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Zero change and preparation for battle

15 July 2014, 13:09 Onyeji Dominic

"When the war took off, the Easterners were massacred in the North for some political reasons. There were pogroms, waves of killings though that is now history. With those youthful eyes, we saw the situation, so any youth who has blood in his veins was interested in fighting for Biafra. People struggled to be recruited into Biafran army...," Prof Boniface Egboka said in an interview with Alloysus Attah. He is formal Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa, Anambra State, Nigeria. We also know him as a renowned Environmental Hydro Geologist. I love everything he said during the interview. He spoke out of real experience because he was one of the trained soldiers of Biafra during the civil-war.

The interview captured my mental attention when the Professor said, “People struggled to be recruited into Biafran army." That is a truthful remark from the horse's month.

The point is that I do not have to tell anybody that the Biafra-Nigeria civil war ended in 1969. Everybody in the world should know that we are now in 2014. I do not need to say it because the people know that Biafra was carried into captivity due to defeat in the war. It is evident that the people have remained in Nigeria like slaves and captives since forty five (45) years ago. The ugly situation is obvious to the general public, and we know that wisdom does not give one to tell people what they already know.

As a matter of reality, I do not have to remind the people of their ugly past. What I really have to say is that the bad conditions have not changed in any way since 45 years ago. I mean insight told the wise that Biafrans have not really improved as a people. Nothing has really changed for good in general!

Those ugly experiences which the people had during the war have not changed at all. I mean it was conspicuous that we were not prepared for the war those days. Our people got massacred because we lacked professional soldiers. It was true that we had army but the force in general did not have what Biafra needed to win the battle. There was no adequate preparation and besides, trained (formal) soldiers were not sufficient in our army.

In actual point, I am not really interested in what had happened in the past. What I want to drive home to the people is that nothing has changed so far. It is obvious that we are not still prepared in anyway. Everything has remained just like it was in those days when the people "struggled" to join Biafran army according to the professor. It means that the same struggle is bound to repeat if another war occurs today. This is very true because there has been zero change and preparation for battle since all these years. No change! No preparation! No one-love! No unity! No one-people found anywhere in Biafra under the Sun! What a thing?

Truth of the matter is that Biafrans have remained in jungle chasing shadows and aiming at mirage. I have said it severally, and the people heard me well without reasoning with me for good and positive change. The facts were clearly stated in my articles especially the one titled, "STAGNATION OF A PEOPLE IN JUNGLE". They have been reading and hearing from the wise under the Sun, but there has been "zero" response to the Supernatural messages. The people have virtually done nothing for good, improvement and positive change in Biafra. That is why the zero change still lingers under the Sun. Sorry to the people!

In conclusion, let us remember that I wrote an articles title, "BROKEN FENSE". It was stated there that Barr Ralph Uwazurike started to build fense for Biafra but the people (Biafrans) stopped him for reasons best known to them. The write up also said that they kicked against the brisk until the fense got badly damaged. That was another reason for the zero change and preparation under the Sun. Once again I said sorry. May God bless the people for the zero change and preparation in Biafra! This I pray in name of Jesus in their minds! Amen!!!

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