Friday, September 2, 2016

Biafra Biafra Biafra: Beats of impending war

August 25, 2016: It was my late parent’s wedding anniversary and I found myself on an airplane headed to a family reunion in California. Checking twitter from the airport I saw a tweet from a prominent Biafran to me. It stated, “You are one of us.” In that moment, while missing my parents, and headed to seek comfort in a family reunion, the realization that family can appear at any time without blood relation, comforted me. There is a bond between Biafra and Israel that cannot be denied, which connects me to them. And I believe that because Biafra supports and love Israel, they are being denied the help that they need from world powers.

Meanwhile, current events related to Biafra Land include John Kerry, Secretary of State of the USA visiting Islamic President Buhari of Nigeria. Initial reports stoked both hope and fear as Biafrans do not trust or like the Obama administration.  
Kerry was to address the following topics regarding security and structure of Nigeria with Buhari:
Alas, just 48 hours after John Kerry left Nigeria, President Buhari's Federal Government (FG) military began to advance on Biafra Land, slaughtering as they went. A photograph of a murdered, pregnant and disemboweled Biafran woman is circulating on twitter to the horror of all who see it. Rumors that Obama sent Kerry to Nigeria to start a war against Biafra abounded online. Headlines in the Biafra Herald exclaimed: 
Then news of an assassination attempt of Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu who has been held in Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria since October of 2015 hit the airwaves.
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Hopes dashed as photos of Kerry and Buhari
 added fuel to the fire.

— Nkiruka Nistoran (@NkirukaNistoran) August 29, 2016

If Nnamdi Kanu Leader of IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) is killed, there will be a hell unleashed.

@abpnewstv,#NnamdiKanu is the leader of over 70M #Biafrans, we will revolt worldwide if anything happens to him
— Emeka Gift (@EmekaGiftAugust 31, 2016
Now it appears that President Buhari has succeeded in taking over most of the media in Nigeria. Much like mainstream media in the USA, Nigerian media is considered without credibility. The Vanguard, once considered an ally of Biafra, is now in the FG's domain and creating hideous news stories that are total fiction. 

At this moment, as I conclude this brief update a heavy military presence in Biafra Land continues. Stay tuned and follow me on twitter for all the latest at @nlitvin as the drums of war reach a fever pitch.