Ohanaeze youths declare 4 days mourning for Joe Achuzie

www.odogwublog.com reports that Ohanaeze Youths Council ( OYC) has declared four days of mourning for the ex- Biafra war veteran and Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Col. Joe Achuzie ( a.k.a Air Raid).

OYC in a press statement jointly signed by its National President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro; Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike; and Public Relations Officer,  Obinna Adibe, described his death as a colossal loss to the Igbo nation, Nigeria and Africa.

According to OYC,  Achuzie died at a time his selfless services, patriotism and fatherly advice were most needed by the Igbo race.

The  statement said Achizie  who hails from Asaba in Delta State with maternal link from Ezza in Ebonyi State, would be remembered for his brevity and adventures during the war.

 "Col Ajuzie was fearless and  instilled fear on his opponents", OYC said.

The late Achuzie, one of Biafra's indomitable Commanders, according to family source,  died in the early hours of Monday, February 26 ,2019.
He led several Biafran units during the 30-month Nigeria civil war among which were the 11 Division, 13 Division, 15 Division and the Commando Unit of the Biafran Army at a point.

 Achuzie, a loyalist of the late Biafran Warlord, Chukwuemeka Idumegwu Ojukwu, fought gallantly in the battles especially at Oguta , Abagana, Okigwe and Port Harcourt sectors.

"His bravery and suicidal features at war fronts earned him the title of Air Raid", the statement said.

The statement further said: " He was a one time Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo , leader of Igbozurume, founding member of APGA, and at his latter days the Secretary General of the Indigenous peoples of Biafra. He believed that Ndigbo should be freed to answer Biafrans within a just Nigeria.

"Col Joe Achuzie died as a role model and a mentor to millions of Igbo youths and Biafrans. When some Igbo leaders recently denounced biafra self determination in Lagos. Col Ajuzie roared and stood with the position of ohanaeze Youths and cautioned those Elders. 

"Ndigbo, Biafrans, Africa and the world have lost a great warrior, fearless soldier and cerebral genius. With his death the rank of the top Commanders on both sides of the civil war  has diminished. "

OYC therefore, called on South East Governors to give the late  Ajuzie a befitting burial as an appreciation of his numerous sacrifices in promoting Igbo cause.
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