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|The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by giftedben: 4:59am On May 21, 2020|
During the Biafran-Nigerian civil war, there were a few Biafran sons and daughters, who were used and killed by the Hausa and Yoruba controlled Nigerian Government. Some of them were made to believe that Biafra was dominated by Igbos and would seize all the resources in Biafra lands. Isaac Adaka Boro was among the the prominent sons who were misguided.
And he paid dearly with his life for betraying the Biafran Republic. And for more than fifty years, his tribe have suffered the nemesis of his mistakes because he was misled and betrayed by his Hausa and Yoruba friends.
The storie of Isaac Adaka Boro is a great lesson for contemporary and potential betrayals of the renewed movement for the restoration of Biafran Republic.
Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, from Kaiama (in present day Bayelsa State), was born in September 10, 1938 in Oloibiri. Isaac Boro, while studying Chemistry at University of Nigeria
Nsukka became the Student Union President of the University.
Despite the support and political patronage he got from his Igbo brothers at the university, Boro led the first revolution of resource control in Nigeria few months after Aguiyi Ironsi became the Head of State of Nigeria.
He formed the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), the first armed militia of only Ijaw extraction. On February 23, 1966, Boro and his NDVF declared the Niger Delta Republic. This was the first time any part of Nigeria tried to secede. He believed that the Ijaw people deserved a reasonable share of proceeds of the oil wealth than they were getting from the Federal Government.
For twelve days Boro and his militias battled the Federal forces before they were finally defeated by the far superior Federal firepower. Isaac Boro and some of his men were convicted of treason and sentenced to death, but Ironsi out of mercy decided to jail him instead of killing him as demanded by the law.
On the eve of the Biafran-Nigerian war in May 1967, then Nigerian Head of State Yakubu Gowon granted him amnesty and drafted him into the Nigerian Army. He was afterwards commissioned as a major in the Nigerian Army. With his army of 1000 Ijaw soldiers. He fought alongside Col. Benjamin Adekunle, who was heading the 3rd Marine Commando Division of the Nigerian army.
With deep knowledge of the Niger Delta creeks, Boro and his men fought along-side the Nigerian troops to push back the Biafran soldiers of the region.
Isaac Boro was betrayed by the Nigerian forces he trusted. On May 16, 1968, after a successful gun battle against Biafran forces at Ogu (near Okrika) in Rivers State, Boro was ambushed by what many of his men then believed was a unit sent by Col. Adekunle. In a brief and fierce battle, Adenkunle’s men gunned him down.
His death went down in history as mysterious as there was no conclusive evidence on who assassinated Boro. Strong allegations pointed to treacherous Col. Adekunle, envied by Boro’s rising prominence in the Nigerian Army, Ordered the assassination of Boro in order to seize the glories which Boro enabled the 3 Marine Commando Division to achieve.
Subsequent to Boro’s death, Adekunle took all the credits of the achievements of the division.
A Regimental Sergeant Major under Boro was quoted saying "Boro did not die in the heat of battle with the Biafran forces". He said, the area had already been captured and secured by their troops and Major Boro was on an inspection tour when they came under fire. The type of gunfire that erupted during the gun battle that killed Boro was completely different from what the Biafrans were known to use in that area of the war. This confirmed to them that it was one of the federal troops units that carried out the ambush. As soon as Boro died, his 1000 band of soldiers was disbanded.
According to Olusegun Obasanjo in his book My Command, Adekunle’s post-war political ambition pushed him into assassinating Boro, as he was using the war to building a ‘formidable’ name for himself. Obasanjo stated that “Col.
Adekunle, at this point saw the war not only in terms of crushing a rebellion, but also as a means of building himself up for any future political position or responsibility which he
might wish to seek, I knew of people of Western State origin who had felt politically victimized and who saw in Col.Adekunle a saviour and told him so, and he believed them.”
