Now take a look at the list of the major participants in ’66 coup plotters and render your own judgement:
1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna
2. Major Adewale Ademoyega
(Yoruba) author of “Why we struck”
3. Capt. G. Adeleke(Yoruba)
4. Maj. Ifeajuna(Igbo)
5. Lt. Fola Oyewole(Yoruba) author of “The reluctant rebel”
6. Lt. R. Egbiko(Esean)
7. Lt. Tijani Katsina(Hausa/Fulani)
8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan(Yoruba)
9. Capt. Gibson Jalo(Bali)
10. Capt. Swanton(Middle Belt)
11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha (Urhobo)
12. Lt. Dag Warribor(Ijaw)
13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo(Hausa)
14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera(Tiv).
So, to an unbiased observer, what evidence can one provide to show that Igbos actually carried out the coup in order to exterminate other tribes and take over the country?
It is very easy to sell falsehood, but it is very difficult to provide facts to buttress your claims.
It is now clear even to a suckling, that the imperialist genocide is crammed up this murderous lies against the Igbos to find reasons to perpetually keep them under hate.
One even wonders why the Nigerian state and perpetrators of the gruesome genocide have been preventing the proper documentation of that episode for the benefits of her posterity.
Uche Stephen is a social media commentator who is also a graduate of Industrial Microbiology from Imo State University, Owerri. Connect with him on Facebook.
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