Achuzia: Family warns against Biafra comments, activities at burial


The family of civil war veteran, Col. Joseph Achuzia has banned any form of pro Biafra ativity or comments at the burial ceremony.

The date is expected to be confirmed soon.

They warned that security agencies and others have been informed that the family does not want placards, uniforms, flags and others at the event.

Achuzia, 90, passed away in February at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.

Chairman of the Burial Committee, Ogbueshi Ejiofor Onyia, told Independent in Asaba, that all they want is a peaceful burial.

According to him, those to attend must abide by the rules.

“The whole world will have to honour him as he will be buried sitting down as a High Chief, traditional title holder and that there will not be lying in state except the Day of Tribute in Enugu.

“We are guarded that people may take laws into their hands. We have briefed the Commissioner of Police, the Governor of the state of our procedures and the way we want them.

“They have assured us that they will use different means to secure the burial from being hijacked by anybody or group.

“We are aware of the plans of the groups and others and as such we are well guided. We shall make sure the burial is crisis free”, he said.


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