Femi Fani-Kayode, the former minister of aviation has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari over his statement on the Nigeria/Biafra civil war.
Buhari had during a meeting with the Red Cross Society at the presidential villa said that the Nigerian Army was soft on Biafrans during the Civil War.
Countering the statement, Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page described Buhari’s statement as a ‘despicable lie’ and offensive.
He wrote “One of the most wicked and despicable lies that @MBuhari has ever told is that the Nigerian Army was restrained when fighting the Biafrans during the civil war.
“This is a lie from the pit of hell and it is insulting and deeply offensive. We must learn from our history and never repeat its mistakes.
“Was the Asaba massacre in which thousands of young boys and old men were slaughtered an act of restraint? Or was the killing of 2 million innocent Biafran civilians and the starving to death of 1 million Biafran children an act of restraint?
“For God sake where is our humanity? Must we lie even about our history and try to revise it? No wonder they banned the teaching of history in our schools.
“Too much to hide! The truth is that if not for the fact that the same group of people have called the shots in our country since 1966 every single commander of the Nig. Army during the civil war, including @MBuhari, would have been charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Int. Court of Justice at the Hague by now for the atrocities they commited against the Igbo race and the Biafrans during the civil war.I don’t need to be an Igbo to admit that.”