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Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by ifedubacorg: 1:47pm On Jul 03, 2015
Ojukwu Mid-west Invasion Is To Liberate Yoruba's From Northern Domination

The Truth is that the only reason why Ojukwu invaded the mid west en route to Lagos is to Liberate our Yoruba Brothers of the south west from the the domineering influence of the North its an act of brotherhood and a mighty hand shake Across the Niger Rivers. it is an attempt to build a strong Southern Alliance . His choice of Victor Banjo to led the operation is a clear evident that the army is nothing but an Army of Liberation . the south west must understand that the best and most reliable friend they can ever have is from the South East.

We must build a solidified Southern Alliance to curtail the aggression of the North in this current political dispensation.

At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 1967, the fourth anniversary of the democratic creation of the Midwestern region, a motorized rifle brigade consisting of 3000 Biafran soldiers and militiamen, under the command of Lt. Col. ["Brigadier"] Victor Banjo, crossed the Niger Bridge at Onitsha into Asaba. The Biafran Invasion of the Midwest had begun. Transported in over 100 trucks and civilian vehicles, this was the nucleus of what eventually was planned to be designated the "101st division", also known as the "Liberation Army of Nigeria" or the "Midwest Expeditionary Force". Upon arrival in the Midwest, they split up into three spearheads, destined to peal off from one another at Agbor. Units fired indiscriminately into the air as they arrived unchallenged at successive tactical objectives. The seizure of the Midwest was essentially accomplished within 12 hours (8, 9, 13, 14).
The 101st HQ group included Major ('Lt. Col.') Emmanuel Ifeajuna as Chief of Staff and Captain ("Major"wink Joe Isichie as QuarterMaster General. Much later in the campaign, Lt. ("Major"wink Fola Oyewole (upon release from prison in Enugu, where he (and Adeleke) had been detained for the January 15 coup) became Isichie's deputy (16).
The 12th Battalion, under Lt. Col. Festus Akagha, made a dash for Benin City, [the capital]. The 18th battalion under Major Humphrey Chukwuka, headed for Warri, [in the oilrich delta] with Sapele and Ughelli as secondary objectives. The 13th battalion under Lt. Col. Mike Ivenso, swung northwards toward Auchi, with Agenebode (across the Niger from Idah, in Benue State), and Okene (in then Kwara state) as secondary objectives. A detachment was to head for Jebba to destroy the Niger Bridge at that location (8, 9).

General Victor Banjo crossed the River Niger Bridge at Onitsha and entered Asaba. When the Biafrans reached Agbor they split up, the Biafran 12th Battalion under Lt. Col. Festus Akagha began moving north-west to Benin City, the 18th Battalion under Major Humphrey Chukwuka made its way into the oil-rich Niger Delta, and the 13th Battalion under Col. Mike Inveso swung northwards towards Auchi. Benin City was captured with little opposition as Biafran soldiers fired their weapons into the air upon entering the city. The 13th Battalion established control over Auchi and Agenebode while also capturing the towns of Okene,Atani, and Iloshi, A Nigerian Army unit was pursued by Biafran soldiers to the Siluko River where the two sides exchanged fire, before the Nigerians managed to escape under the cover of darkness. Within 12 hours of the initial invasion the Biafran Army had control over the entire Mid-Western Region. Unbeknownst to General Banjo a unit of Biafran soldiers under Lt. Col. Oechi attacked the government residence of Mid-Western Region governor David Ejoor on the orders of President Odumegwu Ojukwu to capture Ejoor dead or alive, Ejoor's guards resisted the attacking Biafrans which gave Ejoor enough time to escape and flee to Lagos. The 13th Battalion was given the job of defending the Biafran north flank while also cutting off Nigerian supplies going to Nsukka. The 12th Battalion was transformed into the 12th Brigade and given the job of capturing Ibadan and Lagos from two axes at the towns of Ore and Okitipupa but this was delayed for three days while President Ojukwu and General Banjo argued over who to appoint Governor/Administrator of the Mid-Western Region. Not wanting to appoint an Igbo over non-Igbo citizens General Banjo suggested that either David Ejoor, Sam Ogbemudia, or Col. Trimnell be made governor but Ojukwu refused and ultimately placed the Igbo medical-officer Albert Okonkwo governor. When General Banjo returned to Benin City on August 12 he ordered the 12th Brigade to make its way to the town of Ore but not to attack Ibadan or Lagos until further notice. In Warri, Major Chukwuka released Major Adewale Ademoyega from jail after getting into a fistfight with Major Emannuel Ifeajuna. Ifeajuna made his way to Benin City where he was put in command of the newly formed 19th Battalion, which consisted of 700 recently conscripted soldiers. The next day Major Ademoyega relieved Ifeajuna of his command and replaced him with Lt. Col. Henry Igboba.
http://ifedubatochukwu./2015/07/ojukwu-mid-west-invasion-is-to-liberate.html

Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by Nobody: 1:50pm On Jul 03, 2015
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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by Ofeakwu(m): 1:53pm On Jul 03, 2015
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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by warrior01: 1:53pm On Jul 03, 2015
Na wao! Is that not a case of crying more than the bereaved? You want to go and liberate someone that has sworn to live and die a slave of the Hausa- Fulani. Next time, the Yorubas don't need your messianic liberation, they are very very ok with their brothers from the North. No wonder Jesus wept on their behalf and said it is finished!

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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by Shortyy(f): 2:03pm On Jul 03, 2015
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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by cjrane: 2:05pm On Jul 03, 2015
"When it comes to BIAFRA, the Yorubas and Hausa/Fulanis are the WORST hypocrites.

They bitterly hate the Igbos and indeed the southern minorities and would want them to leave Lagos etc and go stay in their own country!

But in contradiction to their true feelings, they don't want Biafra because they want to perpetuate their right to collect the lion share of the oil resources sourced from the same peoples land, using the bogus criteria they foisted on the country called Nigeria.

Without oil in Igboland and Southern minorities part of Nigeria, Yoruba and Hausa/Fulani would have long seceded from Nigeria. FACT!

I know just like me, many of our people are not 100% convinced Biafra is the answer, while many others already are.

Therefore, we should agitate for a UN sponsored referendum on the Biafra issue .
Northern Ireland fought the British for 30 years for the independence of Northern Ireland, but the referendum proved that majority of the people wanted to stay in the UK. Likewise, the South Sudan's referendum proved majority of South Sudanese wanted to be in their own country.

Therefore, a United Nations sponsored referendum should be the demand to see if majority of our people support independence or to stay in Nigeria."- Oremi22 NLander
Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by Emekamex(m): 2:08pm On Jul 03, 2015
This thread is about to blow up.
Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by Raymonbell(m): 2:57pm On Jul 03, 2015
Idiat hear yourself......f**l
Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by mikolo80: 3:18pm On Jul 03, 2015
cjrane:
"When it comes to BIAFRA, the Yorubas and Hausa/Fulanis are the WORST hypocrites.

They bitterly hate the Igbos and indeed the southern minorities and would want them to leave Lagos etc and go stay in their own country!

But in contradiction to their true feelings, they don't want Biafra because they want to perpetuate their right to collect the lion share of the oil resources sourced from the same peoples land, using the bogus criteria they foisted on the country called Nigeria.

Without oil in Igboland and Southern minorities part of Nigeria, Yoruba and Hausa/Fulani would have long seceded from Nigeria. FACT!

I know just like me, many of our people are not 100% convinced Biafra is the answer, while many others already are.

Therefore, we should agitate for a UN sponsored referendum on the Biafra issue .
Northern Ireland fought the British for 30 years for the independence of Northern Ireland, but the referendum proved that majority of the people wanted to stay in the UK. Likewise, the South Sudan's referendum proved majority of South Sudanese wanted to be in their own country.

Therefore, a United Nations sponsored referendum should be the demand to see if majority of our people support independence or to stay in Nigeria."- Oremi22 NLander
au contraire mon ami.na ibo ppl hate everybody and na ibo man go become sgf, com full d whole civil service reach essenger with ibo ppl like say d rest of tribes come look beans.
and yes as long as oil money is involved you are not going anywhere
if you guys got educated you would simply take over mines farmlands in north to compensate for oil revenue lost to nigeria
but alas you are worrying your heads over what you do not have power over while over looking what you do

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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by mikolo80: 3:19pm On Jul 03, 2015
was ojukwu high or how did he figure yoruba's needed liberating

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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by tonytony208(m): 3:54pm On Jul 03, 2015
The op is yet another chest beater. So, his writ isn't surprising. Ojukwu's intention was to defeat Nigeria by capturing Lagos. The idea was this: The best way to defeat Nigeria was to capture the seat of power, which was Lagos.

I guess this Igbo's are cursed with inferiority complex. They just can't stop fooling themselves.

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Re: Ojukwu's Mid West Invasion Is To Liberate South West From Northern Domination by Volksfuhrer(m): 5:01pm On Jul 03, 2015
Oh no, not again. Don't you guys get tired!

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