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How Late Ojukwu Would Have Saved Igbo From Prolonged Civil War – General T. Y. Danjuma

General TY-Danjuma
General TY-Danjuma

Former Nigeria Defence minister and war veteran, General Theophelus Yakubu Danjuma has taken a look at the Nigeria-Biafran civil war in the sixties and concluded that if the leader of the Biafra, Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu had conceded defeat at the early stage of the war, lives of thousands of innocent Igbos would have been saved.
He said specifically that if Ojukwu had conceded defeat after the fall of Enugu, when his government had to flee into the bush, “if he had conceded victory to the federal troops, he would have saved the nation one full year of bloodshed.”
Danjuma spoke today when he received in audience at his Abuja residence, President Goodluck Jonathan, who has embarked on such consultative consultations with stakeholders ahead of the May 29th handing over of government to General Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC).
General Danjuma, who spoke to newsmen shortly after the closed door meeting with President Jonathan said that Jonathan’s decision to concede defeat to Buhari has set a record in the history of the country.
“President Jonathan has set a history; a record as something to be emulated by Africa and indeed the whole world. Its an excellent thing he did”
Since losing the March 28th Presidential election to General Buhari, President Jonathan has been having private consultations in preparation to the handing over.
The President had had similar meeting with the President elect, General Buhari at the Presidential Villa. [myad]

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