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Biafra Is Not Eri Kingdom

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 Biafra Is Not Eri Kingdom Within the current months, a gaggle of individuals whose motives concerning the Biafra restoration wrestle should not clear ha…

Biafra Is Not Eri Kingdom

Within the current months, a gaggle of individuals whose motives concerning the Biafra restoration wrestle should not clear have risen and have aggressively tried to counter all the pieces that Biafra truely is or represents. These fellows have come as much as misguidedly begin claiming that the individuals of the outdated japanese area of Nigeria are wrongly addressed as Biafrans; claiming that the individuals of this area ought to reasonably be referred to as ” Eri Kingdom”, versus “the Biafran individuals” we’re initially identified to be.

Because of this I ready this text, in a bid to throw some gentle round this Biafra enemies makes an attempt to implant confusion. I sincerely want to get any of the misinformed individuals or these beforehand blind to the topic knowledgeable aright.

Now, Eri is the fifth son of Gad. Gad is the seventh son of Jacob who was chronicled to have left Egypt in the hunt for greener pastures with many companions, proper earlier than the exodus of the youngsters of Israel from Egypt, 1000’s of years in the past. That is distinctly recorded in (Genesis 46: 15-18 and Numbers 26: 16-18), books of the Holy Bible.

The Igbo origin specifically, has been a contest between two historic communities–( Aguleri and Nri), each in Anambra state, in current day Nigeria. However the ancestry of those two communities (Aguleri and Nri) isn’t a debate. They’re each direct descendants of Eri.

Additionally, Biafra is a reputation prompt by Francis Opigo(an ijaw man) for the brand new republic that existed between 1967 to 1970. Nevertheless, individuals with poor historic background, particularly the younger and ignorant elders, could not know that Biafra existed earlier than 1967 however misplaced her identification and sovereignty to colonialism. The nice loss on the aspect of Biafrans was adopted by a deliberate removing of historical past from faculty curriculums of Nigeria, in different to excellent the “divide and rule” tacticts of the colonialist, Britain. And that is the one certifiable excuse for failure in historical past among the many residents of the area because it stands now.

Early trendy maps of 15 century – 19 century, drawn by the Europeans themselves, present that the unique phrase was Biafara. Though, opposite to the lies instructed by these Europeans about how they found “River Niger”, the phrase Biafara and the individuals of the area already existed earlier than the primary European invaders(the Portuguese) stepped their slave-master heels on Biafara land. Due to this fact, the republic of Biafra, for individuals who know, was a protest for self preservation and identification restoration. It was imagined to set off a series response that may, certainly, set the entire of Africa free.

The tokenization of the Biafra venture as an Igbo-centric journey is finished by individuals dwelling and profiting in lies. It’s principally propagated by a bit of the brown envelope media and their paid/recruited collaborators, compelled to drink the kool-aid(candy USA drink) of political geography referred to as south-south, by financial inducement. It’s a pitfall, objectively positioned to divide and conquer. Philip Effiong Jr. warned towards Igbonization of the Biafra wrestle. Historic information present that because the Igbos traveled from Israel to Aguleri, they met different tribes from Ethiopia and alongside their journey route till they settled. Upon settling, they mingled and intermarried with different tribes. This cohabitation was based mostly on mutual respect, brotherhood and shared widespread worth. Regardless that Igbos have been predominant, there was no domination resulting in no language extinction as is the case elsewhere. The tribes that make up the Biafra republic are the identical because the precolonial period. They embody Igbo, Ijaw, Ibibio, Efik, to say only a few. Due to this fact, Igbo alone(descendants of Eri) will not be Biafra. Igbo is simply one of many tribes that make up Biafra. And most definitely, Biafra Is just not Eri Kingdom.

 

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