Col. Emmanuel Nwobosi is dead.

A former Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Col. Emmanuel Nwobosi, was formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, and Colonel in the defunct Biafran Army, as well as Chief of Staff to the late Biafran leader, General Emeka Ojukwu.

Col. Emmanuel Nwobosi was one of the young military officers that changed Nigeria’s course of history by truncating the nation’s first republic in the January 15,1966 coup. He holds traditional title of Ogene Obosi, (the Gong of Obosi).

The former gallant soldier and elder statesman died at the age of 82 on Tuesday.

He died on Tuesday at his Obosi in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, his country home.

Hon. Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr) on behalf of the family, said that the patriarch died after a brief illness associated with old age.

“Yes, my father, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi, is dead. He died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness, reasonably associated with old age,” he said.

He further said that the family will give details of his funeral arrangement later.

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