Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro was a Nigerian nationalist and soldier. He was one of the pioneers of minority rights activism in Nigeria. He was the first man in the history of Nigeria to fight for the liberation of his people. He declared the Niger Delta Republic on February 23, 1966 and fought with federal forces for twelve days before being defeated.
Group Speaks On Declaring Niger Delta Republic The leadership of Peace Development, Security and Humanitarian Rights Association of Niger Deltan has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from pushing the Niger Delta people into declaring a Niger Delta Republic due to failure to meet the various demands of the region.
The Agitation for separation in Nigeria is getting stronger and many parts of the country wants to become independent and break away from Nigeria.
People have always thought that the people of the southeast were the first to declare themselves as an independent republic but that is actually not true as they were the second people to agitate for emancipation. The Niger Delta region was actually the first region to agitate for a separate nation from Nigeria in 1966 which led to the twelve days revolution. The declaration of Niger Delta Republic was made by Late Major Isaac Adaka Boro. Isaac Adaka Boro formed the Niger Delta Volunteer Force which fought against
Ijaws should remain constantly grateful to this hero and martyr. His radical post independent massive political and economic struggles cannot be forgotten. He fought for a Niger Delta Republic and ended up gaining the creation of Rivers state. From Rivers state came the creation of Bayelsa state in 1996. He created a speaking space for the Ijaws. History recognises him as the first to kick the storm against the Nigerian state because of the subalternization of his homestead. He was the first minority rights
In 1966, an Ijaw Policeman and Activist, Isaac Adaka Boro declared the Niger Delta Republic after fighting against the government. Isaac Adaka Boro was agitating for the new nation because he feel the people of Niger Delta were not enjoying the benefits they deserved even though they are the dwellers in the Region where Oil and Gas were produced.
Niger Delta Republic is a region on its own and can never be part of Biafra. Biafrans should stop addressing Niger Deltan's as their brothers in same struggle. The terror the so called Biafran army inflicted on the people of Niger Delta cannot be forgotten in a hurry. Biafrans came to Niger Delta with the intention to kill and destroy all the elderly ones. And then force their language on the children. Had it been they succeeded then, Niger Delta Republic would have been history by now. They came kill and destroyed
Before Ojukwu, there was Boro, Before Biafra, there was the Niger Delta Republic. Freedom fighter, Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro (September 10, 1938 – May 9, 1968) after his arrest, March 7, 1966. Boro was an undergraduate student of Chemistry and student union president at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but he left school to lead an armed protest against the exploitation of oil and gas resources in the Niger Delta areas which benefited mainly the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Eastern region
Ijaw people led by Adaka Jasper Boro in a bid to fight for the believed unfair allocation of proceeds from oil and the environmental hazards that comes with oil processing as well as the domination of the major eastern ethnic leaders on their resources. They declared their own nation during the Eastern region political dispensation in the first republic. This was before the Bia-fra Republic was ever conceived. Isaac Boro believed that his people deserved more share of proceeds of oil wealth that is been exp
Major Isaac Adaka Boro popularly known as 'Boro ' is a respected hero of the Ijaw nation , he fought for his people at a tender age . Boro , who was a chemistry undergraduate and the president of the student Union Government at the University of Nigeria , Nsukka left school to stage an armed protest against the federal government of Nigeria because , he felt his people that contribute major part of the Nigerian economy are being marginalized by the federal government and the government of the Eastern region
There has been this question whether Ijaw and other parts of Niger Delta regions part of Biafra. There has been divide attention about this, as many believed they are part of Biafra, some other people doesn't believe. In the past Ijaw brought out a statement which is as follows : 1. For self determination the Ijaw and Niger Delta people identifies with the Biafra struggle 2. Before the Biafra declaration of independence in 1967, the Niger Delta Republic was declared in 1966 by, Major Jasper Adaka Boro durin
Nigeria is a multi ethnic country with a population of about 200 million people situated in West Africa . Nigeria is blessed with numerous mineral resources ranging from coal, crude oil , limestone and many others . However , despite the blessed nature of the giant of Africa , Nigeria tends to face numerous challenges , but will a divided Nigeria solve the unsolvable problem of Nigeria ? . This is a big question that is left to be answered , but the realistic answer is 'No' . There are numerous reasons why
Isaac Adaka Boro was one of the early individuals who started the battle for the emancipation of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria He challenged the deprivation and exploitation of the region as the assets were being diverted to build other areas of the country. In 1966 he declared the On her Delta republic, however was imprisoned for treason by Aguiyi Ironsi's military regime. Let's See How It All Began At the point when stories are related about Nigeria and how the General Ojukwu's declaration of the R
Ijaw Group called Indigenous people of Ijaw nation stated that, what the ijaws want is Niger Delta Republic , that was fought for by our hero Major Isaac Adaka Boro or restructuring of Nigeria , which ever one comes first but not Biafra. The Group stated that, even Major Isaac Adaka Boro didn't fight in support of Biafra for reasons being that , the ijaws was oppressed and marginalized by the IGBOS , when the ijaws were under the Eastern region. And any Ijaw son , struggling for Ijaw freedom should follow t
Freedom fighter, Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro (September 10, 1938 – May 9, 1968) after his arrest, March 7, 1966. Before Ojukwu, there was Boro. Before Biafra, there was the Niger Delta Republic. Boro was an undergraduate student of Chemistry and student union president at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but he left school to lead an armed protest against the exploitation of oil and gas resources in the Niger Delta areas which benefited mainly the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Eastern region
Nigeria is a country that came into existence in the year 1914, with the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Protectorates by Lord Lugard.
With the rampage of Revolutions in Nigeria, giving the security of the country a major threat, the likes of Boko Haram, MEND, Bandits, Herdsmen, Shiites are terrorizing the country. Let's trace back to how revolution started in Nigeria. Let's look through the first revolution in the country, 12 Day Revolution of Isaac Adaka Boro. Shortly after the coup of January 1966 in Nigeria, that ousted the incumbent PM Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Isaac Adaka Boro on February 1966 declared a republic within Nigeria, Niger
The fight for proper governance of Nigeria has been raging for a long time. Some want the presidential system to be zoned among the six geopolitical zones of the country. That is if the North-Eastern part of Nigeria produced the president, the next one will come from another zone until all zones have produced a president. Some have come to say the country should be divided into the original parts it was before the British amalgamated the Northern and Southern protectorate. Some have also come to agitate for
Ijaw youth council (Ijaw youth council) , which is the central youth body in ijawland has stated that , a United Nigeria will be better than a divided Nigeria . The Group stressed that , a united Nigeria is the Nigeria where every region will control her resources and pay a quota to the federal government . Is the the Nigeria that , a true democracy will be practised , where there is no military brutality , and there is freedom of the press . The Group further stressed that , all those regions in Nigeria ag