Former Presidential Aide on New Media to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Reno Omokri has described the blockade of food supply from North to Southern part of Nigeria as a lesson that may teach the whole Nigerians the challenges Igbo people were made to face and how they survived the three years of starvation during the Nigeria civil war between late sixties and early seventy.
Reno Omokri made the description early this morning.
According to Reno Omokri, this is not the first time blockade of food supply is used as a weapon of war in Nigeria.
Adding that it was first used against Igbo people for three years during the civil war and they survived it.
Reno Omokri said today the Igbos are probably the most enterprising ethnic nationality in Black Africa.
“This is not the first time starvation is being used as a weapon of war in Nigeria.
“It was used against the Igbos for 3 years during the civil war.
“And they survived and are today probably the most enterprising ethnic nationality in Black Africa.
“Just a week and you find it unbearable.
“Yet, you belittle the experience of the Igbos between 1967-1970.
“How do you think the Igbos felt?
“Maybe this Northern blockade of food will teach the rest of Nigeria to never, ever trivialise what Igbos went through”, he said.
It would be recalled some association of traders embarked on strike in the Northern part of Nigeria since last week and stopped supply of food products to the Southern part of the country as a way to press home their demand of ensuring the safety of Northerners in the southern area of the country.