Tensions Flare Between Tinubu and Obasanjo Over Igbo Concerns, Borders Close and Curfews Implemented, he also Issues Stark Warning to Tinubu Over Risk of Conflict with Igbo People, Cautions Tinubu Against Ignoring Igbo People’s Power and Strength
Obasanjo went on to say that the Igbo people do not act according to others’ expectations, but rather according to their own desires and beliefs. He emphasized that this makes them a formidable force, and that their determination is not to be underestimated.
Obasanjo pointed to the history of the Biafran War, in which the Igbo people fought valiantly for their independence. He stressed that the same spirit of determination is still alive in the Igbo people today, and that any attempt to ignore or oppress them will be met with fierce resistance. Obasanjo urged Tinubu to take these historical lessons into account when shaping his policies.
“Obasanjo recalled an encounter with a 15-year-old boy during the Biafran War, who chased him away from Enugu with nothing more than a fake gun and a radio that sounded like gunfire. No Country in Africa Can Defeat the Powerful and Determined Igbo People, he said
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo also issued a stern warning to President Bola Tinubu, cautioning him against ignoring the power and determination of the Igbo people.
Obasanjo stressed that the Igbo people have a long history of fighting for their rights and will not be easily defeated. He urged Tinubu to take this into account when dealing with the Igbo people.
In a chilling warning, Obasanjo said that if Nigeria, with the support of the United States and other countries, could not defeat the Igbo people during the Biafran War, provoking them now would be tantamount to a death sentence for Nigeria. He urged caution and restraint, warning of dire consequences if the Igbo people were pushed too far.”
Speaking from his own experience fighting in the Biafran War, Obasanjo said that the Igbo people’s resistance was not due to their military strength or weaponry, but rather to their tenacity and determination. He described how the Igbo people were able to overcome overwhelming odds with their sheer will and perseverance.