I have followed closely the recent Biafra agitations and the comments for and against as well as the belief that Biafra only came in 1967 or that Biafra is only Igbo or landlocked.
I want to tell all of us that Biafra problem is not Hausa/Fulani, it is not Igbo, Ijaw, Efik, Ibibio or Yoruba -the Biafra problem is the British trying to enslave Black people and using the Hausa/Fulani to achieve that.
As surprised as many of you might be, let us put common sense to task here.
1. When the British first arrived in Africa, they met Biafrans and they were addressed as such and slaves that shipped from that area were categorized as coming from the bight of Biafra. Biafra then covered all of what they call today SE/SS but not Benin.
However, the British had difficulties colonizing Biafrans as they all resisted the British Lording it over them from Igbo to Ijaw and from Urhobo to Itshekiri -they all rejected colonialism. You can imagine how humiliated the British felt that black monkeys and slaves rejected their superiority.
Eventually, Biafra was conquered and subsequently made a British protectorate on 30th June 1849. The British succeeded in conquering Benin and made it a British protectorate on February 1st 1852. Biafra and Benin protectorates were amalgamated on 6th August 1861, the same day that Lagos and its neighbourhood were annexed by the British.
However, the British may have decided to punish both the Biafrans and Benin’s for rejecting their superiority.