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Friday, 02 March 2012 14:53

PhotoNews: OJUKWU laid to Rest and the world came out

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Ojukwu Ojukwu

THE BURIAL OF THE GREAT DIM IKEMBA

"Mourners gathered Friday in Nnewi, a city in Nigeria's eastern Anambra state, for the funeral and burial of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, who led Biafra during the three-year civil war. His body lay inside a closed gold coffin draped in the Nigerian flag with an officer's black dress shoes, cap and sword laying atop it. Soldiers stood guard by a man who once rejected the idea of a united Nigeria, a multiethnic nation now home to more than 160 million people." - Associate Press

 

Ogbonnaya Onu (left); Emeka Anyaoku; Prof. Wole Soyinka, Haliru Mohammed; and Onyebuchi Chukwu, at  Ojukwu's funeral rites


Jerry Rawlings (left); Ike Ekweremadu; Namadi Sambo, Sullivan Chime at the funeral rites for Ojukwu

Chief Jim Nwobodo (left), Senator Uche Chukwumerije, Gov. Godswill Akpabio and Admiral Ebitu Ukiwe at the funeral rites

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (Jnr.) introducing his sister to Patience Jonathan during the funeral rites in Abuja

altFrom right, Enugu State governor, Mr Sullivan Chime; Vice-President Namadi Sambo; Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; former Ghanaian head of state, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings and the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, during a national inter-denominational funeral programme for former Biafran warlord, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, on Thursday. On the front row are members of Chief Ojukwu’s family.

Ojukwu's son and wife Biaca

Gov. Obi

Emir of Kano Ado Bayero, Jerry Rawlings

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