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Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by owukpa(m): 7:35am On Aug 09, 2018
Former military governor of Katsina and Plateau States, General Lawrence Onoja has revealed his civil war memoirs.

Onoja, 70, who fought gallantly during the civil war, which lasted between 1967 and 1970, recalled his encounter with the Biafran soldiers.

The retired war hero, said his surviving the war was a miracle of God, noting that many of his friends could not make it.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Onoja, a native of Benue State, recalled how they would send cigarettes and beer across the water to some Biafran soldiers during the war.

He said, “Surviving the war was a miracle of God. A lot of Idoma officers, who were with me in Port Harcourt were killed. I remember when they brought the dead bodies of George Lawani (younger brother to former deputy governor of Benue State) Col Shambe, a Tiv man, Francis Oluma, a native of Adoka here in Benue. I was very young.

“One day, I just received a call from the late Benjamin Adekule (Black Scorpion) in front of his office. I could remember vividly that what was written on the steel helmet in front of his office was ‘enter my office at the pain of death.’

“Adkunle posted me to meet my kinsman, Ignatius Obeya who was the then Brigadier Commander at Itu, CrossRiver State.

“At that time, you couldn’t connect Port Harcourt from Calabar because there was no road, you had to go through Aba, which was already held by Biafra.

“So, we had to connect through Igwenga to Abak, then we connected Oron before finally crossing to Calabar.

“I reported to Brig Obeya, Rtd and I was part of the operation from crossing Calabar to Itu through a river called Ikoto Okpora. I was made a brigade major to Obeya to ensure that the three battalions in the brigade were effectually controlled and commanded to fight the war.

“We were facing a place called Arochukwu across the water at the time. The Biafra soldiers were on the other side while the Nigerian troops were on this side. It was very funny, because every morning, we would wake up and talked to ourselves across the water. The Biafra soldiers would tell us, Gowon and Ojukwu are enjoying themselves in Aburi and we are busy fighting ourselves here, please give us some food, we would then throw cigarettes and sometimes beer to them across the water. “But after at about an hour, we would start shooting at ourselves. I went through all this and came out alive, I think at 70, I would say I am a fulfilled man.”


http://dailypost.ng/2018/08/08/biafran-soldiers-civil-war-gen-onoja

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by OBAGADAFFI: 7:38am On Aug 09, 2018
The Biafra soldiers would tell us, Gowon and Ojukwu are enjoying themselves in Aburi and we are busy fighting ourselves here, please give us some food, we would then throw cigarettes and sometimes beer to them across the water. “But after at about an hour, we would start shooting at ourselves.

That's what happens to Foot-soldiers.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by ArcFresky(m): 7:45am On Aug 09, 2018
cheesy very funny.
You gat to obey orders.. thats why you are a soldier

But it's the youths I pity, that are not soldiers but obeying politicians order.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by hucienda: 7:50am On Aug 09, 2018
"bros abeg una hol cigar dia? beer dey dat side? our oga dem dey hq dey enjoy diasef aa cannor com an' kee maself"

same way the current politicians are unashamedly defecting from A to B, B to A and so on in broad day light.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Juliusmalema: 7:54am On Aug 09, 2018
Imaginary paedophile will just come out and be spewing trash.....anyway....

How is Benue state faring today since u fought the war against biafrans?

How is the massacre in Benue today?
Has peace returned. To benue?
Look at the old fool they are mowing his people down is talking how he fought a genocidal war....

Karma is bitch and benue state is suffering for the consequences of their actions....

Una neva see anything...

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by gidgiddy: 8:05am On Aug 09, 2018
It was a tough fight, my father still tells me his war time stories as a Biafran Soldier. Too bad it was all for nothing, the Nigeria that came out of the civil war was much worse than the one that went into it.

They should have just let Ojukwu leave with his people

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Strikethem: 8:33am On Aug 09, 2018
Juliusmalema:
Imaginary paedophile will just come out and be spewing trash.....anyway....

How is Benue state faring today since u fought the war against biafrans?

How is the massacre in Benue today?
Has peace returned. To benue?
Look at the old fool they are mowing his people down is talking how he fought a genocidal war....

Karma is bitch and benue state is suffering for the consequences of their actions....

Una neva see anything...
Nobody is talking of that oga, the man is just talking of his experience. Why are you taking it personal? You called him paedophile, he raped your sister or family member?

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Blakjewelry(m): 8:47am On Aug 09, 2018
that is why I can't join the military except we are facing an enemy who is coming to exterminate us. for one I don't want to do anything that is against my better judgement. secondly if most war are unnecessary because most time it just a clash of ego between two fools who call themselves leader, if they want to fight let both of them take gun and shoot themselves instead of me killing a man I have no grudge against all in the name of war

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Juliusmalema: 8:51am On Aug 09, 2018
Strikethem:
Nobody is talking of that oga, the man is just talking of his experience. Why are you taking it personal? You called him paedophile, he raped your sister or family member?

Sorry I don't discuss with those who knows nothing about war...or those who has never fought any war before......

Good morning.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Juliusmalema: 8:52am On Aug 09, 2018
Strikethem:
Nobody is talking of that oga, the man is just talking of his experience. Why are you taking it personal? You called him paedophile, he raped your sister or family member?

Sorry...I don't discuss with those who never fought any war or knows what war is like.

Good morning.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by mpianya39(m): 8:52am On Aug 09, 2018
The Biafra soldiers would tell us, Gowon and Ojukwu are enjoying themselves in Aburi and we are busy fighting ourselves here, please give us some food, we would then throw cigarettes and sometimes beer to them across the water. “But after at about an hour, we would start shooting at ourselves.

