A survivor of Asaba Massacre, Chuck Nduka-Eze, has explained that there’s need for a restitution to heal the wound inflicted on the families of the victims of Asaba Massacre In 1967 during the civil war.
Speaking about the commemoration of the killings 54 years after on Arise tv monitored in Lagos last week, Nduka-Eze, who said we should be mindful of what we do, explained that former head of state Gen. Murtala Muhammed and the military administrator of Kwara state then , Col Ibrahim Taiwo who played central role in Asaba Massacre were the two officers that met their tragic end in the hands of their own soldiers on February 13,1976 coup.
He, however, said it was traumatic for the women of Asaba burying their husbands and grown up male children who were murdered.
“Why is it that the two gentlemen who played central role in Asaba Massacre met their tragic end. We should be careful of what we do.
“I lost my 27-year old mother who was a nurse in the Massacre. She just returned from the United Kingdom with my father. “Lagos was not safe in those days and they were trying to resolve the issue because my father was a nationalist.
“At Oputa Panel, I was unable to address the issue of my personal loss then, because I was there as a professional.” He said .
Nduka-Eze however said he’s not interested in compensation, but stressed the importance of restitution in order to heal the wound inflicted during the massacre.