What Boro fought and died for had eluded his people for years. Niger Delta has remained impoverished despite the huge revenue it has continued to generate for the country. Oil fields and mining leases have been allocated to northern oligarchs and friends.
Isaac Boro remains a lesson for future
revolutionaries in knowing where to pitch their tent.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by CoronaVirusPro: 5:05am On May 21, 2020|
Buhari should give this people Biafra and allow true Nigerians to rest.
Bored of all this history topics.
But at a time, Their elites are not supporting the course justly. Governors, reps and senators are just mute about the course and why itsnot gaining prominence. They need to make their leaders accountable to pilot the emancipation of Biafra.
Biafra this and that is really getting boring.
If I had my way, Biafra will be actualized tomorrow.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by AlmonDeLemon: 5:15am On May 21, 2020|
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by EsomahJD: 5:18am On May 21, 2020|
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by onward4life(m): 5:24am On May 21, 2020|
Don tey wey he sour!
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by nengibo: 5:27am On May 21, 2020|
Boro died in war, Ojukwu died a coward
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Ooni: 5:28am On May 21, 2020|
nengibo:I think ojuku fought for what he believed in while boro was forced to fight against what he believed in. He didn't even live to see the end of the war. he was apparently regarded by adekunle as omo IBO even while fighting on the Nigerian their side. Our people have that issue with ibo fear and betraying people and boro fell victim to his own naivety because he didn't choose properly where to fight. If our Obas could betray abiola, who is boro.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Armaggedon: 5:29am On May 21, 2020|
He was the first freedom fighter to fight against freedom.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by KingOKON: 5:46am On May 21, 2020|
IPOBs are infants when it comes to freedom fighting, resource control and equity but they are so DUMB to know anything.
But what can one learn from KANU if not mouth running?
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Ooni: 5:48am On May 21, 2020|
CoronaVirusPro:I'm yoruba but I don't see it that way. we need to know our true history as a people. I never knew that the minorities of our defunct Western region suffered under our people. Again, I use to believe that it was the Ibos who cheated the minorities only to discover there was level playing ground in their defunct Eastern region.
let's bend down and learn. I now know that history is important
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|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Bellotelli: 5:49am On May 21, 2020|
Story from a Biafran perspective... Next.
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|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by nengibo: 6:25am On May 21, 2020|
Ooni:Oh shutup , if you like answer ooni the ipob in you still stinks from a mile away, people who didn't want freedom for others will never receive it, now you're tired of Nigeria because buhari is showing you how it feels to be a minority, biafla will never come and even if it does, count Ijaws out
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|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Salewa97: 6:29am On May 21, 2020|
Omo Igbo hiding under a Yoruba moniker. You can only fool your fellow IPOBs and not the superior intellectuals like the Yorubas!
Adaka Boro fought for what he believed in and led a revolt against the Igbos that were marginalizing them. He is a true born and not a coward like Ojuku that ran away at the heat of the war.
If you like open a trillion thread, it doesn’t change history and sensible people know the truth from propaganda.
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|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by gidgiddy: 6:33am On May 21, 2020|
All those who fought against Biafra, such as Isaac Boro, only fought to be slaves of the Hausa/Fulani caliphate of Sokoto
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by BlowYourMind: 6:44am On May 21, 2020|
nengibo:This one is loud enough
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by History555: 6:47am On May 21, 2020|
This one has gone insane on top lgbo matter. Cry cry baby lgbo collect my gf, collect my money, intimidate me cry cry baby
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Salewa97: 6:47am On May 21, 2020|
Biafra war is yesterday’s message. The igbos were defeated with casualties running into millions with the Nigerian side declaring victory while Effiong (Biafra) surrendered and pledged to the Nigerian flag.
Ojuku came back to campaign for a Fulani Shagari in a blatant display of betrayal to the lost Igbo souls in the war. Why will a military leader that commanded a war suddenly come back and campaign openly for a progeny that slaughterered his people few years back. To what benefit? For political gains? That showed Ojukwu is a disloyal man and not an example of people with honor.
