Obasanjo Urges Nigerians To Stop Kanu-Led Biafra Agitation & Soldiers Backing Politicians To Prevent Bloodshed

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July 5, 2017 – Obasanjo Urges Nigerians To Stop Biafra Agitation Led By Kanu & Soldiers Backing Politicians To Prevent Another Bloody Civil War

The former President yesterday warned that Nigerians must stop Biafra’s agitation led by IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

While speaking at the launch of late Brigadier Maimalari Zakariya’s Biography, Olusegun Obasanjo warned that failure to stop Kanu could lead to a repeat of the 1966 coup and the event that led to unprecedented bloodshed in the country.

He added that the nation has had enough of tragedies.

 

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He also called for the removal of soldiers backing politicians from the army to prevent the occurrence of another civil war.

See excerpts of his speech:

13 thoughts on “Obasanjo Urges Nigerians To Stop Kanu-Led Biafra Agitation & Soldiers Backing Politicians To Prevent Bloodshed

  1. THERE WOULD BE no war. Whare is the war going to come from? Who‘s talking about war? Even Kanu himself doesn‘t want any war that‘s why he is staging a peaceful protest about this Biafra thing.

    Nigeria is at war already without the Biafran agitation. There has been some malicious silent well-calculated war by the hausa/ fulani-muslims against the rest of the tribes in Nigeria especially the Igbos in this country since 19 Abraham! Namely “Religious Discrimination.

    People did not see that one, it is Nnamdi Kanu/Biafran agitations that is more cospicuos for them to see. Nonsense!

    If they want the Biafran agitation to stop then they should start treating the Igbos well and humane. They should see them as part of the first class citizens of this country otherwise, just Let Them Go period. How‘s that going to result to war?

    The way I see it, it seems the hausa muslims don‘t like the Igbos BUT…They NEED them just like a nursing baby desperately needs its mother‘s breast milk.
    Stupid people.

    I take a stroll…

  2. obasanjo shame on you.u came out of prison after abacha nearly finished you.you promised to make the nation great again.u preached,u turned into born again but look at your after a whole 8 yrs of leadership.you even wanted a third term.. your clique are still in power till today.you and the cabals.same generals.abudulsalami,ibb,abacha.buhari have taken turns to rule the nation.what did we get..corruption upon corruption.enough of that fake preaching..its time for pharoah to let my people go.period

  3. Baba Iyabo, sir, the foundation of corruption, looting and embezzlement that you laid as then military dictator is the major reason why angry, jobless, and millions of innocent Igbo youths are falling prey to crooks and criminal like Kanu Nnamdi. Honestly, if those Igbo youth just like millions of other jobless Nigerian youth have economy opportunities, access to quality healthcare, sound infrastructure, electricity, and good education, there will be nothing called Biafran agitation that we are experiencing today. You and other bad and corrupt politicians like IBB, Abubakar Abulsalm, Sanni Abacha, Badluck Jonathan, Atiku, elected governors, senators, and other elected officials have all robbed all Nigerian citizens of our rights through your looting, corruption and misappropriation of over 40 years. You are all to be blamed for the creation of that deadly tertiorist organization called Boko Haram because the northern leaders refused to give those innocent children education and economic opportunities. As for Kanu Nnamdi, the Igbo leaders have come out forcefully to denounce that evil man. Kanu is nothing but attention seeker who is tapping into anger and frustration of those Igbos who doesn’t have economic opportunities and infrastructural development mainly because of looting of the people’s money by their politicians. I don’t believe and I’m not yet convinced that majority of my brothers and sisters from the Southeast are really ready for that succession. Why? The last time I went to Ido Bus station in Lagos Island, thousands of Igbos are still coming to Lagos to search for opportunities in their country Nigeria. Until, I see those Igbo relocating back home from the north and Southwest back to Southeast or so called Biafra, then that will be the real movement that no one has the power to stop. But as long as millions of my Igbo brothers and sisters are still living comfortably in the north, Southwest, and other Non-Igbo regions, then we have One Nigeria. As for those greedy Hausa Fulani politicians who think that democracy doesn’t work for them any more, and are sponsoring their boys to stage a military coup to destroy our nation, please keep it up because Hausa Fulani greed will be the main reason why Nigeria will be divided. That is why Kanu Nnamdi is not a smart guy by insulting other Non-Igbo speaking Nigerians. Why? If Hausa Fulani misbehave once again by sponsoring and staging a military coup, Igbo people need the Yorubas, Southsouth, and the Middle belt to defeat the Northern future aggression. The first Biafra war would have been successful in Ojukwu fully involved the Yorubas and explain to us that we are not his target. But after advancing toward the Southwest territory in Ore, the old Ondo state, Yoruba had no other choice than to defend our territory from aggressors. Hausa Fulani will create condition for Nigeria to splits into factions but Igbo people will need more than themselves to suceed, they will surely need the entire South to achieve that goal. But for now, I still believe in One Nigeria where everyone, every tribe, and region are treated equally with respect, honor, and dignity. Right now, we are not yet convinced to form Oduduwa or Yorubia nation but if the Hausa Fulani create that conditions, Yorubas will act with time. War is not a good thing, but sometimes is inevitable when one tribe feel they are superior over others.

