Ojukwu is a name that rings a bell when it comes to Biafra and Nigerian history.
He is heralded as the veteran who spearheaded the attempted secession of the Igbo people. But beyond the heroic stories that have been heard about Ojukwu, there are certain bad decisions he took during the war.
Below are the 6 major mistakes Ojukwu made during the Biafra war.
1. Nzeogwu’s death He let them kill Nzogwu the Great! People rumoured that he was afraid Nzeogwu will challenge his authority after the war. Nzogwu was defined as a man who would stop at nothing to ensure that those in power do not abuse it.
2. Dethroning generals The stories have been told of how Ojukwu dethroned his generals (because they tried to advise him) and made civilians his war generals, eg. Colonel Achuzia…