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Why We Have No Regrets Fighting Biafrans – Yakubu Gowon

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No Regrets Fighting Biafrans - Yakubu Gowon
No Regrets About Fighting Biafrans – Gowon

Former Head of State, Gen. , has said his administration had no regrets fighting the Biafrans in the civil war as it was a cause to keep Nigeria one.

The ex-military dictator said this in a special interview he granted the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the , on Wednesday.

No Regrets Fighting Biafrans - Yakubu Gowon
General Yakubu Gowon

He said, “The war was fought to keep Nigeria one, not for other reasons as is being speculated in some quarters. It is because of this that we don’t have regrets about fighting the war.

No Regrets Fighting Biafrans - Yakubu Gowon
Col. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

“We fought because of our love for our country. That is why at the end of the war, we declared that there was no victor, no vanquished.”

No Regrets Fighting Biafrans - Yakubu Gowon
Soldiers during the Nigerian civil war

The retired general, however, cautioned those he said were trying to turn back the hands of time with their conduct and utterances to desist from doing so in order to prevent a descent into chaos.

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