Prof Uju Anya has expressed gladness over the awareness she created about roles played by the UK during the Nigerian Civil War, which led to the death of many Igbo people, including children.
Uju’s tweet in the aftermath of the death of Queen Elizabeth II generated reactions, with many, such as Amazon founder Jezz Bezos’ condemning her.
Uju’s response shows her conviction about her stance that UK contributed to Biafran woes. She also spoke about her losing her job.
According to her, “In the past few days, I have been the global topic of discourse not that my assertions were manipulated but because I am a woman of honour.
“I have received backlash, condemnation, criticism and all sort of attacks because I made an attempt to unravel the hidden truth. I am on the verge of losing my friends from the West, my colleagues and associates in the field of research. I have being subsequently condemned and referred to my tweets as unguided utterances from the mischievous scholar but I laugh because they mostly come from a sect that are ignorant of precolonial, colonial and post colonial history of my home country-Nigeria.
“I must appreciate your love and support on the fight against injustice as we all dream for a world of equitable justice and fairness. I am not moved with the pressure and threat coming from mostly my Western associates as ‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy’ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Engage your friends in the discourse, let’s interact together and find a strategy to achieve our dream as African people.
“I am very happy over the awareness I’ve created 48 hours ago. The likes of Jeff Bezos and many others have reacted. Questions are now been asked about the “British Empire”.
“Factually, Ojukwu and Gowon had a meeting in Ghana to avert this sad history. But because the British empire which is now under the leadership of King Charles lll were paranoia, they influenced Gowon to go ahead simply because they don’t want another Japan in Africa.
“The history books are there. “There was a country” by Chinua Achebe is there for facts! “The Biafra story” by Frederick Forsyth and many others.
“Let me also state it once again that my family was a victim. There is no family in Igbo land who did not have a share of this sad history. Till this day, there’s no apology!
“I only dropped a tweet. The Irish people celebrated it with fireworks. You can check #Irishtwitter hashtag on twitter for emphasis. We must speak up! The Igbo needs justice!. Africa needs justice! The 56 commonwealth countries need justice!”
Recall that Prof Anya had wished the late Queen Elizabeth II ‘painful death’.