Nou ja, wat het ek julle getune so paar dae terug? Gaan check in die archives oor die wat ek oor die sensus in Spuitieland getune het laasweek. Ek was wel oor een ding verkeerd. Ons het toe nie al 5 dae afgekry nie. Die regering hier vang mens soos ‘n skelm poep. More is wel holiday. Niemand mag fokken nerens heen gaan nie. Dis lockdown. O, behalwe ek. Ek het ‘n official sertifikaat gekry vandag wat lees: “kindly allow him free passage to undertake the assignment during the period of census restriction…” bla bla bla. Ek skiem ek gaan dit frame saam met al my ander Spuitieland parephanalia. Onetime.
Without further adue, die regte storie sowat ‘n week na my voorspelling. Ek hou julle op hoogte.
Census-related unrest claims 9
Mar 22 2006 02:13:18:570PM
Six gangsters and three police officers have been killed in Nigeria after security forces tried to search a house ahead of a controversial census.
Onitsha – Six gangsters and three police officers were killed in southern Nigeria after security forces tried to search a house ahead of a controversial census, said police on Wednesday.
According to police, a gun battle broke out in the southern Nigerian market town of Nnewi after police approached a house, where a meeting of suspected Biafran separatists was under way late on Monday night.
A senior Anambra State police officer said: “We went there, looking to find out why they were holding a meeting and they opened fire on us.
“Three of our men were killed in the crossfire and six were killed on the other side. A lot of people were injured.”
Security forces on high alert
The Anambra officer said that, while officers had approached the house expecting to find a separatist meeting, they had in fact encountered one of the armed gangs, which controlled the region’s busy markets.
Security forces in Anambra were on high alert after attacks on census counters by members of the banned Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (Massob), which wanted a state for ethnic Igbos.
Massob had urged southeast Nigeria’s estimated 40 million Igbo to boycott the Nigerian census in order to assert their “Biafran identity”.
Between 1967 and 1970 the then state of Biafra fought and lost a disastrous independence war against federal forces.