Ex-Biafran General Alexander Madiebo dies at 90

A former Chief of Staff of the Biafran Army, General Alexander Madiebo, has died, aged 90.

His death was confirmed by his family in a terse statement on Friday, expressing sadness over his death.

It read, “We are sad to announce the passing of General Alexander Madiebo, Chief of Staff of the Biafran Army and the last of the 3 titans. He was 90.”

The Awka-born Field Marshal fought alongside late Odumegwu Ojukwu to defend the old Eastern Part of Nigeria in 1967 till 1970.

Madiebo was trained at the British military academy at Sandhurst in England and was the most senior Artillery officer in the Nigerian Army at the outbreak of the civil war before he switched to be with his Eastern people. He is a product of Government College Umuahia, Abia State.

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