Obasanjo’s ‘My Watch’ full of lies —Biafra War veteran

Posted by News Express | 16 December 2014 | 4,404 times

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A Biafra War veteran, General Godwin Alabi-Isama (rtd.), has lampooned former president Olusegun Obasanjo over the contents of his recently released book, My Watch, saying it is an embodiment of lies.

Alabi-Isama, in a statement, referred General Obasanjo (rtd.) to his book, The Tragedy of Victory. He wondered why Obasanjo would wrongly paint the Nigeria-Biafra War picture in his civil war memoir, My Command.

His words: “General Obasanjo may try, but he cannot deny the evidence of the civil war tragic history. While he got over a thousand soldiers killed at Ohoba, myself, Alani Akinrinade and the brilliant and hardworking Pincer Team of Ola Oni, Iluyomade, Isemede, S.S. Tomoye, Salawu, Okwarobo, Sunny Tuoyo and others did a better job at the Third Marine Commando.

“I have stated how it was done in The Tragedy of Victory, by writing to set the civil war records straight.

“I challenge Obasanjo to a debate on military tactics and strategies on the Nigerian Civil War. Obasanjo ordered the attack of Ohoba, a mere 24 miles from Owerri, in one hour of battle, more than 1,000 Nigerian soldiers were dead.

“He wrote about his team. Who were they? George Innih went the wrong way to Arochukwu when Akinrinade needed reinforcement for the final battle to capture Uli Ihiala airport.

“Akinrinade told him that he would shoot George Innih anytime he showed up. Where was Obasanjo’s fake Apollo Battalion that operated behind enemy lines, when he could not capture Ohoba? When Akinrinade called him that Biafra troops had surrendered to him and the Pincer team, Obasanjo, who was coming from a party, got lost looking for them, as he did not know where to go and did not know the way to Amichi.”

Alabi-Isama, who recalled that Obasanjo had earlier published a Federal Government gazette that he was found guilty by the Army, pointed out that he was never tried for such. He further questioned Obasanjo’s approach to national security, his commitment to improvement of the education sector, among other achievements during his tenure as president.

Adapted from Nigerian Tribune.

Source: News Express

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