• Repression of the Neo-Biafra Movement – Measures, Responses, and Consequences

    Author(s):
    Olalekan Adigun (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Sociology
    Subject(s):
    Social movements, Comparative ethnic studies, African studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    neo-Biafra, Operation Python Dance II, Activists’ Resilience
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6F18SD89
    Abstract:
    This paper analyses the measures, reactions, and consequences of the repression of the neo-Biafra movement in Nigeria using longitudinal qualitative research. To go about this, the paper looks at the political context within which the movement operates, it objectives, and its activities are described. The movement started in September 1999 in reaction to perceived marginalisation and victimisation of Nigerians of Igbo ethnic origins by the state. The movement has had visible impacts on Nigeria’s democratic experience, and by extension, the political system. The Nigerian state responded with several measures, including the deployment of military troops in what is known as “Operation Python Dance II” (or Egwu Eke II) as part of measures to cope with the movement’s activities. The paper observed other measures of repression adopted by the state and how the activists have changed or adapted their responses to state repression. The paper also observed that these measures have had several consequences on the resilience of the activists.
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    Published
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    12 months ago
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