BIAFRA: Corporal Nwafor And Souls Forgotten
When Omieba Dan Princewill died in an air crash with Ibrahim Abacha and 12 others 24 years ago, a member of the Dan Princewill family was emphatic about keeping the apparel their son wore. That was to show that even in death the young man was brave.
In 1968, Corporal Nwafor died, fighting for Biafra at Ugwu Nwasike, Ogidi. A captured Saladin Armoured vehicle was named after him. One remarkable thing was that during his funeral in Umuoji, a Nigerian Air Force bomber attacked the church.
The Jap was so proud to display it. I wore the helmet and took photographs. Samurai is a military class. In Japan, to lose a war does not sound nice at all. A general was expected to commit suicide ‘harakiri’ or ‘sepukku’ [belly cutting] if he lost a battle.