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Olusegun Osoba: How Fake News From Foreign Media Triggered 1967 Civil War – Politics


Osoba, who appeared on Arise TV earlier in the week, stated that fake news on AFP that northerners were killed in Portharcourt, Rivers state, triggered the violence that erupted afterwards.

Recall that the Nigerian Civil War which started in 1967 and ended 1970 was an offshoot of the mass movement of Igbos back to Eastern Nigeria to form a new federation, the Republic of Biafra.

“The Nigerian civil war started by a fake news on AFP that northerners were killed in Portharcourt and that led to the massacre of Igbos which they called PROGROM then. That was the beginning of the Civil War in Nigeria. I covered the war, the destruction that happened I don’t want to discuss it,” the former Governor said.

The 1966 anti-Igbo pogrom was a series of massacres committed against Igbo people and other people of southern Nigerian origin living in northern Nigeria starting in May 1966 and reaching a peak after 29 September 1966.

Nearly 30,000 Igbos and easterners were estimated to have been killed after the massacres.Drawing a cue from the past, Chief Osoba said stakeholders must be careful to prevent such occurrence.

“So the thing is that we have to be careful a little statement can trigger a more dangerous development that we cannot handle.”

Speaking on agitations for Oduduwa Republic, the former Governor explained that calls for secession are results of a bottled-up anger and frustration of the youths.

“When you talk of Oduduwa Republic, I must say that we elders across the board agreed that is the frustration that younger ones are facing is what is leading them to the extreme and asking that we should separate.”

“When young men come out of university and they now resort to doing menial jobs. We refuse to develop our technical education, which will give them practical work that they can do. Unemployment.”

“Insecurity is on all of us. Now if I dare go out in the night, my family will be wonder why, what am I doing outside? That was not the Nigeria that we grew up to know.”

“We used to enjoy travelling at night from Lagos to Ilorin, Ilorin to Kano. Nobody would dare do that this day. So, it’s the frustration of the younger ones. For those of us who are elders, you just have to be very careful.”

He, however advised the older generation to listen to the opinion of the younger ones and “only try to persuade them to see the alternatives so that we can reach a consensus that will not lead to Civil War.”

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Okay another one is looming again because I heard ESN gunned down a prominent fulani man this morning in owerri.

Point of correction Mr Osoba, do not try to rewrite history.

Fake news did not trigger the 1967 civil war because the pogroms were already ongoing in the North before the war.The civil war was triggered by the Hausa-Fulani leaders’ decision to jettison a perfect resolution to the volatility that was agreed upon at Aburi, Ghana.

Sadly, this breach of agreement was encouraged by the Yoruba elites like Awolowo, Mobolaji Johnson and Adebayo.The civil war could have been prevented if only Yakubu Gowon kept to his side of the bargain.

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Also, the escalations going on right now can only be defused by regionalizing the nation and abolishing the 1999 Constitution to create one that won’t encourage the impoverishment of him who should be rich to enrich him that should be poor.

It is not fair that it is okay for someone from Kebbi who scored 110 in JAMB gets admitted on merit for Medicine in a prestigious university while another from Anambra who scores 360 can’t get into the same school for the same course.

It is also not fair that it is okay to see a Fulani man clutching daggers and machete while a Yoruba man who holds a pen-knife is arrested for being in possession of dangerous weapons.

Is it fair that the proceeds of Crude oil gotten from the Niger Delta region are spent in the North while the proceeds of Gold mining only belong to Zamfara?

Is it fair that Kano State should benefit from proceeds of alcohol sale through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) despite sabotaging the profitability of Alcoholic Breweries and threatening their existence by destroying alcoholic drinks?

If different laws apply for different people, then it is only fair to split the country so as not to make anyone feel disenfranchised.

This is common sense but my suggestions can’t be taken seriously since my only forte is masturbationn.

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My advice to my fellow Igbos outside Igbo land is to get a gun even if it’s two rounds, take a soul or two with you before dying.

Don’t allow any motherfuccarrrrrr kill you for nothing.

Many things led to the civil war Chief Osoba, do you want to say you don’t know history or you’re just trying to be politically correct?

It is well

This man talks better than others. Many kings and politicians talk rubbish but to me this man is fair.

What was in Aburi accord that was missing in regional government, name 2 things because I am sure you can not mention any ?

How do hopeless igbo think you have the right to destroy what worked so you can gain advantage over others then suddenly decide to go back after you lost out ?

Aburi accord kee yah father there. Which ethnic group or region signed up to Aburi accord abi head de pain your papa for house.

