E O Eke is qualified in medicine. At various times he has been a General medical practitioner, Medical missionary, Medical Director and senior medical officer of health in Nigeria. He specializes in child, Adolescent and adult psychiatry and lives in England with his family. His interest is in health, religion philosophy and politics. He cares for body and mind
Since the death of Ojukwu and the start of the Boko Haram terrorist attacks on Igbos and others in the north Nigeria, a battle for the soul of Igbos has broken out. Many people have reverted to separatist instinct and are calling for the actualisation of a sovereign state of Biafra. Biafra Mania has broken out with groups that were once thinking in terms of a better Nigeria now reverted to the pursuit of an independent Biafra state. In East Nigeria, the internal Igbo war between the old Anambra state and Imo state which resulted in the splitting of East central state has been rekindled in APGA. Like all wars, truth has become the first casualty and lies, subterfuge, deception and propaganda have become the official currency. Having weighed carefully and considered thoroughly, the issue of Biafra and how emotional it is amongst some Igbos, I would like to say that Biafra or a sovereign independent state for Igbos at this time is not the right response and that those who believe in Biafra should review their reasons, strategy and dream and first work for a better Nigeria.