Nigeria’s leader, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Chukwuemeka Ojukwu who instigated the very first civil war over the creation of a new country for the Igbo people, Biafra agreed that the country should remain one.
While a new leader has emerged who is trying to reinstate the Biafra dream, Buhari explains that this is not Ojukwu’s plan for the country.
Speaking during a state broadcast on Monday, Buhari said that Ojukwu in 2003 visited him in Daura where they talked about the way forward for the country and concluded that it will be best for the country to stay as one.
“In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs, but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far,” he said in his speech.
“In 2003 after I joined partisan politics, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and stayed as my guest in my hometown Daura. Over two days we discussed in great depth till late into the night and analysed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one and united.”