How General Olusegun Obasanjo got bullet on his buttocks

How General Olusegun Obasanjo got bullet on his buttocks

General Godwin Alabi-Isama, the Chief of Staff, Third Marine Commando, during the Biafran War have narrated how General Olusegun Obasanjo got bullet on his buttocks during the war.

He narrated this in a interview with ADEMOLA ADEGBAMIGBE, NEHRU ODEY AND AYODELE EFUNLA who snapped the photos.

How General Olusegun Obasanjo got bullet on his buttocks
How General Olusegun Obasanjo got bullet on his buttocks

He said in was during an inspection General Olusegun Obasanjo went for.

Read below:

“He went on inspection. During my book launch, the officer is late now, Iluyomade. He died about two months ago. The man told the complete story, how it happened.

“Obasanjo went on inspection. Unfortunately, you see, the problem about the man, what a pity (suppressing his laughter). Our soldiers dug a trench; it was wet. Obasanjo and others saw some soldiers standing on a television, some standing on a fridge. He also wrote in his book that the trenches were waterlogged. If the trenches were waterlogged, the soldiers could not stand on those waterlogged trenches. So they picked anything they could find –a television, a radio or whatever – and stand on it. And so he had already accused some of the soldiers of stealing. And you know soldiers. They didn’t know him.

“They asked: “Who be dis one wey say be we thief?” I said, “That is the new commander.” “This one with im belle like that?” {laughs}. “This one no be Adekunle o.” No we said Adekunle has been changed. This is the new commander. “And so who get the television wey we thief? We are standing on it because, look, water dey there.” You see. So the thing about him was unfortunate.

“That was how he saw the troops. And he was always saying things that annoyed the soldiers. But at the time he was still interrogating some of the troops, Biafra opened fire and he ran. On his way they shot him in the buttocks. And he ran into his jeep.

“And of course he wrote in his book that he went to bring ammunition for us. We all had ammunition in our vehicles. We all had reserves of ammunition with each commander. So how will the General Officer commanding the division go looking for ammunition? I mean. Oga if you wan run away, make you go. We dey here. You know, that is the thing (laughs).”

“He was shot in the buttocks. It’s okay, he survived (laughs). There are pictures of these. I am just waiting for comments. He has not commented on my book. I’m waiting for him to comment on my book and maybe we would open more pictures. He knows I have pictures. He knows that.”

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