Biafran War: “We are all guilty”- Fani-Kayode


Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said General Yakubu Gowon should not be the only one to blame for the Biafran war.

Fani-Kayode, who disclosed this in a post on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, also demanded an apology to the igbos.

He wrote: “Gowon & Nigeria starved 3 million Biafrans to death during the civil war whilst Churchill & the UK starved 3 million Bengali Indians to death during WW 11. Neither nation apologized or paid reparations for these acts of genocide, mass murder &ethnic cleansing. This is UNACCEPTABLE.

“What we need to appreciate is that every single leader in what is today’s 5 political zones of SW, SS, NC, NE and NW must take a fair share of the blame for the genocide that was unleashed on the Biafrans in the civil war.

“If we say it was only Gowon that was involved, that was responsible then we lie. We as Nigerians were all involved and we all have blood on our hands for this barbaric and unprecedented atrocity that was perpetuated against innocent and defenceless civilians, including women and children in Ojukwu’s Biafra.”

“Many of our past and present leaders sought to rationalise & justify it. This is as unacceptable as the act of genocide itself. We have a lot of soul-searching to do as a people if we want to move forward or if we want our fortunes to improve. That is the bitter truth.”

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  1. I would like to thank FFK for his informed observations and his statesmanship in trying to correct the ills of the Nigerian society even though it’s belated. However, it should be noted that true unity can only be achieved in Nigeria when the federating parties are duly recognized and some atonement made ( if any). Otherwise, Nigeria will remain a time bomb waiting to explode. I sincerely thank FFK for this unbiased view.

  2. There is truth in what formal minister is saying. If i look at the pictures,the children and our father’s been kill by Nigerian solders, i feel like finding a means to revenge but God Will fight for us.

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