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Leading Northern Monarh Says He Will Forever Be Grateful To Jonathan

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One of Northern Nigeria’s leading traditional rulers, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji (Dr) Ado Ibrahim has narrated how Goodluck Jonathan as president contributed to one of his best achievements as a monarch through stopping a planned massacre of his people by angry soldiers.

Ibrahim, who is the foremost traditional ruler of the Ebira people in Kogi State said that Jonathan’s quick response stopped the soldiers who were minutes away from starting the massacre of Ebira people an action he said he would forever be grateful to the former president for.

Ibrahim spoke in an interview with Sunday Trust.

He said:

“One thing the Ebira people will not forget can be regarded as one of my best achievements. During the reign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, there was an incident where a soldier was killed in Ebiraland. In fact, there had been killing of soldiers in Ebiraland and other places.

“The military boys were very angry and were planning to retaliate. They had agreed to attack Ebiraland at night and I was told they were coming. I wished they would kill me in my palace and leave Ebira people alone. Luckily, I had President Goodluck Jonathan’s number, so at night I called him and he asked: “Atta, what’s happening?’ And I said, “I called to say goodbye to you sir.’’

Ohinoyi says he will forever be grateful to Jonathan for stopping the massacre of Ebira people

“He told me to go and sleep, but I said I could not. He quickly instructed that the military boys should stop. They were already at Osara, matching towards Ebiraland. That was how they stopped. They were actually coming to finish Ebira people.

“Some of the military boys later came to my palace and we became friends. It was a great thing that Jonathan did for me and Ebiraland. I think that is one thing Ebira people will never forget. Many people could have been killed if the soldiers were allowed to carry out the retaliation.”

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