Besides the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law and other Biafra-based tireless human rights organisations which have meticulously reported these murders as well as others carried out directly by the genocidist military since the Buhari imposition, Amnesty International in London, England, has also elaborately informed the world of the slaughter in two widely-publicised studies it published in November 2016
(https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/11/peaceful-pro-biafra-activists-killed-in-chilling-crackdown/, accessed 23 November 2016)
and earlier on in June 2016 (https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/06/nigeria-killing-of-unarmed-pro-biafra-supporters-by-military-must-be-urgently-investigated/, accessed 10 June 2016).
Corner shop vs “cattle ranch”
Six months later, the regime has just made the trite announcement that some of its military operatives would be sent to Argentina to “learn how cattle [are] reared” so that “cattle ranches [are set up] in almost all [military] divisions … and brigades” (Vanguard, Lagos, 20 December 2016). For a particularly degenerate genocidist military that has spent 50 years in a desperate campaign to destroy Igbo people and which has itself been riven internally by coups and coups and countercoups and variations on coups, this haematophagous monster surely has no conceivably creative enterprising characteristics in its DNA. The Nigeria military cannot run the most rudimentary of a corner-shop; it surely wouldn’t understand what it entails to run an infinitely more complex organisation as a cattle ranch. Definitely not.
Thanks to the seeming carte blanche to murder as many Igbo as he thought fit without the possibilities of US/international criticism or sanctions that regime chief Buhari received right from the outset (in 2015) particularly from Barack Obama, Nigeria has by and large been “shielded” from consequential international revulsion in response to this crime against humanity perpetrated on Igbo people. Thus the US government under Obama – the White House, the state department, the US embassy in Abuja, Nigeria – has remained morbidly silent throughout the October 2015-December 2016 raging slaughter of hundreds of Igbo carried out by the Buhari dual force-operational genocidist machine deployed in Biafra: the military, Fulani militia. For Obama, first African-descent US president, it is indeed a dreadful legacy to support this full blown islamist-led genocide in contemporary Africa, this continent of his fathers (http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/herbert-ekwe-ekwe-this-piece-is.html).
At once, for the first time in 13 months, Amnesty’s report projected the grim news of this phase of the Igbo genocide onto the transmitting wires of the world’s leading news agencies and coverage by television and radio broadcasters and newspapers: Reuters, PA, AFP, AP, CNN, MSN, BBC, France24, Newsweek, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, New York Times, Fox News, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Die Welt, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Figaro, Hindustan Times…
Third, its most strategically intuned, the regime announced its “cattle ranch” project which is essentially a ploy to deploy its terrorist Fulani militia with their cows across the valleys and farmlands of Biafra on a permanent basis by expelling millions of Biafran farmers and back up this (fresh) invading Fulani presence with added protection from its already occupying military formations. Here in Biafra, the Fulani are indeed desperate to adapt a strategy of “cow swamping-and-occupy” which they had employed in their conquest and islamisation of parts of Yorubaland and multiple nations and peoples in the Niger and Benue valleys of northwestcentral Africa in the 19th century/early decades of the 20th century, just before the subsequent conquests and occupations of these states and peoples by Britain.
[Biafra] has become militarized with a vast deployment of expeditionary and predatory police and army personnel who are from outside the region. For instance, there are 61 Police check-points between Abakal[e]k[e] … to Nsukka … (a distance of about 130km). In [contrast] between Obolo-Afo [Biafra] and Lokoja [Nigeria] (a distance of nearly 400 km) no checkpoints exist. This state of siege is exemplified by the current [situation] of … [Biafran] cities [including] Aba, [Enuugwu, Abakaleke, Onicha, Owere] and Nnewi – hitherto the fastest growing and thriving industrial cum commercial cities in the African continent now being turned into refuse dumps and ghettos. Businesses that would have provided jobs to engage our youths have been strangulated by incompetent and criminal leadership.
Biafrans have since abandoned genocidist Nigeria and are on their way to restore their sovereignty in their Biafran homeland. There can never be a reversal. This will be one of the most outstanding breakthroughs of the freedom movement of the age.
(Alice Coltrane Quartet, “Lord, help me to be” [personnel: Coltrane, piano; Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Ben Riley, drums; recorded: Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York, US, 29 January 1968])