Late Biafra war hero, Alex Madiebo for burial Friday

The remains of Major General Alex Madiebo (rtd), former Nigerian Army officer who served as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Republic of Biafra which existed from 1967 to 1970, will be buried on Friday, August 25, 2022.

According to the burial programme released by the family of the late officer who passed away on June 3, 2022, there will be funeral Service St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Umuopku Awka, Anambra State, his home town by 10am, after which interment follows at Major General Alex Madiebo’s home.

Late Biafra war hero, Alex Madiebo for burial Friday
Madiebo’s burial arrangement

Meanwhile, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, founder of Igbo Youth Assembly (IYM), has paid tribute to the departed, describing him as an unforgettable figure.

“General Alex Madiebo, a man of history and an unforgettable figure in the Nigerian/Biafran war of 1967-1970, was a lot more than that,” Uko, who is the secretary of Eastern Consultative Assembly said.

“He was a historian, a detailed diary keeper and a stabiliser and a peace maker.

“Though he’ll be remembered as the Chief of army staff and number three in hierarchy of the defunct Biafra, he remained a dignified personality who represented everything noble, honourable, that conotes integrity and admiration.

“Highly respected and admired by all, his openness, humility and down to earth disposition, was remarkable.

“I must have led dozens of youth and student delegations to both his Surulere, Lagos and Umuokpu Awka residences in the over forty years of intense relationship, I was privileged to have with him.

“I must have visited him close to a hundred times within the span of more than four decades, from 1980 to 2021.

“We discussed everything under the sun. He freely and generously shared knowledge he hoped will inspire the younger generation aright. He exuded wisdom and exemplary courage.

“His unbiased account of the unfortunate war, remain the most authentic version of the war. General loved his people, sacrificed for his people and inspired his people.

“It was a rare special opportunity, honour and great privilege for me to have interacted so closely with General. His demise represents a huge vacuum. He was a great man. They don’t come like him anymore.”


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