IPOB Have Maintained A Peaceable Self-determination Activism, Amidst Divers Provocations It has been established with none ounce of equivo…
IPOB Have Maintained A Peaceable Self-determination Activism, Amidst Divers Provocations
It has been established with none ounce of equivocation that, the Indigenous Folks Of Biafra(IPOB) follows the usual of Worldwide legal guidelines of their quest for Freedom of Biafra from Nigeria. It’s also true that, IPOB “peacefully” maintains their stand on their proper to self-determination. In accordance with African Journal on Terrorism and Insurgency Analysis which was lately revealed with headline “Self-Dedication Agitators or Terrorist Associates: Interrogating the place of the Indigenous folks of Biafra of South-Jap Nigeria” a part of the report stated that, the Indigenous Folks Of Biafra have continued to keep up the usual of Worldwide legal guidelines of their quest for Freedom.
“There seems to be confusion about whether or not IPOB is a self-determination or terrorist group, particularly after its proscription as the previous by the Nigerian Authorities. Therefore, this examine investigates the true place of IPOB using a descriptive evaluation of related secondary information sourced for this function whereas anchoring it on the brand new social motion idea.
Leveraging on submissions and information that emanated from the information, particularly the group compliance with worldwide practices that’s enhancing her international recognition, the examine concludes that IPOB didn’t undertake terrorists’ technique in the midst of actualizing its self-determination agitation however slightly adjust to a number of the worldwide rules.
Due to this fact, the paper recommends that the Federal Authorities of Nigeria must overview IPOB proscription and have interaction the group in a peaceable dialogue to entrench an enduring answer amongst others.”
Self-determination is the authorized proper of a nation or folks to determine their very own governance, with out the affect or interference of a foreigner. And, it’s as nicely a core precept of worldwide legal guidelines, by advantage of its relation to everybody. This ethical excellence has been on play for the reason that first day IPOB started to hunt the independence of Biafra.
International locations have all the time gotten their independence by referendum, and had been economically viable and lighthearted, which is the advantage of self-determination, when revered.
America for example, exited from the UK in 1783, Panama did similar from Colombia in 1903, Bangladesh left Pakistan in 1961, Algeria seceded from France in 1962, even the most recent impartial nation, South Sudan, who seceded from Sudan on July ninth, 2011. This has been how folks realises their nationwide freedom, and it’s why IPOB have argued that there is no such thing as a cause for Biafra Nation to be neglected therefore proceed to comply with the worldwide normal and practices to appreciate Biafra restoration.
Not minding the sequence of massacres which have taken place in Biafraland, consciously carried by the Nigeria authorities, IPOB have remained peaceable in all her workout routines. The Onitsha and Aba bloodbath of June 6 2016, the army invasion of the house of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB chief; an incident that claimed a minimal of 28 lives, Obigbo bloodbath seventh October- 4th November 2020, to only point out a couple of of the extra grotesque incidents, had been good causes for IPOB to show violent. Regardless of all, the motion maintains that the peaceable measure of ‘freedom by referendum’ is healthier than battle.
Nigeria authorities by their media brokers, and their loyalist whom they’ve paid massively to opposed Biafran independence, have unleashed loads of lies and blackmails towards IPOB. As if that isn’t sufficient, Nigeria authorities has ordered their army to have interaction peaceable and unarmed Biafran protesters and retains killing them in chilly blood. However, IPOB have remained peaceable and continues to advance in her quest.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the chief of IPOB was kidnapped, tortured and illegally renditioned to Nigeria since June 2021; An act that violate each native, worldwide legal guidelines and Kanu’s rights. Extra upsetting is the truth that he has been held below worst situations within the dungeon of the Division Of States Safety(DSS), towards a number of court docket rulings that pronounced him guiltless and orders for his launch. This alone is one thing Nigeria authorities thought would provoke IPOB into turning radical. But, the motion stays unshaken, however targeted on their aim.
Whereas IPOB can’t be pressured into selecting up arms prematurely, the motion can by no means be strained to cease, or surrender on the demand for Biafra freedom, as nicely. The tempo will stay regular till Biafra is recorganize as a sovereign Nation.
Lasting peace requires the respect of a folks’s proper to self-determination by all folks, with out discrimination. It’s one thing crucial in sustaining native, regional, and worldwide peace and had seen it as one of many technique to forestall battle.
Adjustments can’t be made besides folks’s proper to self-determination is acknowledged. In different phrases, “Give me freedom or, if demise is inside your energy, give it to me”.
Written by Nwaeze Goddy
Edited by Ezinwa Biafra
For Household Writers Press Worldwide .