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Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon,
has
dismissed threat of Nigeria’s unity as he also said that with
Biafra it is finished and
General Yakubu Gowon made this statement recently in
reaction to the resent protests by some youths.

He said that Nigerians have put behind them the bad
memories of the 1967 civil war,
and that those behind these
protests on Biafra don’t have an inkling what the Biafra war
cost Nigerians.

The elder statesman speaking in Lafia,
the Nasarwa State
capital shortly after a malaria eradication campaign
questioned that ‘do they want us to go to another war? but
hoped and I prayed to God that such should not happen.’

He went further to say that those involved in this campaign
were being driven by just a few people and that majority of
the Igbo people do not share the same view.

‘It is only them, the few, that are there but the majority of
the Igbo people that I know are not with them’
Acceding to the fact that the protesters have the right to
express their feelings he stated “with Biafra it is finished”.

He said these people ‘let them say their views, yes it
democracy but let s make sure they can express their
wishes and desires but let them remember with Biafra it is
finished. it is not a threat’
He further said that keeping Nigeria one was behind all that
he did and not for hatred for the Igbo as that was what
Odumegwu Ojukwu also stood for.

All I did is not a result of hatred against the Igbos but on the
principle of keeping Nigeria one and this is all we are trying
to do and that was why at the end of the war in other to see
that there is no heard feeling we used the term no victor no
vanquished
I have said if there is anything of this sort anywhere in any
part of the country just like the problem of Boko Haram we
should deal with it, Nigeria should deal with it in matured
way .

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Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has dismissed threat of Nigeria’s unity as he also said that with Biafra it is finished and General Yakubu Gowon made this statement recently in reaction to the resent protests by some youths. He said that Nigerians have put behind them the bad memories of the 1967 civil...