ENUGU – A group, Biafra Zionist Movement, BZM, yesterday, defended Professor Chinua Achebe over his comments on the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, in his book, There was a Country.
The group in a statement signed by its National Chairman, Edeson Samuel, maintained that Achebe committed no crime but just said the truth.
The group chided Ayo Opadokun, Senator Biyi Durojaiye and Jacob Omosanya who described Achebe and his kinsmen as being tribalistic but gave themselves credit of being liberal, accommodating to have allowed the Igbos live undisturbed.
“This is the problem with Nigeria and Yoruba in particular. If you ever say the truth, they will call you names and if possible demand for your head, just like that of John the Baptist who said the truth about Herod and his brother’s wife,” the BZM said