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Obituary: Alex Madiebo, author and Biafran War Chief, dies at 90

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General Alexander Madiebo

General Alexander Madiebo, Chief of Staff of the defunct Biafran Army, is dead, Everydaynews reports.
Aged 90, Madiebo, who died on Friday (today) according to a family source, was the last of the 3 titans and one of the few that recorded the events of the 1967-70 Nigerian Civil War.

A family member who spoke with our reporter on phone confirmed the news but noted that the family was yet to issue an official statement.

General Alexander Madiebo (rtd) was a commander in the Biafran Army and fought in the Nigeria-Biafra civil war. He had his military training at the Regular Officers’ Special Training School in Teshie, Gold Coast, now Ghana.

From there he proceeded to Europe where he studied at the Eaton hall officer cadet school in Chester, England and was in December 1956 commissioned into the Nigerian Army Artillery with the rank of a Second Lieutenant.

Madiebo was the author of the classic The Nigerian Revolution and the Biafran War, his personal account of the Nigerian Civil War.

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