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Hope Uzodimma, Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa And Self-Consuming Hubris

Hope Uzodimma, Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa And Self-Consuming Hubris    The State Security Services (SSS) otherwise called Department of Secur...

Hope Uzodimma, Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa And Self-Consuming Hubris 

The State Security Services (SSS) otherwise called Department of Security Services (DSS), as expected, has taken a cue from their British MI6 masters goading them on manipulative and disruptive or – if you like, divide and conquer journalism. There is a divisive article ostensibly floated about how Aguiyi Ironsi and Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu betrayed Adaka Boro's quest for Niger Delta Republic. The intended outcome of the propaganda-filled article and the untenable, flimsy narrative the people behind it are pushing, is not in doubt. The emotional blackmail of the article percolated on the imaginary reading surface aimed at convincing a gullible reader that Ironsi and Ojukwu arrested, jailed and – without providing any shred of historical evidence, killed over one hundred and fifty (150) of his soldiers thereby, somehow, betraying his Niger Delta Republican Movement. That is a lie in 2021 similar to ones told in 1967 by a sophisticated country dependent on Biafra oil and gas. 
What the article will not tell you regrettably, is that Adaka Boro's misadventure was a continuation of the boondoggle Willinks Commission set up to destroy Dr. Michael Okpara's Eastern Regional Government that was thinking locally, but acting globally – on the false premise that the Igbos would dominate. This is purely a thought crime. Something that never occurred. The poorly written essay cleverly left out the fact that both Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa went to the same University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on bursary from Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA). Instead of pointing out the infamous role played by Britain in convincing Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu to lead a military coup for them and their subsequent inciting media hype that resulted in Biafra genocide, the article continued down the racial profiling path of how Nzeogwu and his Igbo brothers killed Northern leaders while sparing their Eastern counterparts. Even though by their argument, Nzeogwu is from Delta State and therefore a Niger Deltan. The article also craftily hid the fact that, in the final onslaught, it was Yakubu Jack Gowon and Sani Abacha who killed Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-wiwa respectively, on allegation of treachery and treasonable felony. Why the writer deemed it more important to spread absolute falsehood banded more than 54 years ago over the genocide the Fulani tribe is committing against all the indigenous tribes, clearly tells you all that you need to know. 
There is a correlation between what Hope Uzodinma (the Supreme Court imposed administrator of Imo State), is doing and the ignoble roles played by Boro and Saro-wiwa, leading to Biafra declaration. They are both missions embarked on servitude, self serving avarice and perfidy. As was the case with both men, the hubristic tendencies of Hope Uzodinma have brought avoidable disappearances, tortures and deaths of young Biafran men and women including, my friend, Chijioke Ezirim. How an individual will prefer self aggrandizement over collective well-being of his people, really beats my imagination. That is exactly what Uzodinma was contracted to do by the Sokoto Caliphate and he was in the know. There is a recent report that Uzodinma is suing for dialogue. This is the best way to go and an option wise people exhaust first, before recourse to another. The problem with people who seek dialogue in the middle of a crisis is that they cannot be trusted. It is wiser not to take their demand in it's face value due to it's unconvincing nature and a sinister plan it hopes to surprisingly unleash. So, the joke is on the traitor to call off his military goons, release all prisoners of conscience and subscribe to a referendum, for a start. 
There is no moral equivalence between Ojukwu’s declaration of Biafra and Adaka Boro’s divisive movement. One was selfless and self-defense and the other was self serving and self consuming. This is a lesson for traitors like Hope Uzodinma.  
Written and edited by Chibueze Daniel 
For Family Writers Press International

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