COUNTDOWN TO THE 52ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXPULSION OF THE CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES FROM NIGERIA ON FEBRUARY 18, 1970. ( 3 DAYS TO GO)

Do you you that the Nigerian government imposed land, sea and air blockade in Biafran territories during the war in order to prevent food, meditation and other supplies from reaching the Biafran enclave? But someone broke the blockade rule. His name is Fr Dermot Doran CSSp, a Holy Ghost Irish priest.

“He was the first to break the Nigerian blockade on Biafra and flew in with medical supplies, subsequently organising a world wide media campaign strongly supported by Independent newspapers,” says Culleton. His action motivated many charity organizations in finding their ways to Biafra to feed the hungry and to attend to the sick.

Giving the reason for his action so many years after the expulsion, Fr Dermot Doran said: “All I wanted was to save the children. They were the biggest victims of the war.”

The flouting of the blockade order was the major reason why Fr Dermot Doran and other missionaries were jailed and later expelled after the war.

Picture below: Fr Dermot Doran CSSp while feeding the starving children in the Biafran territory.

You can scroll down to see the video I posted few hours ago but due to reasons I do not not has remained inaccessible to many. In that video/ post, you can listen to what Fr Doran said during the war and many years after the expulsion concerning his action.