Friday, February 2, 2018
AN APOLOGY TO THE IGBOS FROM THE MIDDLE BELT: WELL DESERVED & BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Emmanuel Eche-Ofun John wrote:
Since this unfortunate incident that threw the state into a mourning mood, I have come to the conclusion that it's time I apologized on behalf of the entire peoples of old Benue-Plateau and Southern Kaduna to the peoples of Eastern Nigeria for the roles that our fathers and fore fathers played in the Nigerian Civil war.
I apologize for any single Easterner that any person from Benue-Plateau and Southern Kaduna killed in that war. We were misled and used.
In you, Easterners and Westerners, we find true brotherhood, love and care.
When our "brothers" kill and harm us, it's you who sympathize with and give us shelter. You have been a shoulder for us to lean on.
Never again shall we "boast" that we were the ones who fought the civil war.
Yes, we were the ones used to prosecute the war, but it was a war we fought ignorantly; fighting our true brothers for our real enemies.