Nnamdi Kanu Is Not Stupid, But The Biafra Dream Is ‘Unrealistic’

Nnamdi Kanu
When in the breakfast hours of the 6th of June, 1967, the war bells were heard in the middle parts of a West African country, the people were expecting a change.
They had been worked into believing the Biafra fight was a dream that would soon come through, and they only needed some gun exchanges.

Of course, the brain behind all these was Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu, and he did a great job making the people believe that they could get a better Igbo Nation for all of us.

The war started, and the commanders would come out, give orders and assign roles, then quietly sneak back into the bunkers to safeguard their lives.
Yes, Ojukwu and the other veteran's lives mattered more than the thousands of other soldiers because no one would control the crowd later on.

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No one would also rule the nation, since it was all an intoxication of power having a war against itself.
The people were suffering, children were starving and everything was falling apart.

I can remember my mum telling me of how the three years were the worst of her entire lifestyle, and she didn't even pass through the hardship others did because her father was a soldier also.

According to her, as early as five o'clock in the morning, the soldiers would be at their door knocking to recruit my grandfather and others for the shootings of the day.
Hundreds of able bodied men were dying in the war front, but Ojukwu and the other war heads were in the bunkers smoking, drinking, having luxury meals and the best time of their lives with women.

On the 15th of January, 1970, the version one of the Nigerian Civil War ended, and it was declared that there were no victor, and no vanquished.
That was of course the biggest lie I ever heard.

How can there be no victor and no vanquished when you still had the bone of contention in your custody?
We are fighting for a belt in your possession, and you still had it after the fight, and yet you claim there were no victor or vanquished?
Well, it's more than 50 years and yet, the little nation is still trying to run away.

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) raised its again to fight the cause, under the leadership of Ralph Uwazuruike.

I can remember a friend's grandfather taking a bicycle to attend MASSOB meetings miles away, and he'd come back everyday with fresh assurances.

They were brainwashed into believing they will be major stake holders should the Biafra dream become a reality, and they were making weekly contributions to fuel the dreams.

An uncle was also among, and any day you happen to get closer to him, you will never fail to hear rants of Biafra and how they will bolt away from Nigeria.
Gradually, the kingdom of MASSOB was divided against itself and it fell.

The struggles were taken over by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

He came just like another Ojukwu and Uwazurike, but this time with a much bigger portfolio.
Mazi Kanu was able to convince the people that he is the greatly anticipated messiah, owing to the fact that he was a dual citizen of Nigeria and Britain, and came from a royal family.

He tried doing just what his predecessors did, and troops were sent to his hometown to calm down the agitations.
The operation python dance was put in place and the people were forced into their daily businesses.

What does this mean?
You can't fight the leadership of your own country.

Sowore is a better friend to Nigeria than Nnamdi Kanu, owing to the fact that he is seeking for a revolution, which will mean a better nation for all of us.

I was born in the eastern part of the country, but that doesn't make me any less Nigerian.

No Nigerian is more Nigerian that the others, and the fight should be a struggle for the betterment of all, not for a particular tribe to leave and off to the hands of another set of power intoxicated individuals.

Who knows?
A revolution now might mean better healthcare and electricity for our unborn children.

It might mean free and fair election in times to come, and a better currency.

Education might become free and of course, more earning opportunities and better career lives.

So why not drop the selfishness and focus on making our birth nation a better one for all of us if all these are not for your personal interests?
I am proudly Nigerian, and even more proudly Igbo.
Our ancestors have fought the wars so we can live in peace.

Let us love one another as we love ourselves.
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