They are my uncles, cousins, nephews, brothers and sisters: 54yrs ago- Nigeria federal government unleashed the deadliest genocide on them, massacring over #3m while the world stood by and watch.
They re our fallen heroes: we shall never forget!
There were no hash tags, yet the world heard our story but stood still to suppress it.
Truth is that, you can’t suppress a people’s history, neither can you obliterate the knowledge of a world event just because you don’t want to hear their story.
30th of May a date we will forever remember.
The stillbirth of a peoples aspiration to nationhood, survival and unalienable right to self determination.
Its a date that reminds us of the scar of what our fathers passed through.
A scar that reminds us of where we are coming from and the bond that bounds us.
The messages and echos we hear from their scattered unmarked graves is “Remember us”
Lest we forget, lest we knoweth not our history.
We have a duty and a commission from the book of Joel 1:3 “To tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children and unto another generation”.
Lest we forget.
Never Again!! Never Again
©️ Ambrose Nwogwugwu