The leadership of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Monday came hard on the South-East Governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo over their silence eight days after the group’s leader, Barr. Benjamin Onwuka was picked by security forces.
Onwuka was last seen after the Zionists made a failed move to enter the Enugu Government House.
Ever since, his whereabouts remain unknown as those arrested with him by the Department of State Services, DSS, were later released.
In a press statement by the group’s Deputy Leader, Mazi Ambrose Ugwu he expressed outrage that “an Igbo man should be kept incommunicado for such period of time without a word from the governors and the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”
Ugwu said “what is happening presently justifies our demand for Biafra, which will never be compromised. Imagine holding someone for 8 days without water, without food, without allowing anyone to visit him. That is why we have no doubt in our mind that he is dead.
“But this can only happen in Igbo land where we have cowards and lily-livered politicians as Governors and as leaders of Ohanaeze. The other day the Miyetti Alah leadership said should Saraki refuse to resign as Senate President, they will force him out, but till date, nothing has happened to them. They were not even invited by the police.
“On our part, we have never carried arms for one day; neither have we ever threatened violence against any one, yet we are facing inhuman treatment from security forces, with the backing of weak political leaders we have in this part of the world.
“This is same way Uwazurike was harassed out of the struggle; same fate befell Nnamdi Kanu; now, the last man standing, Onwuka is being treated in most cruel manner.
“We want to assure the governors and Ohanaeze that no matter how long it takes, a time will come for them to answer for this betrayal of the common course of Ndigbo simply because of the crumbs they are picking from Abuja as well as the fear of EFCC.”
He called on the “the United States and her allies, the Amnesty International and all other international organizations to speak out against this graze injustice against the helpless people of Biafra, whose sin is also a demand for freedom in a non-violent way.”