Stuff You Can’t Make Up

It’s nice that the election is past—or at least anything worthwhile to say about it.

Because there’s some weird [bleep] out there you just won’t believe:

At least 100 people have been charged with treason in south-eastern Nigeria after a march supporting independence for Biafra, their lawyer says.

Members of the Biafran Zionist Movement declared independence, raised the Biafran flag and then marched through the region’s main town, Enugu.

More than one million people died during the 1967-70 Biafran conflict – mostly from hunger and disease.

Exactly. The Biafra experiment was not a huge success. Certainly not one worth repeating.

And what in God’s name is the Biafran Zionist Movement?

The Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM) was founded about two years ago. The movement was founded by a United Kingdom-based lawyer, Benjamin Onwuka, who said it was founded to give “seriousness” to the Biafran dream.

Onwuka, who hails from Item in Bende local government area of Abia state, said the plight of Ndigbo in Nigeria informed the birth of the BZM.

Now I’m enlightened!

It just reminds us that even in the high-tech world of the 21st century there are places we’ve never (or barely) heard of, and conflicts we can’t understand. I wish Igbo well, and hope this Biafra thing has a better result this time than last. Other than that, I got nothin’.

PS: Zionist?

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