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“I am against Biafra Agitation”-Son of Ojukwu’s Deputy
Phillip Effiong

“I am against Biafra Agitation”-Son of Ojukwu’s Deputy

Phillip Effiong Jnr whose father, Major-General Phillip Effiong was the Second in-Command to Biafra Founder and Leader, General Odimegwu Ojukwu has revealed that he is against the current pro-Biafra agitation.

In an interview with BBC Focus on Africa, Effiong stated that as someone who lived through the war, dialogue was far better than embarking on war.

In his words “I can still remember,  the planes flying, how the bombs were flying.My brothers and I thought it was thunder at first, it was very scary. I remember the Enugu bombing.

He was also not happy that Nnamdi Kanu and the others have turned the Biafra issue into an Igbo affair.

“Biafra was not an Igbo Cause, all the ethnic minorities were with Ojukwu on his struggle, they died, were maimed and suffered but these people have turned it into an Igbo thing, feeding into the negative propaganda that is out there. It is a huge mistake and that is one of the problems I have”

He noted that most of the outside world did not know what was happening inside Biafra, but some did. “And you got to give credit to places like Ireland, the Catholic Church had a long philanthropic record and it helped spread the word”.

 

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