Bunni Alangierefa Adaka Boro daughter Celebrates her father Day at Ijaw House, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state yesterday 16th of May 2019, at the Adaka Boro Day 2019, celebrated across the Ijaw nation.
The late Adaka Boro is the hero and also the light to the Niger Delta. In the year 1966 he signed the Niger Delta Republic…. For more of Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro loading….
He was many parts and different things to different people – a university students leader, a teacher, policeman and Nigerian army officer. An undergraduate student of chemistry and student union president at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 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 Eastern region with capital in Enugu and nothing was given to the Niger Delta people.
He believed that the people of the area deserved a larger share of proceeds of the oil wealth. He formed the Niger Delta Volunteer Force, an armed militia with members consisting mainly of his fellow Ijaw ethnic group. They declared the Niger Delta Republic on February 23, 1966 and fought with federal forces for twelve days before being defeated.
Boro and his comrades were jailed for treason. However, the federal regime of General Yakubu Gowon granted him amnesty on the eve of the Nigerian civil war in May 1967. He then enlisted and was commissioned as a major in the Nigerian Army.
And fought on the side of the Federal Government but was killed under mysterious circumstances in active service in 1968 at Ogu (Okrika) in Rivers state.