Your miserable pathetic life is now confirmed doomed till eternity so in your foolishness it was Awolowo that encouraged breaching Aburi accord. When your father is done telling his rooster n bull delusion he will be on NL to wake you up from your self induced foolishness.

Fake news did not trigger the 1967 civil war because the pogroms were already ongoing in the North before the war.The civil war was triggered by the Hausa-Fulani leaders’ decision to jettison a perfect resolution to the volatility that was agreed upon at Aburi, Ghana.

Sadly, this breach of agreement was encouraged by the Yoruba elites like Awolowo.The civil war could have been prevented if only Yakubu Gowon kept to his side of the bargain.

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Also, the escalations going on right now can only be defused by regionalizing the nation and abolishing the 1999 Constitution to create one that won’t encourage the impoverishment of him who should be rich to enrich him that should be poor.

It is not fair that it is okay for someone from Kebbi who scored 110 in JAMB gets admitted on merit for Medicine in a prestigious university while another from Anambra who scores 360 can’t get into the same school for the same course.

It is also not fair that it is okay to see a Fulani man clutching daggers and machete while a Yoruba man who holds a pen-knife is arrested for being in possession of dangerous weapons.

Is it fair that the proceeds of Crude oil gotten from the Niger Delta region are spent in the North while the proceeds of Gold mining only belong to Zamfara?

Is it fair that Kano State should benefit from proceeds of alcohol sale through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) despite sabotaging the profitability of Alcoholic Breweries and threatening their existence by destroying alcoholic drinks?

If different laws apply for different people, then it is only fair to split the country so as not to make anyone feel disenfranchised.

This is common sense but my suggestions can’t be taken seriously since my only forte is masturbationn.

Look at what this fool is saying

Good Sense Osoba.

After interacting with real yorubas on Twitter and Facebook, I can confidently say that most bororo indigenes claiming to be yorubas on nairaland are fake. The general public should take note

More of that to help NIGERIA devolve the excessive Powers of a Tribal PRESIDENT.

3 million of your ancestors won’t agree to that bolded!

You guys amaze me. Shey your ancestors signed any agreement with the Yorubas to fight as one to warrant all this hate and tears over the civil war?

—You killed our premier!—Truncated a system in which we blossomed as a region!—You bombed Lagos!—You invaded Ore!—Ojukwu wrote a provocative letter to the West telling us to subject ourselves under his protection. Such audacity!—Even after the war, we gave you back your properties.

But in all the above, you want us to fold our arms and not act in an existentialist issue and even tho we returned your assets when even your brothers in Rivers denied you same, you still accuse us Yorubas as the enemy.

1). You killed your Premier2). You starved women and children to death3). You went to Asaba and killed all the males4). The FG bombed Lagos to warn sympathy from the SW5). Your officers and men led the campaign in the Midwest that cleared villages who were not even Biafra aligned.6). You did not recover any property. The omoile menace is traced to the mass rush for Igbo properties after the war. Yorubas would sell back people’s own homes to them when they returned.

Those who were not able to buy them back were kicked out. Even in the courts fake title document were accepted by the FG legal system awarding Igbo homes to Yorubas.

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You and your likes are evil despicable bigots. Just like Awolowo, you’ll never know peace.

FULANIS’ PLOT FOR RUGA, ISLAMISATION FULANISATION AND ANARCHY WON’T WORK IN NIGERIA. THE IGBOS, THE TIVS AND THE YORUBAS WON’T GREE. THIS THAT SOME SENATORS FROM NASARAWA, THE NE, NW ARE SHOOTING FROM THE HIP IS NONSENSE. GOD BLESS SARAKI, ORTOM, AKEREDOLU ETCETERA ETCETERA FOR THEY DARED THE CAPITAL CRIMINAL SQUARELY.

FULANIS’ PLOT FOR RUGA, ISLAMISATION FULANISATION AND ANARCHY WON’T WORK IN NIGERIA. THE IGBOS, THE TIVS AND THE YORUBAS WON’T GREE. THIS THAT SOME SENATORS FROM NASARAWA, THE NE, NW ARE SHOOTING FROM THE HIP IS NONSENSE. GOD BLESS SARAKI, ORTOM, AKEREDOLU ETCETERA ETCETERA FOR THEY DARED THE CAPITAL CRIMINAL SQUARELY.

SARAKI, ORTOM AND AKEREDOLU SUCCEEDED WHERE TAMBUWAL AND ATIKU FAILED. WE ARE WATCHING YOU ALL.

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Trying to cover up the fact that IPOBS/ESN killed Gulak

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YOU SEE!!!

Gulak’s assassination is clearly politically motivated.

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