I have often wondered why a lightning advance towards Lagos led my Victor banjo, Ifeajuna and Adewale Ademoyega with mostly Biafran troops suddenly lost momentum and started a beat a hasty retreat to the mid-west then back to Biafra. Some Questions:- Did Yoruba leaders caution him about bringing foreign (non-yoruba troops) into the mid-west? Did he have his own agenda? Did he or any of his officers leak information? Why did he return to Biafra instead of staying in the South West amongst his kinsmen and other Nigerians and even sue his stalling the NLA advance to the capital? Why did Awolowo tell Ojukwu he needed two weeks notice before secession? Was the nervous and suspicious climate a factor. I will like to know your thoughts. I suppose we will never really know what happened, however I am very confident with the benefit of hindsight that the war and Nigeria might have had a different outcome. I also feel that had more consultation with the west and other groups in the south been given a chance or at least initiated Nigeria could be different today. Ifeajuna's wife is my mother's second cousin. Understandably talking about the those dark days of 1967 is something she will rather forget. However my mother did tell me she told her that as the was war progressed Banjo and Ifeajuna did not share the idea of a break up of Nigeria and the failure at Ore was seen my Ojukwu and his advisers as the work of "sabos" saboteurs in this case Banjo, Ifeajuna, Alale and Gbam.