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Biafra: IPOB Reveals Why Nigerian Government Shutdown Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri Seaports

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BY JOHN OWEN NWACHUKWU

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Monday, said that the Federal Government’s closure of the seaports in the South-South was to strangulate the economy of South-East.

This was part of a statement signed by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Monday.

In the statement, Powerful quoted IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as demanding the reopening of Warri, Calabar and Port Harcourt seaports.

The IPOB described their continued closure as one of the injustices it had been fighting.

The statement added, “IPOB is about the liberation of all Biafra territories. Only mischief makers will imply otherwise.

“Yet, some people from the coastal part of Biafraland will beat their chest to admit to working towards one Nigeria and foolishly channel their grievances against the same IPOB that is trying to save all of us.

“These traitors hiding under the name of one pro-Biafra group or another cleverly forgot that their masters in the Federal Government have reached an …

Yakubu Gowon's-Led Genocidal Campaign: The Pogrom

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“Each morning when we came out of the house there were people gathered everywhere, begging for help. Children were crying… people were dying all around us… parents were crying as they buried their children. I knew a lot of these people, because I had lived among them in the parish. As a young priest I was not prepared to deal with this — it was unimaginable.”

-----------------Aengus Finucane, Irish Catholic Priest. Image: Peter Williams, Owerri Feeding Center, 1968.

BIAFRA: Relative Discourses With Hakan Gottberger, Ed Keazor, Ambrose Ehirim, Ebele Obumselu, Et al

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For Full Discourse Of This Article See Ed Keazor's Facebook Page First Published July 17, 2012


Biafran Food Distribution Map Courtesy Of Ed Keazor/Hakan Gottberger


Hakan Gottberger was a Swedish photographer who volunteered to work for the International Red Cross during the Biafran War helping distribute relief materials as they arrived. In 2007, Gottberger was in an exhibition where he showed his Biafran project photographs in Biafra in 1968-69 during his days of volunteering for the Red Cross in distributing food along the routes designated by the handlers from Item to Uli. Thanks to Ed Keazor, Ebele Obumselu and Hakan Gottberger who made this presentation possible. Presentation was conducted on Keazor's Facebook page between August and September 2011. All images in this article were taken by Gottberger and permission must be sought for any use and reproduction.

Ike Chime: I remember these routes well. At a time during the war, I was a Red Cross volunteer. I served in Hospitals …

Children Of Biafra: Their Spirits Continues To Haunt Nigeria

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By Ambrose Ehirim

Some Commentaries from accounts of the documentary "Nchamere Nd'Igbo: Evidence of the Anti-Igbo Pogrom":


The Igbo generation today, our generation, must ensure that this genocide never happens again. Nigeria murdered 3.1 million Igbo children, women and men people between 29 May 1966 and 12 January 1970. This figure represents one-quarter of the Igbo nation's population at the time, The Igbo genocide is the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa and the most devastating genocide of 20th century Africa. All those involved in the murder of the Igbo will be brought to trial. They can be sure of that. No one murders Igbo people and gets away with it. International law on the crime of genocide has no statute of limitation. This we know.

........................................Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, Leading Scholar, Igbo Genocide

The story of the tragic history of Nigeria. I can see myself in one of those sick and starving children. We saw it and…

BIAFRAN TROOPS IN ACTION AGAINST THE POGROM

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COMPILED BY AMBROSE EHIRIM



Biafra military trainees climb ropes in Owerri, Biafra, August 1, 1968. Soldiers receive uniforms and arms when they are assigned to military units.




 Biafran troops search cars on the road between the Niger River and Enugu, the capital of Biafra, June 01, 1967. Image: Dennis Lee Royle/AP






 A company of Biafran soldiers leave their positions to advance on a Nigerian position 100 yards away during bthe Aba offensive, August 1968. Image: Gerald Klijin/AP




 Damges on a Niger River bridge steel span which Biafrans put out of action in October 1968 by blowing up the last span on the Eastern bank toward the town of Onitsha. Image: Associated Press




 Practice for guerrilla wars in a training camp near Owerri August 1968. Soldiers in training receive uniforms and arms when they are assigned to combat unite. Image: Kurt Strumpf/AP





The last stage of basic drill at the Owerri Army Training Camp is practice with machine guns, shown August 1, 1968. No rounds are fired during …

Starvation And Yakubu Gowon's-Led Genocidal Campaign Against The Igbo Nation: Photo Essay

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COMPILED AND EDITED BY AMBROSE EHIRIM


A Biafran child at a refugee camp August 5, 1968. Thousands died from starvation daily. The girl in the photo died hours after this picture was taken from malnutrition. Image: Kurt Strumps/AP



Les Archer, a British construction worker holds the hands of a starving Biafran child, one of the estimated 600 Igbo children t the tiny Niger Maternity Home in Port Harcourt, January 22, 1970. Image: Dennis Lee Royle


Biafran refugees bury 3-year-old boy, Leke, wrapped in cloth. The boy died from famine in this refugee camp after his mother had carried him more than 100 miles. Image: Kurt Strumps/AP, 1968



Dr. Sherman Nagel, 53, a former Los Angeles, Calif., physician, checks the lungs of a malnourished girl brought by her mother to Dr. Nagel's Northern Anwa County hospital in Biafra, Aug. 2, 1968. The girl died a few hours later from starvation. Image: Dennis Lee Royle/Associated Press



British nurse Elva Peterson feeding desperately starved and malnourished…