Ex Briafa army, Acbuzie dies at 90

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Col. Joseph Achuzie, ex-Briafan Army commander and a Nigerian civil war veteran is dead.

Mr Onyeka Achuzie, told journalists at the deceased’s residence, No. 2 Idumojei Quarters, Asaba, that his father died at about 8 a.m on Monday.

My father died around 8 a.m this morning at age 90 in the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.

“He was a traditional Chief of Asaba,” the Ikemba of Asaba”, so we have announced it to the Asagba in Council; it is a sad news to us.

“I could not believe that he is dead, even when he was entering the FMC where he died, he was smiling, we never knew he was going to die because he was still strong in spite of his age.

“He had a little bit of illness, coupled with his age, we really missed him for he was such a good father,” Onyeka said.

Onyeka said that as the Ikemba of Asaba the news of his father’s death had been announced though a traditional gun shot.

He described his father as ”loving, kind and best father,” adding that he would be greatly missed by the family.

Onyeka said his father was survived by a wife, children, grand children and other relations.

The late Achuzia, born in 1929, was initially in the Nigerian Army before joining the Biafran Army in May 1967.

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