Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

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Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War

Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil War (1967- 1970) which is also known as Biafra was the aspiration of the Igbo people whose leadership felt they could no longer co-exist with the Northern-dominated federal government.

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During the war, some or even most of the Igbo officers who were in the Nigerian Army left to support the Biafran army.

Their skills and brilliant performance were amongst what helped the Biafra army.

Today, we have decided to share the list of names of those Nigerian soldiers that left the federal troop to support Ojukwu and the Igbo people.

  1. OGBUGO KALU
Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

Ogbugo Kalu, was a great soldier who served both in the Nigerian Army and Biafra Army. He died in February 2004.

  1. MAJOR PATRICK CHUKWUMA
Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

The history of Nigeria will not be complete without the Mention of his name.

He was said to be a very ambitious young military officer with a rebellious attitude.

He fought along the Biafra army during the civil war but he got killed in an ambush.

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  1. JOSEPH ACHUZIE
Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

He was the Biafra soldier in command of Biafra 11th division, 11 battalion and Biafra S division.

He was amongst those arrested after the broadcast of the Biafra for their final surrender to General Olusegun Obasanjo in 1970.

  1. CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU- OJUKWU
Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

He was the very person who did declare the Eastern part of Nigeria a sovereign state which was to be known as ” Biafra” .

He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigerian Army and then a General of the Biafra army.

He died after a brief illness at age 78 in November, 2011.

  1. PHILLIP EFFIONG
Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

He was the man saddled with the suicidal job of handing over to Nigeria after Biafra had lost the fight.

When the chips were down, Gen. Effiong braved all odds to put the war to an end.

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  1. AUGUSTINE IFEANYI ANIEBO

He was the one who commanded the Biafra 58 Brigade at Uyo.

He was later detained by Ojukwu until the end of the war following the fall of Uyo in 1968.

He later retired as a Colonel of the Nigerian Army in 1999.

  1. CHRIS UGOKWE

He commanded the Biafra 52 Brigade stationed at Owerri.

In 1985, he retired as a Lt Col in the Nigerian Army and was later made the chairman of the National Population Commission, Abuja.

  1. LAMBERT IHENACHO

He commanded the Biafra 63 Brigade in the Owerri sector.

He retired as a full Colonel of the Nigerian Army in the 1980s.

  1. ROBERT AKONOBI

He commanded the Biafra 57 Brigade. He rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Nigerian Army and he retired in the mid- 1990s.

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  1. COLONEL GODFREY NEBO
Top Eleven (11) Biafra Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Ojukwu During The Nigerian Civil War (VIDEO)

He commanded the Biafra 54 Brigade stationed at Onitsha.

He retired in the 1980s as a Colonel in the Nigerian Army.

  1. CONRAD DIBIA NWAWO

He was said to have been the most senior officer in the entire Biafra army.

He was an administrative officer at the Biafra Army Headquarters, he was in charge of the 11th and 13th Divisions of the Biafra Army, as well as the guerrilla commando unit.

He is said to be one of the most distinguished and highly decorated military officers in the country.

He died at 92.

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