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Aide defends Obiano’s handling of Biafran Veterans

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

Governor Willie Obiano’s Liaison Officer to Biafran War Veterans, Comrade Arinzechukwu Awogu has dismissed insinuations of the governor’s indifference to the welfare of veterans of the civil war saying that the governor has continually put their issues at the top of his agenda.

“The Governor has never rested, since assumption of office in the state on issues bordering the protection of lives and properties of the people of the state, until he addresses such issue.

Giving insight into what happened when Boko-Haram detainees were brought to the state, Comrade Awogu said, “Governor Obiano revealed to Nigerians that they were the worse set of Boko-Haram detainees and confronted Federal Government for bringing them into the state he has provided adequate security, and insisted that they must be evacuated from the state.

“The Governor revealed that the Boko Haram detainees were brought all the way from N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic and one of the nine, detainees came with his nine wives and fourteen children.

The Governor had to struggle to get them out of Anambra state and Southeast because their presence was a psychological trauma to the people of Southeast who are not known for suicide bombing and violent killing of innocent people.

According to Comrade Awogu, “Governor Obiano has shown genuine commitment against the wish of the Federal Government, towards the people’s struggle by undertaking the burial of all Biafran soldiers that died during the Nigerian Civil, noting that such a man cannot order shoot at –sight- carry, a despicable action against his own people as was erroneously held by some Biafran agitators, and called other people to support his second tenure bid.”


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