  4. @Omokehinde through your words i know you are highly intellectual and patriotic Nigeria, not some fools that will wake up one morning and start commenting tribalistic rubbish that can make u loose your mind… You really nail it all.

  5. We all know that Nnamdi Kanu lacks Political correctness in his speech
    which is common in all Pro Nationalist politicians all over the world.
    All Pro Nationalists go by unconventional campaign to acheive their aim and seriously
    the poor and ignorant are ready made tools for them as they form a large pool of their support base.
    The Igbo elites wants One Nigeria with autonomy to the states and local governments and also the South South People and South west as well as the Middle Belt .All of these four regions want autonomy to the states and local governments in Nigeria.
    The only group that is afraid of restructuring with autonomy to States and Local governments is the North East and the North West which if they fail to agree to restructure then Biafra will become a reality.Go and mark it.Once the North East and North west wants to Grandstand on the restructuring of Nigeria the Biafra agitation will become supreme locally and internationally and it will become a reality in the next 24months or thereabout from now.
    Already the International communities are watching.The international community especially the west are very much aware of the Political happenings in Nigeria especially the agitations for Biafra by IPOB.
    Surely with autonomy to the States and Local Governments Kanu’s agitation for Biafra will die a natural death.
    Although Nnamdi Kanu’s Biafra agitation has been very peacefull because Kanu and his supporters does not carry any arms or weapon which is not against the law.Nnamdi Kanu’s greatest asset is his mouth laced with anti NIgeria rhetorics which invokes great sympathy from igbo masses as well as other masses in the south south states.To them Kanu is the messiah.It is only the South East and South South Elites that does not agree with Biafra seccession.Apart from South East and South South Elites all the masses of the South East and South South beleive that Biafra is their promise land.This beleive is due to poverty and ignorance due to bad leadership in Nigeria and coupled with the effect of globalization which has left so many people behind.
    The more people make statements like ‘There will be no Biafra’the more Nnamdi Kanu gains more momemtum and attention in the South East and south south states.
    The best solution in this theater is to ignore Nnamdi Kanu and allow him to talk as much as he can without replying any of his rhetorics I bet you this agitation will fizzle out the moment the Federal Government is able to implement the National Conference of 2014 which will usher in autonomy to the states and local governments.
    There is no point arresting Nnamdi Kanu because the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu made him a hero and if you rearrest him it will give so much credence to the Biafra agitation that the UN will be forced to conduct a referendum on Biafra and there is nothing Nigerian Government will do and Nnamdi Kanu will succeed then Biafra becomes a reality.
    Meaningfull Igbos are still living comfortably and investing heavily in the South West even as we speak and and some are still living and investing in the North inspite of the quit notice given to the igbos to leave the north by the arewa youths.It is only the poor igbos that are leaving the north while the rich igbos still remain and continuje to do their business in the north.
    On a good authority the Igbos and Yorubas has the highest inter tribal marriages in Nigeria so far.Assuming Igbos and Yorubas came together to seek for the seperation of Nigeria every part of this counrty will be panicking by now.
    Kanu is not a threat.Simple ignore his rhectorics and implement autonomy to the states and local governmrents and this Biafra agitation will die a natural death.
    All over the world people agitate to secceed even in the most advance countries and almost in all cases they are ignored by the government unless they go for arm struggle then the government will apply military might and bring the situation under control.
    As for the call for the boycot of Anambra November Governorship elections by Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB it will be very idle that all the political parties in Anambra State convey all political parties summit in Anambra state and urge all their registered political party members to go and vote for their candidates and Anambra will elect their Governor.Simple.

