- Ex-servicemen who fought in the ranks of Biafra during the civil war have been pardoned by the presidency
- The minister of defense, Bashir Magashi, on Friday, October 15, announced that the former soldiers will also be paid gratuity
- This good news is coming 51 years after the terrible incident that brought about killings and pain in the country
About 102 former Biafran soldiers have been captured for payment of gratuity and other benefits by the Military Pensions Board.
Magashi made this disclosure on Friday, October 15, during the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Abuja, Punch added.
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“It will interest you to know that the Military Pensions Board just concluded the documentation of ex-Biafran service personnel totalling 102 who were pardoned by Mr President.
“The war ended 51 years ago and many of those involved are no longer alive but those with genuine complaints can come forward with their claims for consideration."
Finally, location of Radio Biafra exposed, Nigerian government will be happy
The radio station is located at a tucked away down a quiet, leafy street in Peckham, southeast London.
Radio Biafra was broadcasting the agenda of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Specifically, it was created to disseminate, enlighten, educate, inform and criticise the activities of the Nigerian government from the perspective of Kanu.
The group was banned by the Nigerian government in 2017 and Kanu had been arrested several times on charges of treason and instigating violence.
Ex-deputy Senate president proposes Solution to ensure release of detained IPOB leader
Ekweremadu proposed a political solution that would see to the release of the detained IPOB leader. The southeast lawmaker made the disclosure during an interview aired on Friday, September 17.