Some of the locally-made weapons by Biafran engineers
The Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Defence, Professor Bala Jack Yakubu, has re-lived memories of the Nigeria/Biafra war in Owerri, the Imo State capital by displaying some deadly weapons manufactured by Biafran engineers.
Professor Yakubu told journalists during the exercise that, “all the weapons were recovered from the war theatres in parts of the South East and South South states and carefully detonated.”
The weapons include some locally-made multi-barrel ogbunigwe, anti-personnel land mines, improvised explosive devices, Ojukwu anti-mines (made like vehicle hydraulic jack), and anti-tank mines, for trucks, tanks and armoured personnel carriers.
Other weapons displayed at the event included long range rocket launcher, anti aircraft missile, bunkercracker launch system, short range round steel ogbunigwe, Ojukwu air launch weapon system (air drop bomb), Ojukwu mortar, Ojukwu bucket and others.
Yakubu, however cried out that the remnants of the weapons used in the various theatres of war, have sadly continued to kill, or permanently maim unsuspecting citizens.
He added, “We are showcasing some of the weapons manufactured by Biafran engineers.
“They caused a lot of harm during the war and today, innocent people are the casualties of these remnants of war.”
Yakubu urged Nigerians to report any suspicious objects to the nearest security agencies, and further warned that people in North Eastern States were likely to experience the same thing, when insurgency is finally crushed.