An activist, Engr Keribo Minakobiribo Knowledge, also referred to as Dodorima Biafra, on Wednesday accused the stance of Ms Annikio Briggs and Alhaji Asari Dokubo on the genuine identification of the Ijaw nation insisting that Ijaws are extra of Biafra than the Niger Delta who need the tribe to establish as such.
Minakobiribo, in a press release circulating on social media, accused British colonialists, particularly Mr Willlink, of getting made the deliberate effort on the time to divide and weaken the ability of the Ijaw unit with its brothers. Igbo who share the identical cultural heritage with them.
The activist has directed some Ijaw who criticize the chief of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, over his remark that Ijaw are Biafrans to plant their critics who’re able to inflicting confusion among the many youthful technology of Ijaw that Abonnema it’s not Biafra.
His writing says, “My title is Engineer Keribo Minakobiribo. I’m from Buguma within the Tom-Geroge compound, however I grew up within the Tomb Kingdom. The essence of the disclosure of my identification is to reveal to Mr. Asari Dokubo of Buguma, and to Mrs. Annikio Briggs of Abonnema, who’re additionally a son of the Ijaw land.
“As soon as upon a time, I used to be tender however because the saying goes that younger folks develop up, I’ve to talk up and defend my area in its true identification as given by the Opus Tamuno within the sky and never the methods of British foreigners and of the Fulani invaders.
“My revered brother and sister of the Ijaw nation, it appears to me that you just and others such as you wish to proceed to maintain us within the WILL of the foreigners of our land that our ancestors knew nothing about.
“As soon as Mr. Asari Dokubo postulated that Ijaw are extra Biafran than others within the Biafran enclave, and we believed him. Madame Annikio agreed with him as a result of, throughout the days of his agitation for the Biafran Nationwide Council, you by no means got here to refute it in that sense.
“You could have by no means accepted that Abonnema who’s in Ijaw is extra of the Niger Delta than of Biafra, however one factor has led to a different and Mr. Asari is out for him off the scene.
“So Nnamdi Kanu got here just some days in the past to enlighten humanity with many historic information and figures as a result of we’re extra Biafra than the Niger Delta, so you may have give you your refutation and criticism able to inflicting confusion among the many younger technology of Ijaw that Abonnema will not be Biafra.
Madam, I, Engr Keribo, don’t agree with you, and demand that Ijaw is Biafra and never Niger Delta. Equally, Abonnema is Biafra, and never the Niger Delta.
“Allow us to recall that the Bight of Biafra existed in each method from 1525 till the center of the 18th century when Bonny emerged as the primary Port of the slave commerce within the Bight of Biafra, thus extending to earlier ports. dominant slaves of Elem Kalabari also referred to as New Calabar.
“In 1881 Bakana was based, 1882 Abonnema was based, 1884 Buguma was based, and Tombia was based in 1885 in its present institution. The Okirikas have existed for the reason that seventeenth century.
“I’ve talked about however only some, and in accordance with historical past, the King of Nice Britain in 1875 (even far within the fusion of the North and the South in 1914) despatched his consultant as Consul and Kings and the Chiefs had signed an settlement and we had been often known as Biafra.
“So how is it that at the moment we now not carry our ancestral identification, fairly, the one which Britain itself has challenged us having seen the ability of our unity with our Igbo brothers?
“They gave us that insulting title Niger Delta. Not solely that, in addition they taught the Fulani find out how to maintain the harm and the divide-and-rule technique of evil.
“On Could 27, 1965, Rivers State was created to trigger divisions amongst us. They known as us Port Harcourt. As if that wasn’t sufficient, they added the sweep of the Niger Delta. That insults the reminiscence of our nice ancestors!
“I could also be a small little one in your eyes, however so long as my breath runs by my nostrils, I cannot permit myself to be labeled by the identical strangers who hate me.” I’m an ijaw and I’m a Biafran that God the Creator made my ancestors in order that they handed to me.
“I don’t know when the convention came about, however it’s Lord Willink of England’s deliberate effort to share and weaken the ability of our unity with our Igbo brothers who share the identical cultural heritage with us.
“Ma’am, Annikio, are you linking two of crucial cultural or conventional shops concerned?” If that’s the case, so are the Igbo and the remainder of them within the enclave of Biafra. So how can we are saying that we’re not a folks?
“Fulani occupy our territories in our fishing ponds and river areas and in our mangrove swamps with methods to fulfill the previous agenda of‘ immersion of the Koran within the Atlantic Ocean ’to facilitate the ultimate conquest, and you haven’t stated something on this regard fairly, it comes simply on social networks to disclaim and make absurd all of the information and verifiable geographical and historic figures that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu does to disgrace our oppressors.
“Madam, you elders do that technology an ideal disservice by obstructing historic proof of who we’re as a folks. Mrs Briggs, we’re each from Ijaw regardless of being from Buguma, but when I come to your commune at the moment in Abonnema and say no are you extra Annikio Briggs however ‘Aisha’, how do you are feeling? Received’t you do one thing to vary the imposed title ‘Aisha’, and return to your individual identification?
“Nicely, it doesn’t matter what your response, so far as I am involved, I am a Biafran.” Whether or not it’s Tombia or Buguma, we’re older than that sweep – Niger Delta – that our enemies have given us.
Madam, in what has occurred to this point with the Ogoni Clear-Up mission, will you say that justice has been completed to the reminiscence of Main Adaka Boro, and Ogoni 9?
“What do you consider the underdevelopment that can be seen on the coronary heart of Abonnema, whereas the Fulani are within the Far North sucking up our oil to enhance their heaps?”