Monday, 15 October 2012
A snap reflection on these times!
The Nigerian state murdered 3.1 million Igbo, a quarter of this nation’s population, during the genocide of 29 May 1966 and 12 January 1970. This genocide is still ongoing (phase-III). Since the September 2012 publication of Chinua Achebe’s There was a Country, the world has witnessed the staggering depravity that underscores the ways and means a stretch of Nigerian intellectuals (especially journalists and writers – even a “poet”! –, etc., etc.) in Nigeria and abroad continues to “defend” the genocide. Everyone must know that there is no statute of limitations in the prosecution of the crime of genocide in international law.