A First Republic Aviation Minister, Mbazulike Amaechi, has reacted
angrily to the statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari
that Nigerian soldiers were soft on Igbo during the Civil War.
According to Amaechi, the statement by the President amounted to a
challenge to God who made it possible for Igbo remnants to survive
the planned war of genocide against them.
Speaking with reporters in reaction to the President’s assertion,
Amaechi said, “Is Buhari God? Does he think that could have
happened without the will of God? Is that that why he allowed the
Fulani herdsmen to continue to unleash mayhem to accomplish what
could have been accomplished during the civil war?”
He called on, “Igbo to use their tongues to count their teeth and
realise that it has become quite imperative for them to unite to speak
with one voice and pursue their common interest, knowing full well
that they are endangered species in the Nigerian project.