The Indigenous People Of Biafra {IPOB} in Abakaliki province of Biafra joined the family of Uga at Ekwashi Ngbo in Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi state, to mourn the demise of their son, brother, father and uncle, late Samson Onwe Uga, who died in the month of June, 2018 as his remains was laid to rest in his country home on Saturday 4, August 2018 at Ekwashi in Ngbo.

Late Samson Onwe Uga before his dead was a hardcore IPOB member at Ndulo Ngbo family unit in Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi north senatorial district, Ebonyi State (Abakaliki province).

He was until the time dead knocked on his door the leader of IPOB elders council in Ohaukwu LGA chapter. His responses to regular attending of IPOB meetings and activities both in the unit level, zone, local government, senatorial, state and beyond speaks volume on his determination to see that Biafra is restored as a free sovereign nation from the British contraption called Nigeria. Thousands of people including uncountable IPOB members from Abakaliki province and beyond attended the funeral rite at his home town at Ngbo.

Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya, the Ebonyi state IPOB coordinator, Mazi Eke Chukwuma the state IPOB general secretary, Mazi Ezeta Ozoemena the state IPOB chief protocol officer, Bishop Nwachinemere Stanley the state IPOB public relations officer, Evangelist Mrs Chioma Iwuala the national IPOB women Public relations officer and the state women leader, Mazi Wisdom Ezike the IPOB Ebonyi North senatorial district coordinator, Mazi Ojima Kenneth the Ohaukwu LGA IPOB coordinator, were among the dignitaries in the IPOB family  that attended the funeral to pay their last respect to their deceased hardcore member, late Elder Samson Onwe Uga.

Speaking for and on behalf of Methodist church Ekwashi which officiated the burial, Reverend Agbo Eze expressed deep feelings of anguish over the plight Nigeria and Britain subjected Biafra into since 1967 till date, because they demanded for self-determination and self-rule; which is enshrined in the international laws including United Nations charter on the rights of the indigenous people. The Methodist priest narrated his ordeal in 1967-1970 when Nigeria and their British allies committed genocide against Biafrans, which led to the killings of over 3.5 million Biafrans including women and children. He said "I will be the happiest man to see Biafra being restored as a free sovereign nation in my life time." He urged IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to continue to be law abiding in the struggle for total freedom of Biafra from Nigeria.

Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya the Ebonyi State IPOB coordinator, while consoling the family of the deceased said "Your father worked hard during his time on earth especially by identifying with IPOB notwithstanding, contributed to the struggle to his greatest ability, he will be remembered." He equally reaffirmed the stand of IPOB in the struggle for Biafra restoration, saying that "IPOB can never give up in the struggle irrespective of what the Nigeria government and the enemies may do."

A parade was observed by the selected gallant men of IPOB in his honour shortly after the singing of Biafra national anthem before interment. Bishop Nwachinemere Stanley, alongside other clergies in attendance unanimously prayed Chukwu-Okike-Abiama to grant the family of the deceased the heart to bear the loss.

Speaking for and on behalf of the family, the son of late Samson Onwe Uga, (name withheld) appreciated IPOB for their astonished condolence visit and total support to the family till final interment of his late father. He prayed Chukwu-Okike-Abiama to bless each and every one of them, guide and protect them in their quest for Biafra freedom from Nigeria.

Written by:
Ogeh Friday Igiri
For Ebonyi State Media
(Abakaliki Province)

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