Uju Anya, a Nigerian scholar, has come under criticisms after she reminisced the tragedy of Ndigbo in the hands of Queen’s United Kingdom during the Biafran Civil War of 1967 to 1970.
Britain is accused of siding Gowon-led Nigeria in masterminding the alleged pogrom visited on the Igbo.
Uju Anya, in a tweet shortly before Queen’s death, recalled how UK allegedly sponsored the Biafran genocide, and wished her a ‘painful’ death.
According to her, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
She re-tweeted shortly after Queen’s demise, “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”
First to respond to Anya’s tweet is Carnegie University where Anya works as a lecturer.
The university write, “We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya on her personal social media account.
“Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster.”
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, also condemned Anya’s post.
He tweeted, “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so,” Bezos added. “Wow.”
A Nigerian, Ebony Thomas, also advised against Anya’s tweet. She wrote, “Telling the colonized how they should feel about their colonizer’s health and wellness is like telling my people that we ought to worship the Confederacy.
“Respect the dead.”
Anya’s profile shows that she is a professor in applied linguistics, antiracist and feminist.
Meanwhile, Twitter has deleted her tweet because it violated its rules.