“It’s just like with any other sport, if you want to get to that next level, you have to sacrifice a lot. You almost have to be selfish.” – A.J. Ellison
To be honest here, should the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafria (IPOB), the director of Radio Biafra, the commander-in-chief of thr Eastern Security Network – ESN-, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu comes out this minute to tell not just millions Biafrans but the world that he has decided to cast-off his determination in making sure that Biafra is restored. And that he has accepted to be embrace his by-force Nigerian identity and urge his followers to do same, I am telling you right now that though he would loose followers, but, he would also have many followers who are willing to lay down their lives carrying out the least of his commands. Let me tell you why I said so.
There are lots of individuals following Mazi Nnamdi Kanu today not because they believed in Biafra restoration but because Mazi Nnamdi Kanu through his selfless sacrifices, has proven to be the kind of man that is willing to deny himself of every comfort, a man ever ready to sacrifice even the unimaginable just to make sure he achieves his purpose. Whenever Mazi Nnamdi Kanu comes up to say this is how this is going to be and not be, trust me, no force in this world has the capability of making him to rescind from such decision(s). He’d tell his naysayers to say or do whatever they so desire but they should know that his order stands. And oftentimes, he has done this hence many people began following and admiring his personality.
His resolve to never capitulate despite all sure odds is the reason why he’s got millions if not billions of followers around the world. And some people might want to say such character defines a martinet (tyrant), that is not true because what he’s doing is fighting for the restoration of Biafra knowing that freedom is taken not given on a platter. According to Thomas Jefferson, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu knows that in a country where tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.
Also, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is conscious of the fact that the moment a man sees and regards painful sacrifice as a duty and necessity to mankind. He see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
Just look all the sacrifices he has been making for the sake of millions of Biafrans and thousands of generations to come. He gave up his royal rights as a prince, a heir apparent to the throne of Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku Umuahia North, as a British citizen, he could have ignored the plights of his people to live a good life in the United Kingdom, he could have concentrated on his career but he gave all that up and was imprisoned, promised heaven and earth, an assassination attempt made on his life, he lost his royal parents and got illegally abducted tortured renditioned back to Nigeria and subjected to all forms of physical/mental torment courtesy of the feudal Republic of Nigeria and the Kenyan government. Yet he’s not willing to flip on his mission to restore Biafra. So you tell me what other painful sacrifices can’t be greater than these and who is willing to go make those sacrifices?
Simply put, in freedom fighting, those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither.. In freedom fighting, freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
So anybody in this struggle for freedom be it those in authority or the followers that is not willing to step out from his comfort zone to fight for the restoration of Biafra, such individual(s) should just go take his chances with our oppressors because freedom is not a tea party, it is not a struggle meant for the dithering souls. Freedom fighting is for the strong and determined souls. In fighting for freedom, any group which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.
I want to conclude this piece by praying and hoping that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu regains his freedom as soon as possible. And may he meet this indivisible IPOB family which he has built with his sweat and blood as United as he left them before enemies teamed up and abducted tortured and detained him illegally. And because of his numberless sacrifices, may he be alive to restore the land of the Risen Sun Biafra. And anyone that would want to bring division with his/her witless decision or any nọ-gainer opinions, may such individual remain totally confused and powerless, Ise! Ise!! Ise!!!
Come quickly oh Biafra!