WHY NIGER DELTA WILL NEVER HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH BIAFRA by Inatimi J James

Those who arrested and sentenced Isaac Adaka
Boro to death for declaring Niger Delta Republic
were neither Hausa-Fulanis nor Yorubas but two
supposed brothers of his and Biafrans named
Odumegwu Ojukwu and Aguiyi Ironsi who were
still on the side of Gambaris and still trying to
please them as at then.
For declaring Niger-Delta Republic Ironsi, the then
military head of state, ordered Ojukwu to get
Isaac Boro arrested for treason. Ojukwu, in an
attempt to please Gambaris, fought Isaac Boro for
14 days within which he used federal might of
"one-Nigeria" to kill 150 soldiers loyal to Isaac
Boro, caught Isaac Boro, stripped him naked and
sent him over to Lagos where Ironsi charged him
to court and within just 2 months got him
convicted, at the Supreme Court, of treasonable
felony of trying to break away from Azikiwe's one
Nigeria, got him sentenced to death by hanging.
While Ironsi​ and Ojukwu did all that to Isaac Boro​,
they left untouched their own Igbo brother
soldiers who planned a coup with which they
killed Innocent Hausas, Yorubas, Niger Deltans,
Middle belters leaving Igbo politicians unharmed
despite they, like Zik and Okpara, were part and
parcel of the corrupt Balewa government.
However, before Ojukwu and Ironsi could execute
their sentence on Isaac Boro God intervened and
the counter coup happened. Ironsi was
overthrown and killed.
 
Gowon took over declared Isaac Boro innocent
and released him. But just fifteen months later
Ojukwu too declared Biafra Republic due to the
way Igbos were being killed in the North. In
declaring Biafra, rather than first apologise to
Isaac Boro for what he earlier did to him and then
ask for his cooperation in fighting to realize the
Biafra dream, Ojukwu did nothing like that but
without consulting Boro at all went as far as
arrogantly including in his Biafra map the very
Niger Delta areas which Isaac Boro earlier tried to
pull out of Nigeria and which he (Ojukwu) nearly
killed him for.
This angered Isaac Boro and Ken Saro Wiwa who
both pledged support for Gowon in order to teach
Ojukwu a bitter lesson for his arrogance and
dishonesty. That was why Isaac Boro and Saro
Wiwa fought on the side of Gowon during the war.
Naturally Isaac Boro couldn't have come out of
prison to join the Ojukwu who jailed him and fight
against the Gowon who released him. It would
have been absurd. No rational human being does
that.
This is the truth of what happened and which
Igbos hate to hear but prefer to blame everyone
else as if they themselves were 100℅ innocent.
Igbos must learn to say the truth because if the
Biafra/Niger Delta Republic they now seek is
founded on lies and deliberate falsehood, like
Nigeria, it will not stand but will soon become a
failed state like Nigeria. We can't leave Nigeria for
another Nigeria.
But we however know that Igbos allergy to truth
is incurable, therefore Niger-Delta states with
never be part of Biafra.
I rest my case.
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  1. Initimi spoke the mind and heart of any rational Niger Deltan. Let Biafra be Biafra without the Biafrans ever seeking to annex territories of people who are not homogeneous with them.

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