‘There’ll never be Biafra again’ – Buhari’s aide
The Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Lauretta Onochie, has stated that there will never be the Republic of Biafra again.
Onochie made the assertion in reaction to the Imo attacks which the police have attributed to members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, had accused IPOB’s ESN operatives of being the masterminds of attacks on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison, which led to the release of over 1,800 inmates and the destruction of scores of vehicles and state assets.
Moments after the attacks, the self-styled leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, had defended the mayhem, saying no one deserved to be imprisoned if the Buhari regime could release and rehabilitate Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east.
Writing on twitter, Onochie shared a video showing the then Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, receiving the then Biafran Vice President, Major General Philip Effiong, who facilitated the surrender of the Biafran State to Nigeria in 1970.
Effiong had assumed leadership of the secessionist state after the Biafran leader, Colonel Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, fled to Ivory Coast in dying stages of the battle.
“The very day nails were put in the coffin of Biafra. There’ll never be Biafra again, Never!” the President’s aide captioned the video.