Biafran Leader, Ojukwu Is Dead

Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the former leader of Republic of Biafra passed away yesterday in a London hospital at the age of 78. The Igbo icon had battled an illness for months, due to the effects of a serious stroke he suffered late last year.

He was well known for serving as leader of the secessionist Biafra during a bloody civil war in Nigeria from 1967 to 1970. A graduate of Oxford university who earned a Masters degree in history, Ojukwu was a Military Governor of Eastern Nigeria before Biafra war.

He was married to Bianca Ojukwu (nee Onoh), an ex-beauty queen in Nigeria. He is survived by numerous children, including Emeka Odumegwu, Jr. and Okigbo Ojukwu, who is based in London.

  1. madrid Reply

    Ikemba your memories will never be forgotten,May your Soul rest with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,in Jesus name.Amen

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