Arua Okereke in his Book titled “The General’s Orderly: An Autobiography of a Biafran Child Soldier”.
Arua Okereke shares his personal account of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, which ended in 1970, in this inspirational and informative autobiography.
According to his version of the story he have claimed to have been a private in the Biafran Army and later an orderly to the second-in-command in the Biafran Army, a glorified military name for a servant, the author said that he was involved in the war directly and indirectly.
Okereke went as far as calling General Ojukwu a deserter to his people, he claimed that the general left his people when they needed him the most.
He said, that the then Biafran Army were recruiting children “As a fresh child recruit with no battle experience, we had no way of knowing the danger we would face, we did not realize how much we needed to prepare for battle emotionally, psychologically, and physically or how the war would continue to affect our live long after it ended.
Devastated with the outcome of the war, Okereke had to cope with the dashed hope of a free Biafra as well as the desertion of his hero, the People’s General, Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Which lead him to the writing of the book “The General’s Orderly: An Autobiography of a Biafran Child Soldier”, he is trying to put his blame on others for the outcome of the war, years after the war have ended and Ojukwu gone, who will oppose this motion ?