Lagos - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has snubbed former head of state, Yakubu Gowon’s solidarity with the region.
Gowon is said to have raised concern at the exploitation and pollution of the area.
The group dismissed such concerns as “crocodile tears.”
“Recall that as at 29th of July 1966, Gowon was a Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Staff when he connived with Muhammadu Buhari and other Northern soldiers and assassinated Major-General Aguiyi-Ironsi at Government House in Ibadan.”
IPOB snubbed Gowon through its spokesperson, Clifford Iroanya.
Iroanya said even though he was not the next in command in the military, Gowon went ahead to assume the position of head of state at the prompting of his fellow Northern military officers.
Iroanya said between 1966 and 1975, Gowon ruled Nigeria and part of that period was used to destroy Biafraland including Oloibiri in the present-day Bayelsa State.
“One wonders why he is now shedding crocodile tears after destroying not only Oloibiri but the entire Biafraland during the war of genocide he embarked on Biafra.”
- CAJ News