The Niger Delta Peoples Republic Declaration (major, ISAAC JASPER ADAKA BORO ON MY MIND)



by: saint mienpamo

The Niger Delta Peoples Republic Declaration

of Independence made the following


1. That a state of Emergency is hereby

declared in the territory to give adequate

protection to the Niger Delta people against


2. That all former agreements as regards the

crude oil of the people undertaken by the

now defunct Nigerian Government in the

territory had become invalid.

3. That all oil companies were, in their own

interest, to stop exploration and renew

agreements with the new Republic. Defiance

of the order was to result in dislocation of the

Company’s Exploration and forfeiture of their

right to renewal of such agreements.

(4) That all aliens were to report within 24

hours to the nearest D.V.S. agent to ensure

their protection. An Alien was defined as one

who was not originally by birth, of the Niger

Delta People Republic.

(5) That all Elementary and Secondary

Grammar Schools were closed until

September to enable the new Republic

advance a thorough and totally free

Educational system for the people.

(6) That all former District and Country

Councils, Courts and revenue collecting organs

were closed and the territory had become ‘tax

free’ until fully industrialised.

(7) That the Niger Delta Volunteer Service,

hitherto referred to as D.V.S. had become the

Law enforcing body and the standing armed

force of the people. All citizens of the republic

were to surrender all arms in their possession

to the nearest D.V.S. agent.

(8) That the Provisional Senate consisted of

84 members, six from each of the 14 clans.

The Provisional Senate was to advise the

Liberation Government on a new constitution

for the People.

Signed by Adaka Boro

(General Officer Commanding the DVS and

Leader of the Liberation Government.)

23rd feb 1966

After Boro lost his appeal at the Supreme

Court and he was kept in the prison, the

Nigerian civil war broke out. He was

compelled by circumstances to join the

Nigerian side in the Civil War. In suspicious

circumstances, which are yet to be officially

explained, he met his death. That eclipsed his

“revolution”. He fought and died while trying

to rescue his people from socio‑economic


23rd of february 1966….

its instructive to note that 40 years after,

Nigeria still feeds on the oil from the niger

delta…… our oil, our petro dollars keeps this

ship afloat……… we are slaves to nigeria and

her people.

ONLY TIME WILL TELL!!!!!!!!!!!!   THE PEOPLE OF NIGER DELTA ARE WAITING, THE STRUGLE CONTINUE,………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


14 thoughts on “The Niger Delta Peoples Republic Declaration (major, ISAAC JASPER ADAKA BORO ON MY MIND)

  1. Mmmm! hv 2much waited 4 this days to come by. d oppression we NDRegion recieves frm oda region is just 2 much.. WE MOST STAND AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT, NIGER DELTA REPUBLIC FOR SURE

  2. Even in his grave late Major Isacc Jasper Adaka Boro lives on.He was ahead of his time,he saw the broad day exploitation,deprivation and underdevelopment of the Niger Delta by the oil multinationals and the Nigerian state.Sadly enough,the situation has not changed much since 1966 when that declaration was made.

  3. Niger Delta Replublic is a dream that MUST be achieved someday, somehow, anyhow…
    Thank God the spirit of Major Jasper Isaac Adaka Boro lives on…
    Aluta continua, victoria acerta.
    GHAAAN IZON (IJAW)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I thank God that we still have poeple like him,I pray that will give us unity to b 1 always.ur memory will remain with us.I use this media to tell our leaders who re selfish and greedy.look into d youth u will find out that most of them re graduate bt no job,why is it like that. That refinaries,that companies,that hotels which u people built in outside country if it where build within d cntry I think it will help us to b employed.pls help us this is d time for u to show love to ur felo brodas pls let love lead us.

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  6. Let me point these statements out;come november 5,2012,biafra zionist movement has allerte d public nd the world that they are going all out to re-declare their independence.what I am trying to point out is dat;where are the members of niger delta republic after the late BORO?where is the location now?ther ijaw nation has let down the dreams of BORO,we have killed his dream,nobody even cares about the republic anymore.”A great freedom fighter never fights for money nor pride,they fought for the survival of their motherland which BORO did.BORO fought to make the ijaw nation to be ONE ENTITY but today hatred is our second name all in the name of money we still keep to the kiama declaration?NO.we,the ijaws killed boro because of our selfish hatred for each other,we must nd we will redeem nd re-declair the republic of niger delta cos the blood of boro is at work bcos of how we treated republic of niger delta I still stand nd the kiama declaration must be revisited.

