His message is a simple one; let all of you speak up against evil and deceit, let those of you that can’t fight speak to save our nation Biafra. Let the lame talk and the dumb run; let the deaf talk to save our nation. Prophet Nwoko died a martyr; he died professing the fact that a man must die for what he believes in. He did not run away when it was clear death was going to hit him; he instead told our misguided IPOB killing squad that he was ready to die for the course because he would come back with the light of heaven and continue the agitation until Biafra is restored.
They killed him but didn’t kill his voice; they have only given his voice the needed lift, more people have heard late Prophet Nwoko died because he accused Nnamdi Kanu of collecting bribe from Atiku to call off election boycott. One thing to always put first is what late Prophet Nwoko died for; we must always remember even though in his or our ignorance that he died fighting for Biafra. That truth you know should be said; that wrongs you see in our agitation- don’t keep quiet, speak out against it and it shall bring us closer to our nation.
Late Prophet Nwoko faced insult from Uchemefor, Emmanuel Kanu and IPOB through Emma Powerful, called a poor beggar, called all sorts of unprintable names, tagged a saboteur before murdering him. He was killed; they continued, insulting the dead, desecrating everything sacred, even Emma Powerful has to address a seasoned Prophet by ‘One Nwoko’. Even in death; they laid curses on him, no respect for the dead, the last the living can do, late Prophet Nwoko suffered humiliation even in death, all for the message, all to put it across to us that we must stand firm to ensure Biafra is not lost or destroyed. He might be right or wrong but one thing that can never be wrong is his message of surviving Biafra.
He had vowed he would never step his feet on his home until Biafra is restored; he abstained from pleasures of the world, he was accused of working for FG yet remained so poor, that is what being a martyr is all about, giving up everything for something you believe in. Asari Dokubo would not have echoed his message had it been he is alive. I would not have written about his message if he is alive and media would not have taken note of his message if he is alive. He stood and died so that his message would live; at 65years old, he had no reason to fear death and those that killed him only propagated the very message he was created to propagate- that we may speak up to save Biafra and ensure Biafra is restored.
It is our responsibility to heed the call he paid ultimate price for; it is only reasonable we embraced and scrutinized his message and come out stronger and louder. Let his message unite us and shame his murderers; let those who kill for the authority of a man be disgraced and made to understand God is the supreme of all ‘supremos’. We are Biafrans; we value human life and for no selfish reason shall a man’s life be forced out of him. The martyr died with a message and the only way to make up for his death is to spread his message. Below is Prophet Nwoko’s message,
”“They have been calling me with different lines, making different phone calls, threatening my life. They are calling me fake because I stand by the truth. I went to Kuje prison to pray for Nnamdi Kanu and the next court case he was released.
“I went to Affara-Ukwu to tell him the way forward; he did not listen. Many people are not listening to the voice of God and they want me to be that way. Prophet Nwoko says no. I will never compromise.
“Even if they kill me, I will return with the light of heaven. I am not afraid of the people of the world. I am telling Uche Mefor and IPOB to stop threatening my life. Let me put this straight to everyone: I am ready to die standing by the truth because that is why Jesus Christ came for.
“If everybody will keep quiet, this nation will be destroyed. If everybody will keep quiet, Biafra will not come. Let people know the truth.”
Ifeanyi Chijioke writes from Enugu