The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB has thanked
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for
openly talking about the Biafra Genocide.

IPOB said it was grateful to Netanyahu for openly
acknowledging the genocide committed against the
people of Biafra by the Nigerian Government.
Biafra is the old South Eastern Nigeria that has
existed before the amalgamation of Nigeria in
1914. Biafra was declared independent on the 30th
day of May 1967 following the massacre of
thousands of its citizens by the Northerners and
South Western Nigerians in 1966.


The pogrom meted out to Biafrans living in the
North and South-Western parts of Nigeria warranted
the declaration of Independence of the Biafran
region because they no more feel safe in any part
of Nigeria. Despite the call for Biafra to be left
alone as she was no more safe in Nigeria, the
Nigeria government with the help of the British
Government attacked Biafra in order to take their
land by force. Ojukwu tried to save the situation by
calling for true federalism which was commonly
agreed upon in a peace negotiation conference held
in Ghana under the name of The Aburi Accord.

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Rather than respecting this Aburi Acord for the
peaceful co-existence between Nigeria and Biafra,
this agreement was betrayed by the then military
head of State of Nigeria – General Gowon. This
betrayal of the Aburi accord was the primary cause
of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran

The Israeli Prime Minister had during his speech on
Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem,
mentioned Biafra as a sad case in history where the
world turned a blind eye to the orchestrated murder
of millions of innocent civilians.
Reacting to Netanyahu’s comment, IPOB’s publicity
secretary, Emmanuel Powerful said the development
signals the best thing to come for the struggle.

He noted that without a doubt, “this represents one
of the greatest achievements of IPOB worldwide
under the command structure of our leader Mazi
Nnamdi Kanu.”
He said, “After nearly 50 years of blindfold
diplomacy when Britain actively connived with
Nigeria to blind the world to the horrors and
atrocities committed by Gowon, Obasanjo, Buhari
and others, the world is slowly waking up to their
responsibility of accepting the fact that Britain
sponsored the Gowon administration to commit
mass murder against Biafrans and Igbos in

“Yesterday, 23 April 2017, marks the first day the
name Biafra has been mentioned in public by a
major world leader.
“Mentioning Biafra in Jerusalem during his speech,
the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has
reinforced the holocaust significance and our belief
in the inevitability of the restoration of Biafra in the
near future.”

He said, if Biafra eventually becomes a reality, it
would partner with Israel.
Powerful added, “Biafra nation will be the greatest
ally of Israeli nation because blood is and will
always be thicker than water. We are aware that
Israel will always love Biafra because they are
waiting to see the emergence of a credible Biafran
group and leadership, they will speak.
“It’s a gradual process, the whole world can no
longer pretend not to be aware of the genocide
against the people of Biafra orchestrated by Britain
and executed by the Nigerian Government of Yakubu

“Those who claim to be Igbo people or Niger
Deltans, especially those born and raised or living
outside the sacred land of Biafra, should read the
full text of the speech by the Prime Minister to
understand that appeasing and begging those that
hate you will never stop them from killing you.”

First published by the Daily