Ex-Biafran Soldiers To Storm Abuja In Protest Over Unpaid Entitlements

Failure of the government to release their entitlements more than forty years after the war, despite repeated promises cannot be condoned anymore by ex-Biafran soldiers, who yesterday, vowed to hit the streets in their hundreds, in a showdown with the federal government.

The war veterans threatened to embark on a street-wide protest in Abuja in a few weeks, if government refused to meet their demand within a reasonable time frame, as they expressed dismay that most of their members had lost their lives because of the absence of reasonable sources of livelihood.

Ojukwu inspects Biafran troops
Ojukwu inspects Biafran troops

Rising from an emergency meeting in Enugu, the ex-soldiers, led by Col. Victor Onah (rtd) and Ibe Nwachukwunta, national coordinator and attorney respectively, condemned the non-nonchalance of the Federal Government towards their plight, in spite of their contributions to the nation.

The ex-Biafran soldiers also asked for their reintegration and assimilation into the nation’s armed forces in order to facilitate the payment of their pensions.