R.I.P Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu

By Adeola Aderounmu

General Ojukwu died in London in the early hours of today, 26th November 2011.

He would forever be remembered for leading the BIAFRAN Army as the Republic of Biafra tried to secede from Nigeria.

The war lasted from 1967 to 1970.

There are loads of conflicting information about the Nigeria civil war.

Depending on who tells the story the tales have been twisted and over twisted. Tribal undertones and sentiments and selfishness have denied the emerging generations the true facts behind the civil war.

What is true is that genocide took place and many Igbo children were unprotected while the war lasted.

One can only hopes that Ojukwu left behind, in the written form, the real and true story with his family. It will be interesting for historians to try a balance-up between the stories that already exist and the unpublished facts.

Family statement can be found at
this link

Ojukwu, Goodnight and Rest In Peace.

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