Niger Delta cannot be part of Biafra
By Kenneth Israel
Before you even think of forming alliance with the Biafrans please remember that our Hero Isaac Adaka Boro was sentenced to death by two supposed Igbo men named ( Odumegwu Ojukwu) and ( Aguiyi Ironsi), who were still pleased with the one Nigeria slogan because Boro declared Niger Delta republic. Ironsi the then military head of state, ordered Ojukwu to arrest Isaac Adaka Boro for treason.
Ojukwu who was enjoying the one Nigeria slogan fought against Isaac Adaka Boro using federal might to kill about 150 foot soldiers of Boro ( Ijaw sons remember). Ojukwu got Boro arrested and stripped him naked, paraded him as a criminal and sent him to Lagos where Ironsi charged him to court and convicted him within 2 months and sentenced him to death by hanging for trying to break out from the slogan of one Nigeria Ojukwu was enjoying.
But before Ojukwu and Ironsi could execute their plans of hanging Boro God intervened and there was a counter coup that overthrew Ironsi and was killed. Gowon took over power and declared Isaac Adaka Boro innocent and released him. Then after 15 months later the same Ojukwu who was enjoying the one Nigeria slogan couldn’t take it any longer and declared Biafra republic even included the same Ijaw lands in the map of Niger Delta Republic that Boro mapped out.
This angered Isaac Adaka Boro that the same man who tried to kill me for declaring my own Republic is now declaring his own Biafra republic then I will join hands with the federal government of Nigeria to fight against him. That was how Boro and Ken Saro wiwa of Blessed memory joined hands with General Gowon and fought against the Biafra republic.
Before any true Ijaw son or daughter will support the Biafrans who has refused to apologize to our Heroes and are still forcing us to leave Nigeria for another Igbo Nigeria should have a rethink and re-trace their track that a man who has refused you having your own Republic is forcing you to be part of his own Biafra republic. Even as we speak today those front runners of Biafra republic take the Ijaw man as an inferior citizen the basic reason they have always forced our lands in their supposed Biafra maps.