The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), to desist from denigrating the late Igbo leader and Civil War hero, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
The group gave the warning while reacting to a statement credited to Danjuma that the prolonged Nigerian/Biafran civil war could have been averted had Ojukwu, who led his people on an attempt to secede, conceded defeat when Enugu fell to federal forces.
Sounding the note of warning, the MASSOB leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike, said MASSOB would not keep quiet while the name of its founder was dragged into the mud in the name of playing politics.
Speaking in Onitsha, Anambra State, the MASSOB leader recalled that the then Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, refused to abide by the Aburi Accord because people like Danjuma and others advised him not to abide by the accord, which prolonged the war, Nigeria’s deadliest till date.
Uwazuruike, who spoke through his Personal Assistant and the Nnewi North Regional Administrator, Emmanuel Omenka, said, “He has been insulting Ojukwu. What is the concern of Ojukwu in the conceding of defeat to General Mohammadu Buhari by President Goodluck Jonathan?”
“If Danjuma and his cohorts did not support Gowon, the war would have been averted”.