Watching the presentation on Channels Television on “Aburi Accord” and the events of the Nigeria/Biafra war that followed, there was this discovery of a well-tailored censor of the actual factors that led to the meeting in Aburi, Ghana. It was the refusal and failure of the then Nigerian military government to adhere to and implement reached agreements that led to the war. Retired General Yakubu Gowon, the then Nigerian Military Head of State in the Channels Television discussion, admitted that prior to the Aburi meeting, he promised the Biafran Head of State, Late General Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu about the futility of the gathering which eventually happened.
It is important to state here that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had earlier requested that the Professor Pat Utomi led Nigeria/Biafra war discussion, be streamed live on Channels Television. This program however, came decades after the Nigerian government had been ordered by Britain to ensure that the events of the war were taken out of public view.
General Yakubu Gowon desperately dishing out fallacious defences against the odds he perpetrated, leading to the genocidal slaughter of millions of Biafrans, did not find his explanations palatable either. This arch-genocidist in human history, oversaw the killing of over five million Biafrans including children, women, men and the elderly. He confirmed that he stalled the implementation of the Aburi agreement. “When we came back to Lagos, the Northern domination and tension continued; and Colonel Ojukwu said in Aburi we stand, and I replied him, in Aburi you will fail”, he arrogantly stated. This he strenuously tried to explain that the ills against Biafrans within the Nigerian enclave, started so many years back.
Yakubu Gowon, General Ankrah of Ghana who was the host and few others had a resolution on how best things could be done right then in Nigeria. An agreement was struck in Ghana which would have if discreetly implemented, ushered in the most needed solutions against the carnage in the country especially in the Northern part against Biafrans. Yakubu Gowon in his insincerity and aversion to the genuine unity of Nigeria, had earlier assured Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu that he would fail through the Aburi Accord. Can this really be imagined? Nigeria-sponsored acts of terrorism against Biafrans did not really start today. It dates back to the early sixties.
Before they bamboozle and deceive you with biased and untrue stories that Ojukwu caused the Nigeria war, it is necessary to understand that more than three hundred thousand Biafrans had earlier been gruesomely murdered in the North. This spate of unwarranted killings prompted Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, a British trained, intelligent, senior army officer of repute, then drafted into the Nigerian military, to summon all the Regional Military Governors, Governor-General amongst others, to Aburi in Ghana, for a possible resolution of the issues. Same evil that was instituted then against Biafrans, are exactly what the present All Progressives Congress (APC) party that is ruling Nigeria through “Buhari” and fellow his Fulani oligarchical cabals are doing. Erstwhile Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan in his administration, courageously convened a National Conference, whose recommendations the same Northern Islamic Fulani cabals advised by the British government, are still sitting on till date.
They are in charge of every department of the central government with few Yoruba accomplices. It is noteworthy to state here that Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu did not just come back from Aburi and declared the Biafra Republic but that was much after. It took good six months later to see if there could yet be any respite, but Biafrans were relentlessly being hacked to death. He still visited Gowon and others at Nigeria’s power base in Lagos to ask for the implementation of the Aburi agreement as a means to forestalling further mayhem against his people. It was the blatant decline of Yakubu Gowon that made Ojukwu to insist that he could not sit as the Eastern region military governor and be watching the blood of his own people be wasted on the streets of Kano, Kaduna and other parts of Northern Nigeria. He was then forced as an astute military officer, to put a stop to the maladious treatments. He went back to the path of deliverance in defense of his Biafran brethren before the arrival of the British led foreign mercenaries that came to support Nigeria.
Biased discussants on Biafra can continue on Cable Network News (CNN), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Fox News, Al-Jazeera and all that nonetheless, one thing remains irrevocably sure, that will not in any way stop the coming of Biafra as being doggedly driven by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Over five million Biafrans both old and young have made the supreme sacrifice even with their own blood in defense of their rightful inheritance. Millions of innocent children were starved to death and yet, some imbeciles want Biafrans to jettison the course of this dignifying mandate of heaven. Humanity can do its worst by being hypocritical about the plights of the Biafran people. But most certainly, at the fullness of time, God will show up for His children.
It is self-deception and hypocrisy for the civilised global community to be talking about dispensation of justice and equity in our world when the likes of Nigerian war criminals in the persons of Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Theophilus Danjuma, Ibrahim Babangida, Muhammadu Buhari, etcetera, are freely moving around? Let it not be an established fact that the gains of crude oil and gas vastly deposited and exploited in Biafraland by the foreign multi-national oil companies, in connivance with the international human rights agencies/nations, have so blinded their consciences from dispensing needed justice to the hurting. The Biafra genocide which is yet ongoing cannot be equalled with any other, in modern history.
The British government and a conglomeration of the Arab/Islamic world are consistently plotting and hatching with the Nigerian Islamic government, evil policies against Biafrans to keep them perpetually enslaved. But Biafrans have defiantly remained uncrushable seeds that can spring surprises even in adverse situations. The Nigerian government and Fulani oligarchy in their widest imaginations, never envisaged that a forthright Biafran in the mould of Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu, could ever surface after all, to arouse the consciousness, sympathy and goodwill of the Biafran people even globally, through IPOB. Biafran deriders are today helplessly gnashing their teeth in utter disappointment and despondency.
Yakubu Gowon told Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu that in Aburi, he, Ojukwu must fail. To Gowon and his cohorts at that time, they may have succeeded through the instrumentality of the British government but not anymore. Just in like manner, IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Okwu-Kanu is irrevocably ensuring that in APC/Buhari/Fulani oligarchical atrocious regime, this British company christened Nigeria, is already on the way to oblivion. It is all over!
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media