It is a thing of shame to see the most respected group among Ijaw people will issue out a press statement against the indigenous people of Biafra IPOB threatening to beat up her members if they appear anywhere in Bayelsa state. This is so shameful to hear because it is obvious that that leading IYC central zone knows nothing about Ijaw people, history, struggle, survival and enemies. Yes, it is obvious they do not know the enemies of ljaw people because if they had known they wouldn’t have ignored the Ijaw community, Bilabiri, raised down by the Nigerian military to come and be threatening IPOB who are against such evil in Ijaw land. One will begin to wonder who they are truly representing, is it the Ijaw people or the enemies of Ijaw people? Boko Haram, herdsmen, ISWA etc., and all other terrorist organisation in the north have killed countless Nigerians and Nigerian Military officers yet no northern community has been burnt to the ground, rather they keep sending more soldiers from Biafra, Oodua and the middle belt origin to be killed in the name of preserving Nigerian territorial borders. The Nigerian army has never taken offence and burn down communities as a result of the activities of these terrorists but at the slightest provocation of sea pirates in Ijawland they will take offense and burn down the properties of law-abiding Ijaw citizens yet IYC has been mute about this. The whole world knows that IPOB is the only organisation bold enough to confront the excesses of the terrorist government of the zoo called Nigeria and IYC central zone is standing against IPOB but mute against the evil meted upon Ijaw people by the oppressive Nigerian military then it means that their loyalty is no longer towards Ijaw people but those who oppress us.
Again, I said they don’t know the Ijaw struggle nor the Ijaw history. I say this because they claim that nation is not Biafra and accused IPOB of attempting to cause trouble in Ijawland which according to them is not Biafra.
This is so hilarious. Funny enough, no one can tell the Biafra story without mentioning Ijaw, not even Igbo which he was warning in his so-called letter. Biafra is a country that began its advancement from the coast, from Ijaw land.
Before the creation of what is called Nigeria today (before 1914), every enlightened Ijaw man knew he was a Biafran and that his nation Ijaw is one among many in the Biafra territory. This is why Major Isaac Adaka Boro in his book “The Twelve Days Revolution” where he was trying to describe the location of the Ijaw nation he was agitating for which he wrote and I quote “The Niger Delta we shall consider is strictly the area occupied by the Ijaws, the aboriginal tribe of the Delta. It spans the COAST of the BIGHT of Biafra, from the Forcados River to the Opobo River and upstream to the Niger tributaries of the Nun and Forcados Rivers.” To confirm the consciousness of Biafra in enlightened Ijaw men of old, one year after Isaac Adaka Boro’s declaration of the Ijaw Nation he called Niger Delta when the defunct eastern region which comprised of most parts of the Biafran territory in the zoo called Nigeria wanted to go her separate ways from Nigeria because of genocide against Biafran people by the rest of Nigeria because of genocide against Biafran people by the rest of Nigeria another Ijaw son who died as a king in Ijawland, Frank Opigo reminded the eastern assembly that the identity of our collective people is Biafra and the name was adopted because no one could dispute that reality. How then can anyone say Ijaw Nation is not Biafra when Biafra herself got her name from an Ijaw River which the oppressive Nigerian state changed after the genocidal war to the name of an Ijaw Kingdom Bonny? What is called Bonny River today was once called Biafra.