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Tragedy of war
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Description NIGED:POLITICS:WAR:OCT 1969 Ð It All Began Like A Bad Dream Ð Tragedy of War Ð Caught by the federal forcesÕs bullets, this rebel soldier lies dead on the side of the road. Nelson Ottah was the editor of Drum until February 1967 when he got the ÒfeverÓ and joined the exodus of Ibos to the Eastern Region. For over two years he was in the thick of it all, as a functionary in OjukwuÕs propaganda directorate. He was part of it. He saw the early fever, the epidemic nature of it. He saw the waste of life, the starvation, the frustration, the hopelessness of a shattered illusion. Nelson Ottah says this should not and ought not have been. In this article he appeals to Ibos scattered all over the country for a change of heart, and tells them of the futility of the rebellion. In the former Eastern Nigeria, people Ð young men, old men, young women, old women and children Ð are still dying daily in hundreds and in thousands, from bullets, from bombs, from hunger, from exposure, from despai
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Creation_date 2008-07-16T12:07:17
Media Id 69_543
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Collections Baileys African History Archive
Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Keywords 1960s, horizontal, Nigeria, soldiers, dead body, October 1969, soldiers, war, guns, bullets, rebel, tragedy, forces, East Africa,
Title Tragedy of war
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