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Ojukwu is responsible for the deaths of millions of Ndigbo

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The former military governor of the Eastern Region of Nigeria and President of the Republic of Biafra from 1967 to 1970 during the Nigerian Civil War, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has been alleged to be responsible for the deaths of millions of Ndigbo during the 1966 Biafran War.

In a statement published on its verified X page on Monday, Lagospedia, an online media page, stated that the Biafran warlord, ”driven by ignorance, engaged in a war for which he was unprepared.”

While the Igbos regard Ojukwu as a hero, ”he is also responsible for the deaths of millions of his people,” Lagospedia alleged.

“In the eyes of the Igbo, this man is regarded as a hero. However, he is also responsible for the deaths of millions of his people.

“Driven by arrogance, he engaged in a war for which he was unprepared,” Lagospedia stated.

Calling Ojukwu, the Biafran “hero,” a coward, Lagospedia noted that he fled to Ivory Coast dressed like a woman during the heat of the war.

“Despite his attempts to bring the conflict to Yoruba land, courageous and clever Yoruba soldiers thwarted his plans.

“Following his defeat, he resorted to disguising himself as a woman and fleeing to Ivory Coast, abandoning his people—a move perceived as an act of cowardice,” the statement said.

Reacting to the statement, a man identified as Ricardo de Great on X alleged that Ojukwu was “schizophrenic.”

He argued that Ojuwu “led millions of Igbos to the slaughter field and abandoned them when it dawned on him that his plan was about to hit the rocks.”

“He was a villain, a coward who had avarice ingrained in his genes.

“He led millions of Igbos to the slaughter field and abandoned them when it dawned on him that his plan was about to hit the rocks!

“A schizophrenic who fled, finding solace and warmth in the arms of his concubines,” he said.

“Ojukwu is a failure in life and death. A man who sold a mirage to his gullible people.

“In his greed to colonize the crude oil that belongs to the Ijaws and other minorities in the South-South, he went to war, which led to the needless deaths of his people. If Mumu were a person, it would be him,” another X user noted.

January 1970), commonly known as the Biafran War, was a civil war waged between Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state that declared independence from Nigeria in 1967.

Nigeria was led by General Yakubu Gowon, and Biafra by Lieutenant Colonel Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Odumegwu Ojukwu.

Biafra represented the Igbo ethnic group’s nationalist aspirations, and its leadership believed it could no longer coexist with a federal government dominated by the Muslim Hausa-Fulanis of Northern Nigeria.

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