Professor Uju Anya, an associate professor at a US based university, has responded to her controversial comments on Queen Elizabeth during the last hours of the British monarch.
The professor had made unsavory comments about what the Queen should feel on her death bed on her twitter page, which went viral.
On her page, Anya wrote after news filtered in on the Queen’s last moments on Sunday 11th, September: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving ra*ping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
The tweet has since been deleted for violating “Twitter rules and the US school where she is an associate professor has since dissociated itself from the tweet.
Now Professor Anya has justified her comment saying the Biafran war was directly supported and facilitated by the British government headed by Queen Elizabeth II
The researcher whose family members were killed in the war, said the British government sacrificed lives because of its interests
According to a US TV news reporter, Marcie Cipriani, who reached out to her to find out why she made such comments, she says her comments about Queen Elizabeth are justified because of historical facts.
Responding, Professor Anya wrote on her twitter page: “I am the child and sibling of survivors of genocide. From 1967-1970, more than 3 million civilians were massacred when the Igbo people of Nigeria tried to form the independent nation of Biafra.
“Those slaughtered included members of my family. I was born in the immediate aftermath of this genocide, which was directly supported and facilitated by the British government then headed by the monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
“This support came through political cover, weapons, bombs, planes, military vehicles, and supplies the British government sent to kill us and protect their interests in the oil reserves on our land.
“My people endured a holocaust, which has shadowed our entire lives and continues to affect it, because we’re still mourning incalculable losses and still rebuilding everything that was destroyed.
“Conversations among us today still include who was lost, who was displaced, where people ran, where bodies are buried. They do not include kind, respectful, or temperate sentiments about the people who murdered our relatives and destroyed our lives.”
The Nigerian-born researcher in applied linguistics, critical sociolinguistics, and critical discourse studies had sparked outrage on Twitter by mocking the British monarch.