|Mr. Ojukwu’s declaration of Biafran independence sparked 31 months of fierce fighting between the republic and Nigeria. (Associated Press/file 1967)|
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, 78, breakaway leader of Biafra
By Jon Gambrell Associated Press / November 28, 2011
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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a millionaire’s son who became the military leader of the breakaway republic of Biafra, died in a London hospital Saturday after a protracted illness after a stroke. He was 78.
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