By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has described the death of Colonel Emmanuel Nwobosi (rtd), the Chief of Staff to late Igbo leader, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu as the loss of a pearl saying that he was an embodiment of principle, loyalty, self-denial and service.
He likened the late army Colonel to a legend, even as he recalled how he worked closely with him during the mass burial for Nigeria and Biafra war victims in 2015 at Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, said Nwobosi died on Tuesday.
The tribute partly reads, ”Despite suffering a mortar injury that affected his spinal cord during the Nigerian Civil War, he remained loyal to the Biafran leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu- Ojukwu to the end.
Governor Willie Obiano held Nwobosi in such high esteem that he immediately paid the family a condolence visit in the Obosi homestead in Idemili North Local Government Area once the death was announced.”
Nwobosi served the late Biafran warlord as Chief of Staff, during the 1967-1970 civil war; followed him at the end of the war to the Ivory Coast in exile and remained with him to the time of his passing on November 26, 2011.
Colonel Emmanuel Nwobosi died at the age of 82.