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Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Tunde835(m): 4:09pm On Sep 11, 2023
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by duro4chang(m): 4:13pm On Sep 11, 2023
To meet their waterloo.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by illicit(m): 4:16pm On Sep 11, 2023
They wanted to capture Gowon in Lagos

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by coolitempa(f): 4:28pm On Sep 11, 2023
illicit:
They wanted to capture Gowon in Lagos

And we dealt them a blow they will never forget.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by illicit(m): 4:29pm On Sep 11, 2023
coolitempa:


And we dealt them a blow they will never forget.

Yeah sure

The Liberation Army was led by Banjo tho and it's more like they retreated

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by VawulentMan: 4:35pm On Sep 11, 2023
Lagos was Nigerian's capital (seat of power) until 1991

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by CodeTemplar: 5:05pm On Sep 11, 2023
To chop Yoruba mango?
Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by HenryTimes: 5:09pm On Sep 11, 2023
Start another war, that's the only way to find out

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by coolitempa(f): 5:28pm On Sep 11, 2023
illicit:


Yeah sure

The Liberation Army was led by Banjo tho and it's more like they retreated

They were defeated and fled back.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by illicit(m): 5:34pm On Sep 11, 2023
coolitempa:


They were defeated and fled back.

Banjo stalled

They defeated Fed Army in the first battles but he didn't press forward because he has been in communication with some Yoruba leaders who spoke sense into his head not to turn our land into a killing field

He also let David Ejoor escape

The fed Army had enough chance and time to regroup....

Biafran elements among the Liberation Army reported to Ojukwu all that happened, they were ordered to arrest him and bring him to Biafra for treason

On his return to Benin...
He was arrested before he could pull the pistol under his pillow....

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Mombebe: 5:38pm On Sep 11, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel


groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.







Such a debased thought by a 21 century man.. this is totally from a place of hate and anger for the igbos.You detorted history just drive home your hatred against the igbos..what more can a typical Yorubaman be doing in this subsidy period?

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Raf4: 6:17pm On Sep 11, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.

Their descendants will soon come and tell you that they were actually coming to develop SW

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by waynetee(m): 6:31pm On Sep 11, 2023
Yoruba Ronu and proud✊
Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by gidgiddy: 6:36pm On Sep 11, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.

You mean that Gowon and his Northern cohorts were in Lagos organising and directing the war against Biafrans, but your are surprised that Biafrans attempted to to head to Lagos to dislodge Gowon?

Really?

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by 00FFT00(m): 7:13pm On Sep 11, 2023
gidgiddy:


You mean that Gowon and his Northern cohorts were in Lagos organising and directing the war against Biafrans, but your are surprised that Biafrans attempted to to head to Lagos to dislodge Gowon?

Really?


Maybe Biafran forces should have headed to Pankshin instead of Lagos. I've always said to anybody who cared to listen that you can't support Tinubu and survive with your brains intact.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Chibuzoc(m): 7:18pm On Sep 11, 2023
Funny threads everyday

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Davicl: 7:22pm On Sep 11, 2023
I doubt if any tribe can actually win the igbo's in war without external interference, why so much hate for a tribe if i may ask? and also i one's ask someone who never want the igbo close to power why?, he said because the igbo's will divide Nigeria and i was like is that a bad idea? Because to me Nigeria together is not working , divide and let them go since you don't want them close to power...... simple

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by chiagozien(m): 7:39pm On Sep 11, 2023
Yolobasta!!rd Too dey Mumu.



So Lagos the captain of Nigeria was not part of Nigeria?


And yolobas are not among Nigeria soldiers fighting.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by MrsTwrite(f): 3:23am On Sep 12, 2023
I'll be right back.
Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Raskimonojendor: 3:43am On Sep 12, 2023
Only God knows what Ojukwu was thinking. That action effectively drew yorubas fully into that war. He basically opened a new front and a bad one at that.

Gowon making fun of Ojukwu after he led 3million I os to death and running away

https://twitter.com/yomiable/status/1701166538613563848?t=wYbe5XjqDjzYh1yinFdP5g&s=19

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Raskimonojendor: 3:48am On Sep 12, 2023
duro4chang:
To meet their waterloo.
😂😂😂

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Paretomaster1(m): 4:59am On Sep 12, 2023
Davicl:
I doubt if any tribe can actually win the igbo's in war without external interference, why so much hate for a tribe if i may ask? and also i one's ask someone who never want the igbo close to power why?, he said because the igbo's will divide Nigeria and i was like is that a bad idea? Because to me Nigeria together is not working , divide and let them go since you don't want them close to power...... simple

Your Mumu Neva do

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by BitterTruth01: 5:13am On Sep 12, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.

Too much ignorance in one post .

Lagos was the federal capital and administered by the FG same way Abuja is administered by the FG today .

The headquarters of the western region was in Ibadan . No part of the island was in the western region.

The Biafrans targeted the seat of federal power to capture the head Gowon who then fled Dodan Barracks to the north .

