Tag: Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers

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EditorMay 21, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers X: My encounter with the commander

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Just a few meters away from the resettlement camp of the disabled Biafran war veterans in ...

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EditorMay 21, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers IX: The blood of the innocent women and children cry for vengeance – Ojukwu’s ADC

by Patrick Egwu Ejike At the age of 21, Chukwuemeka Ejiofor voluntarily joined the army as a Nigerian army officer ...

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EditorMay 20, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers VIII: 77-year-old Mbaeri was knocked down by a vehicle while begging to survive

by Patrick Egwu Ejike On many occasions, seventy-seven-year-old Onyeoziri Mbaeri has been knocked down by vehicles whenever he and other ...

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EditorMay 20, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers VII: We don’t pray for another war – Veteran

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Seventy-year-old Francis Njoku tries to rest one of his legs atop his neatly dressed bedspread in ...

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EditorMay 19, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers VI: Sometimes I walk aimlessly talking to myself – War veteran

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Gideon Njoku, 68, remembers and forgets. He is suffering from memory loss – a result of ...

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EditorMay 19, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers V: Paralaysed Oliwe spends his time writing his memoirs

by Patrick Egwu Ejike John Chukwuemeka Oliwe, 63, was a thirteen-year-old primary school pupil in 1967 when he joined the ...

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EditorMay 18, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers IV: 18-year-old Eunice couldn’t save her father from death

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Sitting on a sofa in the visitor’s room, Eunice Mbaonu, 18, looks tired and gaunt. Her ...

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EditorMay 18, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers III: I’m waiting for the day I will die

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Forty-seven-year-old Cecilia Ozorji is now a widow. She is currently suffering from High Blood Pressure and ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers II: ‘Please don’t cut my leg’

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Clinging to his crutches in both hands, Sylvester Egbunna 70, limps to the spot where his ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers I: Bullet in my chest

by Patrick Egwu Ejike Sixty-six-year-old Lawrence Akpu is sitting on a black wheelchair which makes squeaky sound at each move ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

SPECIAL SERIES: A tale of woes, abandonment and rejection of Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers

by Patrick Egwu Ejike In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Biafra on May 30, 1967, I traveled ...

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EditorMay 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: Introducing “Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers”, a 10-part citizenship series on YNaija.com

Today we launch the YNaija.com Biafra’s Forgotten Soldiers series – a special collection of stories telling the war experiences, triumphs, woes and ...

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