Biafran's Story And Nnamdi Kanu —KellyVile - KELLY VILE INFOPIDIA


Monday, September 21, 2020

Biafran's Story And Nnamdi Kanu —KellyVile

By Emmanuel Hudson 

Truth is said to be bitter, yet it must be said. Nigeria is a diverse nation with over 350 ethic groups. These different groups were forced together to become one nation by the colonial masters.

This perceived forceful nationhood has been the major source of different conflicts bedeviling Nigeria.  How do you force people together even when there's no agreement to that effect?

We have three major ethnic groups, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.  These group of people have different lifestyles and belief.

Igbo people have always wanted to break away from Nigeria because of the perceived ill treatment of their kinsmen and of course, how they are being denied equal opportunity in the country. They never see Nigeria as their own country right from the inception.

In 1967, they declared Biafra as their country, which resulted to a civil war between Nigeria and Biafra that lasted for three years. Over three million people, mostly children were killed during the war.

Biafran forces led by Ojukwu, later surrendered and agreed to be part of Nigeria again owing to the fact that there was no way they could  have defeated Nigerian side during the war.

Many had thought that there will a change on how Igbos are treated in Nigeria after the war, but that never happened. They were regarded as second class citizens of the country.

These actually led to the formation of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB)  by Nnamdi Kanu in 2012. Biafran wave started blowing in all Eastern State again after over 40 years.

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB was later arrested in 2016 by Nigerian government and he was subsequently charged for treason Melony.

Till date,  IPOB has become a very serious threat to Nigerian government. "

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