Conversations with Naomi: My Biafran Friend



The following conversation with KC from Biafra land is brought to you in the hope of educating the world on the plight of the Igbo people who want to be free of Nigeria. I am doing what I can so that history does not repeat itself and cause another genocide in Biafra as in 1966-1970 during the civil war. KC has kindly consented to allowing us a peek into a Biafran's frame of mind at this critical juncture when Biafra seeks to secede from Nigeria. I highly admire the self determination of the Biafrans.

Naomi: Shalom KC! Welcome to 'Conversations With Naomi.' 
KC: Good day Madam. I most commend you for having to make a report out of our little conversations. I'd be very grateful if the world learns about Biafran's plight through you.

Naomi: It is my pleasure, KC, and I am so very honored that you are taking the time to speak with me. I have a few questions for you, both about the current situation in Biafra and about your way of life. Is it true that Biafrans serve in the Nigerian military?
KC: Yes some Biafrans serve in the Nigerian army but the present government have made it a point of duty to declare war on those officers. Some sources say that the gallant Biafran soldiers and Christian soldiers alike are taken to the war fronts during their battles with Boko Haram members and they make sure all those Biafrans and Christians are killed.  
Last year Nigerian News sources confirmed that about 105 military men were ambushed and killed by the Boko Haram members but we believe that those military men that were killed were actually set up by their fellow officers in the Nigerian Army. Reason being the Army headquarters in Abuja Nigeria denied that they weren't missing but I have a leaked photo of the dead officers*. (*Naomi: I wasn't able to save the photos on my computer but I can tell you they are very gruesome)
The Nigerian army top ranking offices are mostly core Northern Muslims so they conform to the government in power which are mostly core Northern Muslims. Once around 2012 the present governor of Kaduna State Nigeria Mallam Nasiru El-Rufi made a public threat on twitter.  And I quote "that any one soldier or civilian who kills a Fulani Man takes a loan payable one day no matter how long it takes"
This threat is coming to pass now because most of the gallant military men fighting Boko Haram are from the South- Biafrans and Yorubas and the military now sabotage them making sure they kill them for fighting against their Islamic fundamentalists during the tenure of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the Christian president who handed Nigeria to the present Muslim president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. 
We are actually in a big mess herein but we will survive. 
Naomi: Do you believe there can be a peaceful way for Biafra to gain independence from Nigeria?
KC: Firstly, we are a very peaceful people and we seek and make peace wherever we find ourselves. Take for example the leader of IPOB- Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has been in prison custody since October 15, 2015. His only crime is that he is seeking for the United Nation mandate on self-determination for a unique people, in essence Biafrans in Biafra land and he also operates a radio station-- Radio Biafra in London where he resides. He is also a British and Nigerian citizen.  
We have continued to call on the United Nations, United States, the European Union, and all world powers to assist in a peaceful referendum and to determine the genuineness, importance and urgency of our struggle for freedom from Nigeria. Nigeria simply means Niger area or an area of land around the river Niger.  
The three nations found in Nigeria- the Arewas--mostly the Muslim Northerners, the Oduduwas -- Westerners composed of Muslims, animists, Christians, and the Biafrans-- in East of The Niger, who are 99% Christians and 1% animists. Three of us are heavily heterogeneous; we don't have any thing in common, no history of having been together before the coming of the British and after they joined us in one country, the remaining two became envious about the Biafrans and started killing us.  
Actually the British literally handed over power to the Arewa Muslims so that they could control Nigeria from London, use them to suppress and kill us, the Biafrans. This was exactly what happened during the Biafra -Nigeria civil war. The British gave Nigeria arms; annihilated us from the face of the earth. But being a resilient people we fought three years before running out of food and arms. The Northern Muslims are actually the least literate of the three nations. 

Biafra: A People Betrayed by Kurt Vonnegut #FreeNnamdiKanu

Biafra: A People Betrayed

by Kurt Vonnegut


THERE is a "Kingdom of Biafra" on some old maps which were made by early white explorers of the west coast of Africa. Nobody is now sure what that kingdom was, what its laws and arts and tools were like. No tales survive of the kings and queens.
As for the "Republic of Biafra" we know a great deal. It was a nation with more citizens than Ireland and Norway combined. It proclaimed itself an independent republic on May 30, 1967. On January 17 of 1970, it surrendered unconditionally to Nigeria, the nation from which it had tried to secede. It had few friends in this world, and among its active enemies were Russia and Great Britain. Its enemies were pleased to call it a "tribe."
Some tribe.
The Biafrans were mainly Christians and they spoke English melodiously, and their economy was this one: small-town free enterprise. The worthless Biafran currency was gravely honored to the end.
The tune of Biafra's national anthem was Finlandia, by Jan Sibelius. The equatorial Biafrans admired the arctic Finns because the Finns won and kept their freedom in spite of ghastly odds.
Biafra lost its freedom, of course, and I was in the middle of it as all its fronts were collapsing. I flew in from Gabon on the night of January 3, with bags of corn, beans, and powdered milk, aboard a blacked out DC6 chartered by Caritas, the Roman Catholic relief organization. I flew out six nights later on an empty DC4 chartered by the French Red Cross. It was the last plane to leave Biafra that was not fired upon.

On this Valentines Day I give my heart to Biafra

Biafra Flag
It happened out of the blue. My heart fell in love with the people of Biafra. I’d started to see new images of mass slaughter and reports of starving children. Not Syria this time, but in Nigeria. I didn't know Biafrans are Christian. Quickly getting up to speed in the middle of the night, I realized that this was the same Biafra that I remembered from the 1960's through 1970 when 3.5 million Biafran innocents were massacred through starvation and butchery. 

After 1970, the Igbo of Biafra, who consider themselves a nation, were unsuccessful in their bid for freedom against a superior Nigerian army, and forced to surrender to Nigeria. Over two million children starved to death. Photos of the children's bloated stomachs and the horrific genocide were reminiscent of the Holocaust of World War II. And now we are inured to these graphics. They don't affect us anymore. 
Biafra 1967

Here we are in 2016. Add in Boko Haram, the Islamist barbarians and shockingly an Islamist President brought to power by David Axelrod, United States President Barack H. Obama's consultant. Yes, Axelrod has a consultant company which allowed a comeback for Islamist Muhammadu Buhari from obscurity. And Obama has embraced Buhari the Islamist, and invited him to Washington.


“In the absence of international support or remedy, Biafran patriots have no choice but to mobilize for self-defense or face extermination. The Nigerian government has transferred battled hardened Muslim troops from the Boko Haram front to Biafra with shoot to kill orders. There has also been increased activity by the Nigerian Department of State Security,” OEAS said.

The owner of BiafraRadio Station is Nnamdi Kanu. He is the leader of the movement for the secession of Biafra from Nigeria.  Kanu is also the director of London-based Radio Biafra, which he founded in 2009 with the help of members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (Massob). Kanu says the station, which the Nigerian government deemed illegal, aims to "bring hope, enlightenment and knowledge to our people." Kanu is being held in Nigerian prison for treason.It seems that the Biafrans want their freedom and have gone as far as telling Nigeria that they can have their oil in exchange for their freedom.


Meanwhile the world is silent. The collective narcissism of the world's powers ignore this genocide. People are dying, beingslaughtered. And the beat goes on. 
Does anyone have a heart?