Friday, 2 March 2012

Pictures from General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu's Burial

The widow of Ex-Biafran War-lord  , Bianca Ojukwu (C), and her children arrive to attend the national inter-denominational funeral rites at Michael Opkara Square in Enugu, southeastern Nigeria, on March 1, 2012. Soldiers fired a 21-gun salute at the funeral of Odumegwu Ojukwu on Thursday as Nigerian leaders paid final respects to the man whose 1967 declaration of Biafran independence sparked a civil war. Forty-five years after he tried to split Nigeria asunder by proclaiming the Republic of Biafra, Ojukwu's coffin was draped in the national colours of white and green at the funeral service in the city of Enugu, attended by thousands. Ojukwu died in November in Britain at the age of 78
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Odumegwu Ojukwu's 10-year-old daugther Chineme reads the Bible during the national inter-denominational funeral rites at Michael Opkara Square in Enugu



Soldiers load the coffin with the late Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu in an ambulance in Nnewi, Nigeria on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Members of the Catholic church attend the national funeral ceremony

Former Secretary of the Commonwealth Emeka Anyaoku (L) sits with the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka during the national funeral ceremony for Biafran ex-warlord Lieutenant Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu in Nigeria's southeastern city of Enugu 
High ranking military officers and pall bearers carry the coffin of Nigeria's secessionist leader Odumegwu Ojukwu during the national inter-denominational funeral rites at Michael Opkara Square in Enugu, southeastern Nigeria

 Bianca Ojukwu Ikemba, wife of the Senate President Helen Mark, and the First Lady Patience Goodluck Jonathan attend Ojukwu's funeral in Abuja on February 27, 2012
Bianca Ojukwu Ikemba
Odumegwu Ojukwu's 10-year-old daugther Chineme reads the Bible during the national inter-denominational funeral rites at Michael Opkara Square in Enugu
Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku (L) and former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings arrive to attend the national inter-denominational funeral rites for Odumegwu Ojukwu, at Michael Opkara Square in Enugu
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P McCulley pays last respect
photo credit:Philip Ojisua,Getty Images, Afp

9 comments:

James said...

may his soul rip, i luv this blog keep it on

Anonymous said...

Mehn, bianca is really affected oooooooo

okechukwu emmanuel okolo said...

he was a hero of our time may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen. igbo in genaral have lost a great gim so all igbos should jion hands together to mourn our grat leder.
sign
Emmanuel Okolo

Anonymous said...

OJUKWU DIED AS A HERO,LET US HOPE THAT NIGERIA ,LL PRODUCE MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM

TINA OLUCHI said...

THE GIM OF IGBO LAND IS GONE.MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE US A HERO LIKE HIM IN IGBO LAND AGAIN. REST IN PEACE OUR GRATE HERO

TINA OLUCHI said...

THE REAL GIM OF IGBO LAND IS GONE. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE, AMEN. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE US A HERO LIKE HIM IN IGBO LAND AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

CAN THE IGBOS EVER HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE HIM AGAIN? WHAT A GREAT LOSS TO THE ENTIRE IGBO CLAN. WELL I PRAY THAT THE GOOD LORD ACCEPTS HIS HUMBLE SOUL IN JESUS NAME. IGBOS WHERE ARE THOU PROUD? BE WISE AND REMEMBER THY HEROS PAST

Anonymous said...

Tell me,what colour is heroism made of?What dross is valour twined

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