This 2 minutes of response to you is a waste of my fucking time.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Raskimonojendor: 5:32am On Sep 12, 2023
BitterTruth01:


Too much ignorance in one post .

Lagos was the federal capital and administered by the FG same way Abuja is administered by the FG today .

The headquarters of the western region was in Ibadan . No part of the island was in the western region.

The Biafrans targeted the seat of federal power to capture the head Gowon who then fled Dodan Barracks to the north .

This 2 minutes of response to you is a waste of my fucking time.
Was Ojukwu fighting a war of conquest like Hitler of Nazi Germany?

I think the way the Biafrian soldiers met zero resistance in the Midwest gave Ojukwu a strange courage that the Western region would be a walk in the park too. That was a big blunder. The Biafran retreat from Ore is considered the turning point of the war.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by 9japride(m): 5:38am On Sep 12, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.
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It seems you are a toddler? Your mind didn't tell you that Lagos was the seat of power of Nigeria at that time
It's war, so because Lagos being in western region was not left out in the civil war?
I don't know what you guys aim to achieve with all these low IQ threads being opened to troll the Igbos?
I believe the present political leaders we have today were once like you guys. Keep promoting hatred and expect love.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Rolings: 5:40am On Sep 12, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.

Lagos was FCT.
For any government to be taken over....the rebels have to take over the Capital city which is usually the seat of power.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by opamoses1: 5:43am On Sep 12, 2023
Raskimonojendor:

Was Ojukwu fighting a war of conquest like Hitler of Nazi Germany?

I think the way the Biafrian soldiers met zero resistance in the Midwest gave Ojukwu a strange courage that the Western region would be a walk in the park too. That was a big blunder. The Biafran retreat from Ore is considered the turning point of the war.

In a speech in Asaba, Ejoor reiterated that the midwest would not be sucked into a war between the East and the North. Hence the FGN left 300 men in the mid west region.

Ojukwu later on claimed that the motive was not for territorial ambition or the desire of conquest. He said they were going to Lagos to seize Gowon which was in itself hilarious since they will have to pass through Yoruba states to get to Lagos.

The western region was majorly neutral as well except for the men in the military before the war started. Once ore got invaded, a massive draft took place in the western region.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by 9japride(m): 5:46am On Sep 12, 2023
Rolings:


Lagos was FCT.
For any government to be taken over....the rebels have to take over the Capital city which is usually the seat of power.
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Don't my those irrational toddlers. They don't know history. None is talking about other south western states, everything is all about Lagos. That state is the smallest state in Nigeria and yet they want to suffocate it
Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by jamjo: 6:07am On Sep 12, 2023
Tunde835:
During the Biafran war the Biafran army took control of the Mid western region and declared it the republic of Benin and that was when the present day republic of Benin was called Dahomey. The local Ijaws, irhobos and ikweres denied wanting to be part of Biafra and poisoned the Biafran soldiers any chance they got. It got so bad that the Igbo soldiers had to prepare their meals themselves or to only eat food prepared from their fellow Igbos. The also formed rebel groups against the Biafran soldiers to show they didn't want to be part. The Biafran soldiers were planning to go west and capture Lagos until they were intercepted and stopped at Ore ondo state led by Colonel Oyinlade Iluyomade. My question is why were these people planning to over run Yoruba land?. These people didn't mean well for us. They said they wanted their own country but started attacking other regions instead. How is planning to attack Yoruba land relevant to Biafra. This also affirms the question of whether Igbos are terrorists.

Are really asking that question? Let me ask my own question to you, are you an illiterate or are you not a Nigerian? because that will be the only way you may not know that Lagos was the seat of power and for Biafra to win the war the have to capture the seat of power.
Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Iamanoited: 6:07am On Sep 12, 2023
GLORY TO AWOLOWO AND OBASANJO. THE IGBOS WANT TO CAPTURE SW BEFORE THEY APPROACH THE NORTH.

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Ontus: 6:12am On Sep 12, 2023
illicit:


Yeah sure

The Liberation Army was led by Banjo tho and it's more like they retreated

Bonjo the snitch, he sold his boss out he wanted to overthrow Ojukwu . He was suppose to be defending his position but he ordered this men to stand down and retreat . News of his betrayal got to his boss , he was invited for questioning and further executed haven being proven guilty..
Damn Banjor was a very good friend of Ojukwu.Ojukwu trusted him so much he was so heartbroken to see him go.

Another major reason i can't trust a Yoruba with anything in my life they have proven to be snitch over and over again. Even to there own kind!!

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Re: Why Were Biafran Soldiers Approaching Lagos And Yoruba Land During The War by Ventura1: 6:53am On Sep 12, 2023
OP, that is one question I've always ask. He had already achieve his intentions of alienating SE region and forming Biafra.
Why is he attempting to capture Gowon in Lagos, when he knew he would trespass on other people's region? I think his action after passing and conquering Midwest reveal his real intention of conquest.

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