Biafra : Gowon Treated Igbos Like Brothers And Sisters During The Civil War – Buhari Reveals Why

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the Igbos to be grateful to Yakubu Gowon for treating them like brothers and sisters during the civil war.

According to President Buhari, Yakubu Gowon, who was the then head of state issued strict instructions to the army that Biafrans were not enemies, but “brothers and sisters of the rest of Nigerians”.

“I remember with nostalgia the performance of the commander-in-chief, General Yakubu Gowon. Every commander was given a copy of the commander-in-chief’s instructions that we were not fighting enemies but that we were fighting our brothers. And thus, people were constrained to show a lot of restraint.

“The international observer teams were allowed to go as far as possible within and outside the front and I think this was generous and very considerate of General Gowon. He is a highly committed Nigerian” he said.