Thursday, 18 December 2014

Year 48 – Igbo genocide and its comeuppance?

(Tony Williams Quintet, “From before” [personnel: Williams, drums; Sam Rivers, tenor saxophone; Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock, piano; Gary Peacock, bass; recorded Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 12 August 1965])
Besides all the lead-countries involved in the Igbo genocide which have apparently had or still appear to have their comeuppance as a result, as perceptive sociologist and criminologist Biko Agozino aptly reminds us (“Why Obasanjo May Be Heading To Hell”,  – accessed 18 December 2014), each lead-personage involved in perpetuating this heinous crime against humanity has had their life/life’s vital interests spectacularly collapse around them: 

1. Olusegun Obasanjo (genocidist commander, south Biafra who ordered the shooting down of an international Red Cross relief-carrying aircraft to the encircled Igbo over south Biafra on 5 June 1969; for an update on this fellow, see, for instance, daughter Iyabo Obasanjo’s December 2013 open letter to her father, – accessed 18 December 2014)

2. Murtala Muhammed (genocidist commander, northwestcentral Biafra and commander of brigade that carried out the 7 October 1967 mass execution of 700 Igbo boys and men at Asaba, west Oshimili River) 

3. Harold Wilson

4. Ibrahim Taiwo (parallel commander of brigade that carried out the 7 October 1967 mass execution of 700 Igbo boys and men at Asaba, west Oshimili River)

5. Leonid Brezhnev

6. Abdel Gamal Nasser

7. Benjamin Adekunle (genocidist commander, south Biafra)

8. Yakubu Gowon (head of genocidist-prosecuting  regime)

9. Hosni Mubarak (former commander, Egyptian air force [and later head of regime until swept away by the mass Egypt’s uprising, February 2011] whose pilots, recruited by the genocidists, engaged in the cowardly carpet bombings of Igbo markets, hospitals, city centres, churches, shrines, children’s playgrounds, villages, farms throughout the duration of the genocide)

10. Tony Enaharo (genocidist roving envoy)

11. U Thant

12. Ahmadou Ahidjo

13. Mashood Abiola (expansive weapons-contractor during the genocide who was on the verge of becoming head of regime, Nigeria, 1998)

14. Obafemi Awolowo (chief genocidist “theorist” who desperately craved to be post-genocide head of regime, Nigeria)

15. Gbadamosi King (genocidist air force pilot who shot down the international Red Cross relief-bearing aircraft over the skies of south Biafra, 5 June 1969)

16. Muhammadu Shuwa (genocidist commander, north Biafra)

17. Hafez al-Assad (head of regime, Syria)

18.  Illiya Bisalla (genocidist commander, northcentral Biafra)

19. Sekou Toure (head of regime, Guinea-Conakry)

20. Houari Boumedienne (head of regime, Algeria)

21. Ismail al-Azhari (head of regime, the Sudan)

22. Diallo Telli (OAU first secretary-general)

23. Allison Ayida (“Rise and Fall of Nigeria” [1990], co-principal secretary, genocidist-prosecuting regime)


Boko Haram insurgency incrementally ravages north Nigeria, epicentre of the planning and execution of this genocide and the preceding “dual dress rehearsals”-Igbo pogroms (1945, 1953) without letup...  But, most pointedly, all-Nigeria:  for the alu this genocide state has unleashed on Igbo people these past 48 years (29 May 1966-18 December 2014), it is spiralling in free fall as the rest of the world cogently reflects...

If ever there is any doubt, the evidence, so far, demonstrates the contrary – namely, that no one, no agency, murders 3.1 million Igbo children, women and men in this foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa and walks away free...  Apart from the 50 million Igbo survivors, the 3.1 million are individually and collectively involved in the current Igbo historic quest for justice...  

And the Igbo will get this justice. Undoubtedly.

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