Achuzia, Biafran war hero, dies at 90 *He was smiling on death-bed – son

By Editor on 27/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 793

Col. Joe Achuzia
Col. Joe Achuzia

Courageous, fire-eating Biafran war lord, Col. Joe Achuzia, finally joined his commander-in-chief, General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu after he called it quits with mother-earth in Asaba, Capital of Delta State, on Monday, at the age of 90.

He died on Monday morning at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, Delta State, after a brief illness, according to one of his sons, Mr. Benedict Onyeka Achuzia.

Already, a 21-gun salute has been shot to traditionally announce the demise of the Ikemba of Asaba to indigenes of the town.

At his residence at Idumujei quarters of Asaba, it was an atmosphere of grief as Asaba natives trooped in to sympathise with the bereaved family. A condolence register has already be opened for him.

Onyeka said his father passed on at about 8am.

“He died around 8 this morning. It was something we never expected but it happened. He was 90 years old. It’s just a sad incident.

“My father was the best dad ever. I was so sad when he gave up, and I can’t help it. Even when he was entering the mortuary, I couldn’t believe.”

Revealing his last moment with his dad, Onyeka said “he was smiling but we never knew he was going. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

The late Col. Joseph Achuzia (rtd.) was born in 1929. He was a major in the Biafran army during the Nigeria Civil War of 1967 to 1970.

Prior to joining the Biafran Army in May 1967, Achuzia had been a soldier in the Nigerian Army.

He fled to the Southeast in fear of anti-Igbo sentiments among the Nigerian Army during the war.

Posted 27/02/2018 05:03:45 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Fraud: EFCC detains Kaduna former gov, ex-minister

Ojukwu defended Ndigbo when it mattered most—Ohanaeze, South-East...

The Economist predicts victory for Atiku in 2019...

I am not leaving PDP – Nnamani

APC Governor offers Oshiomhole $500,000 bribe to adopt...

EFCC freezes Benue Govt Accounts in 3 Banks...

Supreme Court returns Pinnick, Giwa to High Court...

Herdsmen kill two, planning another attack –Benue gov...

World Cup: Defending champion Germany crash out after...

15 die in fresh gunmen attack in Zamfara,...

2019 Presidency: Ohanaeze gives conditions for Igbo support...

EFCC freezes Akwa Ibom govt accounts as Akpabio...

 

Latest News EFCC Abuja office goes up in flames 2019 : I-G warns Commissioners of Police, others against partisanship Atiku vows to create 12 million jobs if elected President Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari, Saraki, Ugwuanyi, Okowa, others felicitate with Muslims Why service chiefs ‘appeared’ at Buhari’s campaign launch – Presidency Nigeria cannot survive another 4 years under Buhari, Buhari loses $2.8bn GE Investment US gives $453,568 to 45 Nigeria Civic Organizations Atiku unveils plan for presidential campaign INEC confirms Tambuwal as Sokoto PDP guber candidate Why I married Atiku – Titi Abubakar Atiku kicks off presidential campaign Monday Infrastructure: Buhari laying foundation for economic growth, says Fashola

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (7,080 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,696 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,420 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (4,889 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (4,785 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,977 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,759 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,716 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,703 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,675 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,663 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,645 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (620) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (386) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (13) BUSINESS (227) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (16) ENTERTAINMENT (8) INTERNATIONAL (30) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands