Several IPOB members who were arrested and sent to prison by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over a year for no just reason whatsoever, and charged with treason even after their loved ones were gruesomely murdered by the security forces have just been discharged and acquitted.
All spurious charges trumped-up by this high-handed administration of Buhari were thrashed and they were granted freedom. They walk home free as the struggle for most of them continues.
Some of them who spoke to The Republican News reporters said that their aim is freedom from the evil country they referred to as expired evil union, called Nigeria. Their hate for the continued presence of Biafra in the united Nigeria is very sound and clear.
Of course, who could blame them after going through such inhumane treatment in the hands of the Nigerian security forces and over a year in prison for nothing but made up charges simply that they spoke up about their aspirations for self-determination.
To several if not all of them, it is freedom from Nigeria or death and they do not care anymore since they claim they cannot receive fairness and justice in what they called a contraption known as Nigeria.
Some of them alleged that the administration of Buhari is beginning to retrace its ways because of the election of the new president in the United States, Donald J. Trump, who they see as a man who would help speak sense into Buhari and help grant them freedom from Nigeria.
While their allegation that presence of Donald Trump in the White House may be behind their freedom or what they called change of attitude, the fact of the matter remains to be seen or proven.
Many Biafrans who gathered in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for a solidarity rally for the inauguration of the new president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, 11 were allegedly killed and 46 arrested and detained. Those who appeared before the court yesterday were remanded in prison custody.