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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Biafra: Failure To Stop Nnamdi Kanu Could Lead To A Repeat Of The 1966 Coup - Obasanjo Breaks Silence

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on Nigerians to stop Nnamdi Kanu’s secret plot to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Obasanjo, who disclosed this at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, during a Book Launch, revealed that failure to stop Kanu could lead to a repeat of the 1966 coup, and the events that led to unprecedented bloodshed in the country.
“What lesson can we learn? The lesson we can learn is that we have had enough tragedies in this country.
“So far, since 1999, it seems that we have got it right. Let us hope that we continue to get it right, and learn that Nigeria has had enough of bloodshed; enough of sacrifices by those victims, that Nigeria deserves peace, unity and progress”, Obasanjo asserted.
The two-time Head of State, also gave reasons for some of the decisions taken by his government, in his second coming as civilian President, in 1999.
He said he decided to retire Maimalari’s son, who was the then Military Administrator of Jigawa State, for certain reasons.
Obasanjo said: “I have no apology, but I have an explanation. It is because it is necessary to stop this sort of things, that took the life of your father prematurely; that we had to take the decision that all those who have tasted power, that they should never have tasted. Of political office, that we should ease them out of the Army, so that we can have an Army that is free from political aberration.”

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