Attack On Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor Is An Act Of Terrorism:
The Nigerian security operatives comprising of the army and police amongst others, on Monday 2nd December 2019, perpetrated a heinous attack at the residence of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead legal counsel to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. This took place at Ifite-Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, Biafraland, leaving no fewer than four unarmed, innocent IPOB members dead, a host of others seriously injured and houses/household properties wantonly destroyed.
Critically taking a look at the scenario, all indices portray terrorist attack, considering the underneath points:
PLACE OF ACTION
It is a well established fact that the murderous attack was carried out by the Nigerian security operatives led by the Nigerian Police Force in Anambra State. It is also true that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor was in his village of Ifite-Oraifite, because of the funeral of his deceased elder brother, Reverend Chukwukpelum Ejiofor when the plot was executed. It has never been heard of at least in recent times in human history that burying a dead relative has been adjudged criminal, nor receiving sympathizers who visited to commiserate with the bereaved, is against the law.
Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor was not seen anywhere in the community, staging any form of anti-government protest. For almost over one week of his stay at home, seen to have constituted an established security breach. It should be noted therefore that it is only a terrorist organization that can invade a mourning family compound like that of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the way the Nigerian combined armed security forces did.
PURPOSE OF THE ATTACK
The Nigerian Police Force, Anambra State Command, according to it’s press statement, shamelessly claimed that “they got a complaint that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor engaged in abduction, assault which occasioned harm and malicious damage”. The question then arises: How did the police arrive at this report? Who made the complaint and who is the victim of the alleged abuses?
Clearly speaking, this grossly fictitious report by the Nigerian Police was actually flouted to justify their intended assassination of the IPOB lawyer simply because, he has severally refused overtures from the Nigerian government to compromise his defense of justice and freedom of the mistreated IPOB activists. The sole aim of this dastardly attack was plotted to silently take this refined and exceptionally courageous lawyer out of the way. The Nigerian Police Force by this vampiric and uncultured act, has disappointedly transformed itself into a terrorist group.
PROPORTION OF THE FORCE APPLIED
It is worthy of note to state here that the self-defeatist and unintelligent report given by the police as being the reasons for the despicable attack on the person of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, portrayed no justifiable record of lawlessness or criminality. He has never been in hiding neither did he abscond for any reason from his community residence. As a certified lawyer of repute, with chambers both in Abuja and Anambra State respectively, he could be easily reached by the authorities if really they needed him.
The callous, desperate and unwarranted level of lethal force/weapons applied in trying to see if this innocent and amiable personality could be suppressed or better still totally eliminated, with high degree of destruction of personal properties, deaths and injuries, tantamount to heightened provocation and blatant impunity. The carnage vividly portrays that the Nigerian authorities wanted him killed and not arrested.
The Nigerian Police Force and it’s accomplices have woefully failed by not considering the corresponding consequences of their evil deeds both within the Nigerian contraption and without. Intimidating and killing the innocent does not and will never in any way foster the so-called delusional unity being desperately sought for in Nigeria. “It is only a mad man that does a thing the same way and expect a different result”. If relentlessly victimising Biafrans, with the genocidal assassination of over ten million of them from 1929 till date, will permanently truncate Biafra, let it be pointedly stated here that they lie.
The present agitation drive for the restoration of the sovereign nation of Biafra goes far beyond what happened in the 1960s with the sophistication of civilization. The unprovoked killing of Biafrans by the Nigerian security forces are only adding momentum to the restoration mandate. The yearnings for justice and freedom are increasingly being activated, every passing day and can never ever be drowned. Unity through the instrumentality of armored tanks, bombs, guns, bullets and jack boots only give birth to enslavement. Killing the people who ought to be listened to only succeeds in fueling their desire.
The cowardly action of the Nigerian Police Force at the peaceful and mourning home of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor only gave portrayal of the crass ignorance of the handlers of the unworkable One-Nigeria. It is therefore quite clear that the Nigerian Police has constituted itself as a government’s official terrorist organization, with the mandate to move around and willfully kill the innocent, law abiding citizens by criminally invading homes/communities, destroying properties and razing down buildings. Such actions emphatically, remain the footprints of terrorists and nothing else.