  7. This is a wake up call for all the true Niger Delta citizens Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ true freedom fighters that, this is a dream that we must achieve Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ we should not relent on it.

  8. With what we know and ve read about our great hero, Maj ISAAC JASPER ADAKA BORO, how many Bayelsans or Niger Deltans re ready to fight a just cause like him without putting self interest, greed and money in front? Though we ‘ve people like us when if given the opportunity would do our an ex-soldier, I’m good to go. But how many would want to know that or support you? It’s really high time we liberate our people who have been maginalized for too long now.

  9. My follow Niger Delta People Republican,this declaration of an heros pass,, Maximum respect to Him great Maj ISAAC JASPER ADAKA BORO, oh may the Good GOD keep U in resting peace.1 thing 4sure~ur declarations lives on our minds that 1day we shall protect (NDPR)against aggressors,if nly we will shop been killing our self,as 4d leaders and elders pls emulate ISAAC BORO or our present leader Mujahid Dokubo Asari as a volunteer force of this declaration.Long live republic of Niger Delta in GOD we trust………

    Hosiah Emmanuel

    Isaac Jasper Boro was born to a Kaiama family in present day Bayelsa State of Nigeria, in 1938 and died in mysterious circumstances on May 16, 1968 while fighting to unite Nigeria. [1,2]

    Boro was he who shortly after the Jan. 1966 coup declared the first Republic within Nigeria called the Niger Delta Republic that lasted for 12 days. It was an attempt to liberate the Niger Delta people from the socio-economic oppression by the then eastern regional govenment. He was a chemistry undergraduate and the president of the students’ union of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a police officer and at his death, a commissioned officer of the Nigerian Army. See [4] for more details about this aspect of his life as I concentrate on the subject matter of this piece.

    It is no use to repeat that Isaac Boro who was jailed by the Maj. Gen. Aguiyi-Ironsi government on recommendation by the supreme court of Nigeria was pardoned by Lt. Col Yakubu Gowon’s government and later commissioned by the Nigerian Army as an officer to help liberate southern territories under Biafran control. He recruited Rivers men who volunteered to serve under him and gave them brief training at Escravos. According to Obasanjo on page 47 of [1], Boro’s one-thousand Rivers men were “hurriedly and poorly trained with little or nothing in the way of training facilities and resources”. His group was then attached to the 3 Marine Commando Division (then 3 Marine) under the command of Col. Benjamin Adekunle. Adekunle’s post-war political ambition was captured aptly by Obasanjo in his book “My Command” thus:

    “Col. Adekunle, at this point saw the war not only in terms of crushing a rebellion, but also as a means of building himself up for any future political position or responsibility which he might wish to seek, I knew of people of Western State origin who had felt politically victimized and who saw in Col. Adekunle a saviour and told him so, and he believed them.”

    Is it possible that Adekunle planned the events that led to Boro’s death as a scheme to take all the credits of the successes of the division at the time and permanently disconnect Boro’s relationship with Federal headquarters?

    Hear Obasanjo again: “At the entrance to my office (Adekunle’s former office) there was a warning signboard ‘ Enter at the pain of Death’, I removed the notice and flung it some fifty metres, ”

    If you are following the foregoing, you will notice that the 3 Marine was not making progress at the time Boro and his men joined them. This informed the “hurried” training. But the fortunes of the group was changed by Boro’s men and again Obasanjo who showed some disdain towards Boro in the style of his writing about Boro in his book, probably because he did not want to give too much credit to a commissioned officer who did not receive formal military training in order to protect the millitary instutution, captured it this way (page 50 of [1]):

    “Eket. Here, Isaac Boro and his Rivers men of ‘Sea School Boys’ had become a significant factor in the operations of the Division. Their knowledge of the riverine areas, their understanding of the local languages, their ability to live off the land and their SWIFT though tactically less accomplished (?) movement accounted for their HUGE success in areas around Opobo, Andoni, Obodo, Opolom, Oranga, Buguma, etc”

