Former President Obasanjo was recently a guest on the BBC’s “Hardtalk” programme. This is a very interesting interview in which Obasanjo is grilled about his record as a military general in 1967 on Biafra land, He went on to reveal the truth about Gowon and his plans on Biafrans.
FULL STORY OF OBASANJO ON BIAFRA 1967 AS A MILITARY GENERAL
Well, I know i will be criticized massively on exposing this but at this time of my age, I have nothing to lose so I will say, I have seen it all.
The Fall of Enugu, (October 1–4, 1967), was a military conflict between Nigerian and Biafran forces. Enugu was invaded after the Biafran retreat from the Mid-Western part only 14 days earlier after the Nigerian 2nd and 3rd Marine Division cleared them of the zone.
When Nsukka fell to the Nigerian 1st and 2nd Brigades the Biafran President, Odumegwu Ojukwu, knew that his capital would be the Nigerian’s next target. After a failed invasion of Nsukka on July 30, 1967 resulted in the death of Major Kaduna NzeogwuPresident Ojukwu began drawing up plans for an invasion of Nigeria’s Mid-Western zone in an attempt to divert attention away from Enugu.
The invasion of August 9 was a tremendous success for the Biafrans and was followed by a sort of 44-day stalemate, before it was broken by the Nigerian 2nd Division’s invasion of Ore. Biafran soldiers retreated from the region on September 20, 1967 and fled back to their homeland, pursued by Nigerian soldiers. The commander of Nigerian troops stationed in Nsukka, General Obasanjo, was relieved of his command and replaced with Lt. Col. Theophilus Danjuma.