2 MILLION DEAD, 5 MILLION DISPLACED AND MORE THAN 3 million refugees! For Nothing!
Paris, palais de l ‘ élysée on a morning of 1966, Jacques Foccart comes out of the office of general de gaulle, the decision is taken France is going to support Biafran!
Indeed, General Yakubu Gowon in power in Nigeria said, “Oil is for all the nation and for all the nation”!
The Oil of the delta region will therefore escape the ibgos leaders who control the rich lands and deal with large oil groups!
The Governor of the eastern region, the governor of the eastern region, then refuses to recognize Yakubu Gowon’s authority and declare that all oil revenue in the region will be requisitioned!
Oil companies decide to deal directly with Biafran!
On May 30, 1967, Ojukwu proclaimed the independence of the region, which takes the name of “Republic of Biafran” with enugu as its capital!
Biafran is immediately recognized by Tanzania, Zambia, Haiti, the United Kingdom, gabon and cote d ‘ Ivoire.
Presidents Houphouët and bongo support the operations of Biafran, which are coordinated by the French Ambassador to gabon, Maurice Delauney with as deputy Jean Mauricheau-Beaupré, based in abidjan.
France who prefers to wait for the evolution of operations to recognize Biafran, finance the operation, provides weapons via côte d ‘ Ivoire and gabon; puts the mercenaries of Bob Denard and the paratroopers of the 1St Rep at the disposal of the 1ST REP Army of Ojukwu, which then counts about 100 000 men!
July 1967, the Atlantic forces attack and take control of two-third of Nigeria’s oil reserves!
For a few weeks, Biafran seems to have control and plan to move forward to Lagos.
It was wrong to know general yakubu gowon who set up a tactical staff composed of: Murtala Mohammed, Benjamin Adekunle, Olusegun Obasanjo, Mohammed Shuwa, Musa Yaradua,,,,,,,,,,, Babangida, Isaac Boro and idriss spoils.
Yukubu Gowon is mobilizing 120 soldiers from the Nigerian army composed of fighters from zaria, Kano, Sokoto, Sokoto, Jos, Sokoto, Sokoto, Sokoto, Sokoto and launches offensive counter!
The Biafran soldiers and the mercenaries of Bob Denard do not stand in front of the naf’s fire power! The cities of ogoja, Nsukka and the island of Bayelsa are falling as of may 30, 1967!
Meanwhile Yakubu Gowon receives an important support from Egypt sending him mig 17 fighter aircraft and il-28 Bombers!
On September 28, 1967, the commandos of the Nigerian Army of theophilus danjuna defeat the paratroopers of the 1ST FRENCH REP AND TAKE THE CITY ENUGU, the capital of Biafran!
Seeing the force report, Great Britain drops biafran and supports Yakubu Gowon!
Yakubu Gowon having also received support from Moscow orders murtala, Adekunle, shuwa, Isaac and idriss spoils to launch offensive on the strategic oil city of Port Harcourt which finally falls on may 24, 1968
Despite reinforcements from French Legionnaires from French Guiana, gabon and côte d ‘ Ivoire, the battalions, ipola and Ted are dropping the HQ of Ojukwu located in the city of Umuahia on April 22, 1969!
Obasanjo and Buhari commandos take control of Owerri on January 9, 1970!
Defeated, takes refuge in cote d ‘ Ivoire!
General de gaulle is furious!
Presidents Houphouët and bongo blame Jacques Foccart for putting them ” in a fake case!”
The Biafran war has made 2 MILLION DEAD, nearly 5 MILLION DISPLACED AND MORE THAN 3 million refugees! For Nothing!
Today, the old general yakubu gowon is living a sights retreat…..
Today Gabon is an important partner of Nigeria
TODAY NIGERIA IS THE 1st customer of cote d ‘ Ivoire!
TODAY NIGERIA IS FRANCE’S 1ST COMMERCIAL PARTNER IN BLACK AFRICA!
War is no use at all!