Thousands Converge in UN Hqrs, New York to Protest Extrajudicial Killing of Unarmed Pro-Biafra Youths Agitating for Self-determination by Nigerian Army Troops
Extrajudicial killings are routine in Nigeria. The world’s first and fourth most deadly terrorist groups, Boko Haram and the Fulani Islamist herdsmen militia respectively, call Nigeria home. Between these two murderous entities, which operate mostly knowledge and tacit approval of well-known Islamist leaders in the Arewa North, tens of thousands of fellow citizens have been brutally and extrajudicially murdered. The third machine for perpetrating extrajudicial killings in today’s Nigeria is certainly the country’s security forces, especially the Nigerian Army. Since General Muhammadu Buhari was elected to become a civilian president in 2015, there has been an upsurge in rate of extrajudicial killings by the Fulani herdsmen militia, for example. The Nigeria Army has since been brought into the fray to perpetrate extrajudicial killings in many parts of country under the subterfuge of protecting the unity and integrity of Nigeria from law-abiding citizens.
For the second year in a row, the Buhari administration has deployed combat-ready Army troops into Southeast zone for a purported military exercise captions Operation “Python Dance”. This so-called military exercise has been nothing more than real-time rehearsals for mass capture, torture and summary killings of unarmed youths inhabiting the target area whose only “crime” is being pro-Biafra and engaging in peaceful agitation for their people’s self-determination. In the week of September 10, 2017, more than 200 youths were captured, tortured and executed by Nigeria’s central government army troops. The New York protest was organized to coincide with arrival of Nigeria’s president, General Buhari, who was scheduled to speak at this years’ General Assembly.
It was not only that Buhari heard a mouthful from thousands of protesters that came to disrupt his lackluster speech at the UN, but also the whole world got the unique change to obtain firsthand accounts about the brutal regime in power in today’s Nigeria and the pervasive culture of extrajudicial killings in Africa’s most-populous country.
Speaking at the protest rally, Scott Berry, a non-African sympathizer of latest Buhari’s victims of extrajudicial killings, castigated the Great Britain as a “terrorist” nation and the primary enabler of the murderous Buhari reign of terror in Nigeria since 2015. Scott Berry remarks that arms sales to Nigeria is beefing up the murder machine of General Buhari’s administration. Many charge that arms meant for fighting the deadliest terrorist group in the world, Boko Haram, are being redirected by Islamist fundamentalists controlling the Nigerian Army command echelon today to effectuating extrajudicial killings of innocent Igbo youths domiciled in the Southeast geopolitical zone.
Scott Berry opined that United Kingdom of Great Britain and other nations known historically to be dyed-in-the-wool patronizers of the Northern-dominated unitary government of Nigeria should be banned from the United Nations as pariah nations that sponsor terrorism. The greed to grab and seize the crude oil deposits of civil-war Biafra and contiguous territory of the Lower Niger has been the premier motivator of Arewa Northerners and their British patrons in their evil agenda for the indigenous peoples who have peacefully cohabited the eastern half of Southern Nigeria for millennia.
He closed by reminding all and sundry that the crude petroleum deposits are Biafrans’ and thus they have an inalienable right to own and enjoy their benefits as guaranteed under the UN Charter and the 2007 UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
The New York protest was orchestrated to send forth the word that “Enough Is Enough”! Any attempt to repeat genocide on the Igbo in Nigeria’s geopolitical space in this 21st Century world shall be resisted globally, if needs be, by men and women of conscience and goodwill worldwide.