    The “etc” in the above statement is Obasanjo’s which I take to mean that the list of areas where Boro’s men recorded HUGE SUCCESSES was endless. If you recollect that the then Col. Obasanjo was the head of a division at Ibadan at the time and eventually replaced Col. Adekunle as head of 3 Marine Commando, you will take his words seriously. The gravity of his words weighed heavily on me as I realized (by reading the book) that he was not a fan of Boro. Boro and his men were responsible for the huge success of the 3 Marine Commando for which Adekunle took the initial credits.

    The fortunes of the 3 Marine Commando dwindled after Boro’s deathwhich led to the replacement of Adekunle with Obasanjo. Hear again Obasanjo: [2] ” The morale of the soldiers at least of 3 Marine Commando Division was at its lowest ebb. Desertion and absence from duty without leave was rife in the Division. The despondence and general lack of will to fight in the soldiers was glaringly manifest in the large number of cases of self-inflicted injuries thoughout the formation, ”

    The preceding captures the result of the absence of a winning unit after Boro’s death. It is glaring that the division commander did a miscalculation of thinking he could hold it together without Boro.

    Getting back to why I suspect that Boro might have been killed in a conspiracy organized by Col Benjamin Adekunle, the then commander of the 3 Marine Commando division, it is noteworthy that a good number of the men of Boro’s Brigade had similar suspicion which made them uncontrollable after his death and subsequent dissolution by the powers that-be. Hear Obasanjo: [1]

    “It was here in Okrika that Maj. Isaac Adaka Boro was killed, APPARENTLY (emphasis mine) by a fleeing rebel soldier whom he encountered during a private visit. His death led almost immediately to the dissolution of 19 Brigade which became uncontrollable without him”

    I took proper notice of the word “apparently” used by a very senior officer who later became a military head of state before writing the book. In Obasanjo’s mind therefore, the true circumstances leading to death is unknown.

    Despite basing my theory on official record of a senior officer of Obasanjo’s calibre, some informal account that give credence to this exist. In an article recorded on the web in [3], one Mr. Akpobulokemi B. Oborokumo has the following to say:

    “My cousin Jones, a Regimental Sergeant Major during the Nigerian civil war told me over and over again that Major Boro did not die in the heat of battle with the Biafran forces. He said the area had already been captured and secured by his company and Major Boro was on an inspection tour when they came under fire. My cousin swore by the Ijaw gods that it was an ambush by one of Brigadier Adekunle’s units under the scorpion’s direct command.”

    There is enough reason for the government of Bayelsa and the legislators from Bayelsa to get the appropriate federal institition to do a fresh investigation to establish true situation that led to his death. All related documents captured in the course of investigation will become useful for further research by interested persons in future.

    At the time of putting this together, my copy of Benjamin Adekunle’s new book had not arrived and since Boro’s death anniversary of May 16 is past, I thought it timely to give this opinion now and rekindle public interest on the need to answer the question of “Who Killed Adaka Boro”. I will update this after reading Adekunle’s book.

    Thank you.

    Hosiah Emmanuel

    1. General O. Obasanjo. “My Command.” Heinneman, Ibadan, 1980.
    2. Mr. A. L. Tare-Otu.
    3. Mr. A. B. Oborokumo. “”
    4. Chief G. Fawehinmi. “The Murder of Dikibo. Another Lesson for Niger Delta”.

  11. Enough of this inequality & sujugation brought on us by sectional tyrani in conjunction with colonial masters to use-up our wealth in feeding d califate they see as a jihadist front of possible troubles. We are our own masters now,why keep fuelling d ambers of a master long gone & giving an enermy d audacity all these while to think they are born to rule over our wealth they have no incline on. The Niger Delta has all it takes to invoke Boros declearation & if war is d price,we are capable of serving his well thought out sessition even d better now that d North is dancing naked in d sounds of their bombs!

  12. Major Adaka Boro , lives on, we feed the nation and jonathan must be president , if them no gree we too no gree , they can’t kill us because of our wealth.

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