Nonsense angry why not tell us how you guys killed 3 million biafrans kids that got nothing to do with that war??

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Strikethem: 9:04am On Aug 09, 2018
Juliusmalema:


Sorry I don't discuss with those who knows nothing about war...or those who has never fought any war before......

Good morning.
Lol, see who know all about war. Hehehe. Who's is here to discuss with you. Did he raped your sister or family members, yes or no Mr war. I knew you were in front of the war in that time, so you know all about the war and what is it like.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Strikethem: 9:06am On Aug 09, 2018
mpianya39:
The Biafra soldiers would tell us, Gowon and Ojukwu are enjoying themselves in Aburi and we are busy fighting ourselves here, please give us some food, we would then throw cigarettes and sometimes beer to them across the water. “But after at about an hour, we would start shooting at ourselves.

Nonsense angry why not tell us how you guys killed 3 million biafrans kids that got nothing to do with that war??
How many times have your biafran soldiers talked about bombing of innocent men, women n children inside casino in Lagos?

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by mpianya39(m): 9:10am On Aug 09, 2018
Strikethem:
How many times has your biafran soldiers talked about bombing of innocent men, women n children inside casino in Lagos?

Why must you quote me??

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Juliusmalema: 9:11am On Aug 09, 2018
Strikethem:
Lol, see who know all about war. Hehehe. Who's is here to discuss with you. Did he raped your sister or family members, yes or no Mr war. I knew you were in front of the war in that time, so you know all about the war and what is it like.


Am done with u....i don't discuss with a set of people which we all know for their betrayal...

Have a nice day.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by achi4u(m): 9:15am On Aug 09, 2018
Blakjewelry:
that is why I can't join the military except we are facing an enemy who is coming to exterminate us. for one I don't want to do anything that is against my better judgement. secondly if most war are unnecessary because most time it just a clash of ego between two fools who call themselves leader, if they want to fight let both of them take gun and shoot themselves instead of me killing a man I have no grudge against all in the name of war
we're on the same side Bro

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Racoon(m): 9:24am On Aug 09, 2018
Nigeria will continue to pay for the atrocities committed by the state on the easterners.Any wonder there is no headway yet since after the senseless war.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Racoon(m): 9:25am On Aug 09, 2018
Juliusmalema:
Imaginary paedophile will just come out and be spewing trash.....anyway....

How is Benue state faring today since u fought the war against biafrans? How is the massacre in Benue today?
Has peace returned. To benue? Look at the old fool they are mowing his people down is talking how he fought a genocidal war.Karma is bitch and benue state is suffering for the consequences of their actions.Una neva see anything...

The man is a big fool along side Gen.Gowon.They played the stooges for hausa-fulani but what is the effect on the middle belt today

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Strikethem: 9:27am On Aug 09, 2018
mpianya39:


Why must you quote me??
E pain you, na your father get the forum na. How much your real parents sold you self. I will keep knocking you back with truth.

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by mpianya39(m): 9:33am On Aug 09, 2018
Strikethem:
E pain you, na your father get the forum na. How much your real parents sold you self. I will keep knocking you back with truth.
Imagine angry

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by BlackPantherxXx: 9:46am On Aug 09, 2018
gidgiddy:
It was a tough fight, my father still tells me his war time stories as a Biafran Soldier. Too bad it was all for nothing, the Nigeria that came out of the civil war was much worse than the one that went into it.

TALES BY THE MOONLIGHT angry

They should have just let Ojukwu leave with his people

I agree....Nigeria would have had a better image internationally now and a lower crime rate

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by osazeeblue01: 9:51am On Aug 09, 2018
Hmm..
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Princess4ng(f): 9:59am On Aug 09, 2018
will it apply to present day Nigeria?
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by dreamwords: 10:00am On Aug 09, 2018
sad
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by wayne4loan: 10:00am On Aug 09, 2018
This man just sugar-coated Biafra civil war story angry

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Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by dreamwords: 10:00am On Aug 09, 2018
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by dreamwords: 10:00am On Aug 09, 2018
lipsrsealed
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Caseless: 10:01am On Aug 09, 2018
grin
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by Nobody: 10:01am On Aug 09, 2018
Leave biafra alone o
Re: Onoja: What We Did To Biafra Soldiers During The Civil War by ccSHOP: 10:01am On Aug 09, 2018


The retired war hero, said his surviving the war was a miracle of God, noting that many of his friends could not make it. cry

Speaking with DAILY POST, Onoja, a native of Benue State, recalled how they would send cigarettes and beer across the water to some Biafran soldiers during the war.


“One day, I just received a call from the late Benjamin Adekule (Black Scorpion) in front of his office. I could remember vividly that what was written on the steel helmet in front of his office was ‘enter my office at the pain of death.’
grin


“We were facing a place called Arochukwu across the water at the time. The Biafra soldiers were on the other side while the Nigerian troops were on this side. It was very funny, because every morning, we would wake up and talked to ourselves across the water. The Biafra soldiers would tell us, Gowon and Ojukwu are enjoying themselves in Aburi and we are busy fighting ourselves here, please give us some food, we would then throw cigarettes and sometimes beer to them across the water. “But after at about an hour, we would start shooting at ourselves. I went through all this and came out alive, I think at 70, I would say I am a fulfilled man.” angry sad shocked lipsrsealed undecided

THIS STORY IS JUST ONE KIND!!!!

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