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  1. LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu passionately believed
    his homeland in jap Nigeria deserved to be its personal nation, a brand new nation freed from the borders imposed by foreigners as
    colonialism lifted throughout Africa within the 1960s.

    That hopefulness, seen within the rising-solar flag of the Republic of Biafra,
    descended into hellish actuality as Nigeria’s many ethnic teams fought over whether
    or not to stay unified throughout a bloody three-yr civil battle that killed 1 million folks.

    As a substitute of pan-African delight, it introduced the primary tv photographs of starving African youngsters with stick-like arms into properties around the globe.
    And even immediately, the oil-wealthy nation nonetheless violently struggles with its id.

    Ojukwu, a millionaire’s son who turned the
    navy chief of the breakaway republic, died in a London hospital Saturday after a protracted sickness following a stroke.
    He was 78.

    Maja Umeh, a spokesman for Nigeria’s Anambra state, confirmed Ojukwu’s
    dying Saturday. Anambra state, in the center of what
    was the breakaway republic, had offered monetary assist for Ojukwu throughout
    his hospital keep, Umeh stated.

    In an announcement Saturday, President Goodluck Jonathan praised Ojukwu for
    his “immense love for his individuals, justice, fairness and fairness which pressured him into the main position he performed within the Nigerian civil conflict.”

    “His dedication to reconciliation and the total reintegration of his folks right into a united and progressive Nigeria within the aftermath of the struggle will guarantee that he’s remembered ceaselessly as certainly one of the nice personalities of his time who stood out simply as a brave, courageous, fearless, erudite and charismatic chief,” the assertion learn.

    Leaders mentioned the struggle’s finish would depart “No Victor, No Vanquished.” Nevertheless, that declare has but to
    be fulfilled as ethnic and religious tensions nonetheless threaten Nigeria’s unity greater
    than forty years later.

    Ojukwu’s rise coincided with the fall of Nigeria’s First Republic,
    formed after Nigeria, a nation break up between a
    predominantly Muslim north and a largely Christian south, gained its independence
    from Britain in 1960.

    A 1966 coup led primarily by military officers from the Igbo ethnic
    group from Nigeria’s southeast shot and killed Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, a northerner, as effectively because the premier of northern Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello.

    The coup failed, however the nation nonetheless fell beneath navy management.
    Northerners, offended concerning the demise of its leaders, attacked Igbos dwelling there.
    As many as 10,000 individuals died in ensuing riots.
    Many Igbos fled again to Nigeria’s southeast, their conventional dwelling.

    Ojukwu, then 33, served because the navy governor for
    the southeast. The son of a knighted millionaire, Ojukwu studied
    historical past at Oxford and attended a army officer faculty in Britain. In 1967,
    he declared the area — together with a part of the oil-wealthy Niger
    Delta — because the Republic of Biafra. The brand new republic used the identify
    of the Atlantic Ocean bay to its south, its flag a rising solar set in opposition to a black, inexperienced and pink background.

    The announcement sparked 31 months of fierce combating between the breakaway republic and Nigeria.
    Underneath Gen. Yakubu “Jack” Gowon, Nigeria adopted the slogan “to maintain Nigeria one is a process that have to be achieved” and moved to reclaim a area important to
    the nation’s funds.

    Regardless of a number of pushes by Biafran troops, Nigerian forces
    slowly strangled Biafra into submission. Caught within the center had been Igbo refugees more and
    more pushed again because the entrance strains fell.

    The area, lengthy reliant on different areas of Nigeria for meals, noticed huge meals shortages
    regardless of worldwide support.

    The enduring photos, seen on tv and in images, present starving Biafran youngsters with distended stomachs
    and stick-like arms. Many died as starvation turned a weapon wielded by
    each sides.

    “Was starvation a authentic weapon of conflict?” wrote
    English journalist John de St. Jorre after the battle.
    “The arduous-liners in Nigeria and Biafra thought that it was, the previous relating to it as a sound technique of decreasing the enemy’s capability to resist, as technique as outdated as conflict itself, and the latter seeing it as a means of internationalizing the battle.”

    The pictures fed into Ojukwu’s warnings that to see Biafra fall would see the tip of the Igbo folks.

    “The crime of genocide has not solely been threatened however fulfilled. The one motive any of us are alive at the moment is as a result of we’ve got our rifles,” Ojukwu advised
    journalists in 1968. “In any other case the massacre can be full. It could be suicidal for us to put down our arms at this stage.”

    That last massacre by no means got here. Ojukwu and trusted aides escaped Biafra
    by airplane on Jan. Eleven, 1970. Biafra collapsed shortly after.
    Gowon himself broke the cycle of revenge in a speech through
    which stated there was “no victor, no vanquished.” He additionally
    pardoned those that had participated within the rebellion.

    Ojukwu spent thirteen years in exile, coming house after he was unconditionally
    pardoned in 1982. He returned to politics, however misplaced a
    race for a senate seat. Authorities despatched him to a most-safety prison for a yr when Nigeria suffered one more of the navy
    coups that punctuated life after independence.

    He later wrote his memoirs and lived the quiet life
    of an elder statesman till he unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Olusegun Obasanjo for the presidency
    in 2003. Obasanjo served as a colonel within the Biafran warfare and
    gave the ultimate assertion on rebel-managed radio saying the battle’s
    finish.

    Regardless of the lengthy and expensive civil struggle,
    Nigeria stays torn by inner battle. Tens of hundreds have died in riots pitting Christians towards Muslims in a rustic
    of greater than 160 million folks. Militant teams
    assault overseas oil corporations within the oil-wealthy
    Niger Delta whereas criminal gangs kidnap the center class.
    Poverty continues to grind the nation.

    The Igbos, in the meantime, proceed to endure political isolation within the nation. Whereas an Igbo man just lately turned one of many nation’s high army officers, others say they’ve been locked
    out of upper workplace over lingering mistrust from the warfare.

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