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Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
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Collections Baileys African History Archive
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Creation_date 2008-07-16T12:11:26
Media Id 69_564
Description . NIGED:POLITICS:WAR:OCT 1969 It All Began Like A Bad Dream Tragedy of War A young Soldier keeps faith with Allah. Nelson Ottah was the editor of Drum until February 1967 when he got the fever 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 Ojukwu's 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 young men, old men, young women, old women and children are still dying daily in hundreds and in thousands, from bullets, from bombs, from hunger, from exposure, from despair. Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, despite the vast cemetery he
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