership and terminate; it would pass a better message than going after recruits. It is the accurate revenge because police or army as an institution is all about command and control. It is the Fulani commander that orders recruits to shoot and a coordinated revenge or message should start from commanders. Forget about police stations in remote villages; go to the main places orders come from or commanders can be found. Finally; you don’t start killing without first preparing for all out action for Biafra restoration. Go back to the drawing board; plan your action, claim responsibility and pass a message that you are ready, Biafrans in Nigerian army and police will resign to join you. But when you have not prepared anything and start killing Biafrans in the army or police, you are simply a spoiler fighting against yourself. If you declare and call for their resignation and they did not resign, then you are justified)

A young Biafran mother was in tears fortnight ago; she was grieving over the death of her only ‘police recruit’ child. Another Biafran family was in grief; a young Biafran police officer was killed by unknown gun men. In reaction; members of IPOB specifically have been publishing pictures of victims of killings carried out by Nigerian police and army and tagged the activities of unknown gun men as a divine vengeance. Unfortunately; vengeance or no vengeance; the bottom line is, Biafrans are the victims and as presumed by IPOB, also the first aggressors. When IPOB justified the killing of Biafran sons and daughters in Nigerian police/army; they simply pass a message- we don’t care, you killed IPOB member, be you a Biafran or not, you are going down.

Let us ignorantly believe IPOB members were killed by the Biafran recruits being slaughtered by unknown gun men, now, the case is two wrongs and two wrongs cannot make a right. Biafrans in police/army forces killed civilian Biafrans; now, Biafrans in unknown gum men are killing Biafrans in Police/army. You have to be properly guided; I regret this killing not because Biafrans are dying, rather, I regret it because unknown gun men are not fighting for Biafra and the deaths we are seeing are neither for Biafra. The aggressors and the oppressors are from the same source- it is a case of anything goes.

But ever before we justify or counter the development; let us take a look at the real killers of the people of Biafra. The first question that should come on the minds of unknown gun men is- these recruits am killing, are they the real killers of Biafrans?

Perhaps; they are not the real killers of Biafrans, most people being killed by unknown gun men are possibly sympathizers of Biafra waiting for the right moment to join the restoration agenda. It would further amaze you that almost all the people being killed are in Nigerian police/army because of their survival and not because of patriotism or support for the existence of Nigeria. They are there to make ends meet pending when the right situation calls for real agitation.

Nnamdi Kanu began his agitation since 2012 and in 2015; he had a significant breakthrough after demanding and receiving funds for guns and bullets. Whenever the agitation becomes a thing of guns and bullets; Biafrans in army and police can finally withdraw because they only know the business of gun wielding. However; Nnamdi Kanu could not make anything out of the money he received; he could not trigger the kind of agitation worthy to trigger resignation of gun wielding Biafrans. He was not able to make the agitation serious enough to trigger the involvement of Biafrans in Nigerian forces; as such, they stayed quiet and waiting for the perfect time to cross carpet, only for Nnamdi Kanu to start killing them in the name of unknown gun men.

I support the idea of agitators taking up arms against Nigerian government but not this kind of childish and cowardly act. You cannot rightly answer ‘unknown’ in a game of freedom fighting; you must be known and your mission expressly outlined. Every action and reaction must be geared towards the restoration of Biafra; but when you cowardly raise gun in secret and fighting for absolutely nothing, it becomes a distraction that harms even the struggle itself.

Above all; take a survey; you will realize that the leadership of Nigerian police and army are mostly Fulani/Hausa/Yoruba while recruits are mainly Biafrans. When you set out to kill ordinary recruits; you are indirectly killing Biafrans. Why not single out Hausas/Fulanis/Yorubas in the position of force leadership and terminate; it would pass a better message than going after recruits. It is the accurate revenge because police or army as an institution is all about command and control. It is the Fulani commander that orders recruits to shoot and a coordinated revenge or message should start from commanders. Forget about police stations in remote villages; go to the main places orders come from or commanders can be found. Finally; you don’t start killing without first preparing for all out action for Biafra restoration. Go back to the drawing board; plan your action, claim responsibility and pass a message that you are ready, Biafrans in Nigerian army and police will resign to join you. But when you have not prepared anything and start killing Biafrans in the army or police, you are simply a spoiler fighting against yourself. If you declare and call for their resignation and they did not resign, then you are justified.

Ifeanyi Chijioke- Independent/Investigative journalist

Writes from Enugu

Ifeanyichijioke97@gmail.com

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