Biafra war hero, Col Nwobosi, dies at 82

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An elder statesman, Col. Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, has joined his ancestors at the ripe age 82.

Col Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, Colonel in the Biafran Army, as well as Staff to the late Biafran , General Emeka Ojukwu, died Tuesday, November 24, at his Obosi country home, in Idemili North Local Government Anambra State.

Spokesperson for the family, Hon. Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr) told Daily Sun that the patriarch died after a brief illness associated with old age. He said further that the family will give details of his arrangement later.

“Yes, father, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi, is dead. He died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness, reasonably associated with old age. Meanwhile, family will formal announcement for his a later date,” said Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr), a Senior Special Assistant in Willie ’s cabinet.

Meanwhile, the a member of the House of for Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu, has commiserated with the family of Nworah Nwobosi the demise of their patriarch.

In a statement by his aide, Ikechukwu Emeka Onyia, the lawmaker, who described Nwobosi as trusted companion of the late Biafra warlord, Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (Ikemba Nnewi), asked the family to bear the loss with fortitude as, according to him, their late father was a blessing to , Igbo and Obosi community in particular; adding that the deceased lived a life worthy of emulation.

Daily Sun