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

By Editor on 27/02/2018

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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

 

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