BY Onumajuru Onyekachi MacSantos (Abia Writers)
Edited by Chidi Aloysius Nwosu
"No matter how long it takes a stammerer he must pronounce his father's name correctly". No matter how long you try to cover the truth it must resurface because truth has only one chapter, the January 15th, 1966 revolution can testify that. The real cause of Biafra genocide has been buried for a long time, and it has resurrected through the real source, from the horse's mouth, the last man standing, one of the revolutionists. The forgotten history and naked truth were oozed out on 15th January 2019, when the dogged warrior and Biafra veteran colonel Emmanuel Nwaobosi let the cat out the bag. I mean plain truth why Nigerian government and her cohorts committed genocide against the innocent Biafrans in 1967 to 1970.

What really triggered the revolution according to the veteran on 15th January 1966 was the hate speech made by Ahmad Bello, the spiritual father of Nigerian Muslims in October 1960 and I quote "the new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We will use the minorities in the middle belt as willing tools and South as conquered territory. We will never allow them to rule over us and never allow them to have control over their destiny". 

The then Nigerian government started using the military to act that script accordingly, which metamorphosed to genocide against the Yorubas and people of the middle belt. Majority of young Biafrans, few Yorubas and very few Hausa soldiers were entirely against the systematic pogrom, and they agreed to engage in revolution to save the Yorubas and middle belters. The soldiers that planned and carried out the revolution popularly known as January 15th boys are Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu who is the head of intelligence, Majors Ifeajuna, Ademoyaga, Chukwuka, Okafor, Onwuetuegwu, Obienu and the living hero Colonel Emmanuel Nwaobosi. 

They observed that the Islamic government of Nigeria has started the planned Jihad by using the Nigerian Army to wipe out Yorubas and middle belt as they are currently doing in the Middle Belt now. Colonel Emmanuel Nwaobosi and cohorts saw that it was gradually getting out of hand, they decided to disobey the supreme military command and gallantly defended the defenceless Yorubas and middle belt. They even went extra miles to kill those people behind this evil plans like Ahmad Bello who initiated the pogrom through his radical and misguided speech.

The major reasons why this revolution took place are 
1.     To stop the unnecessary killings in Yoruba land and middle belt by then Fulani ruling party (NPC) like APC of today. 
2.     To prevent the invasion of Yoruba land and middle belt and to correct the massive rigging of the 1964 election.
3.      To free Awolowo from prison and make him the prime minister. 
4.     To stop the terrible corruption, nepotism and regionalism of NPC, the then ruling party.
5.      Finally to stop Ahmad Bello's already planned Jihad. 

After all these huge and great sacrifices, both Yorubas and middle belt conspired and partnered with the killers of their people and killed more than 3.5millon Biafrans from 1967 to 1970. The above valid and clear points, facts and figures show that Biafran soldiers risked their lives, their political and civil positions for the Yorubas. The slogan "Igbo coup" is a well-calculated intention to rubbish and tarnish the image of Biafrans globally and finally wipe Biafrans out of the surface of the earth. 

But IPOB has nullified, cancelled and scrapped that slogan known as "lgbo coup", formerly identify and call it by its proper name, "the first failed revolution in West Africa" any person or persons peddling falsehood about the revolution by calling it "Igbo coup" again should come out and defend it because Biafrans never plotted any coup. Enough is and should be enough.
In Biafra, we stand

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