His people later dealt with him by making him lose the senatorial elections then as a show of their grievances towards his action.
If there is any Fulani slaves in Nigeria, the major title holders are the tribes domiciled in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
From their ancestor Azikwe - Ekwueme- Ojuku - Ugoh - and etc up to this moment. Their offsprings are all still trapped within this nation continually bleeped by their Fulani lords while they cry daily for freedom from the shackles their ancestors once ignorantly lock them in.
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|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by BlowYourMind: 6:48am On May 21, 2020|
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by BlowYourMind: 6:54am On May 21, 2020|
History555:Hahahahahahahaha I just you nuisances and ipodpigs out Nigeria, I threat myopic people with disdain, you people are like plagues to me, you contaminates, I have no time for trash, it has been long you have been coming with your asinine statement, now it is no more, get that into your skull.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Hoephase: 6:56am On May 21, 2020|
When will Nigeria start teaching history in school again so our people can learn?
All you see on NL is different version of a story cooked up by different groups for their own selfish interests.
I am just going to sit here and watch NL residence mad men (NRMM) turn against one another.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Kwashiman: 7:01am On May 21, 2020|
So the midget schizophrenic bastard Adekunle had Isaac Boro killed, I remember some Ijaw elder/retired soldier telling me about this story when I served in Balyesa , but I never thought it conceivable.
Yaribanza, talk of absolute scums that belong to the lowest level of pure filth and depravity.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Hoephase: 7:04am On May 21, 2020|
Did you know you could have written all you wrote up there without the name calling?
Did you know also that you could visit a professional if you have anger issues?
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Kwashiman: 7:06am On May 21, 2020|
Hoephase:No I'm actually furious cause I have some Izon blood in me, your war hero killed Boro and deprived a warrior of his chance of liberating his people.
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Hoephase: 7:13am On May 21, 2020|
Did you know that the gibberish you wrote up there is an indication of someone with anger issues?
Did you know also know that untreated anger issues could result in serious mental health problems down the line?
Did you know that untreated anger issues would affect your relationship with your children, partner and colleagues if untreated?
Have you been having issues with people around you lately?
Have you been thinking that everyone around you is the problem and not you?
If your answers to both questions are yes, I advise you seek a professional help.
Thank me later
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Hoephase: 7:15am On May 21, 2020|
Did you know that you could seek professional help if you have anger issues?
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Dpharisee: 7:17am On May 21, 2020|
No be today Igbos start to see betrayal
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by History555: 7:18am On May 21, 2020|
BlowYourMind:o boy see ranting and shouting, i don drive this one insane. Cry cry baby. Thunda will fire lgbo man for succeeding in my land while i am suffering
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by BeLookingIDIOT(m): 7:18am On May 21, 2020|
As usual they're trying to totally twist the narrative in their favour with their beer parlour gists.Even when history clearly shows the people that were Isaac boro/Niger-Delta's enemy throughout his life.
"...but Ironsi out of mercy decided to jail him instead of killing him"- Wow,clap for yourself.You guys only jailed him
Did Nigeria kill or even jail Ojukwu
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Kwashiman: 7:20am On May 21, 2020|
Hoephase:I don't have anger issues brother, I was just venting small.
But are you a Hoe though?
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by BlowYourMind: 7:23am On May 21, 2020|
Hoephase:Anger hahahahahahahaha, I am using your calamities to catch fun , I am enjoying your show of shame on Nairaland and hairy chest beating like monkey
|Re: The True Story Of Isaac Adaka Boro by Kwashiman: 7:23am On May 21, 2020|
BeLookingIDIOT:Stick to the discourse of the thread and stop grandstanding like a fickle wh*re, from these account which was aptly collaborated with a war journal article from an Ijaw site... Adekunle and his band of yoorogba degenerates ambushed and shot Isaac Boro...true or false?
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