Sunday, 31 July 2016

Biafran Colonel Joe Hannibal Achuzia, his English wife Ethel, and son.

The Biafran Army was an organized land army and all combatants who fought as part of it are soldiers. The terms Militia or fighter are insults to the memories of all the brave soldiers that fought for what they believed in and laid down their lives defending their country.

All members of the armed forces of a party to the conflict are combatants, except medical and religious personnel. For those who say he was eccentric, J.S. Mill once said, The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time. History and observers all acknowledged the genius, mental vigor and moral courage of the Biafran side during the war, thanks to the 'eccentricity' of men like Col. J. Achuzia, a brave solider and war hero!

Pictured: Colonel Joe "Hannibal" Achuzia, his English wife Ethel, and son; a former electrical engineer, Achuzia became one of Biafra's most successful and enterprising soldiers. circa 1967