  6. Fear will always be the greatest TOOL of the Devil, Obasanjo is at it again,instigating fear in the mind of people for his own selfish gain, Obasanjo and his group are enjoying the purported unity surrounded by hardship and suffering in Nigeria, Yes,Leadership is not an easy task..but a responsible leader will put his people first, the people we have as leaders for the past 4 decades has failed Nigerians,thereby making it clear they are all there for themselves.

    The fear Nnamdi Kanu’s movement is generating to these corrupt Nigeria politicians is overwhelming, they know very well that the young man is telling the truth as it is, let no Nigerian be fooled with this kind of Obasanjo’s rhetoric, he and his group are not interested in the welfare of the masses, he is only preaching to keep the status quo. Obasanjo has his men stationed at different part of Nigeria, they are now nurturing the idea of recruiting young men,initiating and will be sponsoring them to hijack the government for them to still remain protected and untouchable.

    I just wish a courageous and independent young man with a progressive mind set like Nnamdi Kanu emerge from Yoruba,Arewa and other minorities and demand for what belongs to them, let each and every section manage their own territory, we have had enough of this nonsense.
    If Nigerians will heed any advise from Obasanjo and his group, allow them to still control the affairs of Nigeria,then,let everybody expect the worst than war.

  7. all this nigeria leaders are very very stupid. ordinary light,water road they can not give there citizen.All of them have Big houses all of over the world. their children study in aboard. once again their stupid.Let us take them out of this country.before is too very late

  8. God bless you Omokehinde may God continue to empower you and enrich your wisdom, knowledge and understanding In Jesus Name..

    I take my stroll…..

  9. No war we are in 2017, is Referendum ,for people of South-east and South -South,if they want their own country or remain naija.belive u me, 1000% Will Vote Biafra.that will help other to declear their own country like USSR,Oduduwa will not need Referendum again cos , will call our own country Oduduwa Rep, Middel belt will follow, e.t.c.then far north can hold name NORTHER NIGERIA OR ANY OTHER NAME THEY WANT:Baba people like u and rest of your pen 419 in office gang,will not walk free. all your properties will take over and give Oduduwa nation,if care is not takeing, ur groups will end in prision. we need new young educated people to rule our new nation, all this old men with their names in office since 1960, we dont want you again to rule or ur kids.

  10. obasanjo pls stop commenting on Nigeria,you are among those destroying Nigeria,you never like Igbos stop commenting and go to your farm where you kept Nigeria money and destiny,alot of Nigeria politician turn to birds,fish.goat,snake,dog.reptiles,insect and many more

  11. God bless you richly @ Mon, for your comment.
    I wonder why some useless creatures on this forum have no mind of their own or ideas to post any sensible comments but chooses to act as a self appointed back up sycophants for others who are commenting and expressing their minds.

    I take a stroll…

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